We can change our tomorrow by being innovative and using our resources sanguinely. In countries like Pakistan — emerging economies so to speak — innovation can do what no government has ever been able to achieve. Our problems are manifold and almost seem insurmountable be it the never-ending energy crisis, lack of civic infrastructure and basic health care or the scarcity of resources. We need long-term, sustainable solutions which can only come if a culture of innovation is inculcated. This can only be done if thinkers, inventors and artistes alike get encouragement from society at large. The civil together with the patronage of the private sector must encourage those who have ideas; ideas that can help create a better future are needed.

ALAMGIR KHAN,

Karachi, December 27.