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Refugees; Compassion Required

Everyone has a right on nature and on this world. A wishful thinking of an idealist man is the desire of a discrimination-free and peaceful world. But melancholy and grief is an essential component of human existence. In fact, it is man’s voracity and greed that filled the world with miseries and deprivations. And the most deprived segment of world is refugees. Presently many countries are facing war and destruction and their masses are toys in hands of fate. They left their houses, the

Iflah Farooq | August Mon 2017 | Images | 0 Comments

Situation inside Prisons of Pakistan

In the history of crime and punishment humanity witnessed numerous vicious acts and practices. Every glorified dynasty whether it was Mesopotamia, Greek or Roman Empire, used many inhumane punishments ranging from crucifixion, death by boiling, rat torture to gridiron and scaphism etc. In modern history it was 1215 with the signing of Magna Carta that man got the right of trail before imprisonment. Present world reforms associated with prisons first introduced in 19th century in United Kingdo

Iflah Farooq | July Sun 2017 | Images | 0 Comments

Urge for Technological innovation is Missing

Humanity has evolved from a beast to a human, from mere a hunter to an explorer, who has ability to use mind for reason. This reason has led mankind to get to the secrets of not only this blue planet but the universe. The 21st century has marked the apex of advancements. This century has made life of humans so easy that has never been before. The technological advancement that we are witnessing today has shown us directionality. It has elevated our status of being human.

In such inn

Rubab Syed | July Sat 2017 | Images | 0 Comments


We are students of words: we remained silent in schools, colleges and recitation -rooms, for many years and come out at last with a bag of wind and a memory of words.

Education doesn’t only transform the very social structure of a society but as the key to sustainable development and peace and stability within and among countries, it is an indispensable means for effective participation in the societies and economies of the 21st century.

Pakistan being an independent

Rubab Syed | July Mon 2017 | Images | 0 Comments


We live in the most magnified time in which this world has exalted itself not only with technological advancement but political affability. And of course all these advancements represents intellectual sophistication of its residents. This seems so perfectly synchronized with the perfection. But the reality is a bit different then what it has to be. We actually live in the most abased moment of eternity in which this world has been so squeezed for humanity that it has almost crushed it; the hu

Rubab Syed | July Fri 2017 | Images | 0 Comments

Making the Society and Education System Inclusive for Disabled Persons

Global Call for Inclusive Education

The post 2015 development agenda envisions providing inclusive and equitable education to all by constructing and revamping the education facilities that are ‘child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all’[1].

UN Secretary General’s Report, ‘One Humanity – Shared Responsibility&

Irfan Ahmad Chatha | December Sat 2016 | Images | 0 Comments

Monitoring Education in Sustainable Development Goals


The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) era came to a close in 2015. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took over as the official UN development agenda in the beginning of this year, until the year 2030. Pakistan signed SDGs immediately after their launch. The fourth SDG underlines existing development priorities and critical issues in education. Goal 4 states that the UN and its partner countries will “Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelon

Rabia Tabassum | November Sat 2016 | Images | 0 Comments

Literacy among street children


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) estimates that there are 150 million children classifiable under the category of street children, across the world. For Pakistan, this is approximately 1.2-1.5 million (for children under 16 years) in major urban areas of Pakistan (Rabia Tabassum | November Sat 2016 | Images | 0 Comments

The Learning Generation

The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity released a report titled “The Learning Generation: Investing in education for a changing world.” The purpose of this report is to move state and non-state actors to take action towards enhancing education opportunities. This movement and vision is being called the #LearningGeneration


The Commission calls for what is commonly known in

Khadija Ladhani | October Mon 2016 | Images | 0 Comments

No More Excuses: Education for Forcibly Displaced People

In late May, the UN Refugee Agency released a report titled, “No More Excuses: Provide education to all forcibly displaced people” which calls for measures to provide refugee children and adolescents with access to quality education. Currently world numbers show that 50% of primary aged and 75% of secondary school aged refugee children are not enrolled

Khadija Ladhani | September Wed 2016 | Images | 0 Comments

Highlights of Educaton For All Global Monitoring Report 2016 – Education for People and Planet

The Education for All (EFA), Global Monitoring Report (GMR) 2016 was launched on 6th September 2016. The theme for this year’s report is “Education for People and Planet: Creating Sustainable Futures for All” aiming to achieve progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) under Goal 2, targeted universal primary school access by 2015 and the SDGs under Goal 4, target universal secondary schooling

Khadija Ladhani | September Wed 2016 | Images | 0 Comments

Marking Literacy Day

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared September 8th as International Literacy Day (ILD). This year marks the 50thanniversary of International Literacy Day, which is being celebrating under the theme, “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”. To commemorate this day, an international conference is being organised by UNESCO on the 8th and 9th of September at its headquarters in Paris, France. Literary prizes will be d

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Relationship Between Preferred Curricular and Extra-curricular Activities of Madrassa Students and their radical orientation

‘Highlights from FATA Statistical Report (2014-15) of Deeni Madaris’ is one of our most popular blogs posted on Pakistan Data Portal. It presented quantitative data on religious seminaries in FATA. This blog aims to cover the qualitative aspect of education being imparted in these religious seminaries by sharing summary findings of the study report Irfan Ahmad Chatha | September Tue 2016 | Images | 0 Comments

An Overview of SSC Part-II Result of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education

Our last week’s blog presented the data of students appearing in SSC-I Exam (2016) of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education and their performance as reported in the FBISE’s Gazette. This blog aims to present the enrolment and performance trends of SSC-II candidates.

Stats of Candidates Appearing in the Exam

93,407 students appeared in the SSC-I exam of 2016. The candidates of SSC-II exams were comparatively lower than SSC-I candidates as 82,894

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An Overview of SSC Part-I Result of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education

Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education announced the results of Secondary School Certificate Part I and Part II in the month of July. This blog attempts to appraise the students’ performance in SSC-I 2016 exam. Our next week’s blog will present review of SSC-II 2016 results. An analysis of SSC-I and SSC-II 2015 results was posted last year too on August 6, 2015.

Stats of A

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Budget 2016-17

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been enhancing the portion of budget for education, health and reforms in policies to advance the service delivery and human development indicators for the past three years.

Education is the foundation for social development and the economic growth of a nation. Pakistan’s education system is usually divided into five levels: pre-primary & primary education, secondary, intermediate, higher secondary and university. The government of

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Highlights from the Report: Education Monitor – Assessment Systems in Pakistan

Assessment has become a ‘buzz’ word lately in education reform circles across the globe. This blog presents an impression of the advances made in the field of assessment over the last twenty years implemented by the federal and provincial governments, documented in the Society for the Advancement of Education’s (SAHE) report titled “Education Monitor – Assessment Systems in Pakistan: Considerations of Quality, Effectiveness and Use”.

National Educ

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Is Government allocation enough to educate our children?

The recently published report “Multidimensional Poverty in Pakistan” established a relationship between poverty and education. This report stated lack of education as the largest contributor to poverty with a 43% share in the multi-dimensional poverty index in Pakistan.

Since the 18th Amendment, education has been devolved to the provinces making provincial governments responsible for education related matters. Provincial governments have begun allocating around 20% of t

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In this blog, the report “Unequal Portions – Ending Malnutrition for Every Last Child” by Save the Children has been discussed. The report highlights the exclusion of children from progress on malnutrition due to their gender, ethnicity, regional disparity within countries, disability etc.

The countries where the stunting rate is high, also have a large number of children aged under five years. This leads to a high number of children as a whole who are stunted. In

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Federal Education Budget 2016-17

Government budget is a forecast by the government of its expenditures and revenues for a specific period of time. In national finance, the period covered by a budget is usually a year – financial or fiscal year (FY). This blog presents the budgetary all

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