The hydra-headed monster of terrorism and crime in the country has grabbed everyone in its tentacles; no one feels safe anymore. A family cannot enjoy their holiday peacefully because of extreme conditions in the city. A policeman fears while performing his duty given the number of policemen killed in the last few years. A businessman fears to invest money in a new venture with no security for his property and life. Literacy rate continues to decrease as the years pass instead of increasing. Drastic increase in population and decreasing resources are panicking the informed. Despite all of the above mentioned problems Pakistan is blessed with many resources, flowing rivers, fertile land and a large manpower force. The only thing required to turn this country into a flourishing and progressive state is some honest patriotic leadership.

SHANZA SAHAR,

Karachi, December 24.