The cover story ‘Stay warm and stylish!’ by Fatima Noor (Nov 3) was a light, interesting cover story. Us in a magazine for us, the youth, and fashion and entertainment are important for us. I appreciate the serious topics you highlight, but a well balanced magazine caters to all types of readers.
In the same issue, ‘A glimpse of Karachi Biennale at NJV School’, By Tooba Ghani and ‘Karachi spectacular’ by SZ showed me a side of Karachi I was not familiar with. It’s good to know that the City of Lights is back to normal, healthy activities.
Keep up the good work.
Anjum Illyas, Lahore
We often watch on TV and read in the newspaper about criminals who are not punished according to the law. Well, a recent punishment given by a Judicial Magistrate in Karachi caught my eye and made me a lot hopeful.
Qasim, a common man, on his flying bike hit and injured a policeman in 2015. He was recently ordered by the court to stand on the same road for one year where the accident occurred (Shara-e-Faisal) every Friday for two hours, holding a placard that says: “Take precautions! Speed driving can be life threatening!”
I think it is a unique way of giving punishment to him and spreading awareness about traffic rules among people.
Qasim was relieved and happy at not being sent to jail and considers it not to be a punishment but a way of creating awareness among the masses!
Bushra Majid, Karachi
An important issue
Global warming is a real thing but, unfortunately, we remain oblivious to the threat it poses. The unusual hot weather witnessed in Karachi last month should be an eye-opener for us all. The people of Karachi always found relief from the heat because of the cool winds from the Arabian Sea. This time, the cool winds did not alleviate the misery of the people, because of the rise in the temperature in the Arabian Sea. The heat waves will become more frequent and we need to take some measures to fight the heat.
Planting trees is and other plants will help us in the long run. Planting trees is the only way we can combat global warming, since we cannot do much about fume from vehicles and generators. We can’t even curb the practice of dumping toxic waste into the ocean. Planting trees in and around our homes is the only thing we can do.
Hiba Raja, Karachi
Narrated by Abu Huraira (R.A)
While the Prophet (S.A.W) was saying something in a gathering, a Bedouin came and asked him, “When would the Hour (Doomsday) take place?” Allah’s apostle continued his talk, so some people said that Allah’s apostle had heard the question, but did not like what that Bedouin had asked. Some of them said that Alllah’s Apostle had not heard it. When the Prophet finished his speech, he said, “Where is the questioner, who enquired about the Hour (Doomsday)?” The Bedouin said, “I am here, O Allah’s Apostle.” Then the Prophet said, “When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour (Doomsday).” The Bedouin said, “How will that be lost?” The Prophet said, “When the power or authority comes in the hands of unfit persons, then wait for the Hour (Doomsday.)”
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 3, Number 56
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