Congratulations, our power problems are over. So we are told by the half-page advertisement in the newspapers. Does it take nearly four years to find the solution. Just like Obama got OBL killed just as his own election was approaching, so has PPP announced Bhasha dam with the election year approaching. PPP believes it can fool all the people all the time. Benazirs vision was IPPs, for the short term, for the mid term, and for the long term. When given a briefing on Kalabagh dam and Ghazi Barotha hydropower project, she opted for the latter. All she wanted was electricity, from the IPPs and from Ghazi Barotha. Water was neither an election issue back then nor it is now because, while loadshedding hurts the voter, the voter paying through his/her nose for food stuff, does not know that the high prices are because of water shortage. The recent pause in loadshedding has made people breath a sigh of relief. But it has not revived half the industry of the country which is shut down. It has not made the cost of electricity affordable for the industry that is still running. It has not stopped the flight of industry to Dubai and Bangladesh. Are we so ignorant that as long as we are getting electricity in our homes, we are least bothered about the overall crisis. KHURSHID ANWER, Lahore, October 18.