Letters To The Editor

“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”
– Benjamin E. Mays

Yemen forgotten by the media

The killing of Jamal Khashoggi is getting so much media attention while millions of Yemenis are suffering as the war in the country enters its fourth year. The United Nations estimates that more than 80 per cent of the Yemeni population needs humanitarian aid. Two-thirds of the Yemeni population does not have access to safe drinking water. One person is dying every hour from cholera, a treatable disease.

Yemen’s humanitarian crisis deserves more attention from the world. The UN has been shamefully silent. It is unlikely that the UN will do anything to remedy the situation, but I would like to be proved wrong about that.

Mareeha Ahmed,

Balochistan suffers

The healthcare system in Wadh, Balochistan is in shambles. The only hospital in the area is in a deplorable state, where doctors don’t come in regularly and even basic medicines are unavailable. Poor men and women are forced to travel to Khuzdar on foot to receive medical aid, a journey which is far too long and arduous. Previous governments have turned a blind eye to the plight of the people of Wadh but we have placed great hope in our new government and request that resources be allotted to build a fully functioning government hospital in Wadh. The people of Balochistan have been waiting upon the promise of better conditions for decades and hope that Naya Pakistan can be a reality for them too.

Haseeba Maen,

Polluted air to breath

Pakistan is one the countries experiencing the worst spike in air pollution, with a report saying that nearly 11 million children in Pakistan are at risk of becoming victims to this menace.

The major cause of air pollution is the excessive burning of fossil fuel and we as a country need to cut back our energy consumption and switch to public transport to try and minimise this air pollution. The government of Pakistan are requested to please take note of this situation and in the meantime to warn cyclists and bikers, who are most susceptible to diseases due to continued exposure to contaminated air, to use anti air pollution face masks.

Beebagr Mumtaz

Combatting bullying

Many instances of bullying in educational institutes were reported where it created an adverse psychological impact on the victim. Bullying is a primary action that is transformed into harassment in the subsequent years. Whether it be a child or an adult, the voice needs to be raised in order to be heard. It is the duty of every human being to identify the signs of dangers in the earliest time and safeguard our children who will grow up to be responsible adults of the society, before immoral anomalies like bullying turns into vicious acts. We need to wake up and take charge of our lives. It’s high-time now.

Rehan Karim,