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The sectarian spectre in Gilgit-Baltistan: Part III

The sectarian spectre in Gilgit-Baltistan: Part III

By Aziz Ali Dad  An important development during General Ziaul Haq’s period was the opening of the Karakoram Highway in 1979. The route connects Gilgit-Baltistan with Western China and the rest of Pakistan. It has exposed the hitherto relatively isolated region of Gilgit-Baltistan to exogenous life styles, market forces and...

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The sectarian spectre in Gilgit-Baltistan – Part II

The sectarian spectre in Gilgit-Baltistan – Part II

By Aziz Ali Dad Though there was no serious confrontation between different sects in Gilgit-Baltistan during the British period, there were latent sectarian prejudices among the populace. Colonel John Biddulph in his book ‘Tribes of the Hindoo Kush’ recorded some practices and attitudes among Sunni and Shia communities that showed...

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The sectarian spectre in Gilgit-Baltistan: Part – I

The sectarian spectre in Gilgit-Baltistan: Part – I

The issue of sectarian violence in Gilgit-Baltistan cannot be analysed through an idealised view that tends to paint the region as an idyllic paradise where no violence ever occurred before the advent of modernity.The reality is that sectarian violence has been a part of the history of Gilgit-Baltistan. Throughout history,...

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Public Examination: From authentic marking to informing students’ learning

Public Examination: From authentic marking to informing students’ learning

(Hira* is a pseudonym used to protect identity of the real student.)  “You have to pay Rs.1500/- against each paper for reviewing. And, only your marks will be recounted in the concerned papers”. More than a shocking statement for Hira, because she is having 5 siblings, and belongs to a...

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Professional Development: Rebirth of Teachers’ Professional Life

Professional Development: Rebirth of Teachers’ Professional Life

By Abdul Wali Teacher professional development is a process of sharpening and strengthening teachers’ knowledge, skills and changing their perception and beliefs about teaching, so that the process of teaching and learning take place in an effective and smooth way. As a result students’ learning outcome can be enhanced. PD...

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