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Lahore

April 3, 2016

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Literary festival continues

Literary festival continues

LAHORE

The 2nd day of the Information Technology University’s literary festival “Afkaar-E-Taaza” featured discussions among local and foreign intellectuals.

One of the sessions on Saturday was about the state of higher education in Pakistan. Former Chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Atta ur Rehman said universities were known because of great minds and not great buildings and said Pakistani universities should now focus on quality of education and local relevant research.

Punjab HEC Chairman Dr Nizamuddin said social sciences had been neglected despite the fact they had equal importance in any country. He said the Punjab Higher Education Commission had given importance to science, technology and social sciences and allocated funds equally.  

Dr Saeed Ul Hassan from Information Technology University (ITU) spoke about research ranking of Pakistani universities and need for quality research in Pakistan. 

Later in the evening Director ITU’s Centre for Governance and Policy Dr Yaqoob Bangash also spoke and talked about different sessions of the day.

The literary festival will be concluded at Alhamrah Arts Complex, Qaddafi Stadium on Sunday (today).

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