Voice of the People
Islamabad was once upon a time ‘The Beautiful’ and now it is just ‘beautiful’. But, as with any city in the country, the Federal Capital, Islamabad, has its fair share of social issues, which neither its residents nor even the relevant organizations such as the Capital Development Authority (CDA), contemptuously termed as “Corruption/Cronyism Development Authority” seem determined to work hard to resolve those social issues. Nowadays alarmingly increasing trash problem is of deep concern for those who want to see my ‘Islamabad-The Beautiful’. Trash is everywhere; it is on the streets, it’s in the corners of the closed end streets, it is on the public places and main bazars. But I see this trashy problem has become one of the perennial problems in the educational institutions, hospitals and Parks. I always see heaps of trash scattered in famous Hockey Ground located in G-9/3 sector, I-8/4 Park in front of Federal Judicial Academy, Courts’ premises in F-8 Markaz and Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE). Remains of plastic packagings can be seen scattered all around. These used and abandoned plastic packaging, bags, bottles and satchets of water, juices and other fast-food items are carelessly discarded into the environment. The environment-caring and those who love my Islamabad and want to see this again as ‘The Beautiful’, they must come forward to handle this trash problem. Students of different educational institutions, Teachers of Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), varsity teachers must work together to solve the trashy problem in our cities, be it Islamabad or any other city in Pakistan. I wold also very humbly call upon the Judicial Officers and seniors in the ICT administration to just have a look in and around their offices and to judge by themselves as to why Islamabad has lost its past glory, grandeur and beauty. —Islamabad economic development, social sector concerns, music, sports, drama and other subjects of public and national interest, facilitate the devolution of responsibility and power to the grass roots by improving the access of the people to mass media at the local and community level and ensure accountability, transparency and good governance by optimization in the free flow of information. —Islamabad meaningful conversation with their children or spouses. The extent to which children and young people have ability of good social skills can influence their academics, behaviour, social and family relationships and healthy extracurricular activities. Social media and technology are doubleedged swords. It’s awesome that it distracts us to the point of being blind and deaf to everything else going on.
The next decade will be even more amazing and unpredictable than the one going on, just as no one could predict what would happen with social media in the last decade, no one can accurately predict where this technology will take us. —Lahore