KARACHI: With reference to your editorial “A concert banned” (August 30), I wish there were some way to stop this creeping Talibanisation in our country, but I fear the situation is hopeless. My granddaughter goes to a school where the female principal used to be very liberal until a year ago. As the number of deeply religious female teachers in the school increased, the principal not only started to cover herself from head to toe, but the school is even forcing five-year old female students to wear head scarves. As more and more people start adhering to extreme views on religion, I am afraid musical concerts, plays and films will become a thing of the past.

Shakir Lakhani
Published in The Express Tribune, September 1st, 2012.