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‘Celebratory’ firing

Updated August 18, 2013


OPENED up on the morning of August 16 and read about the ‘One dead and 30 injured due to celebratory firing in Karachi’.

"Celebratory firing". Really? In a country where so many die everyday due to terrorism, negligence, poverty, drone attacks, and crime; do we really need to celebrate the birth of a nation like this? Why can we not celebrate by doing something positive and constructive rather than firing into the air?

Disrupting the peace and posing a danger to ourselves and others is this a measure of our love for our country?

How about next 14th August, everyone pick up garbage off the streets instead or plant and adopt a tree in the neighbourhood?

Makes me shudder to think that one day someone would open the paper to read that we nuked ourselves in celebration!

TEHMINA KHAN Toronto, Ontario, Canada