Identity Crisis in Pakistan

A very interesting discussion took place the other day when my friend told me that ‘the national food of Pakistan is Nehari’. I simply said, “Pakistan is a state, not a nation, the food must belong to some culture, whereas, Pakistan is a federation of nations economically dependent and geographically shared.” My friend had the typical response—a grim look and some words to dissect my patriotism. To dig deep into the issue, I realized to dwell into the issues of identity crisis in Pakistan.

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The HEC Conundrum

There have been some drastic measures in educational policies by Higher Education Commission. Since its inception, HEC has tried to formulate uniform education system, transparent meritocracy, vigorous research studies and the computerization of the Pakistani education system. Though some of the policies have been promising, recent changes in policies, if not properly revised, could lead to abysmal predicament and educational crisis.

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