Education & Education System Archive

Misuse of Pakistan’s PhD Grants in US and Canada: Editor’s Note: We thank the author, a US national, of this article for providing us this valuable information. Pakistan’s government seems to be unaware of how its taxpayer’s money is being abused in foreign land. Grants worth millions intended
Children of Zia – by Nabiha Meher: In elite academic institutions, we often make a knee-jerk and erroneous assumption that we are not responsible for the intolerance that now permeates our land. It is easy to blame the non-English speaking public sector and madrassas. We like
Women workers in Pakistan – by Naveed Ali: It is middle and upper classes whose women stay at home in general. In urban centres, majority of women from lower (and lower middle) classes are working so as women from rural areas as farmers (who work on wages),
HEC and the Constitution – by Asad Jamal: Note by Sikandar Mehdi It is surprising that someone in the media has reported the facts about Higher Education Commission (HEC) rather than the “science fiction” that has been presented by the news retailers. Dr. Atta ur Rehman probably
Civil Society supports “Devolution of HEC” : A joint resolution from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Academia, Civil Society Organizations and youth from different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA passed a joined resolution on April 07 in favor of devolution of HEC under the 18th Constitutional Amendment and condemned all those anti-constitution and anti-democratic
In support of devolving HEC – by Humza Ikram and M Usama Kabbir: The Federal Government has transferred five ministries, including the Ministry of Education, to the provinces under the devolution plan in the 18th Amendment. The ministries of Education, Social Welfare and Special Education, Tourism, Livestock and Dairy, Rural Development and
Islamic identity, militancy and modernity: Pakistanis need soul searching – by Shiraz Paracha: We, Pakistanis, are talented and intelligent people but many of us have an unrealistic approach towards life and a naive world view, even so we wish to impose our view upon the rest of the world. The case of
An agenda for Pakhtuns in Pakistan – by Baryal Utmanzai: Pakhtun Leadership (both politicians and civil society) should stand with any one who helps them achieve for Pakhtunkhwa a complete and unadulterated regional autonomy. Without such an autonomy, Pakhtuns are doomed to social, cultural and economic slavery. Centralized State
Who can be a Mu’min? – by Shiraz Paracha: From mullahs to poets such as Dr. Muhammad Iqbal everyone describes ‘shan and aan’ (glory and prestige) and great qualities of a Mu’min. To be a Mu’min is the dream of a true Muslim. However, according to the Qur’anic
Think ahead – Save the future! by Pakeezah Saadat: A better future is what we all aim for.  It can only be obtained with the help of education for everyone regardless of anyone’s social/financial status in a society. Education can spark up the minds of our 60% youth-based
Divided education producing extremists -by Arshad Mahmood:
Tar village: a beacon of light with 80pc literacy -by Iqbal Khawaja: THATTA: Amid poor nationwide rate of literacy and declining standard of education in the province, Tar Khuwaja, a small village of 500 souls, 63 kilometres from here, has sprung up like an oasis with more than 80 per cent
Bhutto’s nationalization policy: A response to PM Gilani’s statement – by Suleman Akhtar: Related article: Was Bhutto’s nationalisation policy a mistake? This is response to P.M.Gilani’s statement “Nationalization of educational institutions was blunder“ I’am not going to vindicate Socialism, to be implemented as economic system of country, nor advocate the rhetorical demands
Was Bhutto’s nationalisation policy a mistake?: Related article: Bhutto’s nationalization policy: A response to PM Gilani’s statement – by Suleman Akhtar Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani termed the nationalisation of educational institutions in 1972 a ‘mistake’. Speaking at the death anniversary of Zamindar College founder
Danish School Project, a commendable initiative of the Punjab government – by Ashraf Sohail: The following article was sent to the LUBP by Ashraf Sohail. It was previously published in daily Waqt.
People’s government suggesting universities to generate resources of their own – by Usman Qazi: Link to the LUBP Forum discussion on this topic: ملک کو درپیش قدرتی اور مالیاتی بحران کے پس منظر میں محترمہ شہناز وزیرعلی کا بیان نظر سے گزرا جس میں ان کا روے سخن صحت اور تعلیم، خصوصا
Violence in classrooms – By Qudrat Ullah:   Corporal punishment is the gravest violation of fundamental rights of the children. All children need enabling environment to grow up. On the other hand, corporal punishments badly blemish their overall behavior and also hinder psychological growth. According to
Private schools in Pakistan must focus on character building instead of spreading the English language complex – by Muhammad Amir Khakwani: Source: Express, 27 July 2010 Also of interest is the following extract from a lengthy article on this topic by Shamaila Ali Hasan: Discussing about the situation he (Javed) further writes: While the reason for students taking up English
Another Leghari shaking the system? – by Amjad Rashid: Editor’s Note: Personally I don’t agree with some of the ‘facts’ presented in this article. The LUBP has in principle supported Dr. Javed Leghari’s position on fake degree scandal.  Dr Laghari is the same man who was appointed by
Issues With Our Education – By Pakeezah Saadat: Etymologically, the word education means educare, which means to ‘bring up’ or ‘bring out’ the potential and the creativity of an individual. It mean to bring out the real creativeness from inside ‘you’ and to display in some form
In defence of the uneducated – by Iqbal Jafar: Originally published in Dawn A FALSE, even perverse, assumption, if allowed to go unchallenged for a period of time can become part of conventional wisdom. If it is significant enough it can even find place as an accepted premise
Textbooks – Source confusion and extremism – by Junaid Qaiser: Pakistan’s poor education system and its bias curriculum that often incites intolerance and violence has increasingly become a matter of international concern. The government-mandated curriculum is a major concern for Western observers who say it encourages intolerance, anti democracy,
Beyond Madrasas: assessing the Links Between Education and Militancy in Pakistan – report by Rebecca Winthrop and Corinne Graf: Report published by the Brookings Institute: Overview: Increasing educational attainment is likely to reduce conflict risk, especially in countries like Pakistan that have very low levels of primary and secondary school enrollment. Education quality, relevance and content also have
Budget 2010-2011 – A reminder for policy makers (Part I): Education Benazir Bhutto promised to allocate 4% of GDP to Education sector; which according to UN each  country must allocate .  According to education policy budget allocation can never be less than the previous year and government has shown
Higher education in Pakistan – by Dr. Javaid Laghari: The developing countries are no longer content to be a source of cheap labour. Instead, they are rapidly becoming the driving force of innovation and creativity. They are redesigning entire products and business processes to reduce costs. IBM today
Peace, prosperity and progress for tribal people — by Dr Ishtiaq Ahmed: What is utterly disgraceful is the fact that women have been effectively and comprehensively denied their right to education by both commission and omission. Nowhere is this fact more glaringly manifest than in FATA My recent discussion of tribal
Hooligans of Islami Jamiat put Punjab University professor in hospital: ‘IJT hooligans’ put PU professor in hospital * Injured principal of College of Earth & Environmental Sciences also chairman of disciplinary committee * PU VC calls on Punjab CM to take notice * IJT distances itself Staff Report LAHORE:
Mice: Treatment of minorities in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan – by Nadeem Paracha: NFP asks if minorities will ever be treated well enough to not feel like misfits. — File photo Some days ago, while waiting in my car for a traffic signal to turn green, a young kid nonchalantly stuck a
The Greater Game of Rightist Establishment: What we are today witnessing is a completely de-politicized youth of Pakistan trying to define Pakistan’s politics in a haste and in black and white. There are many grey areas in politics too. Our youth today needs to understand
Strategic depth for Pakistan lies within Pakistan – by Kamran Shafi: It is within us By Kamran Shafi Tuesday, 09 Feb, 2010 THERE has been a veritable raft of statements from the chief of army staff in the very recent past on ‘strategic depth’ for Pakistan in Afghanistan. Variously: “we
Education and values – by Ayesha Siddiqa: The coexistence of various economic classes also meant greater tolerance for other differences, be it class, religion, caste or creed. –File Photo A year ago, some of my old classmates from Lahore’s Cathedral High School tracked me down through
Amb. Haqqani – Lobbying for “Transformation” – by Anas Muhammad: On January 15, 2009, Ambassador Husain Haqqani, was a special guest to a gathering at the Nixon Center, which discussed the US-Paksitan relations. This is one of the many forums Honorable Ambassador has addressed, since being appointed at his
Why are Muslims so disempowered?: An analysis by Dr Farrukh Saleem:
Faheem Hussain — as I knew him: Saturday, October 03, 2009Pervez Hoodbhoy It was mid-October 1973 when, after a gruelling 26-hour train ride from Karachi, I reached the physics department of Islamabad University (or Quaid-e-Azam University, as it is now known). As I dumped my luggage
Love life at LUMS: Does that represent Pakistani culture?: To Love or Not to Love Tajwar Tashfin Awan Sep 11 2009 Dear All I have been reduced to throw this out there because of what i have been witnessing in Lums for around a month now. What has
Gojra and education: Zubeida Mustafa TALKING to a Dawn panel several years ago, Asghar Ali Engineer, head of the Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai, had commented that every communal riot in India that he had investigated was found to
Talibans start making their presence felt in Karachi !: Co-edu institutions in city receiving threats from Taliban? KARACHI: Panic has spread in the city’s co-education institutions after receiving threats, believed to be from the Taliban, in which they have been warned to close down or face the consequences,
In appreciation of Shahbaz Sharif’s Danish Schools Project – Ataul Haq Qasmi: Notwithstanding our political differences, this noble project deserves our full support.
Radio Schools for children: Well done, Radio Pakistan…: Radio Pakistan takes a revolutionary step After a three-day conference of its station directors, Radio Pakistan has decided to initiate some reforms that clearly promise to revolutionise its role in society. It has decided to launch a special project
A tribute to the real heroes of Pakistan: From The Citizens Foundation to Rizwan Scholars: A tribute to the real heroes of Pakistan In the national interest Monday, February 16, 2009 by Kamal Siddiqi The writer is editor reporting, The News These are gloomy times for Pakistan with many doubting what the future holds