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Controversy over HEC director

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 15, 2012. Islamabad – The Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) board of directors has expressed readiness to abide by Supreme Court directives over the appointment of a new director. The HEC has been at the centre of controversy since the Establishment […]

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Balochistan’s first Rhodes Scholar in 40 years

An edited version of this article was iirst published in The Express Tribune on Dec 6, 2012. Islamabad – Rafiullah Kakar was in seventh grade when he left his village in Balochistan’s Killa Abdullah district to travel to a boarding school in Loralai. There were only two high schools in Kakar’s tehsil, just one middle […]

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The Library challenge

An edited version of this story was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 24, 2012. Bagh – Zeeshan Asad likes to read Urdu poetry. His favourite poet is Saghir Siddiqi. Asad was in class 3 when his school in Harighel in the Bagh district of Azad Jammu & Kashmir was destroyed by a […]

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AJK schools need rebuilding post-2005 earthquake

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Oct 8, 2012. Bagh – It’s been seven years since the 7.6-magnitude earthquake damaged most buildings in district Bagh in Azad Jammu & Kashmir, but 64 per cent of all public school buildings there are yet to be reconstructed. The district had […]

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On International Literacy Day 2012

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Sept 9, 2012. Islamabad – Every Pakistani child should get to attend school, and peace and progress in the country cannot be achieved without literacy and education. Shahnaz Wazir Ali, special assistant to the prime minister, expressed these thoughts in Islamabad on […]

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Science donation for college

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on Sept 24, 2010. COLUMBIA — It was a good day for science at Columbia College. Columbia college President Gerald Brouder announced that the school’s administrative council has donated $112,000 to the science initiative. The heart of the initiative is construction of a state-of-the-art science building […]

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