REGULATING ROTI PRICES: After the much-debated wheat crisis that has kicked of a country-wide brouhaha, the issue of roti and naan prices has added to the strain. Despite a prominent decrease in the price of wheat flour, the prices of roti and naan have remained unchanged in Sindh. In fact, the Sindh government appears to have been playing a role not more than that of an onlooker, while naanbais continue with their reluctance to drop the prices. The government needs to regulate the prices across the province.

Mohsin Rustamani
Wahi Pandhi

ACCOUNTABILITY: This is with reference to the editorial ‘Housing scam’ (May 4). Governments over the years have been found to be lacking the will to move against the high and mighty active in the housing sector. Tax evasion, land-grabbing and occupying green, agricultural land to develop urban expanses for monetary gains are among the outrageous offences that warrant questioning, but accountability has remained confined to official files. Will the authorities let injustice prevail?

Shonail
Islamabad

RURAL AREAS: As observed, many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operational in the country have been generally functional in urban centres. Indeed, working for human welfare anywhere in any place is a commendable job, but rural areas, compared to their urban counterparts, are far less developed and remain devoid of basic facilities. The NGOs should expand their outreach to rural areas as well.

Dr H. Mustafa Khan
Musakhail

PRISON’S CAPACITY: The capacity of Islamabad’s recently announced prison for 2,000 inmates may not be enough. On completion, the prison would certainly be catering to the needs of all the law- enforcement agencies and courts. Hence, the capacity of the said prison should be based on the projected requirements of at least 50 years ahead, if not more.

M. Sharafat Ali Zia
Islamabad

Published in Dawn, May 23rd, 2024

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