Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is reported to have said that the prices of utility services have been increased on the advise of the IMF and the World Bank. Are we to understand that economic and financial capacity of the citizens of Pakistan was not taken into account while effecting the enhancements? Further, will we keep on receiving such dictates in future as well? -MOBEEN AFZAL, Lahore, via e-mail, September 1.