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  1. Doctors, their education and materialism

    Many doctors in our society show a highly mechanical and materialistic attitude towards their patients. There could be many factors leading to that outcome but I will look at it from an educational perspective. On that count the question is whether medical education prepare them as well-rounded humans who are cognisant of both the medical and ethical sides of their profession? A good physician or surgeon is of very little use unless he/she is a good human being who can treat humans the way they ...

    Updated 14-Apr-2012 at 10:58 PM by Muhammad Ilyas Khan

    Education , General , Pakistan
  2. Education is the way out

    Pakistan has been in turmoil for a considerable time. Ignorance, hatred and intolerance and the consequent desperation seem to be on the rise in all spheres our national life. The suffering of the innocent people at the hands of the militants, extremists and terrorists on the one hand is ripping apart the lives of our hapless people and on the other we are facing increasing international isolation, suspicion and humiliation. We are stuck between the proverbial devil and the deep blue sea. What ...

    Updated 09-Aug-2011 at 09:13 PM by Muhammad Ilyas Khan (spelling)

    Pakistan , Politics , National Issues , Education , General
  3. Ignorance, barbarism and false honour

    According to a recent news from Faisal Abad Honour killings: Man guns down six daughters The Express Tribune a man gunned down his six daughters on suspicion that two of them were in relationship with boys in the neighbourhood. The man killed the two teenage girls (14 and 16 years old) because they developed relationship with boys. This act of the young girls he thought dishonoured him. He also took the lives of the rest of the four of his daughters alongside them because he thought they did ...

    Updated 08-Aug-2011 at 07:19 AM by Muhammad Ilyas Khan (Formatting)

    National Issues , International Issues , Education , General , Pakistan
  4. Love and (dis)honour

    A friend writes in an email : "At stone's throw from my house a very young man has been shot dead ~~his fault, loving a girl, perhaps related to him, in another village. I am sure the girl will also be disposed off sooner than later. The weaker vessel is generally so treated here. ....If this is how we treat love, the fountainhead of all that is good in human nature then Nature has a good case for emptying its reserve of calamities.... [on us as a society]." And hence he argues we are ...

    Updated 08-Aug-2011 at 07:23 AM by Muhammad Ilyas Khan (Formatting)

    Pakistan , National Issues , Education , General
  5. Education beyond the East and West Myopia

    Some time ago one read an article titled Westward bound published in a Pakistani newspaper. The author laments the news of top American universities opening campuses and the establishment of an Educational city in Islamabad, which is fetching new hopes for the elite class here. Their children would obviously be able to bag the top jobs while also saving the parents millions of rupees being spent in sending them abroad for further studies". This, ...

    Updated 08-Aug-2011 at 07:26 AM by Muhammad Ilyas Khan (Formatting)

    Pakistan , National Issues , Education , General
  6. Sexual abuse in Pakistan

    A friend recently commented
    "I was shocked to learn from a VOA Radio Broadcast

    that in Pakistan ( according to a poll ) every fourth
    child is likely to suffer rape or sodomy. Where are
    we heading. Ai Khuda Batha, Batha !!!!!"

    Well this is a very unfortunate situation but is it unexpected? For a number of reasons, not much. With entertainment opportunties shrinking by the day: no play grounds, no theatres, no cinemma houses,no ...

    Updated 08-Aug-2011 at 07:21 AM by Muhammad Ilyas Khan (Formatting)

    Pakistan , General