Voice of the People

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Thalassaemia in Balochistan

No doubt, Thalassaemia is a nightmare for most of the people in Balochistan. It’s a genetic disease which is caused by marriage within the families. And there are nearly 1,735 cases of Thalassaemia majorly registered in Quetta.

Secondly, there are 2,000 children with Thalassaemia in Balochistan and Thalassaemia is caused by mutations in DNA of cells that make haemoglobin. Hence, I would like to request the government to arrange separate organization team for Thalassaemia children and do campaign in order people can donate blood for these children and save their precious life.

GULZAIB RASHID ALI

Turbat

Child marriage still exists

I am writing this letter because through this column of your newspaper, I want to express my serious concern over the existence of child marriage in today’s world as well in some parts of our country and it is still very prevalent in rural areas, and it is something that needs to be dealt with. The individual who suffers the most in the child marriage is the “girl”. The girls basically the child brides some of them are as young as 7 years old; they do not even know what marriage is, they are tricked and coerced into getting married, at times they are being sold and are usually married off to the guys who are older than the girls themselves usually adolescents but, in some cases, grown men too. Life after the marriage is not easier either for the girls because they face a lot of health issues, and their safety is also at risk, as they are more susceptible to domestic violence from the spouse and also from other family members. Also, the bodies of these little girls are not developed to bear a child. Hence, a bearing child at such young age is fatal and life-threatening. Early marriage also keeps them from leading a happy and healthy life. This practice is a human rights violation and despite having “The child marriage restraint act 2018” this is still being practised and I think the government should do more to make sure the law is being followed so that the girls can have improved life quality and this crime should be wiped off completely from our country.

MARIAM SAJJAD

Karachi

Discrimination against minorities

When Pakistan came into being, protection and provision of basics rights of all citizens regardless of religion, caste and creed became the foremost duty of the newly emerged state. Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah delivered these historical remarks in his speech on 11th August 1947. He said, “You are free! You are free to go to your temples. You are free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion, caste or creed—that has nothing to do with the business of the state”.

Unfortunately, over the time systemic discrimination started against minorities under contradictory provisions of constitution and laws. Blasphemy law is being misused against minorities who are non-Muslim. There are some other serious problems for the minorities and need serious consideration to be addressed as soon as possible as all citizens of Pakistan are equal.

ZARGHAM AZIZ

Islamabad

Petrol woes

For the third time in the last 20 days, Shehbaz’s Government plopped petrol bombs on the state’s subjects who were already grinding in the mill of penury. Upsurge in fuel prices seems a woeful gesture of solace for citizens who were already vanquished by the recently sketched budget for the financial year 2022-23.

Fretting is why this Government was leading anti-inflation rallies and protests in the past while it has been unable to curtail rising prices yet. In a nutshell, if the alliance government ought to assure the people’s confidence in forthcoming General elections, then they are obliged to run the official affairs based on strategies that reassure voters.

MOHSIN MUMTAZ

Chiniot

Communication threat

I concentrate on a severe problem that is getting worse every day and is a threat to communication. Threats can be expressed orally, in writing, electronically, through a third party, or any other way. A defendant has occasionally been able to convey a threat through nonverbal body language, gestures or movements. Threats to communication can be of two different kinds: one involves two civilian parties. The charge itself calls for the threat of harm to both a person and their property.

In addition, some despicable individuals may use other people’s sensitive information to blackmail females or other individuals. Firstly, they hack their pc and then blackmail them with their private data like their pics, videos, or some documents or files and then send them threatening messages by which people fear or go into depression. Pakistan has been facing crime since the year of the modern technology era.

I request the government to take action against them and warn all the users that if they don’t stop this activity then the government will take strict action against them and also make some software to hack these rascals

ABDULLAH MUZAFFAR

Lahore

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