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Foul lan­guage pol­lut­ing en­vi­ron­ment badly ................................................ A small step to­wards China- Pak­istan Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor ................................................ France backs Pales­tini­ans: Good

AU­TUMN or early win­ter is a time of the year when peo­ple en­joy crisp cool weather and mar­vel at the trans­form­ing land­scape as tree leaves turn from lush green to gor­geous shades of yel­low, orange, red, pur­ple and brown but re­gret­tably our dear politi­cians are pol­lut­ing the en­vi­ron­ment badly. Though ex­pres­sion of one’s sen­ti­ments in a civ­i­lized man­ner has never been the hall­mark of our po­lit­i­cal mi­lieu but a se­ri­ous de­te­ri­o­ra­tion in the sit­u­a­tion has been wit­nessed dur­ing the last 100 days or so.

Dhar­nas would soon be over but they would, for ever, be re­mem­bered in the che­quered po­lit­i­cal his­tory of the coun­try for use of highly in­de­cent lan­guage by both sides and to such an ex­tent that it amounts to spoil­ing and frus­trat­ing the youth. This has be­come almost daily rou­tine with one leader us­ing foul lan­guage and there­fore, at­tract­ing a ‘be­fit­ting’ re­sponse from the other side. The at­ti­tude of th­ese lead­ers, con­vey a vivid im­pres­sion as if they are con­test­ing a match for ex­change of harsh and in­de­cent lan­guage. This hap­pened once again on Fri­day with Im­ran Khan us­ing un­de­sir­able words and lan­guage against PML(N) lead­er­ship and in­vited se­vere and harsh re­ac­tion from Khawaja Saad Rafiq. Although Khawaja was sit­ting in the company of lead­ers like Se­na­tor Per­vaiz Rashid, Anusha Rehman and Muham­mad Zubair, all known for their de­cent and cool be­hav­iour but their company did not in­flu­ence the mind of Khawaja, who misses no op­por­tu­nity to at­tack his op­po­nents in free for all lan­guage. The bad man­ner dis­played by him were noth­ing but boy­ish and harsher tem­per­a­ment and one may say very of­fend­ing and even con­demnable. This is not ap­pro­pri­ate for a leader and that too a mem­ber of the Fed­eral Cab­i­net to speak lan­guage that is used by some sec­tions in bazaars and fruit and veg­etable mar­kets, es­pe­cially when you are rep­re­sent­ing a party and that too in power. We are mem­bers of Is­lamic so­ci­ety that re­quires us to demon­strate proud virtues and in­cul­cate a sense of de­cency in our younger gen­er­a­tion. We would, there­fore, urge the top lead­er­ship of both the war­ring par­ties to en­sure civ­i­lized con­duct by their col­leagues.

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