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Madressah Reforms

Madressah reforms

IN the National Action Plan (NAP), points 10 and 18 convey the state’s resolve to register and regulate madressahs and eradicate sectarian terrorism. Both actions fall primarily within the preview…

Law For Inclusive Education

Law for inclusive education

The debate on inclusive education is especially important in Pakistan today because while the government is under pressure to legislate on inclusive education as per its international obligations under the…

Gaps In Responses

Gaps in responses

THE wounds of last year’s terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar are still fresh and cause for renewing our resolve to finish the job of securing Pakistan’s…

Create A Scientist

Create a scientist

What is science? It is the systematic study of universal phenomena with the intent to find the truth. One wonders, then, what it takes to be a scientist, and that…

Home-grown Threat

Home-grown threat

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Imran Khan discussed the reasons why the number of terror attacks in the country had decreased. “When the Americans were pushing…

A Counter-narrative

A counter-narrative

For decades we have remained in a state of denial about terrorism and militancy, shielding ourselves behind a thick screen of ambiguity. However, after a long spell of extremism, there…

‘Jewels In Rags’

‘Jewels in rags’

AS in the past, this year, too, the examiners in Punjab’s education system have found some poor students, most of them belonging to the lowest rung of the working class,…

Lessons From Kasur

Lessons from Kasur

“Death is a better option,” said one of the survivors of the child pornography ring that was exposed this summer in the Punjab town of Kasur. He made the statement…

Energy Efficiency To The Rescue

Energy efficiency to the rescue

Pakistan is facing an energy crunch which knows no bounds. Successive governmental thrusts have come to a naught. The public is fed up and would want more drastic steps to…

Protests And Private Schools

Protests and private schools

By the time today’s newspaper gets delivered and read, a handful of angry parents would have assembled at Liberty roundabout to hold a protest against fee hikes by private schools…