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Hindutva hazard

The rise of the Sangh Parivar – Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliate organizations – in India has unhinged two largely stable equilibria of co-existence in South Asia: a)…

SNC: broaden the horizon

A lot has already been said about the Single National Curriculum (SNC). The education minister, writing in these pages on September 8, has stated: “we will continue to request for…

Open letter to the education minister

Dear Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training. Hope you are doing well. The reason I wrote the full name of your ministry is that the official website has the…

Debating the SNC

A robust debate has started in the media regarding the Single National Curriculum (SNC) – and that is a good thing. I cannot remember the last time so many people…

Campaigning For Languages

Campaigning for languages

Pakistan is often seen as, and rightly so, a hard country for campaigns. Campaigns, whether on human rights, education, civil liberty, constitutional rights; on environment, culture or languages often face…

HEC asked to ensure merit in appointment of VCs in KP

The Senate Standing Committee on Federal Education, Professional Training, National History and Literary Heritage was told Wednesday that the government was looking to shifting the budget allocated for the National…

Education conversation

A NARRATIVE has been created and is being reinforced that education devolution, under the 18th Amendment, was a mistake and ‘some’ things need to be brought back under the control/…

Curricula reform

WHAT is a Pakistani? Prime Minister Imran Khan stoked this thorny question with his order last week to establish a National Curriculum Council to generate uniform educational standards that will…

The Missing Link

The missing link

“I would like my followers to pursue the best education that can transform the individual and society toward prosperity and wellbeing. [This form of] education must promote social cohesion [and]…

Bilawal And 50 Years Of The PPP

Bilawal and 50 years of the PPP

A third generation Bhutto has launched his social-liberal platform at the well-attended golden jubilee celebrations of the Pakistan People’s Party, which is undoubtedly inseparable from the story of the successes…