Usman Qureshi

Usman Qureshi

A project manager by professions, educationist by passion and a social activist by choice. Works for a social sector and likes keeping his fingers on the pulse regarding socio-political developments in Pakistan. Tweets at @You_A_Que (twitter.com/You_A_Que)

Battered and silenced for standing up for education

Munir*, a young man from a poor village of Southern Punjab, is lost in the flow of his erratic thoughts while being bedridden for the last two months now. He starts telling his story, carrying a reminiscent look on his face,  “I decided to join my father after graduating, to help him run the only school in the village. The thing that brought me back was my father’s commitment to the cause of education – which he had been doing so all by himself for so many years.” Munir hails from a shabby village called Akbar Sahu, 216 miles south of Islamabad, ...

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