Reportage: Pakistan I: Post 9/11: Post 9/11 Pakistan

A student and his teacher at the Jamia Salfia Madrasa. Madrasas are Koranic religious schools where students receive a free education from primary school through high school. While most Madrasas in Pakistan are moderate and provide both a religious and an academic education, the Taliban movement was born from the hardline Madrasas along the Pakistan-Afghan border. Many graduates of these schools go on to fight in {quote}holy conflicts{quote} in Afghanistan or Kashmir. They are often funded by Arab states and have ties with religious political parties.Quetta, Pakistan.Photo © J.B. Russell
Post 9/11 Pakistan, September 2001

A student and his teacher at the Jamia Salfia Madrasa. Madrasas are Koranic religious schools where students receive a free education from primary school through high school. While most Madrasas in Pakistan are moderate and provide both a religious and an academic education, the Taliban movement was born from the hardline Madrasas along the Pakistan-Afghan border. Many graduates of these schools go on to fight in "holy conflicts" in Afghanistan or Kashmir. They are often funded by Arab states and have ties with religious political parties. 

Quetta, Pakistan. 

Photo © J.B. Russell