I remember our childhood when ladies of all ages used to wear a dupatta covering their head and bosom. This is what our deen requires of our women. But now we have a new culture in our country, which is neither Muslim nor Western. Dupatta has disappeared. Even the good, old Shalwar is now worn well above the ankle. Short coat and loose hair are the fashion of the day. Tight jeans and T-shirts are favoured by young girls for an evening out. We love speaking English and even speak Urdu with a foreign accent. Another thing that is bothering me is that our national flag, which was supposed to have a rising moon on it, has a waning moon. I wonder why it is so? -COL (Retd) R.M. AKHTAR, Lahore Cantt, October 28.