Today, modern society has turned its back on the past. We live in a time of rapid change and prefer to define ourselves in terms of where we are going, not where we came from. Our ancestors hold no importance to us. Man is smarter now then he was a decade ago, so that the past has become an outdated and irrelevant topic. By understanding history, one can understand why things are the way they are right. Many of the past events have shaped what we are now. When we become capable of understanding these things, perhaps then we will to able to find a solution to all the confusing problems that our country is facing.

MAHNOOR KHAN AFRIDI,

Lahore, October 12.