RECENTLY I went to a restaurant here at 11pm. There were more than eight young boys.

They were busy talking on mobile phones. Most of them looked like students of Classes IX and X.

Although their examinations were scheduled for the next morning, they were not bothered about it.

They were using foul language and vulgar words while talking to the person on the other end. Out of these eight boys, two were my students.

They left the restaurant when they saw me there. The remaining boys kept talking to their girlfriends on phone.

If our youngsters continue such activities, we should not expect anything positive from our young generation.

Why are their parents not bothered about night packages being offered by cellular networks?

If boys were talking to their girlfriends, obviously girls were doing the same.

There has been criticism from quarters in our society on late-night mobile phone package which is promoting a bad culture, but no concrete steps have been taken.

We should save our youths for a better future of Pakistan.

MUJAHID TORWALI Bahrain, Swat

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Prince
March 26, 2013 4:21 am
Very well said. Off course, it is matter of great concern for all of us. It is indeed carelessness on part of their parents who do not pay attention to their children. Honestly speaking, today most of the parents do not perform their duties carefully despite the fact that they are well educated their children gets involved in immoral activities which later leads to crime which we often see in the media. Strict check & balance system by the parents keeps their children away from involving in immoral activities.
Gudoo
March 26, 2013 4:26 am
Absolutely right. Government must take action and advised cellular companies to shun all packages this is not only ruin the values of our youngsters but also to some extent create vulgar in the society.
amir
March 26, 2013 6:03 am
We should keep a balance in our life. Its true that mobile phone companies are ruining our generation by promoting their packages. Its the responsibility of our media to create the awareness in the parents to protect our next generation. And off course government should take steps to prevent the mobile phone companies. Regards, Amir
Why
March 26, 2013 6:33 am
Please keep your moral policing to yourself, keep your self clean, let others face their Maker as they choose to. kthnxbye
Bbbb
March 26, 2013 6:56 am
A beautiful thought by a mentor. Who does not think, it is his duty to teach the younger generation.
jfp555
March 26, 2013 9:47 pm
Whilst I really do appreciate your desire to wish for the best for your students, perhaps it would be best for them that they be allowed to at least enjoy a small part of their youth in this age of despair and the dark future that beckons them. Considering that you are writing from Swat, I would say that we should all be thankful that these kids are talking to their gf's and not their handlers getting instructions creating mayhem.
concerned
March 27, 2013 2:59 am
you mentioned bahrain, swat definitely doesnt have restaurants where youngsters can sit. do not tell parents how to parent their children. live and let live
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