Through your esteem newspaper I would like to draw the attention of concern authorities toward an important problem, which greatly effects parents and students of society.

As it is the beginning of new academic session and almost in all schools results of final examinations have been announced. New session is excitement for the students and a hard time for parents as well. Expenditures on books and course is a great challenge to parents in the era of inflation. Especially in private sectors books by international publishers and authors are considered to be studied which are extremely costly to the parents and everyone cannot afford it. This expenditure ranges between 6,000 PKR to 10,000 PKR, which is surely an out range amount for middle-class.

So, it is requested to the authorities for finding a better solution of this serious problem, as soon as possible which greatly effects future of many students. As well as I also appeal our boards to raise up the quality of their text books.

SHARMEEN ARSHAD,

Karachi, April 6.