Mother tongue based multilingual education seems the way forward in Pakistan, where diverse ethnic identities lag behind in the rat race in which rats know no language but English.
The writer [Zubair Torwali] is based in Bahrain, Swat and belongs to Torwali tribe of Dardic origin. He writes for different national dailies of the country. He is a coordinator of an independent organization IBT, Center for Education and Development. He believes in liberal and secular values and studied English literature and Political Science from University of Peshawar.