Voice of the People

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Negative effects of social media

Many physiatrists believe that social media is single most factor causing depression and anxiety in people. Excessive use of social media can lead to poor sleeping patterns. It is also a cause of poor mental growth in children. It drops grades and performance of students. It cause lack of privacy. Users are vulnerable to cyber crimes like hacking, identity theft, phishing crimes etc. There is increased ‘Fear of missing out’ (FEMO) at an all time high in youth because of social media.

Social media is used in positive and negative ways. If used in correct way social media can be a boon for mankind. As a student we must balance every thing like studies, sports and social media properly to live a fuller life.

RUMAISA USMAN

Karachi

Climate change

Climate change is one of the most significant global environmental challenges. The disastrous impact of climate change already displaying around the world in the form of extreme weather conditions like storms, floods, and drought. This year, most parts of the world witnessed extreme weather including heatwaves across Europe and torrential rains in Africa and the Americas. Climate change has devastating impacts mainly on the tropical areas which mostly consist of developing country, including Pakistan.

Pakistan is an agriculture country and is more susceptible to the effect of changing climate because of its agrarian base and high reliance on natural resources for livelihoods. Agriculture is the lifeline of our economy. The heavy monsoon spell between July and August resulted in flash floods across the country.

Nearly one-third of the country gas been affected by the flood and many regions are still snowed under with water. The flood affectees are forced to live under open skies. The absence of healthcare facilities, safe drinking water, and food has raised the risk of malnutrition. Many people have been affected by dengue, malaria, diarrhoea, and typhoid.

The radioactive energy by greenhouse gases, emission of carbon dioxide is the primary cause of climate change. Pakistan, like other developing countries, remains extremely susceptible to the impact of climate change and facing the adverse impact of climate change in the form of glaciers melt down, sustained drought and hot winter and early summer.

The Government of Pakistan should take climate change seriously and has to cooperate with international organizations in order to tackle this problem. Moreover, the Government of Pakistan should improve infrastructure and build dams so that the floodwater is stored for generating electricity as well as for dampening the crops.

RUKHSAR ABRAR

Islamabad

Street crimes

Street crime is a loose term for criminal offences taking place in public places. Nowadays street crimes are commonplace in Pakistan. Usually this occurs in busy business areas and highways which include pickpocketing, mobile snatching, wallet snatching, cars and auto snatching on gun points, target killing, purse snatching from women’s – these all are street crimes. Street crimes affect our neighbourhood and our society. These crimes are contributing to the destruction of our society, our cities and our streets.

Nowadays every individual has its own story of mobile and wallet snatching. Mostly people’s experienced street crimes. But police takes no action against these thieves and it has become a spreading menace for the citizens. No one’s life and their property is safe nowadays. The major causes are unemployment, illiteracy, poverty but there are some other factors like lawlessness, fundamentalism, backwardness and double standard prevailing in the society.

Government should take serious steps to control these street crimes. For example sincere steps must be taken to solve the unemployment, provide education to poor peoples and police authorities needs to be more alert in safeguarding citizen’s life liberty and pursuit of happiness to make Pakistan a peaceful country.

ZAINAB MUQADDAS

Karachi

Zimbabwean

govt failures

It is troubling, giving rise to citizens’ complaints, headaches to governments of host countries whose public services are stretched beyond capacities by the unstoppable influx of Zimbabweans. Countries that are close to Zimbabwe particularly South Africa are paying a huge price for the failures of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his beleaguered government. The noise and worry of these host countries burdened by Zimbabwe’s poor governance are intensifying as the elections in Zimbabwe is looming. South African government should be bold enough and be fearless to hold Zimbabwean government to account for causing an exodus of Zimbabweans to South Africa.

It is high time for the South African President to confront Zimbabwean President about the issues of immigration once and for all. The Zimbabwean government has really failed its citizens. The infrastructure in Zimbabwe is dilapidated characterised by poor roads network systems, shortage of cash at ATMs, high inflation, high youth unemployment and rotten healthcare system. This is because the careless, clueless and corrupt President Emmerson Mnangagwa has failed to create better living standards for Zimbabweans and stop them from searching better life from neighbouring countries. President Mnangagwa has dismally failed and he should be removed in 2023 otherwise South Africa will be swarmed again by Zimbabweans who will see no hope in President Mnangagwa leadership after 2023 elections.

CHARITY SHONHAI

Harare

 

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