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Faisal Bari

How many are too many?

How can parents know how many of their children will survive to adulthood? Published Jul 12, 2019 06:35am

Taxation measures

The government's priorities should be about moving Pakistan towards a sustainable and equitable growth path. Updated Jun 14, 2019 07:46am

Learning on vacation

Children should be encouraged to read widely, beyond their assigned curriculum. Published May 31, 2019 07:25am

Go home, you are 55

An age-based policy will not solve performance-related issues. Updated May 17, 2019 07:47am

Higher education budget cuts

Even if universities get to work on raising private funding, it will take years to build a successful campaign. Published May 03, 2019 07:00am

PhD holder and unemployed

The HEC is often criticised for focusing on the quantity rather than quality of programmes. Published Apr 19, 2019 07:15am

Inclusive education

Nabila and Khadija are in trouble. They are at risk of dropping out of school. Published Apr 05, 2019 06:59am

Austerity and education

Our education sector needs significant improvement. How is this possible without more money? Published Mar 22, 2019 07:07am

A staggering gap

Millions of educated women are still not in the labour force. Imagine the impact on Pakistan if they were. Published Mar 08, 2019 06:41am

Schooling and learning

A recent report is showing impressive gains in learning across Pakistan. Published Feb 22, 2019 07:38am

Beyond stabilisation

The state seems to lack the will and the skill to manage structural reforms. Published Feb 08, 2019 07:05am

Schooling options

How do we put out-of-school children into schools, and how do we ensure improvement in standards? Published Jan 25, 2019 07:00am

Youth and sports

Sports can teach our youth valuable lessons in how to live and work in harmony. Published Jan 11, 2019 06:58am

Talking of reforms

Are we going to jail parents if they are not able or willing to send children to school? Published Dec 28, 2018 07:17am

Assessments for what?

What if we were to do away with the Matriculation and Intermediate examinations? Published Nov 30, 2018 07:30am

Change & continuity

It would be a shame if good policies do not survive political transitions. Published Nov 16, 2018 06:51am

18th Amendment unhappiness

In the end, it seems to be all about money. And the problem is not the NFC or devolution. Published Nov 02, 2018 07:13am

Human development first

Economic growth is not an end in itself; it is important because it allows people to have better lives. Updated Oct 19, 2018 08:13am