Second language (L2) writing has always been a problematic area for second language learners and a hot topic for second language researchers. The emergence of the field of L2 writing is a relatively recent phenomenon, but it has come of age. Intermediate Colleges of Lahore constitute the population of this study. Convenient Random sampling technique was used to take samples from the selected population. Two hundred and forty students and sixty teachers were taken as participants who were from public and private colleges. The data, collected through a questionnaire, was analysed using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Science). The findings suggest the most frequent writing difficulties faced by higher secondary level students are convention problems, grammatical issues and difficulties of tenses, and learning of usage problems, etc.