Letters To The Editor

“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.”
– Oprah Winfrey

Menace of passive smoking

Over the years an alarming amount of cases have been reported where individuals who never smoked in their lives, unfortunately succumbed to various lungs and breathing ailments like cancer. This is particularly prevalent in workplaces, public spaces and even homes where a non-smoking person involuntarily inhales smoke from the active smoker’s cigarette. Passive smoking is a menace and an undeserved punishment to those who happen to be in the same room as an ‘active’ smoker. People should be made aware about the hazards of passive smoking and how it can threaten the lives of their loved ones.

Megna Sultan,

Tuition culture

While it is good to see our country progressing in terms of education, masses should be made aware of the repercussions of overburdening children. After spending straight five to six tedious hours in school, most parents insist that their children attend tuition centres for further learning without realising that they are burdening their children further in order to join a never-ending rat race.

Overburdening the children can leave a negative impact on their physical and psychological health. Instead of sending children to tuitions, parents should try and help them with studies at home. This also allows them to spend more time with their kids.

Hajra Habib,

Sad affair of public transport

Public transport sector has got a lot better if we look at the cities like Lahore and Islamabad. But, unfortunately for Karachi, there is no such plan on the cards as the cosmopolitan is always ignored when it comes to any improvement in public transport. The same old, tattered buses can be seen plying on the roads ditching every law by bribing traffic police on the way. The situation is not only giving rise to people’s problems who travel by public buses but is also a major cause of road accidents. It is high time that stern measures are taken to tackle the problem at the soonest possible.

Shibli Beig,

Need more public libraries

Everybody complains about lack of reading habits in generation Y but nobody tries to find out the root cause of the issue. There used to be a time where public libraries were a common sight in the city with people of all ages flocking to their premises regularly. That is not the case now as there are only a thin number of public libraries that are actually serving citizens in true sense. In order to revoke reading habits in our young ones we also need to provide them with a proper atmosphere where they can nurture their love for books.

Haleema Mukh,