In a meeting with Punjab Cabinet, Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif stated that during his visit to China, a 120 MW hydro-power project at Taunsa would be finalised and a Chinese company would soon start work on it. This will be an important step forward in bridging the supply and demand gap that has particularly hit Punjab very hard. He stated that the Chinese expertise was also being sought to generate electricity through the wind source. These services by Mian Shahbaz are commendable. Fully aware that the energy crisis was hurting the economy of the country, he has indeed persistently tried to direct the attention of the federal government and urged it to grapple with the energy crisis in a serious way. The thing that aggravated the situation was the fact that Punjab despite having a large industrial base and a main centre of commerce and business, was being subjected to a stepmotherly treatment by the federal government in energy supply like in the distribution of CNG among the provinces. However, having witnessed the PPP set-ups discriminatory stance towards Punjab and, moreover, its laidback attitude towards the power crunch at the national level, he has now rightly sought Chinas help in bridging the gap between supply and demand. And it is a source of great satisfaction to know that the Chinese have always given us a helping hand, whenever we have been facing trouble. Recently, the Chairman of the Three Gorges Project Corporation, while on a visit to Pakistan, offered complete technical support to overhaul the countrys energy sector through projects that include the 7,100 MW Bunji hydropower plant. Apart from these projects, what really speaks volumes about Chinas concern to help us cope with power shortage is of course its cooperation in the nuclear programme. However, at the same time it is the duty of the elected leaders to listen to the engineers and scientists making noises about the dangerous scenario that would result if the most important project of Kalabagh Dam was delayed.