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Hasan Askari Rizvi, a leading political and military analyst in Pakistan, said his female students at Lahore University of Management Sciences are far ahead of their male counterparts.
Mr. Rizvi said that in contrast to the open atmosphere found at LUMS, many young Pakistanis are becoming more conservative. He traced the shift to the rule of Gen. Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, the military dictator who used religion in public education to unify his support in the 1980s.
Today, even many of the educated middle class supported the assassination in January of a politician who spoke out against Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws.
Jamaat-e-Islami operates a madrassa in Lahore. JEI is Paksitan’s oldest Islamic political party and until recently had supported the Taliban. The party still espouses an anti-Western rhetoric and its media-friendly leaders have gained support from millions of highly-educated Pakistanis.
JEI sponsors a student group, Islami Jamiat Talaba, that has been linked to violence and intimidation on the campus of Pakistan’s largest university.
“The university’s plight encapsulates Pakistan’s predicament: an intolerant, aggressive minority terrorizes a more open-minded, peaceful majority, while an opportunistic political class dithers, benefiting from alliances with the aggressors.” - Sabrina Tavernise
A flag-bearer salutes the founder of Pakistan during the highly ritualized border-closure ceremony in Wagah. The daily display of shouts and marching is part of a colonial tradition and a non-violent outlet for protesting India.
Outside Lahore. There is a vast cultural divide between the urban and urbane city and its rural countryside. The most glaring change is the near absence of women in public.