A great hustle and bustle is witnessed on the Peshawar Cantonment roads these days. The Cantonment Board authorities are placing statues of horses and other ornamental objects on the main roads of Peshawar Cantt. without realizing that the residents do not need these frivolous ornamentation but water filtration plants, street lights, regular cleaning of the roads, bus stands and public libraries etc. I request the concerned authorities not to waste money on extravagant objects of vanity. They remind one of Rome burning while Nero played the flute. -NIZAKAT ALI SHAH, Peshawar, via e-mail, August 10.