After joining war on terrorism, Pakistan has been facing many problems. The violent acts in Pakistan have also been increasing day by day. The major reason is ready availability of illegal weapons. The number of illegal shops or markets and illegal arms has been increasing. There are many areas in Pakistan having illegal arms shops. These areas include Darra Adam Khel and Banu. People of these two places are well-trained in making small arms and light weapons. These areas are not getting consideration from the government. The government is not taking any action or steps to stop the transfer of weapons into wrong hands. If the government officials could go and inspect these areas and take suitable action, it will be a great step towards combating terrorism in Pakistan. An initiative to seal these kinds of shops would eventually lead to elimination of the illegal activities. -MARYAM IQBAL, Rawalpindi, via e-mail, January 10.