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Reviving higher education

When the Higher Education Commission was established and I was appointed as its founding chairman in 2002, there were no Pakistani universities in the top 500 of the world according…

Higher education turmoil

In 2018, the appointment as chairman HEC of someone who was a lecturer at a low-ranking university in the US at the time of his appointment, raised many eyebrows. He…

Saving higher education [Part – I]

As the PTI-led government has made a joke of nearly everything, education is no exception. It is trying to do everything in education that it should not be doing at…

Saving higher education: Part – II

Why would a Pakistani settled in the US for as long as an academic and scholar come back to his country to lead its Higher Education Commission? Such people have…