Muhammad Murtaza Noor

  • TAfter being elected as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran khan, in his maiden speech, highlighted importance of knowledge economy, youth empowerment and strengthening higher education. While chairing a high level meeting attended by senior educationists, he said every possible effort would be ...

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  • TEach year International Literacy Day is celebrated on the 8th of September, which provides an opportunity for governments, civil society and stakeholders to highlight and review improvements in literacy rates and devise strategies on the world‘s remaining literacy challenges. The issue of ...

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  • TInternational Youth Day is commemorated each year on 12 August in order to highlight the vital role of youth in socio-economic development of society. Youth are also encouraged around the world to organize various programs to raise awareness about the situation of youth in their respective ...

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  • TThe Vice Chancellors Committee in its recent 22nd meeting adopted 11-points declaration for the promotion of higher education in the country. The Vice Chancellors acknowledged the students as the primary stakeholders for higher education and vowed to protect their (students) right to quality ...

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  • TThe recent announcement of results by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) once again exposed the inadequacies in quality of higher education in Pakistan.  According to the result, just a little over three per cent of all candidates were able to qualify the Central Superior Services ...

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  • TThe performance of any higher education system can easily be assessed; how much universities are contributing towards socio-economic development of the country as autonomous and empowered centres of learning, ideas, creativity and innovation. The newly appointed Chief of Higher Education ...

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  • TThe current year i.e 2018 carries very significance for Pakistan as during the last week of this July, Pakistani people would elect their representatives for the tenure of five years. Youth under the age bracket of 18-35 years, which constitute 44% of total electoral roll, will also play a decisive ...

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  • TOn the basis of recommendations by six members search committee, reputed educationist Dr Tariq Banuri has been appointed as chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Dr Banuri, an economist with significant national and international distinctions, has been selected as the 4th permanent ...

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  • TThe recent annual report released by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan described the state of higher education in Pakistan in one sentence “The focus has not been on the promotion of higher education, but on legal battles and survival issues.” The report, like that of the previous ...

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  • TThe 35th meeting of Council of Common Interests CCI was recently held at Islamabad under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Among the 11 points agenda items, the meeting was also briefed about matters pertaining to higher education and other similar bodies in the post-18th ...

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  • TThe recent reports issued by international and national reputed institutions have revealed a sorry state of affairs in higher education and human resource development in Pakistan. Human Rights Commission Pakistan in its latest released report stated that higher education in the country is in ...

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  • THuman Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December to commemorate the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day. This year’s ...

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  • TNational Voters Day is celebrated on 7th December throughout Pakistan in order to highlight the importance of vote and to motivate the citizens to obtain their CNICs and get them registered as voters by the ECP. The choice of the date was symbolic as on 7th December 1970 Pakistanis got their right ...

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  • TEach year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21 for strengthening the ideals of peace among all nations and people. The theme of the International Day of Peace for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” The 17 Sustainable ...

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  • TOn the eve of 70th independence celebration of Pakistan, the Parliament – both National Assembly and the Senate – unanimously recommended the revival of student unions in educational institutions and passed a resolution in this regard. The revival of student unions in educational ...

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  • TSince the adoption of United Nations’ in 2015, every year 12th August is celebrated as International Youth Day to recognise that young people, as agents of change, are critical actors in conflict prevention, sustaining peace and development of societies. International Youth Day 2017 is also ...

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  • TQuaid-i-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad, one of the top ranked Pakistani university is going to compete its 50 years on June 21, 2017 as its foundation stone was laid down on the same date in 1967. Quaid-i-Azam University (once named Islamabad University) was established as Research University ...

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  • TAddressing the university students and faculty on the topic of issues in contemporary Pakistan recently at Islamabad, Chairman Senate of Pakistan, Mian Raza Rabbani observed that unfortunately, application of law is different for people belonging to different stratums of society. The powerful can ...

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  • TAn autonomous university characteristically means a higher education institution which exercises independent control over its day-to-day operations and curriculum. It is generally associated with universities, institutions and implies that the funding agency or state does not have control over ...

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  • TEducation is considered key to uniting nations and reforming societies. It is important to recognise the crucial role of education in contributing towards building a culture of peace, diversity and harmony and of tertiary education in building a knowledge economy. Being a hub of ideas, innovation ...

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  • TThe Senate of Pakistan, the upper house of parliament, has recently completed its Parliamentary Year 2016-17. On this occasion, the Senate Secretariat has published a report titled “Report to the People of Pakistan”, along with other related publications. The timing of launching of ...

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  • TRule of the law and the equality in all spheres of life entails an important principle of equal status of citizenship in society. Liberal social contract theory envisions the intermingling of state and society on a reciprocal basis, which demands equality in both rights and obligations from both ...

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  • TEach year, the International Day of Democracy is observed on September 15 throughout the globe to review the state of democracy and its impact over the individuals and societies. Democracy is considered a process as well as the end goal and only with the full participation and support by the people ...

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  • TAfter the announcement of Asian University Rankings 2016 respectively by Times Higher Education, QS Quacquarelli Symonds and QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings 2016, there has been a debate in the media and the academia regarding improving Pakistani higher education sector and learning ...

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  • TThe Senate of Pakistan, the upper house of Parliament, commemorated its Foundation Day yesterday. The Senate of Pakistan is a constitutional institution which represents all federating units i.e. provinces/territories of the country and promotes a feeling of equality, peace and harmony, which is ...

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