Education Key to Security in Pakistan
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 829 , Segment 1
Episode: Education in Pakistan, Funeral Potatoes, Listening to the Bees
- Jun 7, 2018 11:00 pm
- 12:47 mins
Guest: Tariq Banuri, PhD, Professor of Economics, Director of The U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water, University of Utah, and Newly Appointed Commissioner of Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world and an important partner for the United States in a region fraught with insecurity and terrorism. Since January, the US has been withholding security funding from Pakistan, hoping to pressure Pakistan to target terrorists on its soil who are killing Americans in Afghanistan. Pakistan has suffered from terror attacks, too – especially at schools where Taliban militants have killed hundreds in recent years. Why schools? Well, a strong education is fundamental to a country’s stability.