Non-Muslim students to get new Ethics text books in KP

Waking up from a deep slumber after decades, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Textbook Board has begun developing books on Ethics as an alternative subject to Islamiat for non-Muslim schoolchildren in the province.

Currently, Islamiat is not compulsory for non-Muslim students at schools. They can opt for Ethics subject in place of Islamiat.

Ironically, the KPTB hasn’t . . . → Read More: Non-Muslim students to get new Ethics text books in KP

Crisis after crisis

Agriculture serves as the backbone for Pakistan’s economy. The Indus River, the country’s only major river system feeds a network of canals that help irrigate the land and enable the country to produce crops such as cotton and wheat which are the mainstay of Pakistan’s exports. Thus, the fact that Pakistan is speeding towards a . . . → Read More: Crisis after crisis

Remembering the Chapel Hill shooting victim

21-year-old Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha was shot in the head alongside her husband and her sister in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Tuesday. A preliminary police investigation suggests that the fatal shootings were the result of a parking dispute, but the possibility that it was a hate crime has not been ruled out. A 46-year-old neighbor, . . . → Read More: Remembering the Chapel Hill shooting victim

An amazing story of a Pakistani village

This is called ‪#‎Pakistan‬. Tando Somro, a village near Hyderabad is a place where the villagers are contributing a lot to make it an ideal place for its habitants. How? Watch this video.

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The need for a multilingual education programme

WE do have a language dilemma on hand, whether we admit it or not.

I attend a ceremony at a school of journalism in Buffer Zone in Karachi where 49 girls are awarded a certificate for the three-month course they had completed supported by scholarships from donors. The language of the proceedings is English and . . . → Read More: The need for a multilingual education programme

Malala’s tribute to Aitzaz Hasan

Let this be the last time an innocent child loses life due to terrorism. Though our dear country has been a target of terrorism for years, there have been courageous people and youth who have stood up for peace and even sacrificed their lives for their rights.

Think about the story of the brave teachers . . . → Read More: Malala’s tribute to Aitzaz Hasan

The endless sorrow – Peshawar school attack martyrs

The death toll following the massacre at a military-run school in Pakistan his risen to 141 — including 132 children, most of whom were 16 years old or younger. A number of people are taking to social media to express grief and share stories about the victims. Here are some of those who . . . → Read More: The endless sorrow – Peshawar school attack martyrs

Coming back to school after the Peshawar tragedy

By Zaman Faraz

A tragic incident took place in Peshawar, less than a month ago. It was a cold blooded massacre of innocent children who were just seeking to gain knowledge and build a better future for themselves and their parents.

A parent said,”My son was in uniform in the morning. He is in . . . → Read More: Coming back to school after the Peshawar tragedy

Returning to Army Public School after Peshawar attack

Pupils are returning to a school in Peshawar that witnessed a massacre last month in which more than 150 students and teachers were killed.

A mother who lost her son and a mother whose son is returning to school gave the BBC harrowing accounts of what happened that day, and what life holds . . . → Read More: Returning to Army Public School after Peshawar attack

Kerry visits Peshawar school to mark solidarity of the US with Pakistan

The White House on Monday said Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Peshawar Army Public school-which on December 16 experienced a horrific terrorist attack claiming lives of more than 130 children – signifies the American people’s solidarity with the people of Pakistan.

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