Letters To The Editor

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom – Hannah Arendt

Flour Crisis in Azad Kashmir

The flour issue in Azad Kashmir has gotten really bad. The issue has worsened as a result of the widespread flour smuggling into different parts of Pakistan. The lack of clean water facilities has also been brought on by the flour shortage, adding to the load on the populace. To overcome this issue, the government must establish sound planning and take firm action against hoarding and smuggling. Implementing a system to monitor flour sales and distribution can be a good strategy. It can be useful to keep an eye on the supply chain and look for any unlawful activity by urging store owners and flour distributors to keep track of the identity card numbers of those buying flour. Authorities can study consumption trends, spot inconsistencies, and stop the smuggling of subsidised flour by establishing a thorough record of flour purchases. In addition to assisting in ensuring equitable distribution, this policy would serve as a disincentive to individuals engaged in illicit activity. To lessen reliance on outside supplies, the government should encourage domestic flour production. Giving local farmers the appropriate assistance and incentives can increase wheat production and, in the long run, help to mitigate the situation. Additionally, improvements to clean water infrastructure should be made. Government must respond quickly and with careful thinking to the Azad Kashmir bread problem and its following effects on clean water facilities. To address these urgent problems and enhance living circumstances in Azad Kashmir generally, a thorough and aggressive strategy will be necessary.

Raja Khalid,

Energy Crisis and Economic Development

Energy is essential for a country's economic growth since it supports a variety of industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, and many more. The country's survival is in danger, and a collapse is more likely in the event of an energy crisis. Pakistan is grappling with managing its energy resources and potential shortages, among other numerous issues. Due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the energy crisis is not just an issue for Pakistan; it is also having an impact on many other nations. Poor leadership, mismanagement, and a lack of political will among the leadership are to blame for Pakistan's energy problems. To avoid jeopardising their popularity and other possible benefits, successive governments have failed to implement effective measures to address the nation's energy crisis. The development of essential infrastructure has been impeded by insufficient resources brought on by low tax collection. The problem has been made worse by a high reliance on fossil fuels for energy production, underuse of natural resources, and a mismatch between supply and demand. However, the government can quickly resolve these problems by adopting practical steps including establishing an effective management structure, carrying out policy decisions while facing political opposition, enlarging the current tax base, and exploiting available energy generation choices. These steps could result in a paradigm shift in the energy industry and lessen the social and economic dangers that the nation will soon confront.

Rehmat Ali,