The lengthening load shedding hours of electricity beyond 12 to 18 hours have exhausted the patience of citizens resulting in agitation and stoning of cars and traffic lights in Rawalpindi and Peshawar. The stony silence of ANP about remedial measures is deafening in as much as they still cling to their no for Kalabagh dam, which would have given not only surplus power to Pakistan but also 14% share of water from the dam by a right bank gravity canal to irrigate seven lac acres of virgin land in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as per agreed share of Water Accord of 1991. The ANP leaders are requested to have pity on their province especially and on other Pakistanis in general to agree to Kalabagh dam, which is a win-win situation for all the provinces. The adamancy of ANP to oppose the dam is like shooting in ones own foot, which must be avoided by removing political blinkers and think for the nation in a sympathetic manner. DR. MUHAMMAD YAQOOB BHATTI, Lahore, June 18.