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

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

Our resolve is stronger than your bullet!

Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif received on Monday children to mark resumption of schooling in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after horrific Taliban-led attack on Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar on December 16 last leaving some 150 people, including 132 schoolchildren, massacred.

“Everyone (is) in high spirit,” a tweet from ISPR chief Maj.-Gen Asif Bajwa quoted Gen . . . → Read More: Our resolve is stronger than your bullet!

A song dedicated to the brave children of Pakistan!

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Post by Faysal Quraishi.

What holds back Pakistan’s economic and democratic growth

A recent World Bank report suggests that the country will not meet the Millennium Development Goals of universal primary education by 2015. The report ranks Pakistan 113th out of 120 countries in the “Education for All Index.” With seven million out-of-school kids, the challenge is snowballing with each passing year.

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How will the children go back to school

After the Taliban killed 147 people at a local school, 136 of them children, nobody in Pakistan’s frontier city feels safe

Two weeks after a Taliban attack on a local school killed 147 people, 136 of them children, the Pakistani city of Peshawar is still raw with grief and fear.

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A nation that refuses to learn from its mistakes

ISLAMABAD: General Raheel Sharif ordered Imran Khan to end the Dharna.General Raheel Sharif ordered the politicians to sit together. General Raheel Sharif ordered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to negotiate with Imran Khan for a political resolution. General Raheel Sharif wants the Constitution amended for the military courts to be established.

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UK Looks into non-standard teaching practices in Muslim private schools

Six Muslim schools in London’s Tower Hamlets region have recently been accused of exposing their pupils to ‘serious risk’ of ‘extremist influences and radicalisation’, Sir. Michael Wilshaw says. The head of Ofsted and Chief Inspector of Schools claims these independent institutions focus far too heavily on Islamic teaching, ignoring the core modules of the National . . . → Read More: UK Looks into non-standard teaching practices in Muslim private schools