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HEC to conduct USAT test for undergraduate admission

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced to conduct Undergraduate Studies Admission Test (USAT) for students seeking undergraduate admissions in Pakistani universities all over the country. According to the official…

How the [HEI] sausage is made

At the beginning of this year, I contributed an op-ed (‘No, accreditation is not the answer’, Jan 2, 2023) about how in its waning days, members of the Punjab Assembly…

Stubborn refusal to learn

Most Pakistanis belong to that community who were uniquely blessed to be guided and advised, fourteen centuries back, to seek knowledge even if it required the rigours of travel to…

Bias and recusal

JUDICIAL recusal has become the talk of the town in the context of high-profile Supreme Court cases. Otherwise seen as safeguarding judicial independence, ‘recusal’ has become a political tool to…