. . . . . Hypocrisy Thy Name is . . . . . منافقت . . . . .

آئین جواں مرداں حق گوئی و بے باکی..اللہ کے بندوں کو آتی نہیں روباہی...Humanity is declining by the day because an invisible termite, Hypocrisy منافقت eats away human values instilled in human brain by the Creator. I dedicate my blog to reveal ugly faces of this monster and will try to find ways to guard against it. My blog will be objective and impersonal. Commentors are requested to keep sanctity of my promise.

Monday, May 02, 2005

کچھ پڑھا لکھا پنجاب کے بارے میں About Literate Punjab

Read "Picture of Neglect" Ediditorial in Dawn of May 02, 2005.
Picture of neglectYESTERDAY’S issue of this newspaper carried a forlorn picture of a primary school in a Sialkot village. The caption said the school lacked basic facilities such as electricity and water. This is a picture replicated in every village and small town throughout the country. Even in the bigger cities, we have seen and heard of the neglected state of government schools. This neglect of infrastructural provisions is in addition to the deplorable standards of teaching. Reports continue to come in of lack of trained teachers or of missing teachers. In Punjab at one time, there was a great deal of uproar over “ghost” schools, schools that existed only on paper or whose buildings had been requisitioned by landlords for their own purposes. Such “ghost” schools or ghostly schools, with no teachers or teaching, continue to exist — of this there can be little doubt. The situation is particularly grim in areas that once used to be called the mofussil.Since everything — the government, the media, NGOs — is based in the bigger urban centres, no one gets to hear much of what is happening in the rural hinterland, and few care. The new, actually now almost four years old, local government system has been unable, apart from its many other failures, to mobilize a community effort in the rural affairs that could make up for official apathy in the fields of education, health and social welfare. Unless a most determined effort is made to reverse the trend of planning for development from the top, there can be little hope of an improvement in villages, tehsils and district towns. NGOs could have supplemented government efforts in this respect, but the government establishment has made up its mind that it will not work with the NGOs because they are liberal, they champion human and civil rights and speak up for democracy. It is time somebody thought seriously about all this. For a start, coming back to our picture from Sialkot, perhaps we should set up a lower education commission.


  • At 5:21 pm, Blogger جہانزیب said…

    yeah there are ghost schools i dont know about now but i witnessed one when i was young if you remember in late 80's and early 90's goverment started eveing school system for the workers who could not go to schools because of work by the name os "نئی روشنی" so they also appointed one teacher in my village this guy was a regular teacher in my school so one day he told few students to come to school after 4 in the eveing we went there and there were also few old people from the village so one team came to check and it seemed every thing is working perfect there but actully it wasnt i was about 11-12 years old that time.
    and as for NGO's to me 90% are fake just working to get money from UN and always looking for any kind of incident that can boost up their income when they find instead of solving the problem their most intensions are always to bring up it to the media instead of helping the situation.

  • At 7:40 am, Blogger Hypocrisy Thy Name said…

    You are right Jahanzeb. Shahbaz Sharif, as Chief Minister, appointed a team to inspect the education system and they found 1,500 ghost schools in Punjab. Many school buildings were there but no teacher no nothing. Generally, buildings were occupied by Waderas / influentials for personal use. Roshni Schools were started when Muhammad Khan Junejo was prime minister (1985-88).

    About NGOs see my post Hypocrisy and NGOs in Pakistan at http://hypocrisythyname.blogspot.com/2005/03/hypocrisy-and-ngos-in-pakistan.html

  • At 9:44 am, Blogger جہانزیب said…

    You can change your font by going to blogger and then to lay out the easist way i can tell you read the whole CSS that is between
    "head" tags and "style" tags
    where ever you see font-family
    change it to well i prefer this setting its will change the font of your english posts but this is good as if some one try to see your blog and let say doesnt have urdu font installed he will read it with windows font tahoma so here again lets come to point

    change it to
    font-family:"urdu naskh asiatype",tahoma,ariel;

    you can add any fonts but make sure first two fonts must be any urdu font i use urdu naskh asiatype and tahoma for my blog and after that what ever you want.

    another thing as you write in both languages urdu and english its better to make a new style sheet for both so when you write in english it will align right and when you write in english it will be from left.
    i guess zakria bhai explained it in his blog how to make that or you can ask him to tells you the best way as he is also using it.

    and yeah i read your article about NGO's

  • At 9:45 am, Blogger جہانزیب said…

    i mean template not lay out my bad

  • At 4:05 pm, Blogger Hypocrisy Thy Name said…

    جہانزیب : آپ کا شکریہ۔ فونٹ ٹھیک ہو گۓ ہیں۔۔ مگر تبصرہ والے خانہ میں ابھی بھی ڈبے ڈبے بن جاتے ہیں


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