The recent wave of dengue attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has instilled fear among its citizens who are clueless on how to tackle with the epidemic and local hospitals are also finding it a challenging disease to cure. Protests against ineffectiveness and inefficiency of provincial health officials are taking place on a regular basis and it is necessary for KP’s administration to take the matter seriously. In such a situation, a brotherly gesture has been made by the Punjab government that has offered to lend a helping hand towards KP’s government by medically assisting their health professionals in dealing with the epidemic. Punjab’s provincial administration has been through a challenging time when dengue was widespread throughout the province and has previously dealt with the disease on a large scale. The KP government should take this offer, which will not only help curb the disease but also improve brotherly relations between the two provinces.
More than 71 people have been allegedly killed in the deadly violence against Rohingya community in Myanmar’s impoverished Rakhine state. The community is one of the most persecuted minorities in the world and have been suffering at the hands of Buddhist extremists, but no organisation seems to hear their plight. In fact, United Nations, an organisation that claims to fight human rights around the world has done nothing substantial to fight for the right of the poor Rohingyas who have been living in a state of fear for the past several years. Myanmar’s ruling regime is good for nothing, Aung San Suu Kyi, ironically a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has instead issued disturbing statements and has failed to address the crisis in the country. The plight of the Rohingya’s should be considered and UN, as well as Muslim countries must take serious actions against the murderers of this community.
Keeping in mind the developing city of Gwadar, it is important for our government and those associated with developmental work to kindly look into the city’s educational sector. Both provincial and local administration must work towards increasing the number of girl’s school and colleges in Pasni. The town is known to boast exquisite sights and has been a popular hub of literary people, but it is going downhill due to a low number of girl’s schools and colleges – an issue that needs immediate attention. The lack of educational opportunities in the town is giving rise to poverty and illiteracy. More schools and colleges need to be built, because it is difficult for girls to commute to far-fetched locations, as their parents won’t allow them to do so. It is a matter of serious concern and local administration should take swift actions regarding this matter.