People talk about –

– the explosion that took place in Karachi claimed the lives of more than a dozen people because decades of haphazard growth and disregard for civic codes created death traps across this vast, cluttered city. People say this disaster needs to be fully investigated as the question arises as to why this building was still standing even though it was built over a rainwater drain (nullah) while d others, perhaps belonging to less influential people, had been demolished by order of the SC.

– the heartwarming social media outcry over intolerance that took place after a worker at a bakery in the cosmopolitan city of Karachi refused to write “Merry Christmas” on a cake purchased by a customer. People say that discriminating against someone on the basis of their religion is a prejudice.

– the bizarre decision by the management of a medical school in Sindh to remove ceiling fans from girls’ homes because two college students were found hanging from fans after they were allegedly raped. People say that instead of having the matter fully investigated, the administration hushed up the whole incident and decided to move on to live fans, from which bribes will be received, while this alleged cover-up will encourage the perpetrators to continue their brutality on campus. .

– the federal government’s plan to cede control of the education system in Islamabad to the mayor, although they would need to consult education experts and professionals for the improvement of the system. People wonder if the relevant authorities have properly assessed the consequences of this measure given that the mayor is politically appointed and his involvement will only increase political intervention in the education system, further compromising meritocracy.

– statistics on Pakistani prisoners abroad, those condemned to death being quite worrying and which could have been avoided with foresight. People say that while a small percentage of these people have been incarcerated for other crimes, most have been convicted on drug-related charges, so the government and agencies that send citizens abroad for Jobs need to remember that, unlike their home country, drug control in other countries is very strict and carries the death penalty.

– the news that archaeologists have discovered a 2,300-year-old Buddhist temple in Swat. People say that not only must the excavation site be properly protected from narrow-minded vandals, but the items it contains must also be cataloged and kept in a special museum at the site and since Pakistan is a Muslim country with a past Buddhist, but these two are also quite compatible truths that should not be overlooked in appeasing some negative-thinking fanatics who want to deny our historical heritage.

– the report that Pakistan Chief Justice (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed once again nominated LHC Judge Ayesha A. Malik for elevation as Supreme Court justice. People say that even though this proposal was rejected by some judges and lawyers because they said it ignored seniority rules, it would be a good step, if implemented, to promote a positive image of the country and boost the aspirations of women who pursue male-dominated careers. – IH

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