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In-person learning

WITH relatively higher rates of absence in schools, return to in-person education has had a shaky start. A great deal of structural planning is necessary to help students settle into…

Censoring freedoms

THERE seems to be no respite from state censorship. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked TikTok — a video-sharing app most popular among young people, which has been downloaded 43…

Restructuring of tax system: a blueprint

“A comprehensive strategy had been formulated to shift the gear and move to higher economic growth. I do not believe in increase in taxes to increase revenue collection but those outside…

Restructuring of tax system: a blueprint

“A comprehensive strategy had been formulated to shift the gear and move to higher economic growth. I do not believe in increase in taxes to increase revenue collection but those outside…

Network disruptions

CITIZENS of Pakistan continue to suffer from the short-sighted policy of shutting down apps and websites, to shutting down entire networks arbitrarily; sometimes for years. In November, again citizens of…

Where’s my jetpack?

Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 cinematic masterpiece, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ (based on Arthur C Clarke’s short story ‘The Sentinel’) imagined the intervening years as filled with technological progress. The year 2001…

Online education

In the critical circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, the decision by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to continue the education process through the internet was a laudable step. The…

Education challenge

It is time we declared education emergency in the country. In fact, we should have done this yesterday. An estimated 25 million of our schoolgoing children are out there on…

Challenge for the ulema

A DELEGATION of Afghanistan’s Islamic scholars is expected to arrive in Islamabad in the coming weeks to support ongoing confidence-building measures between the two countries. The delegation will visit some…

The Future Is Near

The future is near

For most of their history, humans lived in tight packs of hunters and gatherers. The life of an average human resembled a single-shooter game, only there were spears for guns.…

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