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A National Innovation Policy

A national innovation policy

Pakistan – a country with a population of 220 million – has over a 100 million below the age of 20. This gives us a unique window of opportunity for…

History Of Educational Development

History of educational development

Instead of raising and answering fundamental questions about purposes of education in our context, we have been borrowing heavily, and uncritically, the ideas produced elsewhere If we take a look…

Policy Disconnect

Policy disconnect

The joyful reaction across Islamabad’s power corridors to a stabilising rupee, the successful sale of new 3G telecom licences and the launch of a $2 billion Eurobond ahead of this…

Benazir’s Reconciliation Policy

Benazir’s reconciliation policy

The history of mankind is flooded with horrible and dreadful incidents of which certain incidents that were the manifest of man's gallantry inundated the pages of history with blood of…

National Education Policy 2009 – A Critique

National education policy 2009 – a critique

The announcement of the National Education Policy, 2009, was supposed to be the starting point for a nationwide debate on much needed systemic educational reforms. Yet apart from the odd…

SIFC: where vision meets action

The unveiling of SIFC (Special Investment Facilitation Council) marks the Government of Pakistan’s comprehensive ‘Economic Revival Plan’ in response to the economic challenges faced by the country. The SIFC was…

Knowledge and power

Everyone interested in education knows Macaulay and his ‘Minute on Education’, the basis of the English Education Act of 1835, that determined to give the native population of India “a…

Post-pandemic Pakistan

Crisis response has three phases: pre, in and post. We never made any long-term preparations for a pandemic in any meaningful way, that much we already know. Shorter-term, when news…

Freedom On Campus

Freedom on campus

It is unfortunate that the state has decided to stand against students, academics and civil society activist demanding the restoration of student unions. The very purpose is to silence them…

Promoting pluralism

THE need for mutual coexistence has never been as relevant in history as it is felt today. The quest for living harmoniously has been a continuous urge throughout history. Particularly,…