Letters To The Editor

When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something. – John Lewis

Karachi under the heatwave

A few years ago, I along with my family moved to Karachi from Multan. Even though we had to adjust to the new environment and surroundings, the weather of this city was the most unbearable. As per my knowledge, the reason why Karachi is suffering from this extreme heat is the shortage of water, lack of agricultural estate and plantation of the wrong trees. Research studies show that Karachiites have planted a tree called Conocarpus, which is a harmful plant that sucks all the water around its roots and grows really fast. Therefore, the people of Karachi need to take actions against the plantation of this particular tree and plant new ones to ensure a better and healthy environment.

Wajiha Iqbal,

Taking a day-out for the homeless

Every individual is responsible to enrich the environment and do something that can help the society grow in a good way. While Pakistan is undertaking developing ideas, there are still many issues that need to be dealt with; one of these main issues is homelessness. The issue has always been neglected by Pakistanis as a society. The rich are getting richer and poor are becoming poorer. In this month of Ramadan, we must all spare a day for those who cannot afford to live life to the fullest and make them feel worthy by sharing a glimpse of happiness with them, for Ramadan is all about feeling the pain of others and giving in any possible way.

Ahmed khan,

Social media addiction

Social media has made it possible for people to communicate, as well as interact with each other, easily. It is surely an advantage to be connected to your loved ones no matter how far they are. While social media has countless advantages, it is also getting dangerous day by day, for many people have created their fake social personas that does nothing but infiltrates depression and anxiety among users. In such a situation, children are more vulnerable to this artificial realm. Therefore, parents must keep a check on their children, even if they are grown-ups, to avoid damaging their mental health. While adults are addicted to social media, teenagers too, dwell in their own imaginary world of social media.

Momal Hussain,

Ramadan and sky-rocketing prices

Ramadan is the month of blessings and revival of one’s Iman. Every year during this time, Muslims try to do things that fill their bucket with good deeds. However, there are a few flaws which we, as a society, need to work on. It has been a typical trend now that as the month of Ramadan arrives, a noticeable increase in the prices of eatables like fruits and vegetables becomes rampant. But as a gesture of charity, other countries ensure a reduction in prices of eatables, to let people enjoy the holy month with absolute zest. Even though in Pakistan, citizens get involved in food drives and feed the starving, yet there’s still no solution to the issue of unnecessary price hikes.

Sadaf Mehmood,