I would like to raise an important issue through this newspaper which has long been troubling working women. 80 percent working women use public transport everyday. The trouble that they face on daily bases is the continuous refusal of bus conductors to let the women board. It is understandable on their part, as more men than women travel, but women are also an important part of our working class and need transport regularly. Their refusal ends with women being late for work and setting a bad example. No one understands that this is due to the private transport mafia in Karachi and other large cities. There is a women’s compartment in every bus but it is filled with men in the morning and evening, as there are no laws to curtail this blatant encroachment of women’s right. I don’t know who to approach. I hope that some educated and honest person would look into the matter and resolve it for thousands, if not millions, of working women in Pakistan.

BEENA FATIMA,

Karachi, January 03.