A report in a section of the press says the KPT fountain, worth Rs 320 million, has gone out of order. Details of the story would be harrowing enough by ordinary standards - the lame reasons for fountain going non operational and the final admission by authorities that it had, indeed, been stolen harrowing - but nothing is impossible in our Land of the Pure. In a country with a record of democracy getting 'stolen' intermittently, four military dictators did so with the help of politicians, we need not worry about theft of a measly fountain. Count a few other things that were stolen here; constitution, judiciary, elections, stock exchange and the basic rights of the common man. -MIR TABASSUM MAIRAJ, Islamabad, via e-mail, November 2.