Friday, 16 March 2018

Kafka Annual Report 2015

Young Leaders Program 2015
Program: Peace & Conflict Resolution (Sports for Development & Peace), SDG 16
Project Duration: 1-17 Feb 2015
Target Audience: Youth
Main Objective: Training on Sports for Development & Peace
Introduction: Umair Rana represented Kafka Welfare Organization, Pakistan at Young Leaders Program 2015 Hoonam University Gwangju, South Korea. The program was based on Sports for Development & Peace, conflict resolution & Child Protection. The host organization was United Nations Office on Sports for Development & Peace
Outcome: Represented Pakistan and Kafka at United Nations
Learned Sports for Development & Peace



Lets Ring Peace Beat Project

Program: Peace & Conflict Resolution, Youth, Social Media, CVE, SDG 16
Project Duration: Ist April- 30 June 2015
Target Audience: 2,00000
Main Objective: Counter Extremism & Violence Through Innovative Tools  SMS, Voice SMS, Social Media and App
Introduction: It was an innovative project to counter extremism & violence by promoting peace and harmony. The project included SMS, Voice SMS, video message recording and dissemination, social media and a symposium. 
Outcome:1.  Social Media campaign will retain its sustainability and will work as a platform for youngsters to share their ideas on peace promotion and CVE.
·   2.  Social media beneficiaries are passionate to work voluntarily to promote social media campaign at national level to counter violence and extremism.
·      3 .   Government parliamentarians have promised us to implement the idea at national level to counter extremism and violence.
·    4.  Video messages are a source of peace promotion and available on social media to promote peace among youth 



Youth Peace Symposium 2015 

Program: Youth, Peace & Conflict Resolution, CVE, Social Media, SDG 16
Project Duration: 1-10 June 2015
Target Audience: Youth
Main Objective: Counter Extremism & Violence through youth participation in policy advocacy and peacemaking activities 
Introduction:A youth peace symposium was organized by Kafka to mobilize youth for peacemaking process. 300 youngsters gathered from all over Pakistan to participate in policy making particularly policies affecting youth.
Outcome: Sensitize 300 youngsters on Counter Extremism and Violence
Contributed to the policy-making process 


Lahore Education Conference 2015

Program: Education & Capacity Building, Youth, SDG 4
Project Duration: Sep 2015
Target Audience: Youth, Civil Society, Teachers, Media
Main Objective: Transformation and Improvement of district education
Introduction: An education conference was organized to discuss education challenges, Barriers and solutions in perspective of Lahore at UMT Lahore. Politicians Fareed Ahmad Paracha, MPA Sadia Sohail, Wiqas Hasan Mokel, Mansoor Malik President Lahore Education Reporter Association participated as a main speakers.  
Outcome: 1. More than 350 youngsters got awareness and motivation.
2. All of them started to volunteer for our project and made a chain to spread project at national and international level.
3. Raised issues through 10 leading print media
Education Forum 2015

Program: Education & Capacity Building, SDG4
Project Duration: March 2015
Target Audience: Youth, Civil Society, Teachers, Media
Main Objective: Finding Solutions for Education problems
Introduction: An education forum was organized by Kafka Welfare Organization in collaboration with DFID funded Alif Ailaan education campaign at human rights commission of Pakistan. Regional Head SPO, MPA Parween Akhtar and MPA Dr. Nausheen Hamid attended session as a prominent speakers. Director ITA Ms. Baela Raza Jameel also joined the event as a honorable guest.  
Outcome: 1. Capacity building and awareness sessions were held for more than 100 youngsters.
2. Recommendations were made on education system and presented to parliamentarians to raise this issue in parliament. 
Community Sessions

Program: Education & Capacity Building, SDG4
Project Duration: March 2015
Target Audience: Mothers, Community
Main Objective: Advocacy of Community on Article 25-A
Introduction: A community session was organized by Kafka Welfare Organization with DFID funded education campaign Alif Ailaan in collaboration with AWAZ program at Maryam Colony near Bagriyan.  
Outcome: Recommendations were made and presented to parliamentarians to raise issues of the community. 
Education Enrollment Rangeela Riksha Tour

Program: Education & Capacity Building (Article 25-A Awareness), SDG 4
Project Duration: August 2015
Target Audience: Citizen of Walled City Lahore, Youth and Media
Main Objective: Advocacy of Article 25-A (Right to Education Act)
Introduction:
Outcome: More than 1000 parents got aware through campaign.
Media stories were generated
Voice of Teacher Seminar 

Program: Education & Capacity Building, SDG4
Project Duration: Sep 2015
Target Audience: Public School Teachers of Punjab
Main Objective:  Highlight teacher Issues and envision their role in transforming education
Introduction:
Outcome: More than 500 people in grass root area got awareness on the importance of education for their children.
Policy dialogue on the security situation of public schools

Program: Education & Capacity Building, Children, SDG4 
Project Duration: Jan 2015
Target Audience: Parliamentarians, Politicians, Civil Society and Civil Society Organizations, Youth, Teachers and Teacher Unions 
Main Objective: Policy Advocacy on Security Situation of Public Schools After APS Attack
Introduction:
Outcome: Issues were raised by teachers and hurdles of education system were discussed.
2. Recommendations were made and presented to parliamentarians to raise this issue in parliament. 
Policy Dialogue on Budget Hurdles and Implementation of article 25-A

Program: Education & Capacity Building, SDG4
Project Duration: June 2015
Target Audience: Parliamentarians, Politicians, Civil Society and Civil Society Organizations, Youth, Teachers and Teacher Unions 
Main Objective: Education Budget Tracking, Demanding increase of Education Budget, Advocacy of all stakeholders on Education Budget 
Introduction:
Outcome: 2. Different civil society organizations discussed the need of implementation of article 25 A and plans were developed to make this implementation successful
2. Recommendations were made and presented to parliamentarians to raise this issue in parliament.
Session on Girls education 

Program: Education & Capacity Building (Girls Education), SDG4, SDG5
Project Duration: Oct 2015
Target Audience: Parliamentarians, Politicians, Civil Society and Civil Society Organizations, Youth, Teachers and Teacher Unions 
Main Objective: Raise Voice for Girls Education, Discuss Challenges and Barriers of Girls Education
Introduction:
Outcome: 1.  Different civil society organizations discussed the need of increment in girls education rate  and plans were developed to make this increment successful
2. Recommendations were made and presented to parliamentarians to raise this issue in parliament. 

Civil Society Protest for Karachi incident 

Program: Peace & Conflict Resolution, SDG16
Project Duration: 
Target Audience: Civil Society
Main Objective: Protest to Counter Extremism & Violence 
Introduction:
Outcome: Democratic protest was done to show sympathy and brotherhood with the incident victims.
Sports for Education & Development

Program: Peace & Conflict Resolution, Youth, Sports for Development & Peace, Education, SDG 16, SDG4
Project Duration: May 2015
Target Audience: Youth of Punjab University Lahore
Main Objective: Sensitize youth on Sports for Development & Peace, Youth Participation in Political and Policy Advocacy 
Introduction:
Outcome:100 youngsters were sensitized on objectives
Generated media stories
2 Parliamentarians Participated as a speaker and promised to provide better sports opportunities

http://kafkawo.blogspot.com/2015/12/sports-for-education-and-development.html

Youth Education Activism & Leadership Learning Program

Program: Peace & Conflict Resolution, Youth, Social Media, Leadership, Sports for Development & Peace, SDG16, 
Project Duration: April 2015
Target Audience: Youth from different occupations and universities
Main Objective: Sensitize Youth on Education Activism, Leadership, Sports for Development & Peace
Introduction:
Outcome: 20 youngsters were trained and got life-changing experience on how social media and sports can be used for peace promotion and conflict resolution. 

http://kafkawo.blogspot.com/2015/12/education-activism-leadership-and.html

Child Marriage Forum 2015

Program: Children & Youth, Child Marriages, SRHR, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Girls Education
Project Duration: May 2015 (Under Child Marriages Campaign), SDG4, SDG3, SDG4, SDG5,  
Target Audience: Youth of Superior University, Youth Activists 
Main Objective: Sensitize Youth on Child Marriage Issue and Law, Prepare youth as a pressure group to amend child marriages law 
Introduction:
Outcome:1.  Awareness and useful discussion held on Child marriage issues and laws.
2. Recommendations were made and presented to parliamentarians to raise this issue in parliament. 

http://kafkawo.blogspot.com/2015/12/kafka-child-marriage-forum-2015.html

Story Telling Session with Jahan Ara Wattoo

Program: Education & Capacity Building, Children, SDG4
Project Duration: Jan 2015
Target Audience: Class 4,5 children of a Public School
Main Objective: Teaching Through Leadership
Introduction:
Outcome: School going children got the idea of leadership and self-creation

Storytelling Session with Dr. Nausheen Hamid

Program: Education & Capacity Building, Children, SDG4
Project Duration: June 2015
Target Audience: Class 5 Children of a Public School
Main Objective: Teaching Through Leadership
Introduction:
Outcome: School going children got the idea of leadership and self-creation.

http://kafkawo.blogspot.com/2015/12/storytelling-session-by-mpa-dr-nausheen.html



Brick Kiln Visit
Program: Education & Capacity Building, Children, SDG4
Project Duration: December 2015
Target Audience: Brick Kiln Child Workers, 
Main Objective: Survey of Brick Kiln Child Workers 
Introduction:
Outcome: Collected data and reasons behind Child Labor at 3 Brick Kiln of Pakistan

http://kafkawo.blogspot.com/2015/12/brick-kilns-visit-gajumata-lahore.html

Sheikhupura Public Schools Visit
Program: Education & Capacity Building, Children, SDG4
Project Duration: December 2015
Target Audience: Public School Children 
Main Objective: Highlighting the issues of Public School at Mahmu wali Village and Highlight the work of Moamin Foundation 
Introduction:
Outcome: Highlighted the work of Moamin Foundation and calculated school issues of Mahmuwali Village

http://kafkawo.blogspot.com/2015/12/sheikhupura-school-visits-with-alif.html

Social Media Peace Ambassadors
Program: Social Media for Social Change
Project Duration: April-June 2015
Target Audience: Youth of Pakistan
Main Objective: Promote Peace through Social media Tools by involving youth as a agent of change
Introduction:
Outcome: Trained 20 youngsters as a Social Media Peace Ambassador, Promoted peace through Facebook Page, Blog and Mob App
Engaged 2000 young people on Facebook in just 10 days

Education Ambassadors
Program: Education & Capacity Building, Children, Youth, SDG4
Project Duration: June-July 2015
Target Audience: Youth of Pakistan
Main Objective: Train Youth as an agent of change to promote education
Introduction:
Outcome: 10 youngsters were trained as a youth ambassador to support Kafka campaign to transform education

International Youth Day 2015
Program: Youth
Project Duration: July-August 2015
Target Audience: Global Youth
Main Objective: Highlight Youth Efforts as an agent of change
Introduction:
Outcome: 30 Youngsters were highlighted through the program

Quality Education Drive
Program: Youth, Education & Capacity Building, Children, Social Media, SDG4
Project Duration: August-Sep 2015
Target Audience: Global Youth, 
Main Objective: Demand Quality Education through Youth Endorsement
Introduction: 
Outcome: Introduced Hash Tag #WeDemandQualityEducation
Created a Twitter Account @WDQ_E
Got Youth Endorsement Through video messages of Youth


International Peace Day Competition 2015, 21 Sep
Program: Youth, Peace Promotion, CVE, Social Media, SDG16
Project Duration: September 2015
Target Audience: Global Youth, 
Main Objective: Promote Peace by Involving Youth in Peace Making Activities of Short Documentary, writings and postcards
Introduction: 
Outcome: 10 Peace videos were generated, 10 postcards were generated, and 10 writings were generated

Call for Writings on Sports for Development & Peace 
Program: Youth, Peace Promotion, CVE, Social Media, SDG16
Project Duration: March-April 2015
Target Audience: Global Youth, 
Main Objective: Promote Peace by Involving Youth in Peace Making Activities of Short Documentary, writings and postcards
Introduction: 
Outcome: 10 Peace videos were generated, 10 postcards were generated, and 10 writings were generated

Call for Writings, October, November & December Themes
Project Duration: Oct, Nov, December 2015
Target Audience: Global Youth, Social Writers 
Main Objective: Celebrate World Teachers Day, International Day of Girl Child, World Mental Health Day, Peace, Tolerance, Universal Children Day, Elimination of Violence Against Women, International AIDS day, Inclusive Education and Human Rights Day through generating writings through blog
Introduction: 
Outcome: Raised voice on above social issues through 3 blogs on every issue mentioned above

YJAW Youth Blog
Project Duration: Jan-Dec 2015
Target Audience: Global Youth, Social Writers
Main Objective: Raise voice on social issues through blogs
Introduction: 
Outcome: 100 Articles were generated on different social issues



Chairperson
Ms. Iram Hasan
iram@kafkapk.org

Executive Director
Mr. Umair Asif
umair@kafkapk.org

Project Manager
Ali Asif









Saturday, 4 November 2017

International Study Opportunities



1.






http://www.mastersportal.eu/pages/the-global-study-awards/#fflt:BC_GSA1

Deadline: November
*IELTS required
Undergraduate/Postgraduate




2.




http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html

Deadline: November

Graduate






https://www.eastwestcenter.org/education/aplp/application-and-finances/

Deadline: December and March

After Undergraduate












http://www.hansensummerinstitute.org/

Deadline: January, March

Age Limit: 20-25 Years









https://www.gatescambridge.org/

Deadline: 6 December/4 January

PhD (three year research-only degree)
MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree)
One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)



https://www.unil.ch/international/en/home/menuguid/futures-etudiantes/bourses-master-de-lunil.html
Deadline November
Master's Program


http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/scholarships/presidents-phd-scholarships/
Deadline November
Candidates must be among the highest achievers in their undergraduate cohort, and in receipt of, or due to receive a first class UK degree or equivalent.


https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/
Deadline October
An undergraduate (first university) degree,
• A minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience
• Limited or no prior experience in the United States,
• Demonstrated leadership qualities,
• A record of public service in the community, and
• English language ability





https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/admission/apply-now
Deadline November, May


https://www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/universityofglasgowchancellorsaward/#/
Deadline December

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Quality Education and Status of Teachers

استاد کا وقار اور معیار تعلیم
ہمارے معاشرے میں تعلیم کا نظام اور معیار تعلیم بد حالی کا شکار ہے۔پیک کے نتائج ہوں یا اثر کی رپورٹ بچوں کے سیکھنے کا معیار گرتا جا رہا ہے ۔ کالج یا یونیورسٹی کی سطح پہ بھی یہ حالات مختلف نہیں پچھلے سال ایجوکیٹرز کے این ٹی ایس امتحان میں ہزاروں نوجوان فریش گریجو ایٹس پہلے مرحلے میں ۰۵ نمبر نا حاصل کر سکے اور دوسرے مرحلے میں امتحان پاس کرنے کے کم سے کم حد کو ۰۵ فیصد سے ۵۴ فیصد کر دیا گیا پر اس سے بھی ہزاروں آسامیاں پر نہ ہو سکیں۔
ناقص معیار تعلیم استاتذہ کے کردار پہ ایک سوال ہے لیکن اس کے پیچھے کئی وجوہات حائل ہیں۔ اس کی ایک اہم وجہ یہ ہے کہ معاشرے میں استاد کا مقام اس وقت زوال کا شکار ہے حالانکہ ہمارے آباؤ اجداد کے وقت صورتحال مختلف تھی۔ جس کی وجہ شاید یہ ہے کہ استاد کے احترام کا سبق پڑھانے والے خود اس کی روح سے واقف نہیں۔ یوں تو ہم ایک اسلامی معاشرے میں رہتے ہیں لیکن اسلامی قدروں سے کوسوں دور ہیں۔ اسلام اور ہر تہذیب یافتہ معاشرہ استاد کو ایک اہم مقام دیتا ہے۔ ماں باپ کے بعد ہمیں سکھانے کی ذمہ داری استاد پہ آتی ہے جسے روحانی والدین کا درجہ حاصل ہے لیکن ساتھ ہی ہماری ذمہ داری اس استاد کو احترام دینے کی ہے۔
اگر کہا جائے کے استاد آج کے دور میں اپنا کردار ادا نہیں کر رہے تو ہم بھی دودھ کے دھلے نہیں۔ اسی طرح اسکول استاد کا پیشہ کم تر اور حقیر سمجھا جاتا ہے۔ معاشرے میں اخلاقی قدریں ختم ہونے کے باخث آج کل کے بچے اپنے والدیں ن کا احترام بھی بھول چکے ہیں ان سے استاد کے احترام کی امید کرنا بہت مشکل ہے۔پر ابھی تو یہ حال ہے کے اگر کوئی نوجوان تدریس کے پیشے سے منسلک ہوتا ہے تو اس کے لیے رشتہ ازدواج میں منسلک ہونا مشکل ہو جاتا ہے۔ کیونکہ ہمارے والدین چاہے خود تدریسی شعبے سے منسلک ہوں پر اپنی بیٹی کا ہاتھ بنا کسی مجبوری کے ایک استاد کو دینا گوارا نہیں کرتے۔
معاشرے میں حقیر مقام کی وجہ سے ذہین طلبا کا رجہان استاد بننے کی طرف ختم ہو چکا ہے اور طلبا صرف ڈاکٹر ، انجینئر یا سرکاری ملازمت میں دلچسپی رکھتے ہیں ۔ اسی وجہ سے درمیانے درجے کے طلبا یا وہ طلبا جو اچھے نمبر لے کے بھی نوکری حاصل نہیں کر پاتے سرکاری اسکولوں میں پڑ ھانے کا بیڑہ اٹھاتے ہیں۔
دوسرا ، سرکاری اسکولوں اور کم فیس والے پرائیوٹ اسکولوں میں استاتذہ کی ٹریننگ کا بھی فقدان ہے اور پاکستان میں استاتذہ کو ٹریننگ دینے کے لئے باقائدہ ادارے موجود نہیں۔ درمیانے درجے یا مجبورنوجوان جو اس این ٹی ایس امتحان کو پاس بھی کر گئے ان کے لیئے تربیت کے مواقع بہت کم ہیں جو کے قابل فکر بات ہے۔
استاتذہ کی کم تنحواہیں بھی تعلیمی بدحالی کی ایک وجہ ہے۔ کم فیس والے پرائیوٹ اسکولوں میں استاتذہ کو جتنی تنحواہ ملتی ہے کسی اچھے ادارے میں اتنی تنحواہ ایک ڈرائیور کی ہوتی ہے۔ ان حالات میں ہم کس بہتری کی امید کر سکتے ہیں۔ یہی وجہ ہے کے معیار تعلیم وقت کے ساتھ بگڑتا جا رہا ہے۔
تعلیم کو بہتر بنانے کے لئے پہلے ہمیں اپنے معاشرے میں استاد کے مقام کو بلند کرنے کی اشد ضرورت ہے۔ اسی صورت میں ہم بہتر معیار تعلیم کی طرف سفر شروع کر سکتے ہیں۔ پاکستان میں بدقسمتی سے ایک حوالدار کی سفارش کو ایک استاد کی سفارش پہ فوقیت دی جاتی ہے۔ استاد کے مقام کو واپس اوپر لیجانے کے لئے بچوں کو اپنے ماضی سے روشناس کروانے اور والدین کے سنجیدہ رویہ کی ضرورت ہے۔ اس کے علاوہ استاتذہ کی مراعات دوسرے ڈیپارٹمنٹس جتنی ہوں اور ان کی حوصلہ افزائی کے لیئے ایوارڈز رکھے جائیں۔ ہمارے ہاں ایک اداکار کو تو صدارتی ایوارڈ دیا جاتا ہے پر ایک عام اسکول کے استاد کو نہیں جس نے نسلیں سنوارنی ہیں اور قوم کو بہتر بنانا ہے۔ رتبہ اور مراعات بڑھنے پڑ ہی قابل اور ذہین نوجوان استاد بننے کا سوچ سکتے ہیں اور اسکولوں کے نظام میں انقلابی تبدیلی لا کر معیار تعلیم بہتر بنا سکتے ہیں۔


Twitter: @ranaumairasif  By Rana Umair Asif

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

CYPAN PEACE AMBASSADOR NETWORK

Ali Salar KWO's Project Manager recently joined Common Wealth Youth Peace Network as a Youth Peace Ambassador to support the network in Pakistan.


Saturday, 1 October 2016

Voice of Parents NA 126 Lahore



Alif Ailaan with his partner Kafka Welfare Organization has organized a School Management Committees Convention at Punjab University Lahore to discuss the issues and structure of SMCs, school funds, teacher and parent’s issues of public schools. The aim of event was to discuss highlight voice of parents to provide their children a better quality education. MNA Shafqat Mahmood, MPA Murad Ras, Schools Heads, Teachers and Parents participated in the session.  

Shafqat Mehmood, MNA NA-126 Said:
·          I am forced to say this with deep regret that we, as a nation, haven’t given education the priority that it deserves in the last 60 years.
·       With regards to the suggestions regarding the effectiveness of SMCs, Shafqat Mehmood noted that the collaboration between SMCs and local councils could drastically improve educational outcomes in schools.
·       Shafqat Mehmood identified three key issues pertaining to education; including missing facilities, lack of teacher training and nepotism in recruitment's.
Muraad Raas, MPA PP-152 Said:
·       I visited this girls’ school in Ganga Ice Factory. I went to a classroom where half the students were sitting on the few chairs that were available while the other half were sitting on the floor. I could imagine how those sitting on the floor would be wondering, “why am I sitting on the floor while my friend gets to take the chair?” Through the very windows of the classroom, they could see the private school where children are playing basketball on lavishly carpeted grounds. I ask myself, are we really educating our children by creating such environments or are we wounding them psychologically?

·       Recurrent issues raised by the audience included lack of basic facilities, lack of sufficient monetary incentives for teachers and lack of quality education in government schools. In this regard, Saniya, a teacher at Punjab University presented her personal case. Hailing from a government school herself, Sania went on to pursue her PhD in Political Science and is currently teaching at Punjab University. She shared her critical observation of there being a lack of focus on confidence-building, personality development and inculcation of ethics by teachers in government schools.
·       Despite several issues raised, several parents and teachers noted that the majority of government schools in Model Town were functioning well. A good majority of the teachers in these schools had an academic qualification equivalent to M.Phil, while a few had post doctorate degrees as well. One head master, however, noted that the monthly salary being paid to an M.Phil pass teacher was as low as PKR 20,000. Without adequate monetary incentives, any hopes for retaining or attracting qualified teachers in government schools are at best misplaced. Furthermore, another head master from a school in Model Town noted that despite the political representatives reaffirming better functioning of government schools in the constituency, none of the representatives at various tiers had their own children enrolled in these “good government schools”. “All I ask is for them to give us a chance. To come visit and see for themselves”, noted the head master.

·       A union Councillor from Model Town stated on the occasion that councils at union and tehsil level could play an instrumental role in the resolution of education issues at schools but as of now, no decision-making authority rested with the local councils.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

"Creating Safe Spaces to Engage Young People in Reducing HIV/AIDS Transmission through Sports"

Umair Rana doing a session at International AIDS Conference 2016 #AIDS2016 #YOUTHAIDS2016 with title "Creating Safe Spaces to Engage Young People in Reducing HIV/AIDS Transmission through Sports"



Friday, 8 July 2016

More budget allocations are required to get 4% GPD target for education

LAHORE: In its ninth consecutive budget, the PML-N government in Punjab has again decreased budget allocations for education.
“In 2013-14, the Punjab education budget was 26 per cent of the total provincial budget whereas only 18.6 per cent of the total budget in 2016-17 has been allocated for education,” says a non-government organisation (NGO), Alif Ailaan, in its Punjab education budget analysis session organised at a local hotel on Monday.
The session was told the Punjab government for the current fiscal year had allocated Rs312bn, which was 18.6pc of the total budget allocation. The budget allocation decreased from 21.4pc from the last year when the education budget was Rs310bn, about 21pc of the total provincial budget that had already decreased from 24pc in 2014-15, the organisation said.
“The percentage share of education in Punjab’s overall budget has seen downfall from 26 per cent in 2013-14 to 18.6 per cent in 2016-17,” it said.
Last year, under the development budget for school education, the government had allocated R32.8bn.
“Out of which, as of April 2016, the government had only been able to spend Rs14bn, which is just over 42pc. This reveals that the budgetary allocations are not getting transferred into meaningful spending. Consequently, the education indicators continue to show little progress in the province.”
“Unless the department and the ministry share constituency wise data, including development allocations, the province will continue to see constituencies being preferred over the actual need,” said MPA Sadia Sohail, adding that political participation in budget-making process was lacking.
“We need to correct our behaviours and need a priority-based political will regarding education. We need same education system and syllabus for all people.”
The session was also attended by Population and Welfare Minister Zakia Shah Nawaz, MNA Rana Muhammad Afzal and MPAs Najma Afzal, Khola Amber, Aleem Shah, Fatima Fareeha and Tamkeen Niazi.
Published in Dawn, June 28th, 2016