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Media literacy

SHOCKING. Sinister. Sanctionable. There are many ways to describe the network of anti-Pakistan, India-linked NGOs and fake media organisations uncovered by the EU DisinfoLab. These are the ‘cyber nukes’ that…

Literate Pakistan

Literate Pakistan

Pakistan is among the countries in the world that have low literacy rates: – less than 60 percent. Even this calculation accounts for just basic and traditional forms of literacy…

The Ehsaas Strategy

The Ehsaas strategy

The Ehsaas Strategy has been released today (pass.gov.pk/) to solicit public input, prior to its finalization. The strategy elaborates on the prime minister’s vision of a welfare state. This is…

Integrated Rural Development

Integrated rural development

Rural development is an indivisible and continuous process starting with agricultural development. But to be successful, it must simultaneously go beyond agricultural development and reach the overall socio-political and economic…

A Time Bomb Of Illiteracy

A time bomb of illiteracy

Undergoing a protracted politico-economic conflict with Islamabad, Balochistan is a ticking time bomb of multiple social disasters. With immense strategic importance, abundance of natural resources, an over 700km long coastline…

Education Beyond Literacy

Education beyond literacy

Literacy, education, information and knowledge are used interchangeably in our popular discourses as means of material and intellectual transformation and as sources of empowerment. However, they are discernibly different concepts…

Labour And Literacy

Labour and literacy

“Any situation in which some men prevent others from engaging in the process of inquiry is one of violence.”Paulo Freire YOU are probably one of those employers who find that…

Flat-rate Taxation: Alternate Solution – I

Flat-rate taxation: Alternate solution – I

Synopsis: At present, both the centre and provinces are not collecting taxes according to their respective potential due to weak enforcement and inherent problems of an outdated tax system. Total tax…