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Let us celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela

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Gulf News readers
15:43 July 17, 2017

Let us celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to transforming South Africa, but he changed the entire world. He taught us that an unflinching devotion to hope can triumph over any tyranny no matter how powerful.

Let’s come together to celebrate his life with a giant message of gratitude – for the courage he embodied, the injustice he righted and the gift he gave us all to believe that within each of us lies the power to make the world a better place.

Pledge to honour him by celebrating Mandela Day today just as he’s taught us – through public service.

This quote from Mandela has inspired many people in their fight for a better world: “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair.”

Let’s keep our heads held high and our feet moving forward, for Mandela and for the world he fought to make possible. Rest in peace, Madiba.

From Mr Samaoen Osman

Cape Town, South Africa

It’s time to choose wisely

Thank God that accountability has been started in Pakistan, especially against the most powerful person (‘Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s daughter forged documents with Calibri font: JIT’, Gulf News, July 12).

Time has exposed the dirty ruling system of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Now it is time for the whole nation to choose the best people who will serve Pakistan with honesty and dedication.

We have a lot of hidden talent, which will be exposed when a ruler will come up with merit. We all will pay our moral and national responsibilities to choose the right and competent candidate in the next election.

Thanks to the UAE authorities for helping Pakistan’s joint investigation team (JIT) in the investigation to provide necessary clarification. The people of Pakistan will be very careful in the next election to choose their true representatives.

Long live Pakistan!

From Mr Mohammad Al Taf

UAE

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Slim pickings

The main issue in Pakistan is that we all consider it a disgrace to join politics and be part of the government. Also, it’s not so easy to simply join. Hence, voters have to choose from those who are the least corrupt instead of those who aren’t.

From Mr Sameed Siddiqui

UAE

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A responsible citizen

That’s why it’s important to vote wisely. Educate the voters and dissemination of information is important. Being a good citizen, patriotic and being a responsible voter plays a big role in every country. Well said, Sameed Siddiqui.

From Ms Mariannah Syzygy

UAE

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No money for education

Ms Mariannah Syzygy, yes we are trying, but the problem is that our government is not spending more money on education. Our literacy rate is very low.

From Mr Abu Al Hassan

Dubai

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Shameful

As a Pakistani, I am ashamed to call Nawaz Sharif my prime minister. We all demand that he should resign immediately and be held accountable for all the fraud that he and his family have committed.

From Ms Aisha Chawdary

Dubai

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Causing suffering

Thieves can be like experts (‘Airport porter steals from passengers’ luggage’, Gulf News, July 12)! My mother lost her bag at an airport when she kept it on the top of her trolley while going to the parking lot. We went and tried to search, but we had no luck. These people should be punished severely for putting others in severe pain and trouble.

From Ms Fatima Alvi

UAE

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Wallet stolen

I’ve had my wallet and some of my clothes stolen from my checked luggage. My wallet had my driver’s licence from Africa. I can never get it back again now.

From Mr H. Caleb

UAE

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