Letters To The Editor

True life is lived when tiny changes occur – Leo Tolstoy

The changing cultural landscape of Pakistan

Our culture has undergone many changes over decades; dramatic shifts in values, lifestyle and much more. In an attempt to take on new trends, people have stripped off their cultural values. Fast-food is now the healthiest choice for people. Despite the national language being Urdu, our masses are swamped with the influence of English, and feel embarrassed speaking Urdu. The tolerance level of society has succumbed. Our society needs to know the difference between good and bad change. It’s high time; we make a close examination of our cultural values and try retaining their essence.

Saba Khan,

Making the most of summer

Summer holidays are a perfect time to hang out with family. Thus it is important for all of us to take some time out and go for outings and plan vacation as it helps to bond and develop understanding, while denoting love, care and dedication for each other. It also helps to ease mind, to be off work and is a perfect source for a refreshing start. In Pakistan there are good picnic spots and decent amusement parks for families to visit. Moreover, one can always pack bags and plan a Pakistan tour which is an amazing getaway itself. We should all give ourselves the time to relax and enjoy things in life.

Asma Habi,

Upcoming elections 2018

Elections are nearing with the passage of time, which means change in system is no more out of reach and it all completely depends on our choices and priorities. We all complain for the lack of concern by authorities but sadly we never give importance to actually changing our own mindset and thinking. Therefore, it is important for all of us to consider bringing change, this time for real. So, when you march down the streets to place your vote this time, make a better choice. It is a request to every citizen to not waste their vote. Remember, your vote is the stepping stone towards a better Pakistan.

Anas Kamran,

A Farewell to Ramadan

The month of fasting came and left, leaving one reminiscent of the tranquility and spiritual cleansing it brought. With a month spent refraining ourselves from evil-doings and indulging in rewarding acts, it is sad to see people return their usual stance of “normalising” bad behaviour. Do we as Muslims only need to observe piety, good conduct and spiritual upheaval only in Ramadan? We should constantly rankle ourselves with this question because it seems we have taken our own religion for granted.

Mehak Abid,