Ever wondered if Pakistan Studies has been shown the exit door from our beloved degree programs? Well, let’s dive into the latest scoop.

So, the word on the street was that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) might be giving Pakistan Studies the boot. But hold your horses! According to none other than the caretaker Federal Minister for Information, Murtaza Solangi, that’s just not the case.

Ministerial Assurance

In a recent Senate session, Senator Mushtaq Ahmed brought up the concern that Pakistan Affairs might be vanishing from the graduation-level syllabus. But fear not, because Minister Solangi swooped in like a superhero to clear the air. He assured everyone that the HEC hasn’t even hinted at such a move. Phew! Crisis averted, folks.

No proposal to abolish Pakistan Studies from degree programmes: Solangi
Source: Daily Independant

Solangi spilled the tea, stating that the HEC and the concerned ministry have been tight-lipped about axing Pakistan Affairs or any other course from the graduation syllabus. So, breathe easy, friends, because it looks like our favorite subjects are here to stay.

Academic Independence

But wait, there’s more! Solangi dropped another bombshell – universities are free birds, soaring autonomously within the boundaries of their own laws. So, even if the HEC wanted to shake things up, the universities have the final say. Talk about academic independence, am I right?

Now, here’s where it gets interesting. While Pakistan Studies might not be bidding us farewell, there’s a new kid on the block – a course on Pakistan’s ideology and Constitution.

But hold your applause because there’s more brewing in the pot. The HEC is cooking up a storm with stakeholders to whip up a two-credit-hour compulsory course for all undergrad programs. Can you smell the educational revolution in the air?

Academic Reforms

Of course, not everyone is celebrating just yet. Senators Walid Iqbal, Prof Dr. Mehr Taj Roghani, and the gang are rallying for the revival of Pakistan Studies. Their solution? Integrate the new kid, Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan, into the curriculum as an extra juicy chapter.

HEC bans 'incompatible' events after Holi celebration at Quaid-i-Azam University
Source: Dawn

So, there you have it, folks! Pakistan Studies isn’t going anywhere, and there’s a spicy new addition to the academic menu. As we ride this rollercoaster of educational reforms, one thing’s for sure – learning has never been more thrilling!

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