Anti-graffiti bill approved in Sindh

Thursday, February 27, 2014 – Karachi—Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan Wednesday ascended Provincial Assembly Bill to provide for prevention of defacement of property and prohibition of expression of matters on walls in the Province of Sindh.

The Act will be called the Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 2013, shall extend to the whole of Province of Sindh and shall come into force at once.

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How racism also hurts the supposed beneficiaries

by TANYA GOLASH-BOZA

In a recent interview, David Leonard argued that white people do not suffer from the structural violence that white supremacy creates. He contends: “As it relates to the criminal justice system, health, economic security, wealth, or education, white people are not hurt by racism.”

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Education can save Pakistan

Dr Khalid Malik and Dr Akmal Hussain

The fundamental task of development is to transform society: education and health are key elements in that process. So is leadership that can navigate the complexities of the contemporary world

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Pakistan’s Education system emergency

Pakistan’s educational system is in shambles and needs drastic improvement if we are to face the challenges of the 90s and see the nation successfully into the 21st-century. Much has been said and written about the ills of the system, yet no comprehensive policy or action has been taken to overcome this depressing situation.

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Why should we be more articulate

By Ali Nabi Nur

Language has always been a hot topic in any dialogue on education in Pakistan. With six major spoken languages and over three hundred dialects, Pakistan plays host to a plethora of diverse tongues and this has posed many challenges to policy makers. To complicate matters further, one has to deal with . . . → Read More: Why should we be more articulate

Global ‘Malala’ war chest for girls’ education launched

President Asif Ali Zardari Monday announced $10 million for a global war chest to educate all girls by 2015 set up in the name of Malala Yousufzai, the teen education activist shot and injured by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education.

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Ziauddin Youasfzai to be UN Special Adviser on Global Education

LONDON – Ziauddin Youasfzai, father of teen education activist Malala Yousafzai’s, was on Sunday named the United Nation’s Special Adviser on Global Education.

Former British prime minister and UN Special Envoy Gordon Brown announced the appointment of Ziauddin as an adviser to assist the UN in getting every child to school by the end of . . . → Read More: Ziauddin Youasfzai to be UN Special Adviser on Global Education

Defeating disabilities

By Nida Afaque

A staggered gait. A protruding limb. A twisted gaze. A crooked smile.

Do these features make you uncomfortable? Make you feel the need to look for alternative topics of discussion?  Then you are one of the thousands Pakistanis who treat people with special needs with a discriminatory attitude.

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Acid attack on female students in Parachinar

By Shaan Khan

It’s the latest cruel tactic in the Pakistani Taliban’s battle to stop girls and women from getting an education: acid thrown in their faces to scar them for life and deter others from following in their footsteps.

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Extending educational services through texts

In the rural areas of Pakistan, mobile phones are being used to help education.

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