With the growing population in Karachi, a rapid growth in educational institutions has also taken place. This may seem to be a sign of development but unfortunately these schools are not built to educate children, but instead to enter the competition of commercialism in education and earn as much as possible. People on the other hand, are least interested in knowing what their child is going through at school. Like any other commodity, schools have also become status symbols. I request the responsible authorities, granting permissions to open a school, to develop proper checks and balances to allow building schools to only those who are sincere to the future of our children.

SYEDA MARIAM BATOOL,

Karachi, October 10.