This is with reference to the Supreme Court's direction to the government to reduce prices of petroleum products in a week. Prime Minister's Advisor on Finance Shauket Tarin is a very hard nut to crack. He always speaks the language of the World Bank and IMF. First he was hesitant to follow the direction of Supreme Court. Later on, he realized that if he did not obey, he might be shown the exit door. Under pressure of the Supreme Court, he has given us the good news of decrease in the prices of petroleum products. -ENGR MUNAWAR HUSSAIN, via e-mail, May 17.