Is Education A Priority?

Faisal Bari EVERY year we celebrate the fact that the allocation for education by federal as well as provincial governments goes up by 10 to 15 per cent. This has been happening for quite a few years now. All provinces feel the pressure to raise their education budgets, and they do. Indeed, some of the … Continue reading

Rethinking Zoos

FAISAL BARI SUZI, the lone elephant in the Lahore Zoo died last week. She lived for only 30-odd years. Even if they have lived in captivity, elephants are expected to have a lifespan of about 50 years. Suzi died early. For the last two and a half decades, Suzi was the star attraction at the … Continue reading

Where We Stand

FAISAL BARI MASHAL Khan was murdered by a mob. The students were worked up into a frenzy, with the knowledge that they will harm Mashal, and then they were led to him and they killed him. The issue used to work students up was an alleged instance of blasphemy. Blasphemy charges have been similarly misused … Continue reading