Month: November 2017

The dharna technology

Bloody, violent and effective – the latest dharna has achieved what the last three dharnas were unable to accomplish. All these achievements would not be possible had dharna technology not been invented, tested and tried on three earlier occasions, twice by Barelvi scholars. The newly invented Pakistani dharna technology is […]

New Punjab Textbooks –

Textbooks – kudos to Punjab Pervez HoodbhoyUpdated November 25, 2017 The writer teaches physics in Lahore and Islamabad. MANY think that our education rot is irreversible. Among countless other problems one stands out — school textbooks written and produced in Pakistan. These are probably the world’s worst. For decades, children have […]

Textbooks – kudos to Punjab

Source: Dawn There’s now a ray of hope. Last week, two towering piles of books from the Punjab Textbook Board somehow found their way onto my desk. Many bear the imprimatur ‘Punjab Chief Minister’s Programme for Education Reforms’ stamped upon their front cover. This immediately sent to me a negative […]


Source: Dawn And for three weeks, we watched as the fringe dragged itself to the centre and raised itself into a miasma that has engulfed us all. It wasn’t particularly surprising. There is effectively no government. And definitely no one who could handle this situation. Civilian government or military dictator, […]