Allama Iqbal Open University expands its reach to US

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) in its efforts to expand educational network abroad has registered around thirty students, resident of New York, USA for seeking education in ‘Daras-e-Nazami’, a four-year degree programme. The university’s programme in Islamic studies is getting popular in USA and others countries mainly in the Middle …

Pakistan census highlights مردم شماری 2017

Census data on the population of the largest cities in Pakistan shows explosive growth in urban canters since the last census, conducted nearly two decades ago. According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics’ data, the two biggest population centers, Karachi and Lahore, have seen some staggering growth since 1998: with …

IS IT REALLY AN AFGHAN POLICY?

ALI SUKHANVER The US president Donald Trump is really a wonderful orator, an excellent speaker and no doubt a master of words. He has an ability of mesmerizing the audience with his magical style of speech and with his outstanding body language. It is also very much true that he …

AIOU launches technical education courses

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has launched nine six-month short-term certificate courses to promote technical and vocational education in the country. The aspirating candidates have been advised to take admission in these courses by September 5.  The courses are of different nature relating to agriculture, poultry farming, and art designing …

HEC stops four universities from admitting students

ISLAMABAD: The failure to comply with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) set criteria has resulted in stoppage of admissions at four universities functioning in different parts of the country. The information available suggests that the list of the banded universities now includes Preston Institute of Management Sciences and Technology (PIMSAT) Karachi, …

The nexus of CPEC and digital transformation

By Zulfiqar Qazilbash The CPEC loans to fast track much-needed improvements in power and transportation infrastructure have the potential to massively impact many areas of Pakistan’s economy. Assuming we can manage the security issues, it will create the enabling environment that along with the economic zones and regulatory reforms will …

Building an economy for the future

The distributive nature of growth must form part of a revised and appropriate social contract to include hitherto excluded regions, genders, and individuals   By Dr. S Akbar Zaidi In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the term ‘Asian Tigers’ became synonymous with high economic growth based on the achievements …

A MISCONCEPTION OF THE TERRORISTS

ALI SUKHANVER At least 15 people were killed and so many wounded when a powerful bomb went off near an army truck in Quetta12th August 2017. The death toll is feared to go up as some of the injured ones are in critical condition. It was another day of brutality …

Low cost housing scheme in Islamabad & Karachi

A consortium of private builders and developers has launched the much-awaited low-cost housing schemes for the low and middle-income groups in Pakistan that are partially being financed by the World Bank. Various governments, including the current PML-N government, promised such housing schemes to the masses, but they never kept their …