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Where were the professors?

In a recent article in these pages, a writer rewarded Pakistani academia with a collective F for its members’ supposed lack of participation in an important education debate: that on…

AI in education

INVESTMENTS in artificial intelligence are massive ($94 billion in 2021 alone). They will continue as people see profit-making potential in them. We have all heard the rhetoric that AI is…

A manifesto for reform

In response to economic challenges, the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) has launched a comprehensive ‘reform manifesto’. It aims to guide the new government towards a holistic transformation that…

Becoming all-season partners: Part – II

In global diplomacy, the dance of US-Pakistan relations has followed an erratic stop-and-go. As the US-Pakistan interplay becomes wilder and more unpredictable, the relationship is at a critical juncture and…

The business of education

Karachi University is to hold its Senate session at the end of December. The last such session was held in 2018. The University Act mandates at least one Senate session…

The roadmap to growth

As we move towards a possible election early next year, the political discourse continues to hover around the old issue of corruption, overwhelmed by debates on who is more corrupt…

Why don’t we progress?

They say democracy is the best form of government. We have tried all forms of governments but the country failed to progress the way some other countries in the region…