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  • Abducted Balochistan higher education secretary returns home

    Balochistan's higher education secretary, Abdullah Jan, who was abducted from Quetta four months ago returned home Wednesday evening, family members told DawnNews...

    He was kidnapped when the 6th national census was underway throughout the country and a large number of government employees, including those from the education department, were participating in the process...

  • How many jobs can be done at home?

    Dingel and Brent Neiman, is a good place to begin with as it explores the question: how many jobs can be done at home?Technology’s potential is not limited, but its ability to save us from this pandemic isFor Pakistan, they find that the share of such jobs comes in at a miniscule 13...

    The percentage of teleworkable jobs in the country falls well short of the sample average of 26...

  • Member of higher education watchdog remanded in judicial custody

    PESHAWAR: An accountability court on Saturday remanded into judicial custody Professor Mohammad Ayub, a medical expert with the Higher Education Regulatory Authority, on the charge of facilitating the functioning of an illegal medical college...

    The inquiry reportedly discovered that suspect Dr Mohammad Aziz Khan was willfully involved in the illegal business for monitory gains by admitting students without any lawful mandate prior to...

  • SC allows appeal against LHC’s ruling on standard of higher education

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday granted the Higher Education Commission (HEC) leave to appeal and asked the federal government to assist it on a challenge to the Lahore High Court’s April 27 decision empowering the Punjab higher education department to develop its own standards of higher education rather than follow the one set by the commission...

    A three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar that...

  • ‘Govt promoting research-based higher education’

    MANSEHRA: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Monday said the government was focusing on the promotion of research-based higher education as part of efforts to improve the country’s economic conditions...

    “The research-based post-secondary education along with the close collaboration between universities and the industry can help increase the country’s gross domestic product,” he told the ninth convocation of the Hazara...

  • Saarc states vow joint efforts to promote higher education

    ISLAMABAD: The heads of higher education commissions from eight member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) on Tuesday decided to work together to achieve the common objective of socio-economic and leadership development in the region...

    The two-day meeting of the committee of heads of HEC/university grant commissions of the Saarc member states, chaired by HEC Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, concluded...

  • Policy: Higher education under threat

    The steps taken by the present Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI)-led government to improve higher education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) can really bring a change if implemented in letter and spirit...

    After witnessing violations of merit and deteriorating education standards, the party coined the slogans of “justice”, “merit” and “education”...

  • 1,300 higher education dept vacancies to be filled shortly

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Monday said 1,300 vacant posts at the higher education department would be filled with immediate effect...

    Khattak said every district of the province would have a university so that the people of far-flung areas could have access to higher education...

  • Envoys, experts discuss higher education opportunities abroad

    ISLAMABAD: Foreign diplomats, educationists and students on Thursday gathered at the first ever two-day Asian Social Sciences Expo to discuss higher education opportunities across the world and academic exchange programmes for Pakistani students...

    Anne Kofoed, the head of education and governance section, European Union Delegation to Pakistan, said EU scholarships such as Erasmus plus provided an opportunity to work together with...

  • Youth to be facilitated in getting higher education

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said on Tuesday that the federal government was committed to providing maximum facilities of higher education to the youth and had empowered the Higher Education Commission to render its valuable services in this regard...

    The governor said that the entire world was following the principles of knowledge-based economy and for a country like Pakistan more knowledgeable people with...

  • Balochistan higher education secretary abducted from Quetta

    Armed men kidnapped Balochistan Higher Education Secretary Abdullah Jan in Quetta on Wednesday morning, police sources said...

    Jan's abduction comes at a time when Pakistan's 6th census is underway throughout the country and a large number of government employees, including those from the education department, are participating in the process...

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