Professor Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar

  • Despite unprecedented efforts in finding the cure for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2), no one can accurately predict the exact timing for the availability of a safer and efficacious vaccine. Even if a suitable candidate ...

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  • The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tweet “I wish to express my deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Li Wenliang on this terrible loss, which has also touched people everywhere. My mind and heart is with all #healthworkers in China ...

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  • ‘Hunarmand Pakistan’ is a significant component of the Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan National Youth Development Program. The recent launching of this initiative is a definite proof of concept highlighting the importance of skills education (hunarmandi) in the country. Importantly, ...

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  • An article in the Harvard Business Review entitled “Does Higher Education Still Prepare People for jobs?” challenged the existing systems of universities across the globe and logically sounds most pertinent. This article to answer the titled questions mentions “Today, people often ...

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  • Print, electronic and social media are actively reporting the presence of dengue in the capital city of Islamabad and neighboring Rawalpindi. This is quite a precarious situation and demands immediate attention as far as its control is involved. Heightened concern for dengue is due to the presence ...

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  • ‘PEACE’ is a sacred word that should be in the heart and mind of every individual on this Earth. This word acquires special significance in the context of its relevance to schools, colleges, and universities. In recent times, the brave struggle of Somalia’s for bringing peace in a ...

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  • Thank God, the Pakistani higher education system just got passing marks in the QS World University Ranking 2020 released this week. Among the seven universities in this globally trustworthy database, three successfully maintained their status quo; however, four showed marginal improvements. ...

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  • Amgen Inc., a company, manufacturing drugs through biotechnological processes in the year 2016 had a net income of US$ 7.72 billion. Other similar setups are strengthening the financial strengths of the United States of America and several developing countries through utilizing these bioeconomic ...

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  • The Asian University Ranking 2019 by the Times Higher Education Ranking (THE) released in the first week of May revealed a steep decline in the ranking of higher education institutions of Pakistan. Among ten universities in the Asian University Ranking 2018, only eight sustained their position ...

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  • Three-day international student convention & expo from 17- 19 April, 2019 brought students and their mentors across the country in Lahore to discuss the common theme of ‘Securing our future.’ This second edition of the convention followed the paradigm of its first youth gathering ...

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  • Recent remarks by an honourable judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan about the status of higher education in the country present a challenge to all academia. This concern of the national supreme judiciary is echoed by every citizen of the country. People have a right to ask questions about higher ...

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  • The two words Google and googol are pronounced similarly having different meanings. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Google is the “name of a search engine as well as a verb that refers to searching the internet using the Google search engine.” The googol represents a number ...

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  • Science diplomacy is an evolving concept without any defined boundaries having broader implications in the development of knowledge economies. Traditionally, general diplomatic relationships are confined to a triangle of i) dialogues ii)negotiations and iii)representation in international ...

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  • The conversion of Prime Minister House into the Islamabad National University (INU) is now a reality. The resounding reason by the Prime Minister of Pakistan for establishing this university is to send a strong symbolic message that Education is the top priority of his government. This initiative ...

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  • By the end of the year 2017, above 800 universities of the world offered 9400 courses to 81 million individuals through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Historically, MOOCs pioneering platforms “Coursera” by two Stanford Professors and “edX” a collaborative effort of the ...

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