In response to a series of columns by Mr Irshad Ahmad Haqqani, the Supreme Court is taking suo-moto action about the working (or the lack of it) in PTCL. No doubt a large number of people have complaints but do the people have complaints only against PTCL? Actually people have complaints against almost every department of all governments, the central as well as provincial. Do we need to involve the Supreme Court in all such complaints? And does the Supreme Court have time and the personnel to do that, even if it decided to come to our rescue? A case in point is the KESC. Way back when it was sold for a paltry sum, the purchaser had made solemn promises to increase the electricity supply to the city, streamline the distribution system and cast out any loadshedding. But look what happened? It has gone from bad to worse. The whole population of Karachi is crying hoarse over the unannounced loadshedding, which has made their lives one unending stretch of misery. And there is no one to take the KESC to task. Why does not the government cancel the scandalous KESC sale, impose an exemplary fine on the purchaser and punish those who were involved in this shady deal? -DR ZAHEER ASGHAR KHAN, Lahore, via e-mail, May 15.