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New PhD policy

EARLIER in the week, the HEC chairman announced several changes for undergraduate and PhD degrees in the country. Under the new policies, the two-year BA/BSc and MA/MSc programmes would stop…

Reasoned policy matters

Public policy in Pakistan is ubiquitous and impactful. To gauge the net impact of the seventy plus years of policymaking, we can look to see where the sum total of…

Between Policy And Practice

Between policy and practice

In his article, titled ‘Clearing bureaucratic hurdles’ published in these pages on November 5, 2017, Dr Mukhtar Ahmed states that “[f]or Pakistan, education is the only gateway to the country’s…

A Pragmatic Foreign Policy

A pragmatic foreign policy

Pakistan has decided to opt for a paradigm shift in its foreign policy. It has also for the first time wisely used its strategic location for deriving long-term economic benefits…