Dr Abdus Sattar Abbasi

  • It was indeed a pleasure delivering a talk on October 23, 2022, to accomplished professionals about the economic nosedives of the country with special emphasis on causes and remedies. When I entered the hall a workshop on learning Arabic was in progress. The facilitator, a British Pakistani, also ...

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  • Universities in the 21st century have undoubtedly become transnational actors interplaying among strategic, social, cultural, and academic stakeholders including both state and non-state domestic and international actors. Universities have started influencing almost every segment and aspect of ...

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  • It was a striking invitation to join a book launching ceremony in one of the leading hotels of Lahore with the title of Familyism (khandaniyet) on September 04, 2022. Some prominent names were among the speakers, but the most important aspect of the session was that the organisers converted the ...

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  • University teaching is the sole discretion of a teacher irrespective of his/her professional and social development, ability to deliver, and capability to comprehend class dynamics. Despite exceptional qualifications, there are still several aspects in teaching, learning and assessment process in ...

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  • University teaching is the sole discretion of a teacher irrespective of his/her professional and social development, ability to deliver, and capability to comprehend class dynamics. Despite exceptional qualifications, there are still several aspects in teaching, learning and assessment process in ...

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  • The debate about the dominance of leaders and managers over each other, as a concept continues in literature and popular discussions alike. Management gurus refer to the established four functions of management comprising planning, organising, leading and controlling to establish management as a ...

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  • Pakistan surprises the global community quite often with deep-rooted and astonishing dynamics of society. A recent survey by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan suggested that a huge majority of 70 percent of Pakistanis feel connected to the country and prefer to stay in Pakistan even if given good ...

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  • I was amazed listening to the Minister of State (MoS) for Foreign Affairs that Pakistan is now ahead of some developed countries in compliance of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) regulations and fulfilled requirements on thirty-four indicators of FATF while the process of whitelisting has started ...

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  • It was an interesting experience to deliver a few sessions on conflict management to the district level leadership of an organisation where everyone was convinced that conflicts are a real hindrance in progress but most of them were a little inflexible to modify their existing organisational ...

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  • Expressions such as the ‘Danda’ (the stick) as a slang while mentioning ‘power’ in complimentary terms, ‘software update’ in social media, ‘khalai makhlooq’ (the aliens) in politics, and the ‘hidden hand’ in the formal environment are known to everyone in the country.How you ...

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  • Due to the proven history of election irregularities and manipulations, we lost the spirit of electoral reforms by focusing merely on procedural interventions to ensure transparent and reliable elections. Our concern about procedural lacunas is not without reasons. I personally witnessed several ...

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  • Conflict is the foundation of dramatic reality. Players in media and politics intentionally or unintentionally join hands to create dramatic realities to develop and drive narratives. Both usually start their discourses with disagreements, frictions and antagonism to quickly grasp the attention of ...

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  • There isn’t an abundance of leaders who enjoy the status of a celebrity before holding a position of power. It can be both an advantage and a drawback psychologically and on the performance front for a leader having celebrity status. They are exposed to a double-edged sword because their every ...

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  • An interesting history of foreign funding demands continuous vigilance and probably stringent regulations in certain areas. The current wave of discussions on foreign funding to a political party attracted the attention of the masses. A penny of foreign funding, whether it is political, ...

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  • The economic progress of leading economies around the globe is the consequence of entrepreneurship, which flourished in their societies due to specific facilitation to develop an appropriate ecosystem to assist relevant stakeholders, particularly the entrepreneurs. China’s claim of ...

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  • Widespread anarchy and instability during the last two centuries in Muslim societies led to several misperceptions about the teachings of Islam. Lack of strong governments and central authorities during these times stimulated the majority of Muslim societies to secure their local or personal ...

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  • Irrespective of the discussion on whether COVID-19 is a biological weapon or not, we terribly failed to learn and respond to such disasters. Pakistan had enough time to prepare for the pandemic at all levels, but we wasted the space because of lethal delays due to our conventional lethargies, ...

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