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Pre-Iftar Traffic Chaos In Karachi
Regular traffic jams at the M.A Jinnah Road, have become a matter of routine. The district administration does not take any action against car-dealers who occupy half the road, affecting the entire flow of traffic. Despite spending millions of rupees on the construction of bridges, flyovers and underpasses, the traffic condition is still quite poor. The Sindh government should take immediate action to ensure smooth traffic flow especially during the iftar timings.
Pre-Iftar Traffic Chaos In KarachiAli Rehan,
Karachi

Ramadan Bazaars Fiasco
Once again, Ramadan bazaars have proved to be a disaster. Lately, in every bazaar, cases of baton charging have been reported. Though it is true that during this month people tend to lose patience easily and resort to pushing and shoving others, however, the police on duty too become aggressive while dealing with the poor lot. It would have been better had these bazaars been established in multiple numbers so that lesser people could have come for better service.
Rehan Baig,
Sialkot

Cheating Culture
Education empowers and builds a nation. However, in Pakistan we have a poor education system thanks to cheating in examinations on a mass scale. When students are stopped from cheating, they retaliate against invigilators or teachers. The question is: who is responsible? I believe teachers, parents, students and political support are the factors involved in promoting the cheating culture. I urge the government and the respective education ministeries to prepare a strategy to eliminate the cheating culture once and for all, in order to make a quality education system based on merit.
Farooq Sheikh,
Islamabad

Improving The Police Force
The important role of police in maintaining law and order in a country cannot be denied. Moreover, considering the prevalent security situation in the country, Pakistan needs a strong police force but unfortunately, our police has been unable to control law and order. Some of the reasons for the inefficiency of our police are lack of proper training, flaws in our legal system, technological backwardness, among many others. Unfortunately, this has resulted in an ever-increasing crime rate in the country. Pakistan is in dire need of an efficient and well-trained police to check law and order. Hence, all we really need is political will to transform the police department into a corruption-free institution.
Zehra Ali,
Lahore

Dismal Transport System
The transportation system in Pakistan is under-developed and does not meet the requirement of rising population. Condition of roads in rural, urban and semi-urban areas is already in poor shape. Similarly, road traffic congestion poses a serious challenge for urban areas. The role of Sindh transport department and the municipality over such degradation is questionable. The government of Pakistan and all transportation authorities need to be very conscientious and should take safety steps to solve all the issues and raise the transportation development graph according to the laws and standards.
Rabia Baig,
Karachi

A Neglected Field
I would like to draw the attention of educational authorities towards one of our major problems because of which we are lagging behind in many fields. There is no arrangement for teaching psychology as a science or study of the thought processes in schools. Moreover, in Pakistan this subject is only being taught at the MA or M.Sc level, but not in FA and F.Sc, BA or B.Sc, especially in the province of Balochistan. As a result, we lack specialised psychologists which is a big loss. Therefor, I request the educational authorities to promote this field properly and to introduce it at intermediate level.
Waheed Rehman,
Quetta

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