Over 7,000 Pakistanis enrolled in Chinese universities have been trapped in a whirlpool of hope and despair for over two years. They are studying online because Beijing has barred the return of foreign students due to a COVID travel ban.
In a country where only 13% of the girls are still in school by the time they reach the ninth grade, it is not surprising that families do not focus on their education and career.
Teachers in Islamabad have been told not to use the rod for students as they may face penalties for violating a law on banning corporal punishments in schools across the federal territory.
All 70 schools managed by the Punjab Workers' Welfare Fund are shut, as employees demand amenities on par with other Govt Depts.