Pakistan is an Islamic Republic and, accordingly, all the prevalent laws in our country correspond to the Islamic system of governance. But no department or institution of Pakistan complies fully with Islam. For instance, if we observe the education system in Pakistan, we will find many laws that are opposed to our religion. Take the example of coeducation. Islam strictly disallows this system of education. The environment in a coeducation institution invites manifold evils. Girls and boys grouping together, swapping mobile numbers and email addresses and connections being established outside the college premises creates opportunities of sin. In addition, on occasions of picnics, fairs and concerts etc, they go collectively, get naps together, and are occupied in all forms of entertainment. All these acts gravely affect the modesty of a Muslim girl and boy. That is the reason why Islam has denounced coeducation. Even the modest students face numerous impediments in acquiring education in such an atmosphere. They are not able to portray their true capabilities, as they remain hesitant. Keeping all these points in mind, I would like to request the higher authorities to try their best to promote a modest society that is pure from the evil of coeducation. -DR ANAM MUSTAFA, Karachi, via e-mail, May 29.