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  • Star Wars vs Star Trek: why can’t fans just get along?

    To casual moviegoers, there is not much difference between Star Trek, the sci-fi franchise that launched on television in 1966, and Star Wars, which debuted on movie screens in 1977...

    Star Trek fans think ‘Trek’ is better because it portrays a complex, science-based technological future where diverse species unite for the betterment of all...

  • PAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030: Looking inwards: the new development paradigm

    - Pakistan’s national income per capita has doubled since 1990; with income poverty declining nearly three times since 2000- The share of Foreign Direct Investment in the economy has fluctuated in the past 30 years; in 2013 it was back at the 1990 level- If Pakistan is to meet the SDGs, there is considerable scope to improve the role of partnershipsNegotiating the path towards sustainable development is not easy for any country acting...

  • KP bureaucrats using forest institute to serve own ends

    PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI) has been turned into a grazing ground by bureaucracy, who seldom let lose a chance to milk the cow and oblige those at the helm of affairs...

    The country’s premier education and research institute has been functioning without a director general since 2011...

  • Down’s Syndrome institute inaugurated

    The Al-Jalal Institute for Down’s Syndrome Special Children has been completed with the funds provided by Punjab government...

    The institute has been established in a five-storey building with state-of-the-art classrooms, hospital, physio and speech therapy labs, as well as residences...

  • ‘Invalid’ degrees issued by private institute: Protesting students baton-charged

    A large number of students of the Indus International Institute, allegedly owned by federal communication minister Hafiz Abdul Karim, took out a rally and blocked the Dera-Quetta Road for traffic for some five hours...

    They were protesting against the institute’s administration for issuing them invalid degrees and transcripts, alleging they were awarded these documents which were not recognised by the Higher Education Commission...

  • GIK Institute organises awareness drive about breast cancer

    SWABI: Women Engineering Society (WES) of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) ran an awareness campaign on Monday about breast cancer and its preventive measures...

    Led by WES president Sania Khushbakht Jamil the students from different disciplines of GIK Institute participated in the campaign...

  • Design, build, fly contest concludes at GIK Institute

    SWABI: A three-day design, build and fly competition concluded at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology here on Monday...

    The contest was organised by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), GIK Institute chapter, in collaboration with STEM Careers Programme, and Higher Education Commission...

  • Govt to fund GIK institute’s research projects

    SWABI: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has planned to finance research projects of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology...

    The secretary appreciated the GIK institute for offering quality education in the field of engineering and management sciences...

  • National Institute of Oceanography faces severe shortage of funds

    ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), which assists the armed forces with strategy, faces an acute shortage of budget, a parliamentary committee was informed on Thursday...

    NIO Director General Dr Asif Inam said until the last budget, the institute was allocated roughly Rs5m for research and development...

  • Campus of Dawoodi Bohra community’s institute in Nairobi inaugurated

    KARACHI: A new campus of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, the Arabic Academy which is the principal educational institute of the Dawoodi Bohra community, has been inaugurated in Langata, a suburb of Kenya’s capital Nairobi...

    ”Dr Saifuddin, the 53rd al-Dai al-Mutlaq and head of the community, is the institute’s benefactor, and gives it its direction and its inspiration, according to the press release...

  • Qawwali institute named after Amjad Sabri

    Mr Shah said when chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari visited Amjad Sabri’s home, he had made a commitment that he’d make a qawwali institute named after Sabri...

    He said as per the recently announced budget Amjad Sabri Qawwali Institute has come into being (“Amjad Sabri Qawwali Institute bunn chuka hai”) and will start functioning in August...

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