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Hassaan Bin Zubair

The writer is a PhD Scholar (English Literature). He can be reached at: hbz77@yahoo.com

The Flood of MPhils & PhDs in Pakistan

The Flood of MPhils & PhDs in Pakistan

Hold the speed, else it’s disastrous! Although there has been a remarkable progress in the realm of higher education in Pakistan with an increasing number of students enrolling for MPhil and PhD degrees, overall research culture in the country presents a dismal picture of the state of affairs. Research culture in our country is still far from being inspiring as …

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Madame Tussauds Museum

Madame Tussauds Museum

How Madame Tussauds built a business out of beheadings Modern techniques and advanced artistry lends the wax figures a hyper-reality that can be off-putting to some, astounding to others. However, the history of the most famous waxworks of them all, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London, is a dark one. Madame Tussauds has branches all over and is the place …

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Higher Education in Pakistan

Higher Education in Pakistan

Enter the remaking phase “Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.” — Brian Tracy Higher education system plays a pivotal role in making a country strong and prosperous. Universities all over the world perform two basic functions: teaching and research. Ron Lewis, a renowned American politician, said, “Ensuring quality higher education is one of …

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PAKISTAN’S NUCLEAR POWER

PAKISTAN'S NUCLEAR POWER

Strength for a secure future! In May 1974, India performed a nuclear test at Pokhran range in its Rajasthan state. After this test, India started creating pressure on Pakistan to make it submit to, and accept, its hegemony. Since Pakistan has some prior intelligence about India’s nuclear tests, Bhutto paid full attention to developing the nuclear programme of Pakistan. Mr …

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STEPHEN HAWKING

STEPHEN HAWKING

The brightest star in the firmament of science “Great men are not born great, they grow great,” thus says Mario Puzo in his world-famous novel ‘The Godfather’. Indeed, Stephen Hawking – a great physicist and author of ‘A Brief History of Time – who passed away on March 14, was a true manifestation of what Mario Puzo calls ‘great men’. …

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Breaking the Taboo on CHILD ABUSE

Rape is Never the Victim’s Fault! Children are vulnerable to sexual abuse all over the world. In Pakistan, the dynamics that make them vulnerable are twofold: impunity for perpetrators, which is reflective of the overall weak and easy-to-be-manipulated criminal justice system compounded by low priority given to crimes of this nature by authorities and the taboos around issues related to …

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CSS EXAMINATION: A TEST OF QUALITY EDUCATION!

Thousands of graduates from across Pakistan try their luck every year in the competitive examination (CE), also known as Central Superior Service (CSS) exam, conducted by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC). CSS is considered the most prestigious exam in Pakistan as it opens, for successful aspirants, the doors to the country’s bureaucracy, or more rightly, the Civil Services of …

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DINA WADIA

The Daughter of a Nation-builder Dina Wadia, the only child of Pakistan’s founding father Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Rattanbai Petit who was also known as Maryam Jinnah, breathed her last on 2 November. Neat and slim, with an imperious nose, the reclusive Dina Wadia stunned those who met her because of her striking resemblance to her great father. She …

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CENSUS 2017 A WAY TO ‘KNOW THYSELF’!

Background The first population census conducted in the areas now comprising Pakistan was held in 1881. Later on, censuses were conducted every ten years regularly in the year ending at one. After independence, the first two censuses in Pakistan were conducted in 1951 and 1961, respectively; however, the third one was delayed due to political environment in the country and …

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