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Pakistan’s Elusive Quality Education

Pakistan’s Elusive Quality Education

By Tariq Hussain, Writer for Pakistan Today
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Unless Pakistan’s government prioritizes the education sector, the economy will not progress. Only a well-educated society can resolve Pakistan’s multiple challenges. Unfortunately, no government has ever committed to turn around the education sector. However, the lawmakers introduced a National Education Policy in 2009 to increase the literacy rate which also suffers from “implementation and commitment gaps.” On the other hand, The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of universal education remained elusive as per the UNESCO report; […]

December 23, 2014 · 1 comment · Education, Pakistan
DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Matson, U.S. Army.  (Released). Credit: United States Institute of Peace

Can Post-2014 Afghanistan Achieve Economic and Political Stability?

By Tariq Hussain, Writer for Pakistan Today
Location Pakistan Pakistan

The worst election crisis in Afghanistan amidst the US drawdown plan after fighting against the Taliban has finally come to an end. A US-brokered deal made it possible for former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah. As per the deal, a unity government will be formed with Mr. Ghani as the president of Afghanistan and Mr. Abdullah a CEO, a recently created post which according to experts is almost equal to […]

November 17, 2014 · 1 comment · Afghanistan, Politics, South Asia
Can Pakistan’s Declining Education System be Fixed?

Can Pakistan’s Declining Education System be Fixed?

By Tariq Hussain, Writer for Pakistan Today
Location Pakistan Pakistan

In spite of many education challenges, Pakistanis continue to seek higher education to improve their society and nation. Pakistan’s education system suffers from many problems ranging from poor quality curricula to lack of a unified language instruction (in Urdu) which obstructs students to develop critical thinking. However, positive factors seem to have emerged recently such as an increase in PhD scholars and a growing public aspiration for children to become educated. First of all, the […]

October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Pakistan
Pakistan Youth Defy Fear Watching Cricket

Pakistan Youth Defy Fear Watching Cricket

By Tariq Hussain, Writer for Pakistan Today
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Despite daily violence, Pakistani youth from Rawalpindi and Islamabad defy fear by watching the Lahore Lions vs Faisalabad Wolves match at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. It is natural to be excited during any joyous moment of life. But for the fun-starved Pakistanis, such an occasion takes on new heights. For example, this enthusiasm is underscored by the degree of excitement and cheers by Pakistani youth during Sunday’s Lahore Lions vs Faisalabad Wolves match at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Domestic cricket matches in […]

February 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Culture, Pakistan, South Asia, Sports
Pakistan’s Education System is in Peril

Pakistan’s Education System is in Peril

By Tariq Hussain, Writer for Pakistan Today
Location Pakistan Pakistan

A better and brighter future is possible for Pakistan’s education system when tolerance, peace and tranquility rules the country. Aitzaz Hassan, a 15-year-old student who became a hero after tackling a would-be suicide bomber targeting a school, and Malala Yousafzai, a young girl who defiantly spoke out against the Taliban, are champions of education in Pakistan and will always be remembered for their sacrifices. Malala raised her voice against the oppression and brutality of the […]

February 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Pakistan, South Asia
Pakistan’s Debate Over Malala Yousafzai

Pakistan’s Debate Over Malala Yousafzai

By Tariq Hussain, Writer for Pakistan Today
Location Pakistan Pakistan

A fierce debate began soon after the book I am Malala appeared across Pakistan. Some view the book a conspiracy to defame Islam and Pakistan while others consider it a masterpiece for women’s rights. Social media in Pakistan slammed Malala Yousafzai’s book and called her a western agent. Religious leaders have questioned her role as a Muslim. It is also argued that the book has been written by controversial British journalist Christina Lamb, author of Waiting for Allah. […]

January 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Pakistan, Politics
The Economic Role of Women in Pakistan

The Economic Role of Women in Pakistan

By Tariq Hussain, Writer for Pakistan Today
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan’s conservative patriarchal society has prevented women from achieving full integration into the government and private sector. Women constitute half of the Pakistan’s 190 million population and represent a big part of the labor force. However their vitality and potential has never been fully realized in the past 66 years after independence despite having surpassed their male counterpart in every field of life. Unlike the past, women play a crucial role serving Pakistan with enthusiasm […]

January 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Economics, Pakistan, Women's Rights