15 Days to Meeting of Secretary Generals for ISESCO National Commissions at ISC, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran, 11-12 November 2018
Part Four: An Introduction to the Pakistani Participant
One of the participating countries in Meeting of Secretary Generals for ISESCO National Commissions at ISC is Pakistan.
The Pakistani representative is:
H.E. Riffat Masood
The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Tehran
Pakistan is a country in South Asia. It is the sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212,742,631 people. Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China in the far northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.
More than sixty languages are spoken in Pakistan, including a number of provincial languages. Urdu and English are the official languages of Pakistan. The state religion in Pakistan is Sunni Islam. In 1973 Pakistan adopted a new constitution establishing, alongside its pre-existing parliamentary republic status, a federal government based in Islamabad consisting of four provinces and three federal territories. Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan.
The Scientific Status of Pakistan in Global Ranking of QS 2019
Pakistan with seven universities is the fifth Islamic country according to QS 2019 ranking. Based on the reports of QS 2019, it is 6.93% of all universities of Islamic countries and 0.7% of all universities of the world.
The Share of OIC Countries of the total number of OIC & World Universities in QS World University Rankings (2019)
Also, according to the reports of QS 2019, among Islamic countries, Pakistani universities have had the rank of 8 in QS 2019 Overall Score after Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Lebanon, Emirate, and Brunei.
Top OIC Countries based on QS 2019 Overall Score
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Science and National University of Sciences And Technology Islamabad are ranked as 397th and 417th in QS 2019 ranking respectively.
The Score of Top Pakistani Universities based on QS 2019 Global Ranking Indicators
One of the other participating countries in Meeting of Secretary Generals for ISESCO National Commissions at ISC is Tajikistan.
The Tajik representative is:
Ms. Burhon Zulfiya: Secretary General of the Tajikistan National Commission for UNESCO and ISESCO
Tajikistan is a mountainous, landlocked country in Central Asia with an area of 143,100 km2 (55,300 sq mi) and an estimated population of 8.7 million people as of 2016. The capital is Dushanbe. Tajikistan is a presidential republic consisting of four provinces. Most of Tajikistan's 8.7 million people belong to the Tajik ethnic group, who speak Tajik (a dialect of Persian). Many Tajiks also speak Russian as their second language. While the state is constitutionally secular, Islam is practiced by 98% of the population.
The Scientific Status of Tajikistan
Universities of Tajikistan have not gained any positions in reputable global rankings yet.