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A grand plan to educate our children

Achieving 100 per cent literacy is not a new ideal. It has been idealised by Pakistanis and harped on about by successive governments, which, for their part, went on to announce three education policies, in 1992, 1998 and 2009, and a number of development plans, including the National Plan of

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Public-private partnership can improve education

By Our Correspondent Published: April 16, 2016 KARACHI: In order to educate four million out-of-school children in the province, the Sindh government has been urged to expand the scope of its project under which good quality education can be provided by making arrangements with private schools at comparatively low cost

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Free primary schooling: Federal, provincial govts to explain delay in implementing right to education law- Express Tribune, 20 March 2016

KARACHI: The right to education law that makes it mandatory for all children between the ages of five and 16 years to go to school has yet to be implemented and the courts want to know what is causing the delay. The Sindh High Court (SHC) sought comments from the

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Without criticism the government wouldn’t evolve – Dawn, June 2015

‘Are your rights being protected or violated?’ This was the main question raised during a dialogue on the implementation of the Cyber crime Bill organised by Public Interest Law Association of Pakistan (PILAP), I am Karachi and The Debating Circuit Karachi at the Pakistan American Culture Centre here on Tuesday.

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Cyber-crime bill: ‘Angels’ play the Devil’s advocate to defend civil liberties – Express Tribune, June 2015

When young students can get up in front of an audience and argue in favor of a new law they oppose, you know democracy and tolerance are at work. Read full story here.

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The Cure: Education- Dawn, December 2014

EVERY educated Pakistani (and many an uneducated one) knows that a large part of the current crisis facing our nation can be put down to the much-harped-about-and-little-done-about problem of illiteracy. Read more here.

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Not a drop to drink – Express Tribune, February 2015

The scarcity of clean drinking water remains one of the most unfortunate realities of life in 2015 in Pakistan. If you are reading this article online or in print, you probably take a glass of clean drinking water for granted. Full story here.

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Pandora’s box – Dawn, August 2014

A VIDEO of a group of PIA passengers that forced MNA Ramesh Kumar and former interior minister Senator Rehman Malik to disembark(from PK-370) after they held up the flight for two hours by arriving late went viral this week. Full story here.

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