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AI in education: need for digital literacy

ChatGPT isn’t a buzzword. It’s much more than a shiny new toy having its hype phase. It is a disruption. And what the conventional education systems, particularly the higher education…

Anti-terror strategy

The specter of terrorism has once again risen and is haunting the citizens of Pakistan. The situation is further aggravated by the government's ineptness in handling the TTP threat. The…

Strategic exhaustion

Pakistan currently has many of the familiar symptoms of strategic exhaustion like the slow growth of its economy, rapidly piling up external debt, fast depreciation of its currency, political instability…

News literacy

In July 2022, David Keppler, writing for the Associated Press, warned that as “trust wanes, conspiracy theories rise,” and people in the US are increasingly “rejecting what they hear from…

Perennial hostage: the electorate

Democracy, conceptually challenges, basic human intelligence and wisdom. The power of majority can alter facts. Falsehood can prevail, if the majority support it. As a child had watched a satirical…

The virus of illiteracy

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." This is a principle that never fails to prove true. However, this is a principle rarely followed by most in the less…

Pseudo literacy trap

Educated illiterate. Uneducated literate. Call it whatever it is this unnoticed cadre that has added chaos and danger to the already insecure world that we live in. Most discourse centers…

Media literacy

SHOCKING. Sinister. Sanctionable. There are many ways to describe the network of anti-Pakistan, India-linked NGOs and fake media organisations uncovered by the EU DisinfoLab. These are the ‘cyber nukes’ that…

Literate Pakistan

Literate Pakistan

Pakistan is among the countries in the world that have low literacy rates: – less than 60 percent. Even this calculation accounts for just basic and traditional forms of literacy…