Unfortunately, parents of today miserably failed to practice and present the true picture of Islam through their conduct and lifestyle to their children. Today our parents are busy in their own domestic issues; teachers teach just for the sake of money and deal a student as a customer. Recently two lovers of metric class committed suicide, who is responsible for the children’s destruction? Who ruins the minds of children?

It is true that the first learning centre for a child is the mother’s lap. The mannerisms of the parents are reflected in the children. In Karachi the youth committed suicide after killing his classmate for the sake of love with the concept and thinking that we will meet in the next janam (life),on the other side the media portrays negative concepts which demolish and break the mind of children.

Parents find out too late that what they thought was giving ‘freedom’ to their children was really digging a hole for them. Being affectionate to your child is one thing but to let them be free to do anything is not affection, rather it is hurting the child. Ah, this is all a result of the parents forgetting the duty of teaching their children.

It’s an alarming situation for parents and teachers. They must keep an eye on their children and at least tell them basic moral values and Islamic teaching and also to be an example to their children and advise them.

SARAH MAZHAR KHAN,

Karachi, September 3.