Voice of the People

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Plea to
IGP Sindh

A bore water supply machine installed/ fixed in the garden of one physically challenged person namely Atta Muhammad Abro, a resident of village Umar Bhayo, Taluko Bakrani, in Larkano district was stolen on April 30, 2021. So far, the SHO of Police Station Garello has done nothing to retrieve the stolen machine.

Inspector General of Sindh Police is requested for an action in this matter so that stolen machine of the said physically challenged person is retrieved as his garden, seasonal vegetables and a variety of fruits may perish due to non-supply of water.
HASHIM ABRO
Islamabad

Smoking
quit day

It’s heartening to see that new SAPM on Health, Dr. Faisal Sultan, is also an avid user of social media and like many others in PTI government, he also prefers to talk more and act less. He announced 1st Ramazan as a national quit day from smoking.

While I am happy that we are focusing on people planning to quit smoking as it is bad for health but what measures are concerned agencies taking to ensure that people are induced to actually quit.

The current condition is more like ‘commit to initiate’ smoking considering the amount of cigarettes brand available in the country at very cheap rates.

According to many media reports, government has fixed minimum selling price of 20 cigarettes packs at Rs. 63 per pack while on the other hand many brands of local cigarette companies are available for less than Rs 40 per pack.

Such prices are the reason why we are considered to be amongst lowest in the world for cigarette prices and it is because of these local companies and their brands that youth has accessibility to quick and less costly cigarettes.

Retailers are freely selling loose cigarettes and even to underage children and law enforcers are just napping.

Authorities need to work on enforcement of existing laws, regulations and stop falsely promoting themselves through social media.
FAIZAN YASIN
Islamabad

European Parliament resolution

There is a serious threat by European Parliament to review trade relations with Pakistan, which will impact our GSP Plus status and drastically reduce export revenues.

As a responsible State we need to understand that without a self-sustainable economic base, neither state sovereignty, nor national security can be assured.

Quaid-i-Azam understood the diversity of citizens residing in various federating units, which is why, he was clear, that while Pakistan with a majority Muslim population would adopt the Islamic concept of justice and equality before law, every citizen would have the freedom to practice his faith, with no role for the state.

He stressed upon adopting a constitution, which will confine the boundaries within which every state institution will work for welfare of citizens and rule of law reign supreme.

Unfortunately after his death, religion has been exploited by vested interests to achieve their short-term objectives, with devastating negative impact on state sovereignty and national interest.

State institutions involved in this practice have been launching unguided missiles to manoeuvre politics and remove regimes.

Finality of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is a settled matter by Divine sanction through Holy Quran. Yet even this has been repeatedly exploited with devastating consequences to the state.

Federal Ministers and others signed an understanding with TLP on sensitive diplomatic matters with international repercussions.

We have seen emergence of MQM, Jhangvi Group, Taliban etc and the latest was TLP which overnight has emerged as a power broker and like the previous unguided missiles is likely to become a Frankenstein, which will turn on its mentors and harm this country from within, inflicting more damage than our worst enemies. Will sanity prevail?
ALI MALIK TARIQ
Lahore

Education policies

Purpose of Education department is to run all educational institutions, whereas it has been totally ignored for the post of PST primary school teacher and JEST junior elementary school teacher which is about to be conducted by Sukkur IBA. Only requirement of ‘Graduation’ does not cut the mustard.

Question is why does education department exist in Sindh, if it is not allowed to play its due role.

Furthermore, this department also focuses on training teachers through courses on child psychology, methods of child development and how to adopt latest means and strategies in teaching field.

Ignoring this important role means appointing untrained and unskilled teachers who do not know how to speak effectively even in front of fifty students. This will certainly not help to increase literacy rate.

On the other hand, Saeed Ghani came up with all pros and cons of conducting test and its requirements but he seemed unaware of Bachelor of Education degree value.

Moreover government schools are not as modern as private schools, so a poor child can never learn in an environment that private schools provide.
M SIKANDAR ABBASI
Sukkur, Sindh