Letters To The Editor

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
–J.K. Rowling

Traffic in Karachi

Traffic in thiscosmopolitan is a true face of menace. And itis steadily worsening and fetching more regression on a daily basis with commuting becoming a challenge for the city dwellers. When out there, stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic jam, one never knows when he would reach the destination. Who is to be blamed? The traffic police who can easily be bribed for every traffic violation, the people who find it easy to violate red lights or the deteriorated condition of roads?Recruiting more manpower is not the adequate solution but management and optimum utilisation of current resources are.

Hareem Rizwan,

Absolute empowerment

We are living in the 21st century and yet gender disparity is a common issue of our society. With more awareness about their rights, the females strata of our society have just one thing hindering their empowerment and that is the lack of acknowledgment and acceptance of their talent as an individual. Despite being educated, most men find it hard to digest the fact that a woman can be neck to neck with them in different fields, let alone being ahead of them. Let us vow to eradicate these gender differences and encourage men to embrace hard work and quality output, even when it’s coming from a woman’s end.

Maheen Laghari,

Curse of deforestation

Winter in Karachi has been a short-lived pleasure since the past few years which is a matter of high risk for many, especially weather analysts. It also speaks volumes about the worsening global warming in the mega cities of Pakistan. Despite the increasing temperatures, it is a matter of concern how cities are being devoid of green plantations in order to be urbanised. Is it because we do not realise the true importance of trees? I think not because money making has always been on our utmost agenda. Isn’t it foolish to continue deforestation fully knowing the after effects it might bring in the shape of extreme weather conditions? We have all been gradually contributing to our own death by deteriorating the natural system that is responsible for normal weather cycles. I would like to urge our youth to plant more trees and organise awareness campaigns to make people know the hazards deforestation brings with it.

Saima Misbah,

Text and drive

Innumerate road accidents are reported every week,and with great despair, if one takes notice, most of the victims are much younger. This leads to an astonishing fact that our Generation Y isvery prone to accidental deaths because of careless driving. Just yesterday an incident was reported to the local police when a university student met with an accident while he was texting. The other day another death was reported where a young bike rider crashed into a car. The reason; using a cell phone while on the road. These are just a few examples from the countless cases reported on adaily basis. Stringent measures should be taken by enforcing strict laws prohibiting drivers from using cell phones while driving.People should also keep their mobile phones away while on the road so as to avoid any untoward incident.

Zaigham Abbass,