Letters To THe Editor

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” –Theodore Roosevelt.


I am writing to express my deep concern regarding the deplorable state of our city's roads. The condition of our roads has reached a level of disrepair that not only hampers daily commutes but also poses a significant risk to the safety and well-being of the residents. It's disheartening to witness the current state of our roads. Potholes and cracks have become a ubiquitous presence on our streets, making driving a perilous endeavor. These road hazards not only damage vehicles but also contribute to accidents and traffic congestion as drivers swerve to avoid them. Pedestrians and cyclists are equally affected, facing hazards that make their journeys unsafe and unpleasant. Moreover, the deteriorating road conditions are negatively impacting our city's reputation. Visitors and tourists are greeted by these unsightly roads, which can discourage them from exploring our local attractions and, ultimately, have a negative impact on our economy. Investing in road maintenance and repair is not just an issue of convenience; it's a matter of public safety. Accidents caused by road conditions could result in injuries or worse, putting an unnecessary strain on emergency services and medical facilities. By allocating resources to address these road-related problems promptly, we can ensure the safety and well-being of our community members. I urge our city's leadership and relevant authorities to prioritize the rehabilitation and maintenance of our roads. It's essential to allocate sufficient funds and manpower to repair potholes, resurface damaged stretches, and implement regular road maintenance schedules. Open communication with the public about ongoing road improvement projects would also help alleviate frustrations and build trust. I also encourage fellow citizens to voice their concerns and join efforts in advocating for better road conditions. Our combined voices can have a significant impact on bringing this issue to the forefront of our city's priorities.

Abid Haq,


I am writing to express my deep concern about the rapidly diminishing green cover in our city and to urge our community to take proactive steps towards a more sustainable and environmentally responsible future. Trees play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem and combating climate change. They act as natural air purifiers, absorb harmful pollutants, release oxygen, and provide vital habitats for numerous species. Unfortunately, the unregulated urbanization and deforestation we are witnessing have resulted in severe consequences for our environment. To address this critical issue, it is imperative that we collectively embrace tree plantation initiatives. Encouraging and participating in local tree planting events can significantly contribute to improving our air quality, reducing the urban heat island effect, and enhancing the overall quality of life in our city. Several potential benefits of increased tree plantation include: improved air quality, temperature regulation, biodiversity conservation: trees create habitats for birds, insects, and other wildlife, fostering biodiversity in our urban environment. erosion control: tree roots stabilize soil, preventing erosion and protecting our natural resources. aesthetic appeal: A green landscape adds to the visual appeal of our city and promotes mental well-being among its residents. Community Engagement: Tree planting events bring people together, fostering a sense of community and shared responsibility for our environment. In light of these benefits, I encourage local authorities, community organizations, and individuals to collaborate on tree plantation campaigns. Schools, businesses, and individuals can all play their part in contributing to a greener future. Municipalities could establish dedicated green spaces, create tree-friendly policies, and organize awareness programs to educate citizens about the importance of tree conservation. Let us remember that the decisions we make today will shape the environment our children inherit tomorrow. By collectively planting trees and nurturing them, we can make a significant positive impact on our ecosystem and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.

Samar Abbas,