The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. – Alfred Whitney Griswold

Slang language and youth
With all due respect through your newspaper, I want to bring the attention of people to an important topic how youth uses slang language and thinks that it makes them look cool but instead they appear as illiterate to mature personalities. As we know that there are many slang words used by youth that they probably have learned from social media, and many different series and movies of different genres produced all over the world. As we know there are many slangs that are normalized in western culture but are not acceptable in Pakistani community nor do these words are reflecting precious moral values of our society. Still youth uses these words in their normal conversation with their friends and others, instead of doing something morally valuable which might build their personality in a good way.
Although in our society using western slang words has become a common thing but it still is wrong and unacceptable. Parents should really control the content to which their children should be exposed to and children should also have knowledge about what is wrong and what is right.
Noor Fatima,

Hunger is alive
Millions of people in Pakistan do not receive two square meals each day, but sadly, many of our countrymen waste a lot of food without feeling guilty. The sad part is that Pakistan is not ranked 88th out of 119 countries in the Global Hunger Index because there is not enough food produced worldwide; rather, the food that is produced is wasted in a variety of ways, and those who produce the food themselves go to bed hungry. Around 36 million tons of food are thought to be wasted annually at gatherings, hotels, weddings, and homes. At wedding ceremonies, food waste is a common occurrence. Most wedding reception dinners start at midnight, at which point famished guests rush the food tables and overfill their plates. They leave almost half of the food on their plates unfinished and wasted. Over the years, the Robin Hood Army (RHA), a global movement, has spread to about 30 countries and 145 cities throughout the world. The RHA, a non-profit volunteer group, works to collect extra food from local businesses and communities to help the less fortunate. They've proclaimed war on hunger. They are the hands that have fed millions of people in Pakistan over the past eight years. As a result, they have also worked to reduce food waste by having volunteers collect leftover food from well-known eateries and packaged food suppliers and distribute it to the hungry and needy in slum areas, impoverished neighborhoods, orphanages, nursing homes for the elderly, shelters, and hospitals. In times of emergency like floods, Covid-19, earthquakes, or fires, they also provide free food. I think we should appreciate the efforts of RHA for collecting food waste and helping the less fortunate.
Noman Ghouri,