Letters To The Editor

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Sewerage problem in the metropolis

In this letter, I hope to draw your attention to the serious problem of sewerage. As a result of these sewerage issues, pollution is already increasing. People are suffering greatly as a result of this problem. As you can see, sewerage and garbage are becoming more prevalent in every part of the city. There isn't even a clean place. How do you believe people will grow and survive in this type of environment? Even though the gutters are overflowing, the authorities are unconcerned. When it comes to the rainy season in Karachi, the situation is worst; many people lose their lives. The incident occurred near the graveyard in Shadman, when a man lost his wife and daughter when they fell in an open gutter and didn't realise it because of the water level. I'd like to ask you a question: how many lives are squandered in this manner? The government is unconcerned about a person's life. Concrete measures should be taken to resolve the sewerage and garbage problems that we are currently experiencing.

Amna Kamran,

Education crisis in the country

Through this letter I would like to bring up the major issue of education in Karachi. As a student I can clearly state that our government is showing no interest towards the downfall of our education, and clearly is taking no steps for it to get any better. The government schools and institutes are falling apart with zero to no education. The teachers are irresponsible and are more interested in getting tuition fees than anything else. Also, we are far behind the contents we are studying in our respective class compared to other students in the world. The situation has left serious impacts on students as it is difficult for them to compete with International students. Government should take steps to update the curriculum and hire competent teachers who are dedicated to work.

Areeba Noor,

Gender disparities in law enforcement

Although opportunities for women in law enforcement have increased over time, overall numbers remain relatively low. According to research, women make up only 2% of Pakistan's police force. Gender imbalances in police forces can have a significant impact on how people interact with police. As a result, whenever police raid an accused's home without female officials accompanying them, the male officials are perceived to be violating the sanctity of female residents, causing the investigation process to be compromised and the accused to often go unpunished. In essence, there are two major barriers to increasing the number of women in policing: sexism and discrimination caused by a male-dominated culture in police forces, and the nature of the job itself. One potential solution is to place a greater emphasis on flexible working arrangements and part-time policing to help officers achieve a better work-life balance. But it remains to be seen whether these steps will make a difference.