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The War On Campus

The war on campus

Looking out of one window, you see the scene brightening up a bit. The dark clouds are beginning to wither away. But there is another window that opens on another…

Language Debate

Language debate

After almost 70 years of independence, the debate, whether education in Pakistan should be in Urdu or English, rages on. The 1973 Constitution written in English, made Urdu the national…

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning

The global community, a vast majority of national societies and experts from multiple disciplines are more aligned on the beneficial and transformative effect of education on the lives of individuals…

Need For Investment

Need for investment

Investment occupies pivotal position in the economic growth (GDP) equation [GDP = consumption + investment + government expenditure + (exports-imports)]. Keeping other variables constant in this equation, increase or decrease…

The Never-ending Battle

The never-ending battle

Afshan Ahmed, a teacher at the Army Public School in Peshawar, bravely stood between her students and the Taliban gunmen that invaded the school on December 16, 2014 and entered…

Averting Another Peshawar

Averting another Peshawar

The answer to this question may lie in the half-hearted, knee-jerk and ‘for public- consumption’ measures taken by the government in the last few days. The post-trauma stress has squeezed…

A Different War On Education

A different war on education

Going to school is a hugely risky proposition for children and teachers across the world. We don’t realise how difficult and hazardous getting an education is till it hits us…

Urdu Is Not Going Anywhere

Urdu is not going anywhere

That in my humble view is the conclusion of the conference in Karachi on the state of Urdu language, literature, journalism and performing arts held last week. Urdu is not…