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Crushing the campus

COME Saturday, universities and colleges across India will be celebrating ‘Surgical Strike Day’, ordered to do so by the University Grants Commission, a body tasked with promoting academic standards in…

Diaspora Engagement

Diaspora engagement

The federal government is focusing on the contribution of overseas Pakistanis to our socio-economic development and devising different plans. However, the results have not been satisfactory which is visible when…

An Undervalued Discipline

An undervalued discipline

Less than a decade ago, there was an awakening among a few policymakers in Pakistan that a student graduating from a university here should meet the international norm of having…

Reviewing Education

Reviewing education

An education policy provides guidelines for strategies to be formulated and for action to be taken in the field of education. After independence of the country, a meeting on education…

Manufacturing History

Manufacturing history

“Who controls the past, controls the future. Who controls the present, controls the past.” — George Orwell, 1984. The collective memory of our nation has transcended into something of a spectacular…

Forces Of Divergence In Pakistan

Forces of divergence in Pakistan

Thomas Picketty, the French economist known for his work on wealth and income inequalities, has challenged the old economic verities about an inverted U-shaped relation between economic growth and inequality.…

For A Knowledge Economy

For a knowledge economy

We live in a world in which innovation drives economies, and universities and research centres are playing a pivotal role in the transformation of nations. You can hang an elephant…

Future Investment

Future investment

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” Indeed, what Malala Yousafzai recommended for the world is true for Pakistan. Although it is pretty difficult to…

Life Under Taliban

Life under Taliban

It would appear that the Taliban are broadcasting on a radio frequency most Pakistanis are not tuned into. And yet their message is loud and clear: our version of the…

Rhetoric And Reality

Rhetoric and reality

The launch of long-awaited and much-trumpeted education policy has been further deferred. The draft policy, presented in the cabinet committee, was sent to the provinces for further deliberations.The planning of…