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  • Numl to set up centre in China

    ISLAMABAD: National University of Modern Languages (Numl) on Friday signed an agreement with top Chinese university for establishing international centre in China...

    A spokesman for Numl on Wednesday said that Numl and Xingjiang Normal University signed an agreement, in which both universities would cooperate to set new standards in higher education...

  • NUML to teach Chinese to Baloch people, Balochi to Chinese nationals

    ISLAMABAD: The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) will set up a campus in Gwadar primarily to teach Chin­ese language to the people of Balo­chistan and Balochi language to Chinese nationals...

    According to a senior official of the presidency, President Mamnoon Hussain has given directives to the NUML administration for establishing a campus in Gwadar to keep the people of the area abreast of the future needs and...

  • Numl runs higher degree courses without professors

    ISLAMABAD: The National University of Modern Languages (Numl), which offers a number of courses from bachelor to the PhD level, has only two professors and most of its departments are headed by army officials or retired employees...

    Higher Education Commission (HEC)’s guidelines state that there should be at least one professor in each department of a university...

  • Numl awards first ever MPhil degree in Hindi

    ISLAMABAD: For the first time in Pakistan’s history, a Pakistani university has awarded an MPhil degree in Hindi...

    Military-run National University of Modern Languages (Numl) has become the first Pakistani university to award the degree...

  • A sorry state of affairs: No new admission to Sahiwal University

    SAHIWAL: No student was enrolled by the University of Sahiwal (UOS) in any of the eight disciplines being offered under its four-year BS or master’s programmes because of plethora of issues the varsity was mired in...

    According to varsity sources who wished not to be named, the main issues plaguing it included absence of a permanent VC, registrar, examination controller and senior faculty, non-availability of funds, dysfunctional...

  • 4,000 high-definition CCTV cameras to be installed across Karachi

    KARACHI: The Sindh police have decided to install 4,000 high definition 12 megapixel closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras across Karachi in a major move to replace and augment the existing 2,200 cameras, which have become so obsolete that their footage provides little help in identifying suspects or even registration number of vehicles used in a crime...

  • Eluding definition

    AS everyone knows, the demand for the law minister’s resignation cloaked another unarticulated desire: that Pakistan should be an Islamic state...

    But what exactly does that mean?In post-Shah Iran, in Afghanistan during the Taliban’s Islamic Emirate, and more recently in parts of Iraq and Syria, clerics have claimed that the governments they established were not only religiously correct but also, more broadly, part of new Islamic states
  • IN MEMORIAM: TRANSCENDING THE DEFINITION OF ART

    Yet the works of Lala Rukh that I have looked at transcend this threadbare definition...

    That influence could be attributed to her experiences of the avant garde movement of the 1970s at the University of Chicago where she completed her second MFA...

  • Dar wants definition of ‘federal govt’ amended

    ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Thursday called for amending the definition of the government to ensure smooth running of state affairs...

    “Our hands will be tied and it will not be possible to carry out work unless the current definition is reversed,” he said while winding up the budget discussion in the Senate, which was followed by adoption of a set of recommendations formulated by the Senate’s standing committee on...

  • UN body concerned over inconsistent definition of child

    The committee concluded the review on Thursday in Geneva and raised concerns about the lack of harmonisation of the laws with the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, an inconsistent and conflicting definition of the child throughout the legislation and across provinces...

    The committee’s experts expressed concerns about regression in the protection of the rights of the child caused by the introduction of new laws,...

  • Modern slavery definition

    The Walk Free Foundation uses a broader definition to identify people trapped in slavery-like conditions — people working in exploitative conditions, women lured with the promise of better jobs and then trapped in prostitution, migrant workers allowed only restricted movement, those in forced labour and debt bondage and children facing exploitation...

    Though instruments, such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions...

  • Punjab Notes: An English medium school’s definition of foul language

    An English medium school in Sahiwal, run and owned by an apparently educated politician’s family, provides us with a new mind-blowing description of what constitutes foul language that unmistakably shows us why our education system is in an abysmal state despite all the tall claims of businessmen-turned-educators...

    The school’s circular, dated 22-08-2016, addressed to the parents of its students which surfaced recently on social media...
  • Facebook definition of terrorism helps states mute dissent: UN

    GENEVA: A UN human rights expert urged Face­book on Monday to narrow its “sweeping” definition of terrorism to stop governm­e­nts arbitrarily blocking legi­timate opposition groups and dissenting voices...

    “The use of such a sweeping definition is particularly worrying in light of a number of governments seeking to stigmatise diverse forms of dissent and opposition [whether peaceful or violent] as terrorism,” wrote N Aolin, UN special...

  • Minister proposes improving definition of judges’ misconduct

    KARACHI: Federal Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem said on Saturday the issue of incompetence on the part of judges, if any, could be dealt with by enlarging the definition of misconduct as given in Article 209 of the Constitution...

    Speaking at a ceremony at which newly elected office-bearers of the Karachi Bar Association (KBA) were sworn in, the minister said if there were some incompetent judges in the high courts or...

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