Letters to Editor
PPL AND INJUSTICE TO DERA BUGTI
Natural resources account for a large share of Balochistan’s wealth. Since 1952, Pakistan has been extracting large quantities of gas from Dera Bugti, Sui Gas Field (flagship project of the commpany PPL) with daily production of over 450 mmcfsd Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) – systematically imposed a policy of ‘deliberate underdevelopment’ in Balochistan, particularly in the Dera Bugti area. Today, out of Pakistan’s 100 districts, Dera Bugti tops the list on poverty, illiteracy, and unemployment at its peak and as opportunities of Jobs are provided to outside District and Province, and suffering of Local Graduates been for long time, as On Job Special Training opportunities are not being provided to the local graduates. As per commitment and agreement with Akber Bugti the company is liable to provide opportunities to local graduates. The company should insure the rights of peoples of Dera Bugti.
Engineer Saqib Ali Bugti, Dera Bugti
Failure is the first step to success
Success is one of the most heard quotes and is again and again told do we in every step of life. But how often do we realize its importance or live by its mantra? Honestly, we don’t, we just expect the fruit that come to us without working over its plant. Getting up requires falling. If a nine month old gave up trying to would never be able to walk again simply, because that gave up. We can relate this to anything, we do or anything we try to.
To succeed in something, we need to keep this in our mind that we are going to fall. The only way, we can learn to rise is when we have been through certain circumstances. Similarly, when we know what we did wrong in the first place, then we have tried every known method that’s exactly when it will dawn on us, and the right way to get up.
Success depends on you, if you have fallen time after time; so on this time to build a different strategy for getting up. You will succeed. Likewise, this is important to understand that any time we fail at something, whether it is large or small; we are one step closer to the success. Nothing ends in failure, if you don’t let it and your attitude is what will lead you into turning failure into success. By being failed we should not be dishearten or anything with the fall you get the first time, but instead of learning from it, how to handle the situation again in a much easier way and forget about the consequences of failure.
Pursuing this further, failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success. So go ahead and get up. Because it is not the falling part that is hard, it is the getting up.
Sammi, BF, Turbat
Peace of mind
Peace of mind is a state of mental and emotional calmness with no worries fear of stress. In this state the mind is quite we need to experience as sense of happiness and such peaceful moment are not rare. In the same way keep yourself involved in some kind of an interesting activity which avoids us to think negatively. Such as watching movies or being the company of reading books, definitely takes the mind from the usual thought and worries and keeping the mind in peace. On the other hand, happiness is the main state of mind and cannot found outside the mind. The real source of happiness is inner peace of mind. If our mind is peaceful, we will feel relax and mental comfort twenty. The true peace of mind comes in happiness. If external conditions are good so it makes our minds peaceful.
Durdana Sabzal, Kech
The role of media is praiseworthy in the world. The media gives justice equally and bring the evils in public eyes by research and explorations. Dishearteningly the electronic media is ignoring the educational and social issues in Balochistan due to these are piling instead of abating. Therefore, media institutes are suggested to highlight the problems of the Balochistan province in main stream. By this the world will get informed about region of Balochistan and its importance, especially the concern authorities will be conveyed about the complications in the province and will effort to resolve them.
M Asumi. Kech
A hereditary blood disease is mostly common in Pakistan. It usually affects the children inborn. Realizing the fact that 50,000 to 100,000 patients are suffering from Thalassemia in the Pakistan and every year 5,000 babies are inborn by the deadly disease. The symptoms are; enlargement of the spleen and abnormalities of the bone marrow. The disease can be detected by diagnosis. The World Health Organization should take action to remedy of Thalassemia disease or least to reduce the number of victims.
Aqil Baba, Turbat
Need of science SST teachers
Turbat schools have been lacking the SST science teachers for decades. In government schools, intermediate and higher classes’ students require the SST science teachers, especially for the subjects of chemistry and physics, which are next to impossible to be understood by self-study. Unfortunately, in Turbat, which is second largest city of the Balochistan province, students are being taught by those teachers who are not specialized in above discussed subjects. Because of the SST science teachers lacking the educational career of students are affected badly. I anticipate, the Chief minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch will solve out the issue as soon as possible.
Maria Abdul Sattar, Turbat
The victims of Awaran district
In district Awaran, a catastrophic earthquake brought devastations in 2013, and it caused all substances damage fully or partially. Unsurprisingly, at least 328 people lost their lives in the natural disaster. Also a large number of houses were razed totally on the surface of soil by massive quake. Unfortunately, the survived people of disaster are lying yet under the open sky in the winter season. Because of no shelter, the people are facing many challenges, especially children who are usually suffering from cough, malaria and other diseases. Thus, some serious and immediate steps are needed in the regard to soothe the victims of earthquake in the Awaran district.
Nagina Sheeran, Turbat
Iran fires mortars shell in Balochistan
It is now common that Iranian forces fire mortar-shells in the Pakistani side Balochistan. Similarly, they did in recent days; the borders forces of Iran were attacked and two officers including nine soldiers were killed. Retaliatory, the Iranian forces fired approximately 40 shells of mortar in Balochistan’s areas of Zamuran and Mashkel that had resulted nine people wounded.
The Iranian authorities ought to investigate into the matter of attacks on them, and avoid reciprocating in shape of attacks or firing the mortar-shells on Balochistan’s cities which are causing hurt to common citizens who are totally innocent and impartial.
Lal Asumi, Kech
In the response of (Dr Abdul Malik Baloch: a great leader)
This is the reference of the letter ‘Save Education in Balochistan’ written by Raza Shah Murad.
It gives me pleasure to state that Dr Abdul Malik has implemented emergency on education and raised education budget from 4 to 26, which is a revolutionary move. I disagree with the writer that DR Abdul Malik has zapped the educational system.
Furthermore, he has eliminated the formalities for the posts of education sector like PTC, CT, B.ed because destitute people can’t afford to read and obviously they can do these courses after getting jobs.
Moreover, Dr Abdul Malik is the only politician who has given the education posts to NTS in order to promote merit. He has established three medical colleges, Turbat University and upgraded numerous Primary schools into Middles, Middles into high to provide standard education at door steps. It is the vision of Dr Abdul Malik to literate Balochistan. He hasn’t only boosted the education system but also he has curbed the deteriorated situations of Balochistan. Balochistan’s roads are being constructed and people are satisfied with the govt. I request the writer to see the picture optimistically.
Nawaz Ellahi, Turbat
The health has brought big destructions in those families who cannot afford to cure them and their love ones in highly renowned hospital in Kech. Being a part of this district it pains everyone to narrate the conditions of discussed costly hospitals, where the doctors look more sincere than those in civil hospitals. As governmental servants they should pay more attentions towards the poor who need their help in critical time in state run hospitals. The provincial health minister is requested to work out at this acute trouble.
Sahira Wahid, Turbat
Smoking imperils for health globally
Smoking believed ever such spaciously layout virus, if ever there have been in the world. Basically, smokers have their own perception regarding utilizing it. Actuality, many of them used to smoke is to weed out depression and dozens of them take it is a fashion. So in this puzzled situation, people have got to forget to know how harmful it is for living things, as well human beings. Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals; comprehensive 43 other known cancer compounds and 400 toxins. Scientifically it was demonstrated these include nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide, ammonia hydrogen cyanide, arsenic and DDT. Definitely, the one who will take sniff the nicotine reaches in bloodstream or the brain as soon as possible. According to reports, in Pakistan every year 60,000 people die due to tobacco use, which works leisurely impacts, one’s organs.
In the perspective of mentioned aspects, I request the authority concern to bring into being such rigorous law and order to uproot this human threat forever in the country.
Rahana M. Hussain, Absor
Sir: Honor killing is the act of killing somebody for the sack of someone’s honor. It is very common in Muslim countries where one side we pray for peace and good health of every individual on every Fridays and on the other side we kill our daughters and sisters in the name of honor without sorting out the problem or having negotiation with them in a calm way.
Moreover, according to the report of HRCP (Human Rights Commission of Pakistan) in the year of 2013 more than 500 hundred girls were murdered in the regard of honor killing. This example of cruelty is not only seen in Pakistan but in other Muslim countries like the Saudi Arabia.
Recently, In Turbat, Balochistan a father killed his daughter merely for honor without asking her wish and giving the right of reason to prove her sinless. The reason behind this was that she was afraid of asking her father about marriage with whom she loved. We can see such several incidents, where parents kill theirs daughters and no one even dare to raise his/her voice against those cannibals in shape of humans.
In addition, I would request to the concerned authorities to look into this matter before it goes from bad to worse and spread the message of love and peace to every Muslim parent.
Zohaib Nasir Bolani, Turbat
It is clear to human the diseases of polio is folding the world like wild fire, before other countries were to boot involved in the polio list, but they have controlled this disease. In 2013, only three countries; Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan remained polio economic down from than 123 in 1988. But now unfortunately, only the Pakistan is suffering from this disease, because the government had not paid required care towards the issue on primary stage.
However, the children need the drops of it and want to get free from this harmful disease.
Furthermore, polio mainly effects the children under the age of five years and “200” infections leads to irresistible paralysis. Unfortunately, among them 50% to 10% die when their breathing muscles immobilized. The polio vaccine dropped multiple times can protect a child for life time. More than 10 million people are today walking who would otherwise have been paralyzed. Estimated that more than 1.5 million childhood deaths have been prevented through preemptive measures and among them one is the polio dropping and vaccination.
Here the state authorities and theologies are obliged to convince masses for giving drops to their children and the World Health employees also should take serious steps for ending-up this disease and save the future of upcoming generation.
Zarjan Rauf, Turbat
Thar on the edge of great catastrophe
The precinct (an arid corner of Sindh) has been in the news of drought by virtue of its terrific climate and harsh geography what makes the region not to have rainfalls from 5 to 4 years and Nilofar’s arrival couldn’t boast it up. Subsequently, many dwellers getting trials and tribulations on account of malnutrition’s which causes 3 children death under five age, more than 100 deaths in 15 days and 20pc livestock’s met their maker this year are triggered.
Meanwhile, the less amount of water can be seen in forms of rivers, ponds and waterfalls so on. Though the Sindh government has declared to address wheat to the affected vicinities, what about fodder and water? The most lamentable is that it makes responsible the Mother Nature to be dammed up for the ongoing catastrophe. But it stresses minds and souls to query are these authorities alike NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority) manufactured for touristy and full-grown cities similar to Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad etc.
Additionally, the federal government as well as the provincial one is telecasting the Thar famine time and again to acquire international funds and advertisement to increase Thar financial statistic in foreign banks rather not to scruple for grievers.
Hence, I plead to the concerned authorities, please take critical steps tantamount as they do for touristy.
1st Death anniversary of Mandela
There is no room left to doubt that, when one puts his or her steps in this world then has to leave it but history remembers those who scarify their lives in order to save their nations or promote their language, literature, culture, etc. However, on December 5 an exceptional leader of the world Nelson Mandela lift this world and who is known as the sign of peace, an icon of great wisdom, courage, struggle and determination in the fight against minority rule in South Africa. His leadership, charisma, audacity, empathy and tolerance for harsh treatment made him a revered political figure in Africa and around the world.
Furthermore, during his fight he spent 27 years in prison, steered the country from the apartheid to democracy. Similarly, on February 11, 1990, Mandela was released from prison and became the first black president of South Africa in 1994. Being a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, he is regarded as a symbol of reconciliation and all African people are proud of him.
Finally, the new leadership is inherited to maintain alive his vision, not only that he was one of the greatest and respected leaders, but because his ideals gave a new direction to human rights and lifted humanity to a new dignified phase.
Meraj Baloch, Turbat
What I consider poverty is one of the gravest issues of Pakistan which is strongly deepened its roots in different swaths of Pakistan. Like other provinces, Balochistan is facing the same tough challenge. As recently, in Menze a small place of district Kech, a woman along with two children tried to commit suicide due to poverty, because they did not take anything for three days. Luckily due to the immediate intervention of local people they were saved.
Therefore, The Chief Minister of Balochistan must put some strong steps to eradicate this curse from his province and root out from society.
Gulnaz Samad, Kech
Acid attack in Balochistan
Balochistan the least developed province of Pakistan had been considered the well-respected and protected province for the women. Unfortunately, it remains no longer in which women have remained under the grip of ferocity by acid attacks. As in recent year 2014, at least six acid cases have been reported in Balochistan, among those two separate attacks were made in provincial capital Quetta and adjacent town Mastung.
In the prevailing situations it would be better that Balochistan government should prohibit the regular sell of chemicals and acid in the province.
Sabah Baloch, Turbat
Focus on education
The Punjab government is greatly productive regarding the facilitation about education to the province’s students. Bachelor and master level students are being equipped with laptop, which is an encouraging initiative, and such measures have caused for higher literacy rate compare with other provinces in Pakistan.
The other provincial governments in Pakistan have appeared impractical concerning this type of encouragement to students.
In Balochistan, a great number of the educational institutes lack the fundamental infrastructure and accessories like furniture, buses, hostels, toilets and good premises. Regrettably, numerous schools and colleges lack the subject specialists, especially in science and mathematics; consequently, such institutes are unable to provide quality education to the learners. That is discouraging to the province inhabitants.
The concerned authorities of education department and present provincial government of Balochistan should take initiatives to create better environment for education in the province.
Haseeb Rasheed, Turbat
Hingol Park is one of the most popular parks in Baluchistan which is located near Ormara with good looking mountains. In fact, it is the only park where people from different areas come for visiting. Surprisingly, it has been the target of hunters from different areas of the province. On a daily basis, hundreds of animals and birds like bustards, rabbits and deer are being hunted. As the result, the ecosystem is disturbed. No doubt, the number of animals is decreasing rapidly. Shockingly, no one is paying attention to secure wildlife in the province. For the safety of the beautiful wild life creature the government should ban hunting in mentioned areas. The government of Balochistan, especially Dr Malik is requested to look into the matter urgently.
Aqil Baba, Turbat