August 6th marked 70th anniversary of dropping Atom bomb on Hiroshima. Atom bomb dropped on Nagasaki three days later generally forgotten. No words suffice to describe human sufferings. Surprisingly, instead of discussing horrors of nuclear bombs many writers prefer to discuss justification for dropping it when Japan was ready to surrender, to embarrass USA at this stage.

It is pertinent for intellectuals of Pakistan and India to make people aware of sufferings of people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki not for days but for decades, even continuation in next generation. It may help make rulers and people wiser to opt for peace in this region through settlement of outstanding disputes peacefully.

M. AKRAM NIAZI,

Rawalpindi, August 8.