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Himalaya

Day 23: Islamabad

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Imran Khan. Sporting hero, political outsider.
Michael Palin - HimalayaI ask him if many of the old institutions aren't still in place, or in the case of his alma mater, Aitcheson's College, the Eton of Pakistan, positively thriving.

'For the elite we had what's called the "English medium education" and for the masses the "Urdu medium education", so the elite became quite Westernized and the rest of society was not that much touched by Westernization, as you've seen as you travel around.'

'Are you tolerant of these schools still existing?'

'No, I think it's terrible this educational apartheid.'

I press him on whether a bright lad from the bazaars would ever make it to the top in Pakistan, and he shakes his head quite vigorously.

'Highly unlikely.'

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PALIN'S GUIDES

  • Series: Himalaya
  • Chapter: Day 23: Islamabad
  • Country/sea: Pakistan
  • Place: Islamabad
  • Book page no: 49

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