Saturday, November 25, 2017
Subject: Role of Science and Technology
Through your esteemed paper, I would like to notify that science and technology have had a very positive impact on us and have played a major role in our life. No one can refute the fact they have changed our lives in many aspects. In the past, the minutest tasks would take a long time, but technology has given us the luxury of convenience. For example, in the past, it would take us to get from one place to another, which now air travel has reduced that to hours. One can reach one’s destination, no matter how far it be, within the same day as one started.
Relaying messages over large distances was a problem of the past. Now, all it takes is a click. Science and technology has contributed to the development and advancement of our civilization.
Being a Pakistani, our country is far from being advanced and that is because of the negligence of the concerned authorities. Our country is busy trying to persuade foreign corporations to establish plants locally while our neighbors continue to produce twice as much merely by utilizing their local industries.
Seeing this, we must emphasize on bringing technological advancement to our country, so that we may stand on our feet and emerge as a different nation – a nation to be admired.
Mahd Ahmed FayyazO’ Levels 2nd year
There is no denying the fact that child girl education is still lying badly neglected here in Pakistan. The sooner we realize the better that a child girl is the mother of tomorrow. See, how effectively Okasha Shams has voiced his opinion on the subject.
Subject: Girl child education
I believe that our government should support the education of girls all over our country. There are many problems holding the girls of our nation back from getting their much-deserved education. The benefits, however, are far too great to not be strived towards. Educating our women could help bring about an end to child marriage, help in improving our economy and ultimately ending poverty.
The prevalent notion in developing countries is that educating women is secondary to educating men who will be the backbone of the economy, but educating women is just as important. One of the benefits of empowering a girl child is that it will enable her to get better healthcare and to help her provide capable upbringing to her children as she’s after all the mother of tomorrow. Secondly, it will lead her to being independent breadwinner for her family, or at least she won’t be a dependent soul when she grows up.
Hence, enlightening women will eventually lead to changing a woman’s status in the society, which will in turn ultimately put an end to child marriage. Education will also help in improving the economy overall as women will be working alongside men.
I strongly believe that our government should support the education of girls on priority basis. Imagine what would happen if every girl in every town was educated. How many problems could be solved simply by using this single tool. There is probably a woman out there stronger and smarter than any man ever, but she may never have a chance to reach her true potential simply because she is a woman. I urge you to provide the women of our nation the right to an education.
Yours truly,Okasha Shams
O class O' Levels 2nd year
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Subject: spreading of garbage in and around our locality
I would like to bring to the authorities’ attention the worsening hygienic conditions of our locality. Being a resident of the Tarlai community, it is my moral responsibility to take care of my home and to keep it clean. Sadly, I have failed to fulfil my duties, as there is garbage all around my house; garbage near the road side; in the gutters blocking the sewerage; near ponds and lakes, contaminating them, spreading vile odors and filth atop many other environmental problems.
The toll is not only environmental but also societal, as the rates of our property have been declining, as has the fondness for our area in the eyes of outsiders, therefore, a solution is gravely needed.
A campaign must be started to rid the streets of this filth. The community must come together and ask the government for support. But firstly, the community and all its members should work together to not spread this mess any further.
Enjoy another piece of creative writing by Mahd Ahmad Fayyaz. See the thrill he's created in his present attempt at a topic on 'descriptive narrative'.
Narrate a frightening experience that you had.
Life is brimful of occurrences, frightening as well as pleasant ones. Last month, I experienced something frightening which haunts me to this very day.
I had been playing cricket with my brother on a pleasant day with some feathery white clouds drifting over the azure sky. It was all normal until I hit a six and the ball went over the wall and into the field.
As soon as I saw the ball accelerate and go over the wall, I understood I was in deep trouble. I, accompanied by my brother, climbed up the wall and made my way to where I had last seen the ball. We tried spotting the ball from the wall but in vain. At last, I mustered up the strength and jumped into the field. I was soon neck-deep in grass from all sides.
After searching for a good fifteen minutes, I decided all effort was futile and that the ball was lost to the grass now. As I made my way back, I stepped on something firm – the ball. I gave a relieved sigh and stooped to pick it up. The next things I heard were a rope snapping by force and my brother’s frightened cry, “run!”
I ran as fast as my legs could carry me, the ball firmly clasped in my hand. The horrid creature had almost descended upon me – just within pouncing distance. I quickly threw the ball to my brother and climbed the wall. Now I looked down. To my horror, there stood a growling dog with my left shoe clung firmly between its jaws. I thanked God for saving me and went home with my brother.
O' Levels 2nd year
|Mahd Ahmed Fayyaz|
More practice on 'descriptive narrative'. Muhammad Uzair Bhatti of class O' Levels 2nd year opted for the topic: 'A moment when I thought I was starting to grow up.' A fine attempt, indeed!
A moment when I thought I was starting to grow up
I had an overwhelming passion for driving ever since I was a child. My family is a small one: just mother, father and I. As a child, I remember sitting with my father in the driving seat. My mother used to sit in the back as she had a sort of phobia for driving. Now my father drives while I sit in the back.
This was before my father took me to an empty ground used for driving practice and taught me how to drive properly. He did that so a member of the family knew how to drive in case of an emergency. It was followed by my driving on busy roads as well, quite a couple of times, so I could learn what ‘road sense’ is, and I did learn a lot.
Then there came a day when an emergency did knock on my door some six months later when my cousin called me: “Uzair, hurry up and get here in a car, papa isn’t feeling well. We need to get to the hospital,” he said as soon as I picked up. It mustn’t have taken me more than five minutes to get the car out and rush to his place. We laid our uncle in the back and I drove to the nearest hospital as fast as we could.
The doctors ran some tests but we soon found out it was nothing too severe as we had made it to the hospital just in time. Relaxed, we all drove back home where everyone praised me for my help. That is the day, I think, I realized I had grown up now. I had made myself proud.
By:Muhammad Uzair Bhatti
O' Levels 2nd year
|Muhammad Uzair Bhatti|
A very good attempt by Okasha Shams of class O' Levels 2nd year. The question given was: Write a letter to the editor on the topic: street light problems.
I would like to bring to light a problem regularly faced by most of the country regularly. We do not utilize our resources properly such as street lights.
There aren’t many street lights in most parts of our country and if there are any number of lights installed, they aren’t functional. Emergency issues include missing panels, exposed wiring, hanging light covers, a burning or smoking light, lamp posts damaged by a road traffic accident. Any of these issues is liable to cause harm or damage to a person or property.
Due to this slight misconduct, bigger problems are born. The safety of the common man is compromised as criminal activities are more easily conducted in the dark. Obnoxious crimes take place such as theft, murder, robbery and even rapes.
It is easier for criminals to hide under the veil of darkness as it becomes harder for the victims to identify the culprit, and the police in turn to catch them. Hence, this small change could make a big difference to someone’s life.
Our government must not waste public resources like that and take steps to keep their systems running as efficiently as possible so as not to cause problems to the public.
Yours truly,Okasha Shams
O' Levels 2nd year
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Write a letter to the editor on the topic: “ Bad roads in your locality”. Yet another attempt by Muhammad Uzair Bhatti of class O' Levels 2nd year.
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of the authorities towards an awful condition of the roads in our locality, Shadman Colony, Rawalpindi.
No one will deny the fact that roads play the role of backbone in a residential area as they help people connect with each other and for all sorts of their day to day movement. We cannot even think of such smooth movement in the absence of good roads. However, it is unfortunate that in our locality, almost all roads are lying badly damaged for the last few years with no serious notice taken so far. As a consequence, the list of problems being faced by the residents is endless. Every time we come out of our places, we find many vehicles stopped on the sides of roads, sometimes, even in the mid. Obviously, the worried owners are seen busy fixing them and fretting all along about the loss of their precious time. I have seen many cars getting entangled near potholes.
Mention of a few serious accidents is also relevant here because a very bad condition of the roads has a due share in all such heart-breaking incidents. I seriously feel dreaded at the thought of losing priceless lives some day.
Along one road, there is a park where small children come to enjoy some of their time playing. There are occasions when children come out to pick up their balls. Children, sometimes, while taking the ball out of a pothole fall into it.
If a serious action is not taken, the roads will continue getting deteriorated making the situation worse.
I, therefore, submit hereby an earnest appeal to the authorities concerned to kindly take notice of the situation as soon as possible. A quick and serious action to address this problem will go a long way in improving life quality in the area.
Muhammad Uzair Bhatti
|Muhammad Uzair Bhatti|