Saira was a sixteen-year-old girl. She belonged to a middle class family and had a friend, Amna, who belonged to a very rich family. Amna was not good at studies like Saira and talked all the time about fashion, jewellery, concerts and parties, etc. Saira also wanted to do all the things that Amna did. One day Amna told her that she is going to Pak Towers with some other friends and asked her to join them. Saira knew that her parents would never allow her to go with Amna but this time she really wanted to have fun so she decided to go with them. Amna was very happy that Saira would be joining them.
Next day, Saira told her mother that she would be late from school as there was an extra class. She felt uneasy about lying to her parents but then she was satisfied telling herself that this was fun she deserved.
After some days Amna again asked her to join them as they were going to some concert and she wanted her to go too. Saira again gave the same reason to her parents knowing that there’s no way they would ever find out and thus these excuses continued, her studies were also affected.
One day her mother noticed that some money was missing from her purse as well as from father’s drawer. Saira knew that if her mother found out that she had stolen the money, she would be very cross. As she was very afraid and did not want her mother to find out that she goes out with Amna and had stolen money for that purpose, she lied and said she did not know about it.
Her mother started scolding their maid thinking that she was the culprit. The maid was terrified and started crying, which made Saira feel guilty. She thought for a moment and realized that it would be very wrong for the poor maid to be punished for a crime that Saira had committed. She was frightened deep inside but she also wanted to save the innocent maid so she decided to lie yet once again. She ran to her mother and said that she had stolen the money to buy some books to get good grades. Her mother was astonished and told her that next time she should ask her for the money.
When her school progress report came, Saira’s mother was very annoyed. She scolded her a lot and told her that she will talk to her teacher about the matter. This was the worst time in the sixteen years of her life. She realized that each lie puts a person in more trouble than the one she was already in. She set aside her fear and told the truth and made a firm resolve never to lie again.