Ravaged by flood
Since the establishment of Pakistan, floods are becoming more powerful and, therefore, more devastating. Over the years, there have been many floods which destroyed entire settlements. Whether it is the terrible flood of 1950 in which more than 2200 deaths occurred, or the flood of 2010, in which the death toll rose to more than two thousand.
This year, the same story has been repeated by the nature. The death toll in recent floods has reached to almost 1400. The number of injured is also in thousands, millions of houses and infrastructure have been destroyed, while millions of Pakistanis are directly affected, including thousands of people who are still displaced.
Every province is hit but the devastating effects were left on Balochistan and even more on Sindh. There is no denying the fact that natural disasters are the result of rapid climate change. But now when the catastrophe has hit us hard, the affected people need help in terms of shelter, food and medical care.
The government should have been more responsible by making the arrangements prior to floods. Secondly, the construction of new dams is urgently needed as the damage caused by heavy rains and floods can be avoided with better planning and preparation. Instead of leaving the people to their fate, we should come forward and help.
What it means to be a leftie
This is regarding the cover article “What it means to be a leftie” by Rizwana Naqvi (YW, August 27). The qualities and traits of a left-handed person were elaborated in a very easy to understand manner.
After reading this article, I analysed many of my left-handed friends, and all of them have the traits mentioned in the article. For instance, one is good at studies, while the other is a good player, and also there is one with such a creative mind that I find no match with him.
I asked one of my left-handed friends about the difficulties he faced, and the answer matched with what was given in the article.
Another interesting thing I found in this article was knowing about the famous personalities who were lefties.
Can we survive without gravity?
This is with reference to the article “Can we survive without gravity?” by Aimen Zehra (YW, August 13). This article made me realise the real value of gravity.
It is impossible for any living organisms to survive without gravity. If the force of gravity stops for even a second, everything will be destroyed. We must appreciate everything in nature and seek to understand more about it.
Published in Dawn, Young World, September 24th, 2022