Letters To The Editor

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
– Mark Twain

Disposal of garbage

People in Pakistan throw garbage on the roads, corners, empty places and anywhere they find a place. This is also because there are places here where you will not find bins to throw trash. It is a time to spread awareness about the garbage management.

Mostly people carry garbage in their pockets or bags and thrash them where ever they get suitable disposal. Many awareness programs should held, initiatives must be taken to overcome this issue. Recently in Governor House visiting event people framed a very bad side of picture.

They littered all around, plucked fruits from trees and even many plants were destroyed. We should train our kids and people around us to dispose garbage. Let’s help everyone to achieve this goal.

Sardar Zain Khan,

Social media addiction

Social media addiction is not as harmless as it seems. The harsh reality is; social media platforms have raised the level of unhappiness in people. Social comparison is a slow poison that effects the youth at a majority. The younger generation thrives on social media. This is the same social media on which unrealistic standards of life are promoted. The images are constructed for the maximum amount of likes and views. But for a layman, it is the general standard he must hold himself up to. This comparison heightens self-complexity. In the words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Zoha Fatima,

Water scarcity

The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources observed that Pakistan touched the water stress line in 1990, crossed the water scarcity line in 2005 and warned that the country would reach absolute water shortage by 2025, which is very threatening for the future. The people of Pakistan are facing the worst situations due to severe water shortage. About 80% of them are fulfilling their water needs by using water tankers which are getting high profits from the needy people and charging higher prices from them. Infact, some of them fulfil their needs of water from wells and underground boring water, which is now getting dry due to the excess digging of land, and also the excess use of it. The water shortage story of rural areas, which we were used to listen in our childhood is now becoming the bitter truth of urban areas which is showing the worst condition of Pakistan.

Hifza Qadir,

Burgeoning corruption in Pakistan

Illegal payments in return for favourable decisions are normal in Pakistan. It remains as obstacle, and major barrier in the economical growth of Pakistan. It increases day by day due to political instability, unemployment, weak political establishments, poverty, lack of regulations and rules for corruption. Pakistan is the 117 least corrupted country out of 180 countries, according to the 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International. All public sectors are destroyed due to the nepotism and favouritism. In 2017, giant politicians are ineligible to continue its tenure by Supreme Court of Pakistan after charges of corruption were filed against them.

Mehak Abroo,