Readers’ Voice


The Lingua Franca

Language is a powerful tool that shapes the way we communicate and understand the world around us. It not only allows us to express our thoughts and ideas but also influences how we think, feel, and interact with others. The words we choose and the way we use them can have a significant impact on how we are perceived by others and on the success of our communication.

The choice of language can also affect how we view different groups of people and can even lead to discrimination and prejudice. For example, the use of derogatory language can foster negative attitudes and stereotypes towards marginalized communities, such as people of different races, genders, religions, and sexual orientations. Therefore, it is crucial that we use language in a way that is respectful, inclusive, and free from bias.

Language can also be a barrier to communication and understanding, particularly when there are differences in culture and background. People who speak different languages may struggle to understand each other, leading to misunderstandings and conflict. In order to overcome these barriers, it is important to promote multilingualism and encourage the learning of different languages.

Moreover, language can have a significant impact on our mental health and well-being. Negative self-talk and harmful language can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. On the other hand, using positive language and practicing self-compassion can help to build resilience and promote mental wellness.


As a result, language matters. It influences how we communicate, understand the world around us, and interact with others. It can be a tool for building understanding and promoting inclusion, or it can be a barrier to communication and a source of prejudice and discrimination. It is essential that we use language in a way that is respectful, and inclusive, and promotes positive communication and well-being.

Tahir Jamali
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Ensure women’s safety

Almost every day, news of women becoming victims to horrifying fate reaches us. They are being raped, irrespective of their age and most of the times they are murdered by strangulation or by weapons.
This fiendish crime is increasing day by day because the culprits are not punished as they should. The rapists must get death penalty for the heinous deed and only it could rein in these unspeakable incidents.
I hope the government will consider it and give safety to women which they have the right to get.

Nur Jahan