A large amount of money is spent on maintenance of government and private buildings. Hours are spent in cleaning our homes, but not mosques – the house of Allah remains dismal.

A few days ago, I visited the Faisal mosque – the symbol of Islamabad. I was disappointed and astonished to see garbage covering the whole mosque. I saw people busy taking selfies, eating, drinking and even bathing their children in the ablution area. Where were the concerned authorities? I must have asked myself this question multiple times during the day.

Hence I request the administration to take action. Trashcans should be placed in every corner of the mosque. They should start cleaning the mosque regularly. Educating the masses can also be a solution, but this needs times and effort. In the meantime, let’s try to achieve what we can by ourselves.

MIAN TALHA ZAHID,

Islamabad, July 4.