Shahzeb Najam

Shahzeb Najam

An A’ Level student at Karachi Grammar School, Shahzeb makes no apologies for being a passionate advocate of democracy and tolerance. He blogs at shahzebnajam.wordpress.com.

Why student unions are essential

Those who refuse to participate in politics are destined to be ruled by their inferiors. -Plato General Zia‘s ban on student unions in 1984 was akin to demolishing all medical colleges in the country and then bemoaning the fact that Pakistan lacks capable doctors. If you ban medical colleges, the doctors who will serve you are likely to be quacks, armed with fake degrees and no real desire to help those whom they profess to serve. Student unions are the nurseries of leadership. They hold debates between students from opposing parties. This helps create tolerance for differing viewpoints and helps students learn ...

Read Full Post