Voice of the people

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Educational problem

The education system of Pakistan is consisting of 260,903 institutions and is facilitating 41,018,384 students with the help of 1,535,461 teachers. The system includes 180,846 public institutions and 80,057 private institutions. Hence 31% educational institutes are run by private sector while 69% are public institutes. Pakistan has expressed its commitment to promote education and literacy in the country by education policies at domestic level and getting involved into international commitments on education. In this regard national education policies are the visions which suggest strategies to increase literacy rate, capacity building and enhance facilities in the schools and educational institutes. MDGs and EFA programmes are global commitments of Pakistan for the promotion of literacy.
A review of the education system of Pakistan suggests that there has been little change in Pakistan’s schools since 2010. Problems of access, quality, infrastructure and inequality of opportunities remain endemic. Vision 2030 of Planning Commission of Pakistan looks for an academic environment which promotes the thinking mind. The goal under Vision 2030 is one curriculum and one national examination system under state responsibility. Estimating the value of education, the Government should take solid steps on this issue. Implementation instead of projecting policies should be focused on. Allocation of funds should be made easy from provinces to districts and then to educational institutes. Workshops must be arranged for teachers. This is how to remove illiteracy in Pakistan.
AROOJ NAEEM
Rawalpindi

AIDs, the viral disease

Adherence to Islamic beliefs Pakistan is a home to more than 100 million Muslims made many to believe that Pakistan was protected immunodeficiency virus or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome but the reality today proves to be totally different. This AIDs (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is recognized is a health concern by becoming a life security issue with number of cases growing. Pakistan is among those ten countries in the Asia-Pacific region which account for more than 95% of all new HIV infection. It spreads through certain body fluids from a person from a person who has HIV, these fluids can be blood, senen, pre-seminal fluids, retal fluids, vaginal fluids, and breast milk, it spreads mainly by having sex or sharing injection drug equipment with someone who has HIV, and can also spread pregnant women with HIV to her child during pregnancy.
Without medication the HIV takes years to weaken the immune system to the point that a person gets AIDs. There is no care for HIV or AIDs but the capacity of reversing it exist, the country needs to check the spread of HIV on war footing by rolling out plans to close gaps in prevention, testing and treatment services. As for the effected people, there exist drugs which of course cannot be the cure but can slow down the progression of the diseases, these drugs have reduced AIDs death in many developed nation thus there usage can be adapted in Pakistan too.
FOZIA A GHAFOOR
Turbat
Ranolia Hydropower project

Our country is striving for years due to the price hike of oil, that is the driving force of the country’s economy. Pakistan mainly imports ail from other countries for the fulfillment of energy. Due to this major import Pakistan has lost is many million dollars Due to the melting of glaciers because of elimate change may leave the mountain area and move toward the populated areas and can cause a serious catastrophe.
By under observations Pakistan launched a project for the supply of energy through a water sounrce and which is a renewable source of energy. Recently Asians Bank of Pakistan invested 150 million, which can provide 1700 gigawatt hour/ annual and will be able enough to connect 4.8 million people. Hence, it can create opportunities for the youth by creating jobs It also stops the coming flood by the storage of water and can save many areas as well as many lives
BILAL SHABBIR
Islamabad

Stop smoking

Tobacco smoking in Pakistan is legal but over the age of 18 and smoking can cause lung cancer. Smoking damages your heart and your blood circulation, increasing the risk of conditions such as coronary heart disease, heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease and cerebrovascular disease.
In Pakistan, about 177 million cigarettes are consumed every day. Men, in particular, smoke in public places and it is more dangerous for those around these smokers. Gutka has been banned because people spit on the roads and make the roads dirty. I humbly request the concerned authorities to look into the matter of prohibiting smoking.
IQRA RAZAQ
Islamabad

Use of drones

The list of things banned for inscrutable reasons continues to get longer, as the Islamabad government has now announced that the use of drones for the next two months will not be allowed. The stated reason for this is terrorism threats. According to the administration of the city, certain Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) can be used by terrorists when ground attacks are not possible. The argument then, as being put forth by the notification is that drones have inherent vulnerabilities that can be exploited by terrorists. If a device is vulnerable once, it will continue to be that way.
A sceptical mind would wonder why terrorist threats only prop up when the federal government wants media coverage on certain issues to be limited.
Drones are most frequently used by media organisations to get footage especially at rallies and protests, aerial shots of the crowd are a good gauge of size. Since threats of terrorism are normally substantiated with evidence and specific details, one can only imagine that the Islamabad administration’s decision is taken in light of the Azadi March, as a means to obfuscate the facts and restrict independent coverage.
If this was not the case, why is this ban being implemented only in Islamabad and that too only for the next two months? The government must stop being petty; the protest is going to take place whether it tries to stop coverage or not. Media freedom is already a big problem in the country. The government should stop imposing inane restrictions under the guise of terrorism.
JAMSHED SIDDIQUI
Lahore

Lazy peoples are burden in our society

The development of the human society depends on hard work and constant activity of its members. People should work hard and fulfil their duties in order to build their civilisation. When a member of the society is lazy, he does not fulfil his part of the social work. Consequently, one works less but gains the same part of the common profit. It does not worth mentioning that centuries ago people struggled against lazy individuals because they ruined the standards of social life.
Moreover, the quality of life was very low and every member of a group had to make his contribution into the development of his group. Everyone was supposed to work hard. Very often, lazy people were punished severely. Exile was the most common solution of this problem. A lazy person was not useful for the society; therefore, he was exiled from his group.
ANUM ZULFIQAR
Islamabad

In honour of Mahathir and Erdogan!

Terrorist Modi abrogated Articles 370 and 35-A on August 05, 2019 which was/is (totally) against principles of UN’s article UDHR (+) written promises made on International Forums for arranging plebiscite in Kashmir by (his) deceitful forefathers ‘Gandhi; Nehru (…). Unfortunately; principles of UN could not be (fully) implemented – except a few like East Timor due to non-Muslim majority, whereas, Kashmiri Muslims are waiting since 1947! Above all; 1.7bn Muslims are without-representation-in-UN at present. Why (??).
Since freedom from deceitful British rulers (Hinduphobia) also, did/doing (her) best to wash out all communities from India. For this purpose; they used/using every Changaze/Hitler like act for subjugating Christian, Muslim, Sikh and even low-caste Hindus. Side-by-side (Modi & Co) are dancing for acting upon ‘Secularism’. Is it (?).
According to Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) basic rights are equal irrespective of race, religion, sex, creed and color. All States are (bound) to formulate their constitution according to these principles. Even then, terrorism of Indian Hindu is going on: raping 3-70yr, killing, blinding through pallet-guns and destruction of religious places like Golden Temple; Babri Mosque (***)!
Dr. Mahathir, PM, Malaysia, during (recent) UNGA’s session stated that India had “invaded and occupied Kashmir” which was declared for plebiscite through UNSC’s resolutions. On his statement Hindutva threatened unprecedented boycott on palm-oil-import. He quickly responded ‘We speak our minds, and don’t retract”. Almost same bat was used by Erdogan and Imran Khan also. O’ great-person’s wordings are always great!!
So, time is calling to non-Hindus of India; do not wait for justice from UNSC (or any other Council). Get up, follow leader like – Dr. Mahathir; Tyyab Erdogan (***) – for getting permanent representation in UNSC and breaking hasp of Hinduphobia – forever!!
Muhammad Azam Minhas
Tatrinote, Azad Kashmir