Archive | November, 2012

Whither all these promises?


  When the coalition introduced the Education White Paper and legislated the Academies Act and Education Bill in 2010 and 2011, respectively, they argued that these reforms would be seen as huge boon for the education sector. The White Paper brought together several elements of the Coalition’s reform agenda; the big society and localism, an […]

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Competing extremes – S Akbar Zaidi


Hoardings all across Karachi, placed by the ‘Citizens of Pakistan’, in both English and Urdu, are asking the question: do we want the Taliban’s Pakistan or Quaid-e-Azam’s. This is a rather poor choice, for neither of these two futures reflect Pakistan’s current reality. Enough has been written by the so-called westernised lifestyle liberals condemning and […]

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