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Higher Education

Higher education

To really find out how a country is going to do in the 21st century, one need not count its oil reserves or natural resources but its highly effective teachers,…

Inclusive Development

Inclusive development

Being "innovate" is something easier said than done. Regrettably, Pakistan has not been able to develop its capabilities to innovate and commercialise innovation, even in the sectors that the country…

The Debt-growth Nexus

The debt-growth nexus

Back in May, 2010 when I had just finished the course work of my graduate degree programme at Columbia University, an academic paper by professors Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff,…

Patterns Of Neglect

Patterns of neglect

Malik Ashraf, a labourer from Dera Ghazi Khan, dearly wishes to send his children to school to ensure they have a secure future. However, there is not a single primary…

Cruel Law Of Evidence

Cruel law of evidence

It is simply not enough to say that an occurrence does not appear to be the logical outcome of events in the build-up. Thus, proof must be furnished, to clearly show…

In Search Of Hope

In search of hope

Is the ideological scrutiny of our future lawmakers largely a reflection on the existing religiosity in Pakistani society or an indication of the inefficacy and lack of capacity permeating most…

Miners Shoot For The Stars In Tech Race

Miners shoot for the stars in tech race

A self-sustaining mechanised colony that mines and exports resources from the Moon could be a reality within a generation, helping to meet demand for materials key to innovation on Earth.…

The Softer Option

The softer option

Some time ago, 38 ex-militants were released after receiving vocational training at Navi Sahar, an armed forces’ institute in Bajaur. It was an endeavour to reintegrate them into society, as…

HEC: Points And Counterpoints

HEC: points and counterpoints

The provinces are responsible for higher education after the 18th Amendment: Not true. The 18th Amendment strengthens the role of the HEC as a federal entity by including standards of…