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January 12, 2018
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I have always enjoyed Us magazine, especially “Poets’ Corner”. I would, however....

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Hello Ed,

I have always enjoyed Us magazine, especially “Poets’ Corner”. I would, however, recommend that its size be increased, as it’s too small in its current form.

Qasim Pirzada, Mardan

Hey Ed,

It’s a bit late, but I would still like to praise your year ender, especially the sports roundup, “2017 will not be forgotten” by Nabeel Naqvi and “MMXVII Sigh” by Sameen Amer. I totally agree with Nabeel, the T20 victory was the highlight for me of a particularly dismal year wrought with terrorism. Keep up the good work!

Anum Tariq, Karachi

First timers’ corner

Hey Us,

I am writing to you first time. I have always wanted to write to you, but somehow couldn’t do it. I have been reading Us for one year. It is just the type of magazine I wanted, as it’s informative and entertaining at the same time.

Mahwish Mumtaz

Hi Ed,

This is my first letter to the mag, but I am an old reader. I think the mag needs a makeover. There is nothing wrong with the articles that are published at all! But, I think, the size is so bad that most people don’t give it a second look. A suggestion, if I may: you people need to devote space to celeb news regularly. “My teenage years” is good, but we don’t get to read it very often.

Bahadur Ali, Kohat

Serious youth issues

It is truly apparent to everyone that government jobs and posting are used by power wielders to reward their relatives/loyalists without any regard to merit, or sold for a high price beyond the affordability of the common man.

According to human resource practitioners, unemployment rate is very high and Pakistan currently lacks the capacity to absorb about two million youth entering the already swarming job market every year. While they do not have figures to back their claim, they estimate that the unemployment rate is at 15 percent, three times higher than the current official rate of 5.2 percent. So, it is my request to the government to take action. Jobs should be awarded on merit, and nepotism needs to be done away with.

Another serious issue that needs to be addressed is early marriages. The legal age for marriage is 18 for women and 21 for men. But, an alarming 30.2 percent of all married women, which is about 10.3 crore girls, were married before they had turned 18. So, I want to request the government to formulate new policies to stop child marriage.

Sagheer Ahmed, Balochistan

Query

Hey Ed,

How can I send my articles for publication?

Zeb Shahid

Zeb, send your articles at [email protected]

Reflection

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 Allah’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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