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Political and social matters

At the moment our country is witnessing a bloodbath, and when the rulers are questioned as to why this is happening and why they don’t do anything to stop it,…

Libya in crisis as militias hold state hostage

The Libyan militiamen who have besieged two ministries in Tripoli for more than a week appear determined to press their protests to squeeze more concessions from the government, analysts say.…

Quality in higher education

Since its establishment in 2002, the HEC has seen many ups and down in its continuous effort to ensure our system of higher education is classified among the best, and…

Changes in the family

As a teacher of sociology, I have observed the changes taking place in the family structure of Pakistan for quite some time. Noted architect and town planner Arif Hasan mentioned…

Stark reflections

The Pakistan Movement by and large could have delivered on the hopes of most of the Muslims of undivided India even if they were not able to be part of…

Academic corruption

Times Higher Education (THE) is one of a number of organizations that compiles annual university rankings for universities around the globe. A few days ago, it released its rankings for…

Constitution and the SNC

A lot has been written about the proposed Single National Curriculum (SNC) and how it is detrimental to the 18th Constitutional Amendment which has devolved education at all levels to…

Reforms at the FDE

In the first part of this series, ‘Challenges for the FDE’, published on March 19, 2021, some major challenges before the FDE (direction, management capacity, fiscal, and delivery of quality…

Fraud as legality

By July 2007, General Musharraf had started feeling nervous. He felt he needed to reach out and build a good opinion of himself among those with a voice in society…