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WOMEN IN STUDENT POLITICS

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"When I decided to explore the role played by women in student politics during the 60s-80s, I did not know that there would be such a huge lack of information. It proved that we have erased or neglected the role of women from history."

Activists force closure of university in protest of students’ enforced disappearance

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BU students on Tuesday locked campus gates in protest of Sohail & Fasiullah Baloch's abductions.

Protest against PMC turns violent as doctors, police clash

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A young doctors' protest against the PMC turned violent as protesters and police clashed. Doctors have announced closure of OPDs across Pakistan in response to the police brutality

No scholarships for Afghan refugee students

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Forced to survive on the bare minimum, Afghan refugee youths cannot pay for higher education in Pakistan. Their only hope is govt scholarships, but there have been no schemes in the past 40 years

Anti-PMC protestors give 24 hours’ ultimatum

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Anti-PMC protestors camped at D-Chowk have asked to meet senior Health Dept officials within 24 hrs or they will continue their march.

40% of educated women jobless: PIDE

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40% of women with graduate/undergraduate degrees are jobless: Research by PIDE

Students continue protest against MDCAT

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MDCAT protests intensify as students allege irregularities in online exam

Students lockdown QAU campus

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Quaid-e-Azam university students protest fee hikes.

Are Punjab’s Campuses Ripe for Talibanization?

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“I proudly say that [the Jamiat supports the Afghan Taliban & progressive students are trying to malign them," says a Jamiat spokesperson.

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