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Islamabad school staff goes on strike

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 11, 2013. Islamabad – Education is expected to suffer at the twenty Islamabad Model Colleges on Monday as the teaching and nonteaching employees of the colleges have announced a complete strike. At a press conference in Islamabad on Sunday, representatives of […]

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Students display promising science skills at Intel National Science Fair

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jan 29, 2013 and on Jan 30, 2013. Islamabad – Haris bin Ashraf set out to solve a household problem around two years ago. “The gutter line of my house had choked because of plastic bags,” Ashraf said, laughing nervously. “I thought something […]

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NA passes private education regulatory bill

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jan 24, 2013. Islamabad – The Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) is all set to get some real powers after the National Assembly passed a bill on Wednesday to keep Islamabad’s private educational institutions (PEIs) in check. The Islamabad Capital Territory […]

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Social initiative helping street children

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jan 22, 2013. A few years ago, Sarah Adeel was reading the famous children’s book “The Little Prince” to a group of six-year-olds. Suddenly, coming to a passage where one of the characters, a fox, tells the little prince it cannot […]

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The Library challenge

An edited version of this story was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 24, 2012. Bagh – Zeeshan Asad likes to read Urdu poetry. His favourite poet is Saghir Siddiqi. Asad was in class 3 when his school in Harighel in the Bagh district of Azad Jammu & Kashmir was destroyed by a […]

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AJK schools need rebuilding post-2005 earthquake

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Oct 8, 2012. Bagh – It’s been seven years since the 7.6-magnitude earthquake damaged most buildings in district Bagh in Azad Jammu & Kashmir, but 64 per cent of all public school buildings there are yet to be reconstructed. The district had […]

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On International Literacy Day 2012

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Sept 9, 2012. Islamabad – Every Pakistani child should get to attend school, and peace and progress in the country cannot be achieved without literacy and education. Shahnaz Wazir Ali, special assistant to the prime minister, expressed these thoughts in Islamabad on […]

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Strong education sector before tech investment

Interview with Intel Pakistan Country Manager Naveed Siraj An edited version of this story first appeared in The Express Tribune on February 1, 2014. ISLAMABAD – The time when Intel Corporation, a world leader in computing technology, starts to invest in Pakistan for local manufacturing and assembly of its products might come about in the […]

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