APROPOS of your editorial, ‘Disdain for history’ (Jan 28), it is not the site of Dharmarajika stupa only that has been encroached upon. Our entire history has been truncated.
I agree with your observation that “We do not learn history, hence we do not learn from history.”
History, as a subject, is no longer taught in our schools. It has been replaced by ‘Pakistan Studies’, which indicates that nothing existed in this land before Pakistan came into being.
We are not ready to own the pre-Islamic period of our history. If we do not own our history, how can we own our land, our culture and our heritage?
FAQIR AHMAD PARACHA Peshawar