Majority of our population travels through buses. But the condition of these buses is rather awful. We have been discussing this particular problem for ages now but there is no improvement in sight yet. The number of seats in the buses are very limited, more so for women whose section is full of men acting in a lewd fashion. I can't emphasize enough that women need to be treated with some respect here. I appeal to the government to please introduce new buses meant only for females or ban admittance of males in the female compartment. -ZEHRA BATOOL, Karachi, via e-mail, September 14.