This is with reference to a letter by Mr Hashmi in The Nation on 16th of July. I have not ridiculed Mr. Durrani, having only put him at the right political place. The question that I asked was that why didn't Durrani Sahib present the idea of 16 provinces when he was in power as a minister of the PML-Q? And, if he is so keen to have more provinces, he should be trying to get 2/3rds of the House to support him. I am sure he knows he cannot get that majority. Turkey may be having 81 provinces but so far none of them have demanded secession. They all speak one language and if there are other dormant languages there, no leader raises the issue. Besides Turkish currency was 13 Liras to a US dollar about 40 years ago. I leave it to Mr. Hashmi to find out the current rate of Pakistani rupee to a dollar. -Z. ISRAR, Karachi, via e-mail, July 16.