Muhammad Ali Falak

  • During Covid-19 crisis, despite all the abrupt transformation, innovation and rationalization in the education sector of Pakistan, there remains a constant: neglect of leadership roles of teachers in crisis mitigation. Non-lucrative job offers, low income and scare training have relegated the ...

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  • Let’s rewind. Upside down. Senate committee, CM, former CM, Ministers, IGP and CCPO have tweeted already. All unanimously terming the incident horrific; shameful: condemnable and tragic only after the anecdotal details stormed the social media. CCPO shares the blame with the victim; because ...

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  • ‘PTI’s Single National Curriculum (SNC) has it all; except what it should have: a shift from rote to conceptual learning; focus on creative abilities, elaborative assessments; comprehensive laboratory experimentation plan, and uplift from local to international standards of ...

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  • Scepticism about online teaching in Pakistan comes from a simple fact: Most of the educators never chose to teach online before COVID-19. They were forced by the pandemic. Overwhelmed by the profound sense of ‘human loss’ many now feel paralysed, unable to tap the true potential of the ...

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  • IT is raining anecdotes of harassment and violence against the students across the country. Whether it happens in the premier educational institutes of Lahore, shabby buildings of government-run schools in Southern-Punjab, or a dilapidated madrassah in interior Sindh; sexual harassment and assault ...

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  • COVID-19 has exposed the intrinsic vulnerability of urban centres around the globe. Density and connectivity, which are the hallmarks of city centres, are ruthlessly ambushed by Covid-19. The past couple of months have taught us that pandemics  are anti-urban. Globally, the millions of ...

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  • In the USA, the professors of my university, currently where I work, are enjoying lives in their huge mansions with sprawling lawns and tennis courts. In Pakistan, the faculty of my alma mater, where I once worked, the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore, present a dismal picture; ...

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  • The tragic death of young Bollywood shining star actor Sushant Singh Rajput has left millions in shock. Once dazzled by the charismatic acting, his fans are now shocked by his suicide. Found dead in his Mumbai residence on Sunday, the actor was on the path of sparkling success when he suddenly cut ...

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  • “Is the virus fake?” one student asked with a slight grin and gleamy eyes. “Is it a global plot against the Muslim world by the Jewish lobby?” others interrupted. “Do you see any corpses in the city of New York or is its American propaganda?” another uttered. ...

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