Pakistan’s Great Digital Divide
In a widely shared video posted to social media, more than half a dozen Pakistani police personnel are seen running after a girl and screaming, “Catch her! Catch her!” A female officer grabs the neck of the protester, then her arms, and throws her in a prison van. She was not the only student arrested. On June 24, around a hundred students were subjected to violence, thrown in police vans, and locked up till nightfall in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, Pakistan’s largest and most impoverished province.
One of the continuing issues with education in the pandemic era is the lack of internet access and the inequality it perpetuates. Here Shah Meer Baloch and Zafar Musyani cover the situation in Pakistan.