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Business studies a new favourite discipline for Pakistani students

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 18, 2014. Islamabad – For decades, engineering and medicine have been Pakistan’s favourite professions. The patriarchal Pakistani society approves of female doctors, alongside women teachers perhaps, and the country’s men have often been pushed, sometimes against their will, to be […]

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UN Envoy promises $1 billion in education assistance over four years, demands govt action

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 30, 2014. Islamabad – The international community will support Pakistan with around $1 billion in financial assistance over the next four years to help with domestic efforts to deliver universal education in the country, United Nations special envoy on global […]

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In student’s achievement, a win for scientific inquiry

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 6, 2014. Islamabad – She wanted to grow up to become a detective. But somewhere along the way, 18-year-old Syeda Minahil used her investigative ambition for medical research instead. It turned out to be a good decision after all. Minahil, […]

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Education, trade and security top three priorities for UK in Pakistan

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 1, 2014. Islamabad – Bilateral trade, education and security issues would be top of the agenda between United Kingdom (UK) and Pakistan over the next few years, according to the new British High Commissioner to Pakistan. High Commissioner Philip Barton, […]

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Girl Rising screening in Islamabad

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jan 11, 2014. Islamabad – The voice-over sentences carry a significant and staggering statistic: “A girl born on planet Earth today has a one-in-four chance of being born into poverty. And without education, that is where she will stay.” The words […]

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Students urged to develop scientific curiosity

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 22, 2013. Islamabad – Eleven-year-old Ali Jawad is a small boy, a sixth-grader who is probably shorter than the rest of the boys in his class. But his eyes light up and he struggles to find an articulate answer, when […]

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Enrollment campaign on Int’l Literacy Day 2013

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Sep 8, 2013. Islamabad – Pakistan will celebrate the International Literacy Day 2013 with a three-day nationwide campaign to enroll at least 0.5 million out-of-school children, the Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal, announced on Saturday. Iqbal was […]

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HEC announces 2013 university rankings

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 5, 2013, andJul 6, 2013. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) released the “Quality & Research based Ranking 2013” for Pakistani universities, at a press conference in Islamabad on Friday. The rankings are divided into four discipline-based and three enrollment-based categories. […]

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Foreign scholarships, job placements most asked questions at Education Expo 2013

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 30, 2013. Islamabad – Financial aid and job placements were the two major issues students had on their minds when they visited the Express Education and Career Expo which opened at the Pak-China Friendship Centre on Wednesday. Twenty-two year old […]

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No funds at the HEC

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on March 3, 2013. Islamabad – ZERO. That is the grand total of the development funds the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has received for the third quarter of the current fiscal year. The government had pledged Rs15.8 billion to the HEC in the […]

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