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The State And Its Education Expenditure Or The Lack Of It 

Pakistan’s allocation for education is nothing to write home about really. But worryingly, the center and the provinces seem incapable of fully spending what little they decide to spend for uplifting a sector most important for national progress.

Author: Ammar Sheikh

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Climate Catastrophe: The Time For Action Is Now

While students around the world, notably Greta Thunberg, are coming out in droves to press their leaders to take concrete action to slow down the effects of climate change, not much thought is given to the idea in Pakistan. It is because our youth doesn’t exactly know what dangers lie ahead.

Author: Ashraf Jehangir Qazi

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Leading Home Economics University To New Horizons

The College of Home Economics has recently been converted into University of Home Economics. That has created a number of opportunities as well as challenges for the institution. Sehrish Khan talked to UHE VC Kanwal Ameen about what lies ahead for this young university in the years to come.

Author: Sehrish Khan

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Our House Is On Fire!

Swedish teenager and now the quintessential global face of the urgent call for climate action, Greta Thunberg, addressed the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos on January 21, 2020. It was the schoolgirl’s second appearance at WEF, last year being the teenager’s breakaway year as a global climate action icon.  The Swede first hit the headlines in 2018 when she went on School Strike for Climate in her hometown, calling on the Swedish government to reduce carbon emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement.

Why Buying Books Is Breaking The Bank?

Why Buying Books Is Breaking The Bank?

Just like most things, the prices of books has gone through the roof in the past year-and-a-half. This has made education an even harder challenge for Pakistanis. Faizan Warraich investigates why the prices have gone up and what the stakeholders think should now happen.

Author: Faizan Ali Warraich

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The Case of Pakistan’s Missing Female Doctors

Almost half of females who graduate as doctors from public universities end up not practicing the profession. Instab Sahi finds out why that is so and what can we all do to make the stats a little more bearable.

Author: Intsab Sahi

Pakistan-US Ties: Education Can, What Politics Cannot

Pakistan-US Ties: Education Can, What Politics Cannot

Pakistan’s relationship with the United States has long been called a marriage of inconvenience, mainly because of the enormous political overhang the ties have been under over the decades. For many young Pakistanis, the US remains a shining citadel of knowledge, progress and education.

Author: Aisha Saeed

Do VCs Want Student Unions? Yes, But Only A Part Of ‘Em

Do VCs Want Student Unions? Yes, But Only A Part Of ‘Em

By the look of things, everyone appears to want and wish for the restoration of student unions at universities. But many vice chancellors, the officials who will eventually be dealing with these unions if restored, have some reservations.

Author: Arsalan Haider

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PAKISTAN MEDICAL COMMISSION

And Its Sustained Negative Impact On Medical & Dental Education In Pakistan

Pakistan Medical Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, the statutory regulatory authority that oversaw medical and dental colleges in Pakistan, was dissolved following a presidential ordinance on October 20, 2019. Dr Sohail argues why the body that replaces it might actually be a step backward.

Author: Dr Sohail Rao

This is Why You Must Join A Student Society At University

This is Why You Must Join A Student Society At University

While they are no real substitute for fully functional student unions, student societies at universities still offer many of the goods for students that the now banned unions once offered. We tell you why you must spend some of your time at university as a functional member of a student society.

Author: M Azam Mahmood

Lessons From 27/2/2019: Linguistic Deterrence And Narrative Warfare

Lessons From 27/2/2019: Linguistic Deterrence And Narrative Warfare

Narrative warfare is taking an increasing role in international relations and becoming a key source of wining battles without fighting them. Haleema Khalid explains how it is being carried out and why we must use language as a weapon for intensified national security.

Author: Haleema Khalid

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How To Get Started With Freelancing

Since 2004, the freelancing industry has been flourishing in Pakistan, with the country now among the top five states that contribute the most to the global freelancing industry.Freelancing is truly a blessing in disguise for many Pakistani students,

Author: Hammad Anwar

Let Student Unions Be Or Not? That is the Question

Let Student Unions Be Or Not? That is the Question

Contrary to what is thought of them today, student unions were a dynamic platform for students to peacefully engage in debate and discourse over various pertinent issue. That made the youngsters of yesteryear much more tolerant than the youth of today. Shahkar Aziz makes pleads the case for student unions and why they need to come back.

Author: Shahkir Aziz