During early November, the country had a good spell of rain which proved to be quite helpful in minimising the deadly fog and provided an opportunity to farmers to sow their crop. However, the dry bitter cold of December and the absence of rainfall have posed a threat to the crop earlier sown by landowners and tenants.
Different water-borne diseases and ailments, including coughing, difficulty in breathing and redness in eyes, that gain strength during the cold and dry weather are on the rise. The authorities are not tackling the situation in an efficient manner. It is time the prime minister took notice of this difficult situation and provided relief to the downtrodden segment of society.
Raja Shafaat Ullah