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Cyber bulling in Pakistan: the challenge and response

By Dr Noshina Saleem With the advent of information and communication technologies (ICTs) bulling has expanded its boundaries from playgrounds to retiring rooms. Bullying occurs via social networking sites, instant messages, emails, websites, blogs, chat room, phone calls, or text messages. Mostly ICTs are used as a weapon by the …

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Of HEC, quality and applied research in universities

  Tayab Kamboh The Higher Education Commission (HEC) launched National Research Program for Universities (NRPU) with the purpose to give the researchers financial support for their research pursuits to make the research work marketable that would benefit the economy and community. In an interview to a local newspaper, HEC Chairman Dr …

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The chip is coming (Part-I)

In his 2013 book The Grand Deception, Mujahid Kamran describes some of the workings of what Churchill called the “High Cabal” that, unseen, really controls the world and, in particular, some of the means used historically by one of its affiliates and franchises, the United States of America, the takeover …

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The generation

The generation gap is the difference of opinions between one generation and another regarding beliefs. Sociologists have divided the lifespan into three different levels: Childhood, Midlife and Retirement. The difference of thoughts in the ideology of these groups had always been there, no two generations share the same set of …

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Is our education system directionless?

A future social scientist in a sociology class asked me a question: Sir, why are we studying sociology? I was stunned whether I delivered my lecture well or not! The student was studying mathematic at the same time and had no interest in society, culture, socialization, conflict, functionalism, symbolic interactionism, …

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Educating about drinking water

The importance of water can be judged by this verse from the Holy Quran:“We made from water every living thing” (Qur’an, Surah, Al-Anbiya, 21: 30). Seas, lakes and rivers are all made up of water. It falls as rain and erupts from springs. It occurs in nature abundantly. It also …

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