To our surprise, corruption has sold our conscientiousness; we have become blind to see in our surroundings the people who are straying without clothes, living without shelter and dying in starvation. Every day, hundreds of poor roam into the streets to find remnant food. The current report of poverty is that one in three Pakistanis live below the poverty line. Of these, 74% live on less than US$2 a day and 17% live on less than US$1.25 a day. Our people have lost a hope to live better life due to endemic disease of corruption. If we do not cure this disease now then it shall devour us completely. It is high time to say no to corruption and eradicate poverty from our society. Corruption is root cause to all evils. If we say no to corruption then it means we say no to poverty. If this issue is procrastinated upon, we will sternly suffer for next one hundred years.

MUJEEB ALI,

Larkana, January 16.