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Innovation in academia

Pakistan’s academic landscape is at a critical turning point that demands an immediate and comprehensive review. It is clear to me, both as an observer and a participant in this…

The fierce politics of Pakistan’s academia

Sayre’s law, named for Columbia University political scientist Wallace Stanley Sayre, states that “The politics of the university are so intense because the stakes are so low.” One way that…

Decade of success

I had the honour of participating at the special ceremony held in Islamabad on the completion of ten years of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). On the occasion, Prime Minister…

Restructuring academia

The faculty at Pakistani universities is extremely busy. Its only priority seems to be ‘research publications’ as the number of research articles published has become an important criterion to gauge…

CPEC: a decade of transformation

A momentous milestone is being commemorated this month as Pakistan and China celebrate a remarkable decade of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – the flagship project of China’s Belt and…

A decade of CPEC

In recent times, hardly has any other strategy or initiative gained any such global limelight than Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The US’s Build Back Better…