ISLAMABAD Will somebody come from abroad to resolve problems being faced by the people of Pakistan, observed a three-member bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday while hearing of a suo moto notice taken against increase in the power tariffs. The bench directed the Secretary Finance and the Secretary Water and Power to appear before the court on 10th May. The bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising Justice Chaudhry Ijaz Ahmed and Justice Ghulam Rabbani was informed that no subsidy would be given in this regard, therefore, the power tariffs would go further up. Justice Ghulam Rabbani said that due to irresponsible attitude on the part of authorities concerned all people were suffering because of the few influential. Despite that the country was enriched with the natural resources but unfortunately power crisis was deepening day by day. He said that commitment, honesty and hardworking were badly required to overcome this crisis. Anwar Kamal, counsel for distribution companies of electricity supply, said Rs 135 billion subsidy given to the consumers on electricity bills was reduced to Rs 55 billion in financial budget 2009-10, while in budget 2010-11 there would be no subsidy on electricity. He said the Government had withdrawn subsidy under the IMF conditions. He was of the view that with the passage of time the Government would further increase the power tariffs and it would make peoples life very difficult. He informed that the Peshawar High Court had frozen power rates. He said Wapda has been facing Rs 1 billion loss per month since then. On this, Chief Justice remarked, Despite high power tariffs, the industries are being closed, saying, The Government should reduce its expenses. However, he also added, The court has nothing to do with the affairs of Government. Justice Rabbani stated, Though our people are hardworking but there was no development in the country. He said that Pakistan needed honest leadership. Khawaja Tariq, counsel for Rental Power Project and Najamul Hassan Kazmi, represented Nepra. The court after hearing the lawyer of distribution companies adjourned the case till May 10.