I am writing this letter just to bring your prior attention towards the insensitive use of loudspeakers has become quite a nuisance in our cities. The most annoying thing is that loudspeakers have now become an integral part of almost all celebrations. People seem to believe that even private occasions like marriages and birthday parties could be incomplete without the blaring of loudspeakers.

Noise pollution is already one of the greatest problems that people living in cities have to deal with. The excessive use of loudspeakers makes it even worse. I see no justification in using them during every party or meeting.

The worst hit by this improper use of loudspeakers are the elderly and the children. Due to the excessive noise, the elderly cannot sleep properly and the children cannot concentrate on their studies. It is high time the authorities did something to regulate the use of loudspeakers.

YUSRA RIZVI,

Lahore, November 15.