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Pakistan’s national goals

Pakistan is a sovereign Islamic State and its national objective is setting up an Islamic society as per the teachings of Islam and principles of democracy.

Quaid-i-Azam stated that the purpose of the creation of Pakistan was not just to obtain a piece of land but to establish a laboratory where Muslims could practise the principles of Islam.

Thus, it is the duty of every Pakistani to create an atmosphere where every individual can lead life in accordance with the principles/teachings of Islam.

GHULAM MUSTAFA
Sukkur

Living in a jungle of beasts

Day after day you hear a minor, a girl, a woman, a boy, a corpse being raped. Where is the country heading? What example are we setting for the upcoming generations and what image of Pakistan is going on the globe? Who is to be blamed? The society, the upbringing or media.

Feeling disgust and insecure and failing to come to any conclusion. All these questions pushed me to write.

Being agitated and trying to find the root cause for these incidents pushed me to go deep into this matter and brainstorm the things that instigate such crimes and what goes in a criminal to commit such crimes consciously or unconsciously.

Men have turned so lustful that they want to grasp anything and fulfil their need. I am not an analyst or psychologist, but I came to the consensus that there is something really powerful that is provoking these beings to do such acts.

Certain drugs that build the urge have become so common at all levels and the social media is endorsing these desires. Exploring these sedatives one wants to imitate the glamour of life and transform.

The proactive approach to stop these crimes is to ban or control these sedatives. Because after its consumption the doper loses control of himself and unknowing falls into sin by getting hold of anyone. As a result, the cases are unstoppable.

On the other side, lack of civilization and after-effects of villainy, we have to train our minds and lives as per the norms of a good citizen and follower, not just to portray ourselves right but because it is the right thing to do; by not harming our soul and others by our deeds.

We have to rejuvenate to become a good human, a decent family man, a responsible citizen, a respectable mentor to carry forward this to our offspring.

Frustrations and desires are natural emotions but there are positive ways to extract them without harm. In the end, we have to have control over ourselves to give control to a drug.

CLAUDINA FERNANDES
Via email

Stop sharing problems on social media

Your personal problems require personal solutions, not social attention which is why one shouldn’t make them public as not everyone on your friend-list is your well-wisher. Similarly, they don’t care about the challenges that you’re facing.

On the contrary, certain people are genuinely there for you so isn’t it better to share your problems with them instead of the whole world?

Social media helps people connect, learn, grow and share things with people across the globe but it’s wrong to advertise one’s personal issues and entertain others.

Hence, don‘t sell your problems by providing others a platform where they use uncensored language. So be cautious and think twice before posting something private or personal online.

QURATULAIN SAMO
Karachi

Failure of HEC

Almost every university of Pakistan has announced admissions for undergraduate programs even though 12th class result isn’t announced yet.

Many universities including Pakistan’s no 1 university Quaid-i-Azam university is likely to change its merit formula from 80% inter and 20% matric to 80% matric and 20% online test then what was the purpose of intermediate examination?

Those students who have burned their mid night oil to get good marks in order to be selected in a good university.

HEC should take action against this merit formula calculation of universities and do justice with intermediate students.

ABDUL SAMAD
Sukkur, Sindh

Increase vaccination centres

I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the less numbers of vaccination centres and vaccination capacity throughout the country through the columns of your esteemed newspaper.

The emerging Covid-19 situation in India considerably requires to initiate more vaccination centres and enhance the vaccination capacity to vaccinate more people along the right lines, moreover, boosting health facilities at public sector hospitals for Covid-19 patients.

Presently, there are huge queues at various vaccination centres and people have to stand in long queues for their turn to arrive, sometimes for more than eight hours.

I took my second dose of the vaccine at a municipal hospital in Mumbai and had to stand in queue from 2.30 in the morning till 3.30 in the evening because only 50 vaccines are being given to people per day on a first-come first-served basis.

JUBEL D’CRUZ
Mumbai, India

Bad condition of roads

Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the bad condition of roads in our locality.

The condition of roads is deplorable with countless potholes, making the purpose of the road, a failure

. Moreover, things get even worse during the rainy season when potholes are not visible due to poor drainage system and the area becomes heavily accident-prone. Residents are facing great inconvenience due to these present road conditions.

On behalf of the residents of North Karachi, I humbly request the concerned authorities to use the influence of their esteemed organizations in getting the work done.

H M MAAZ JAWAID KHAN
Karachi