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Letter to Editor in Response to Interview of Dr. Suhail Aftab

By Prof. Dr. Shahid Munir This is reference to an interview of Dr. Suhail Aftab (Dean Electrical Engineering, UET and President TSA) published in The Educationist in Issue 3, Volume 12 of March 2016. No doubt long term energy needs necessitate setting up of hydropower stations as it is the cheapest …

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Hali’s Musaddas: themes and tensions within

  By Yasir Kiyani Christopher Shackle and Javed Majeed have put forth a marvelous translation and critical interpretation of the context and themes of Hali’s Musaddas. Hali aimed to describe “the flow and ebbof Islam” and the story of a community which is alluded to as being asleep on a boat, …

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Islam and Society: the role of universities (Part— I)

By Prof Dr Zia-Ul-Qayyum There is a general consensus that universities are source of new knowledge, innovative thinking and providers of benefits for society’s economic prosperity. But, in my view, universities owe to society a lot more emphasis on their contribution toward building a strong sense of community and social …

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Security Measures for Universities in Pakistan

By Muhammad Zaheer Asghar I was working as a doctoral fellow at University of Helsinki, Finland during the year 2014. A psycho path made a plan with his girl friend to have a massacre on a summer school gathering of the University of Helsinki. They managed weapons, maps and scheduled …

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HEC faculty criteria and issues of social sciences

By Dr Bushra Yasmeen With reference to the first ever International Conference on Social Sciences which was held in Pak-China Friendship Center, Islamabad on February 24-25, 2016, several “Issues and Challenges” were discussed in different sessions by well-known educationists and sociologists. Being a social scientist and a participant of the …

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Urgent need to invest in quality of education: ASER Results

Dr Monazza Aslam Education transforms. There is no denying this fact today. It alters the course of a person’s life and the lives of all persons associated with him or her in uncountable ways. It alters economic outcomes, it influences life chances, it sways, it encourages, it arouses, it impacts …

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