Investigating the nexus between extremism and Pakistani madrassas, The Battle for Pakistan explores the factors behind the mushrooming of madrassas, government attempts at regulation and the socio-political dynamics at play.
[director]Maheen Zia is a Karachi-based director of short films and documentaries. A founding member of the Kara Film Society and an organizer of the Kara Film Festival since its inception, she is also a central committee member of the Union of Short Filmmakers from Mulsim Countries. She teaches filmmaking at the Department of Visual Studies, University of Karachi.[/director]