Education emergency

By Hadia Shaukat Published in DAWN on June 19, 2022 SAADIA has been teaching science to Grade 8 students at a government school in Lahore’s outskirts for 15 years. Every day, she enters the classroom, starts lecturing and the students take notes. No questions are asked, no misconceptions addressed. When her lecture ends, she writes a few […]



Budgeting illusions

By Sakib Sherani Published in DAWN on Jun 17, 2022 THE federal government has presented its budget for the next fiscal year under challenging conditions. While the economic situation is dire, the political context is no less difficult and trying. The incumbent government leads an eight-party “rainbow” coalition engaged in tough negotiations with the IMF, with seven[…]