White Stripes in a Green World

This August 14, two members of the Christian community open up about issues they feel strongly about.

ILM Conference participants term SNC threat to critical thought

Participants at the ILM Conference, organized by the Center for Social Justice, expressed concerns that the SNC will result in a generation unable to keep up pace with the rest of the world.

Reforming problematic curricula

For the PTI, the criticism coming from various quarters on the party’s most ambitious project ‘One Nation One Curriculum’ has been indigestible.

Government urged to raise standard of education, and avoid discrimination

Minorities urge Government to raise standard of education, and avoid discrimination

Removal of religious content from SNC at an impasse

June 8th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; All eyes are on the Supreme Court's hearing on June 11 as removal of religious content from compulsory subjects other than Islamiayat in SNC is at an impasse following the Punjab government’s refusal to do so.

“Uncertain & Haphazard”: Students bash govt’s exam policies

May 12th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; "Students require solid deadlines to prepare themselves for assessment. The Govt’s lack of planning will adversely impact the performance of our students in the most important exams of their lives. This is unforgivable negligence," remarks a teacher.

A right to education, without discrimination

April 27th, 2021; By Suneel Malik; LAHORE; "The matter of religious inclusivity in the SNC has been presented in public as a religious issue in order to create confusion and generate controversy, despite the fact that in actuality it deals with the curricula, and its provisions relating to basic human rights protected under the Constitution," writes Suneel Malik.

HR dept letter to textbook board over exclusion of Islamic content...

April 27th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; ISLAMABAD; Punjab Minister For Human Rights and Minority Affairs Ijaz Masih said on Monday said his department has withdrawn its letter to Punjab Curriculum Text Board (PCTB) for excluding Islamic content from textbooks of subjects other than Islamiyat following opposition within government circles.

Remarks made by chief of minorities’ commission regretted by activists

The People’s Commission on Minority Rights (PCMR) has expressed dismay over the reported remarks of Chela Ram, the chief of the state-appointed National Commission on Minorities (NCM), expressing his disagreement with the content of the report presented by the one-man Shoaib Suddle commission to the Supreme Court.

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WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY: When a home becomes a prison

As Pakistan marks Mental Health Day, mental health experts say society must prioritise help for children who are scarred from emotional strain.

Nobel Prize for journalists acknowledgment of every journalist: Pakistani journalists

Pakistani journalists have termed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to two international journalists being of great significance with a clear message to powers around the globe who are trying to suppress the freedom of speech through might and coercion.

Global Citizens’ Assembly launched on climate and ecological crisis

A group of 100 people begins discussions as part of the world’s first global citizens’ assembly on climate and ecological crises. The Global Citizens’ Assembly will present their findings at the UN COP26 climate summit in November

Torkham to Kabul: In conversation with senior journalist Farzana Ali

Aaj TV's Peshawar bureau chief and senior journalist Farzana Ali talks to about exploring human stories in Pakistan's tribal belt, and how it led up to her visit to Taliban-led Afghanistan