Pakistan no longer produces wheat. The country now produces ministers instead. We have 132 ministers in four provinces and Azad Kashmir, no less than 55 in the federal cabinet alone. Ministries have been awarded by splitting existing ministries into two pieces. In order to accommodate a new Minister, the portfolio of Youth Affairs has been separated from Sports. Perhaps we can further split this ministry by having a separate minister each for hockey, football, squash, cricket and tennis. -BASHIR HUSSAIN AZAD, Chitral, via e-mail, November 8.