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Issue 10 January 2020

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The Mess That Is Higher Education: Is Only HEC To Blame?

The Mess That Is Higher Education: Is Only HEC To Blame?

With Higher Education Commission of Pakistan being the apex regulatory body of educational institutions in Pakistan, it often finds itself at the receiving end of almost all criticism aimed at the state of higher education in Pakistan. But is it the only culprit? Dr Sameen Motahhir explains why it isn’t. he HEC has always been
International Relations: A Degree In Tune With Times

International Relations: A Degree In Tune With Times

Be it the terrorist attack on a mosque in New Zealand or the skirmish between Pakistan and India, events like these capture the attention of the world. In a much larger canvas, the event and what follows become a case study contributing to the academic field of International Relations. Aisha Saeed discusses how the field

Baela Raza Jamil: At War With Illiteracy

If there is one person who knows education in Pakistan like the back of one’s hand, it is Baela Raza Jamil. Cutting a towering figure, she has been a leading voice calling for educational reforms, and has led the movement from the front with various policy suggestions, frameworks and research. Sehrish Khan talks to Baela
2020: What Lies in Store For Education Sector

2020: What Lies in Store For Education Sector

With well over 16 months’ worth of experience under its belt, it is time the PTI government begins delivering on the promises it made with regards to education and reforms in the sector. We look at things that might unfold as the year 2020 moves ahead.  new decade begins, 2020 has arrived, and it appears
Education And The Year That Was 2019

Education And The Year That Was 2019

The year 2019 was another year of overall disappointment for the education sector, as little of the perennially promised reforms came to light, writes Ammar Sheikh. he year 2019 began with renewed hopes of change. Four months into the government, the PTI-led federation had begun to get into its stride and people from all walks