Citizens of Karachi have been suffering the strikes since 90's and the trend still continues unabated. Irrespective of the seriousness of issue and its repercussions, the first form of every protest is calling a strike thus putting all activity on halt. The situation is further exacerbated if the students are going through their exams. Students study the whole year in the hope of better future prospects. Exams are the implementation phase of their entire career planning and a ladder to their future success. The unavailability of transport and poor law and order situation during strikes poses a serious threat to their personal safety making it almost impossible to reach the examination centers. Recent calls of strike on 8th of May from transporters and 12th May from major political parties in Karachi were detrimental for the future of thousands of students due to appear for their examinations. -ALI AMMAR, Karachi, via e-mail, May 6.