23 August, 2014 / Shawwal 26, 1435

Of ‘public notices’

Published Sep 12, 2013 07:39am

I READ a ‘public notice’ (Sept 7) which was hilarious idiomatically, but rather serious in substance.

The notice was about a kidnapper but the expression was so faulty that it hardly made any sense.

I would just quote the last line which read: “Age about 25/30 years, strong body structure, clean colour, height 5 feet 6 inch, weared shalwar kameez.”

I would only request the authorities concerned to get their public notices vetted by someone who can write plain and simple English.

KHAYYAM DURRANI
Karachi

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