An on-going photos essay documenting life on Pakistan as the country's democracy is threatened by Talibanisation and militancy on several fronts. 

Father wait to collect their sons from  Madrassa in Peshawar, Pakistan. It is widely acknowledged that most madrassas are moderate institutions, providing much needed education and board and lodgings for poorer students. The Koran is studied intensively. Some Madrassa's have been described as "breeding-grounds of terror"

There are an estimated 20,000 madrassas in Pakistan. According to the Pakistani newspaper, The News, there are today around 1.7m students who attend such institutions, mainly from poor rural families (image by Jason Tanner)
An on-going photos essay documenting life on Pakistan as the country's democracy is threatened by Talibanisation and militancy on several fronts. Father wait to collect their sons from Madrassa in Peshawar, Pakistan. It is widely acknowledged that most madrassas are moderate institutions, providing much needed education and board and lodgings for poorer students. The Koran is studied intensively. Some Madrassa's have been described as "breeding-grounds of terror" There are an estimated 20,000 madrassas in Pakistan. According to the Pakistani newspaper, The News, there are today around 1.7m students who attend such institutions, mainly from poor rural families
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