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Go East … Go West

Posted on June 4, 2008
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Education, Photo of the Day
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Following photo is courtesy of _tunnel_. The photo was taken on May 14, 2008 in Malir, Karachi. Private educational institutions have become big business in Pakistan, but this picture is also about so much more. What comes to your mind when you see this?

East-West University Chicago Karachi

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  1. Owais says:
    November 23rd, 2011 10:52 am

    Oh, Karachi campus looks like this :p I never though that hahaha… One thing I can’t understand, Malir is usually considered as the low-status area of the Karachi, why did they open that University in this area? If they were giving such a great name, they should have open it in some posh area, so people might think of being part of this University. Anyways, that’s CRAP!

  2. Hina. says:
    September 28th, 2011 9:53 am

    East-West University Chicago is in existence since the early 80s, and my Uncle Dr. Wasiullah Khan is the chancellor who did his doctorate from Indiana University. He along with my other uncle & his associates had embarked on starting its campus in Karachi as well but it never got recognition from HEC so as a last resort they had it affiliated with Educators franchise and ran it as a college. Now they have no involvement in this venture as it didn’t prove to be a success. I don’t know if the karachi campus is still in operation or not but its not a property of my family anymore. I had visited its campus located on Shahra-e-Faisal few years back but didn’t find it conforming to any standards, sadly.

  3. Asad says:
    June 21st, 2008 8:33 am

    Is there any in Chicago???????

  4. June 10th, 2008 4:54 pm

    I think what the sign implies is that this is the same East-West university that is in Chicago (which there is), and this is there Karachi campus/branch.


  5. Sajjad says:
    June 10th, 2008 7:35 am

    East / West and then Chicago….

    Dhoobi ka kutta, na ghar ka na ghaat ka.
    (forgive me , if this sounds indecent)

  6. SJH says:
    June 8th, 2008 7:54 pm

    Statistics suggest private schools and universities are doing a better and more efficient job of providing education in Pakistan, at lower cost than the government sector. As I learnt this Saturday at HDF’s 2nd Annual Convention (held in Chicago actually), 35% of enrollees in schools in Pakistan go to private institutions and they charge very modest fees on average. To the extent that government schools and universities cannot fill the demand for education, there is no shame in private institutions popping up, regardless of name and association. The situation is not ideal but lets deal with the way things are and focus on what is demanded and what seems to work.

    I am privileged to know Dr Wasiullah Khan and others like Zafar Malik who’ve built East-West University into an institution the majority of whose students are the first ones in their family to go to college. If any institution is to be emulated, this is a good one to pick.

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