Editor-in-Chief & Publisher: MIR JAVED RAHMAN


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Issue Date 05 - 11 Aug, 2017 at 2:00 PM

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

“Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”
– Joseph Campbell


Dealing with terrorism

The recent blast that took place in Lahore claimed many innocent lives, while another took place in Kabul and made the presence of terrorists pretty obvious in the two neighbouring countries. Keeping in mind the track record of recent attacks in the two countries, there is no point in blaming one another because both the countries are equally suffering at the hands of these brutal murderers. Violence and bloodshed has no limit and the danger has escalated throughout the world. Who is going to bring an end to this insanity that plays with the lives of innocent human beings? Anyone supporting these banned terror outfits must be tracked down and punished for putting numerous lives in danger and authorities must ensure that such organisations should not be able to generate funds and kill humans for their own vested interests. All the countries suffering must come together and fight the bad guys, instead of blaming one another of spreading terrorism. After all, we’re all suffering equally and it’s a dicey business at the end of the day.
Aisha Anis,
Lahore


Rain – a curse in Karachi

Local and provincial authorities made big claims about their preparedness for rains in the metropolitan but all the claims went down the drain along with the rain water. Even after the rain flooded most parts of Karachi, authorities were still claiming to do a satisfactory job regarding the situation of cleanliness throughout the city. Every time heavy rains disrupt routine of the entire city, leaving the low-lying neighbourhoods submerged under rain water. All the so-called educated office bearers authorised to run the city’s municipal functions are doing nothing for the common man instead they are only there to sit comfortably in their air-conditioned offices, oblivious to all the disorder around them. The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) rarely does anything to make Karachi clean and green, let alone work in emergency situations. As a frustrated Karachiite, I request all the concerned departments to kindly take this matter seriously and do something to make Karachi a clean city.
Javed Khan,
Karachi


Need of more libraries

In a society, the purpose of libraries is noble, for they provide space to learn and disseminate the cause of knowledge and education. However, several libraries throughout Sindh are in dilapidated condition, as they aren’t given much attention by the concerned authorities. Libraries that charge nominal membership fee are looked down upon and aren’t taken care of, while a few fancy libraries have started functioning but charge much more than the public libraries present in the city. I recently visited Sukkur and the situation is same over there, and the people of city do not have a proper functioning library. Despite being the largest city in the province, Sukkur lacks a good and well-maintained library, for its Mir Masoom Shah Library has been neglected for many years. I would urge the provincial government of Sindh, especially the chief minister to kindly look into his matter.
Fayyaz Rahim,
Karachi


Faisal Mosque’s condition

Situated in the country’s capital, Faisal Mosque, one of the most beautiful mosques in Pakistan, as well as the symbol of Islamabad requires attention, for its vicinity is flooded with excessive garbage. A huge amount is spent to beautify and maintain private and government-owned structures but this landmark is left at the mercy of those spreading litter around the majestic architectural site. People spend hours and days cleaning their own houses, but do not think twice when throwing garbage outside their homes and the places they visit. This is not something that the government alone can manage. The citizens of Islamabad and those visiting the capital as tourists should be aware of their responsibility towards the maintenance and cleanliness of the mosque and its surrounding areas. People who are seen littering the spot must be fined for their irresponsible behaviour and lack of civil sense.
Shazia Mohsin,
Islamabad






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