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Updated January 12, 2019

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Shortage of water in Karachi city

Karachi, the biggest city of Pakistan, is facing numerous problems including chaotic traffic, electricity outages, shortage of water and over population. However, all these problems have gone to their extreme due to lack of awareness and efforts of the people concerned. It is carelessness of people when they waste more water than they actually need.

While hot climate leads to the evaporation of whatever water is left in the reservoirs, the little rainfall annually makes it even harder to reserve water. Despite several campaigns to plant more trees, nobody is actually doing their part.

Everyone thinks of bringing about change, but no one actually takes the step. We must try to conserve water by turning off the tap when brushing the teeth, fixing the leaks (if there are any) and consumption of less electricity, etc. Remember power plants use thousands of gallons of water.

Do your part to conserve power and you’re indirectly saving water too!

Mahnoor Ilyas,
Karachi

Young World

Young World is an amazing magazine for kids. I would like to appreciate the YW team for publishing nice stories and articles every week. The magazine plays a great role in improving reading skills in children.

These days, when everyone is indulge in social networking sites, it is Young World which plays a vital role in bringing the kids back towards reading with a variety of segments, such as reviews, stories, art corner, poems, recipes, craft, etc.

Sadia Noor,
Shikarpur

Lying isn’t right

This is with reference to the article “Lying isn’t right” by Ambreen Kashif (YW, December 22, 2018). I really liked the article. It was worth reading.

Even though we know what is right and what is wrong, we keep lying without considering the severity of the matter. But I believe publishing this kind of articles remind kids about bad habits and reading such articles could ultimately bring positive changes and help kids to improve on their bad habits.

Samiya Khan,
Karachi

Imitation the surest way to learn

This is regarding the article “Imitation the surest way to learn” by Faruk Ahmed (YW, December 22). The writer nicely conveyed to the readers that there are many people in our surroundings, we can’t be like them but by adopting their positive attributes we can surely bring significant changes in ourselves.

Vishal Kumar Joyo,
Tando Jam

Published in Dawn, Young World, January 12th, 2019