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Religious education

On October 22, I wrote a column entitled “Education and manners,” in which I examined the influence of education and training on manners. Among the many positive reactions there was…

Education and manifestos

DO party manifestos show intentions? Going by past record, they do not. Hardly ever have parties adhered to manifestos. But manifestos do show what parties want the people to know…

The purpose of education

When former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf was in power in Pakistan, he violated democratic and moral dictates by altering the electoral laws and making it mandatory for candidates to…

Education – a recap and what to expect

This is a year-end review of the most important events in the education sector in 2022 and a forecast of how some of those issues will continue to play out…

Balancing acts in education reform

Public education in Pakistan is often a precarious subject. Reform efforts are seen with scepticism across the political spectrum. On the one hand, progressives critique it for promoting many of…

Charter of education

We are living in 2022 – in fact, almost at the halfway mark of 2022. Back in the 1980s or even 1990s people would perhaps do anything to somehow have…

No education for the forcibly converted

How violation of the fundamental rights of a citizen dents our entire society is often ignored by the power structures in the country. This is especially so when it translates…

Seventy-five years of education: Part – I

As Pakistan celebrates its platinum jubilee at 75, it is time to take stock of the country’s achievements and losses in various fields. A country can measure its progress in…

The education paradox

In his address at Allahabad in 1930, Allama Iqbal preached that an ideal state would be one that created its own culture and politics. Following this, Pakistan was created in…