Letters to the Editor (September 2017)

Letters to the Editor (September 2017)

Pakistan’s Political Culture 

Political dynamics in Pakistan still represent the conservative status quo that tells the sorry tales of intellectual bankruptcy of our politicians. Political parties carry on activities only during the election days. Recently, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) announced to “ continue to hold political gatherings in Punjab” whereas Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) also vowed to run electoral campaigns in Sindh. All political parties hit hard their political adversaries; blame game and use of derogatory language have remained integral part of the traditional politics. Every party in Pakistan claims to be pro-people but their actions resonate the long series of inactions. After seven decades of independence, traditional politics has delivered nothing to resolve issues such as unemployment, poverty, economic inequality, and so on. There is a sheer lack of a political force that may unite the people of all provinces into a single cohesive bond.

All political parties must channelize their efforts to make the country the Quaid-e-Azam had wished to.

Syed Waqar Husain (Larkana)

English in CSS

The prime cause of concern for aspirants of competitive examination has been the dilemma regarding written expression. First, it is OK to go with simple writing, rather to have complicated choice. An easy and effective way of improving your written expression is to practice on a daily basis. For merely 2 hours a day, select paragraphs from newspapers or magazines randomly, read those one by one and write their crux. Such effort will help you in various perspectives. Your writing practice will immensely improve. It will polish your expression and the vocabulary will automatically get injected into your mind.

Abdul Ahad Solangi (Khairpur Mir’s)

Khuzdar Needs Gas Facility

Khuzdar is the second biggest city of Balochistan in terms of population. It has great geographical importance; it is located at the centre of Balochistan at a distance of about 400km from Karachi and 300 km from Quetta. It links Pakistan, Turkey and Iran, and is now called the centre-point of CPEC.

It is unfortunate that the region is deprived of gas facility in this modern world. Every government, during its rule, announces gas supply to the region, but nothing has happened so far despite the fact that Balochistan is rich in natural resources and its inclusion in CPEC projects is supposed to be the game-changer for the region.

The authorities are requested to install a gas supply plant at Khuzdar as early as possible.

Ubaid Zehri (Khuzdar)

The Curse of Gender Discrimination

Illiteracy is one of the prime causes of gender discrimination in our society. Parents, particularly the illiterate ones and those belonging to the low socio-economic classes do not get their daughters educated because it brings them no returns; girls get married and leave the parents’ house whereas boys are future bread-earners. Hence, investing in the girls’ education is considered a waste of resources. The girls are also not educated because they are supposed to do housework for which no special skills or formal education are required. Rigid culture and traditions are other major contributors towards gender discrimination in our society. Women are considered inferior to men both physically and mentally and their lives are totally controlled by men. Wife-beating is common and is considered a method of keeping women under control. Family honour is associated with the women and their actions and movement are monitored so that they do not bring shame to the family. Women are confined to their houses and can only go out when escorted by a male member of the family.

Fozia A. Ghafoor (Kech)

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