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Published May 18, 2024

The gift of sibling friendship

This is regarding the cover article “The gift of sibling friendship” by Benazir Raz (YW, April 6). Having a sibling is a blessing from God. It’s a special relationship unlike any other, offering companionship, mentorship and a unique form of support that can only come from a sibling.

The writer beautifully captured the essence of these relationships, whether it’s between brothers, sisters, or a mix of both. Each bond is distinct, with its own set of emotions and dynamics, and each offers its blend of companionship, mentorship and support.

Musab Alavi,
Lahore

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I agree with the views expressed by Benazir Raz in her article “The gift of sibling friendship,” as she beautifully portrays that even if we don’t have friends outside our home, if we have siblings, we are blessed. Like any human being, our siblings also have their unique personalities and ways of expressing care and love.

I have a younger brother who can be quite mischievous at times. Despite his playful nature, I find myself looking out for him most of the time. Interestingly, whenever I am scolded by our parents, he, despite being much younger, stands up for me and even gets upset.

Witnessing his display of affection and loyalty towards me fills my heart with joy, and it reinforces my belief that having siblings is indeed a tremendous blessing.

Inaya Abdullah,
Hyderabad

The glory of Ramazan

This is concerning the story “The glory of ramazan” by Syed Muhammad Mashood Uddin Ahmed (YW, March 23).

The writer conveys a significant message that when your mother advises you about something, it’s essential to heed her words as she possesses more knowledge and has faced life’s challenges, gaining valuable experience from them. So, if she is holding you back from something, it means she knows the consequences.

Hammal Noor,
Kech

My new roommate

This is regarding the story “My new roommate” by Hafsa Faisal (YW March 30). I enjoyed reading the story and the way it built up the suspense.

It’s common for kids to be messy and leave wrappers lying around at home, but the story showed how this can lead to serious problems. In the story, a rat moved in because the place was dirty and there was food everywhere. It’s a reminder for kids to keep their rooms clean so that they don’t attract pests or germs.

Sumiya Ehsaan,
Islamabad

Published in Dawn, Young World, May 18th, 2024

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