11th August 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Increment in Examination Fees by Education Board, Acceptance for Upgrade of Class 4

Peshawar Education Boards’ Board of Governors has decided to increase the fees for all examinations by 10%. The Board of Governors has also given acceptance for the upgradation of class four employees.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103681466&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160810

Classes at HU’s Oghi Campus to Start from September

Hazara University Vice-Chancellor Dr Idrees has ordered the start of classes at Oghi campus from September this year. Dr Idrees, who visited the proposed site for the construction of the campus in Butti area of Oghi, ordered the planning and development department of the university to ensure that classes are started at the Degree College for Boys until the campus building is constructed at the proposed site.

The federal government had already approved an amount of Rs550 million for the construction of Oghi campus of Hazara University but construction work is yet to be started.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/141628-Classes-at-HUs-Oghi-campus-to-start-from-Sept


Without creating awareness, Educational thrive and national development is not possible

Chairman Malakand Education Board Professor Shaukat Ali has said that without creating an educational awareness among the whole nation, Educational thrive and Development of country is impossible. He has said that with the policy of quality education and examination, any irregularity cannot be accepted.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-08-10/page-2


Inauguration of new postgraduate lab in Engineering University Peshawar

New postgraduate lab opened in Engineering University Peshawar’s Chemical Engineering Department. The inauguration was done by Vice chancellor Professor Dr. Iftikhar Hussain.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-08-10/page-2



Control room formed in BISE Peshawar for metric examination

Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Peshawar has set up a control room to provide services to student, parents and public during Metric supplementary 2016 examination. Control room will provide service to these people from 8 A.M to 6 P.M during exam.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103678051&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160809





Education Institutes of Bostan are being Neglected

Gulzar khan, member of Jamiate Talba, has said that the government which is a claimant of nationalism and merit is neglecting the education institutes of Bostan Tehsil of Balochistan even after 3 years of government.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103681852&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160811





Several Students Protest in Mohmand Agency

Male and Female students of Colleges of Mohmand Agency protested yesterday against the sudden decision of the government to close annual scholarships. President ISF has said that the government has ended more than 200 million rupees scholarship for students of FATA.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103680219&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160810


Higher Education At Its Lowest in FATA

Fata and Baluchistan are the most backward regions of Pakistan in terms of imparting higher education to their people as only zero and 16 percent of their areas are covered by the higher educational institutions respectively. Out of seven districts/agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) none has any institution imparting higher education, while out of 32 districts/ agencies in Baluchistan, only five districts have institutions providing higher education, an official document, available with The Nation, revealed yesterday.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/newspaper-picks/10-Aug-2016/higher-edu-at-its-lowest-in-fata-balochistan


Have A Seat: ‘Wrong’ Candidates Allowed To Appear For RITE Exams

The Regional Institute of Teacher Education (RITE) Peshawar allowed two candidates, who had not taken a single class or completed necessary coursework, to sit for Drawing Master (DM) annual examinations which started on August 2. Also, three others, who may be considered suspended under the rules, were permitted to take the assessment.  Every year, the RITE wing of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Department offers different certificates courses for teachers.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1158983/seat-wrong-candidates-allowed-appear-rite-exams/


KYF Holds Protest Against 3-G Internet Suspension

Leaders of youth organization, political parties and students of various education institutions hold a protest demonstration in Landikotal on Tuesday against the suspension of 3-G internet service in their region. After the call of Khyber Youth Forum’s (KYF) president, Amir Afridi the activists took out a protesting rally in Landikotal bazaar where a large number of political party leaders, traders and civil society members participated in the protest rally against the discrimination of authorities who have suspended the 3-G internet services in Khyber Agency and other parts of FATA.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/08/10/kyf-holds-protest-against-3-g-internet-suspension/





Transgender Community Seeks Jobs, Education

Transgender activists have called upon the government to provide education and employment opportunities for them so that they may lead respectable lives. The demand came from the transgender residents and activists from the Bari Imam area, who had gathered on Tuesday evening at an event in connection with the Pakistan Independence Day celebrations. Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan) and Islamabad Devcom Centennial Leo Club had organized the event in collaboration with the community organization Forum for Dignity Initiatives (FDI).

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1159795/victims-discrimination-trans-community-seeks-jobs-education/


‘Custodian of Education’ Mired in Controversies, Rifts

Instead decreasing internal rifts and concentrating on fundamental purpose of its establishment, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), it has replaced a director's slot and opened a new controversy. According to the notification available with Daily Times, the FDE appointed Ghulam Yasin Awan to the post of Director Admin and Coordination, FDE, with immediate effect. The available information revealed that before Awan's appointment to the post, Abdul Waheed was serving on the slot. Besides this charge of this post, earlier, Awan held three other charges additionally in the Directorate, namely as the Director Estate Management (DEM), as the Deputy Director (DD) Admin and as the Director Budget (DB). While talking to this scribe, the Director General (DG) Shahnaz Raiz, admitted about the removal as well as the placement.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/11-Aug-16/custodian-of-education-mired-in-controversies-rifts


Management Removes Turkish Principals from Pak-Turk Schools

The management of Pak-Turk Schools has removed 28 Turkish principals from across the country. Besides removing Turkish principals the management also dissolved the board of directors (BoD) having the representation of Turkish nationals. The drastic change is being seen to thwart the likely handing over of the control of the school system to any organization by the government. A source in the federal government told media that the Turkish government had suggested handing over of the chain to an international NGO having links with the Erdogan administration. The status of the schools plunged into uncertainty after Turkey’s ambassador called on the Pakistan government to close down all institutions, claiming that they are backed by the Fethullah Gulen-inspired Hizmet movement.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/08/10/national/management-removes-turkish-principals-from-pak-turk-schools/




Open University: Special Workshop for B.Ed Students will Start from Monday

A special workshop for B.Ed students of Allama Iqbal Open University will start at the same time in all major cities of the country from Monday 15th August. This workshop is being organized for students who couldn’t attend the previous workshop on the advice of Vice Chancellor of Open University.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103681918&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160811


School Teachers to Be Rewarded For Good Examination Results

The teachers of government schools often complain their hard work goes unsung, but here come good news for them. The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), which oversees government educational institutions in Islamabad’s urban and rural areas through the Federal Directorate of Education, has decided that from the current academic session onward, it will reward heads and teachers of schools with good examination results handsomely.



Revelation of Giving Admissions Without Merit in Federal Model Colleges

By management of Federal Education system, it has been revealed that admissions were given without merit in Federal Model colleges whereas students qualified for merit were not even provided the admission forms.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103680346&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160810


Quetta Carnage: IIUI Alumni Remembered

Participants of a condolence reference at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), held for martyrs of the Quetta attack, called for a counter-narrative to get rid of the menace of terrorism. At least seven of the victims in Monday’s blast were IIUI alumni lawyers. The participants also give their condolences to IIUI Rector Dr Masoom Yasinzai, who lost relatives in the incident, according to a press release.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1159182/quetta-carnage-iiui-alumni-remembered/


8.5% Rise in Number of Pakistani Students Studying in US

70 students who will study at American colleges and universities starting this fall attended a pre-departure orientation in Islamabad hosted by Education USA at the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP). Similar orientation sessions were held in Lahore and Karachi for a total of 188 students. The students will be enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/young-nation/09-Aug-2016/8-5-rise-in-number-of-pakistani-students-studying-in-us


‘Policies Adopted To Minimize Socio-Economic Inequalities

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said on Tuesday that the government has adopted inclusive and sustainable economic policies to minimize socio-economic inequalities. He noted that inclusive growth strategy implies egalitarian distribution of income and resources. Ahsan Iqbal viewed the current knowledge age’s drivers of inequality were education, innovation and IT as countries with ‘edge’ of knowledge are the leading the world.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/09-Aug-16/policies-adopted-to-minimise-socio-economic-inequalities






Summer Holidays Extended in Punjab

Media reports about a two-week extension of summer holidays caused confusion for parents and teachers on Wednesday. A public school teacher told The Express Tribune that the School Education Department (SED) had not informed schools about any extension of summer holidays. He said he had heard reports in this regard from various news outlets. “Security was cited as the reason for the extension,” he said. “Apparently, the government is not satisfied with security arrangements. The SED had advertised vacancies for guards but apparently not all posts were filled.”

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1159793/national-youth-conference-youth-advised-take-part-politics/


Punjab Teacher Association Started Movement against Anti-Teacher’s Policies

Punjab Teachers council started movement against anti-teacher’s policies of Government. A session was held under the presidency of Allah Bakhsh Qaiser in which different policies were discussed including transfer policies of teacher, privatization of schools, up-gradation of scale, etc.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-08-11/page-12/detail-1


Extending of School Holidays is not a Good Step, Adeeb Jadwani

General President of All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association said that extension in school holidays due to any casualty that happened in any other part of the country is not a good step.

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Students of KIPS Performed Exceptionally in the Matric Exams

Fifteen students of KIPS topped in Federal, Punjab and Peshawar board Metric exams of 2016. Umer Irfan from Johar town campus got 1087 marks, Husnain Mushtaq of Wapda Town campus got 1085 marks.

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Pak-Turk Schools Principals Replaced but BoD Intact

The management of the Pak Turk Schools Wednesday replaced the Turkish principals with local senior teachers and vice principals of the schools across the country. The Board of Directors is, however, intact and overseeing day to day affairs of its educational institutions across the country while Turkish teachers would continue teaching as the board counts them among the strong points of the education system.

Reportedly the move of replacing the heads was to thwart any likely move of ‘handing over of the control of the school system to any organization by the government.’

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/141595-PakTurk-schools-principals-replaced-but-BoD-intact


Govt. Colleges Directed to Collect Admission Fee in their Offices

Taking back the decision of submission of the admission fee in the banks, the provincial education department has directed the administration of the public sector colleges to collect admission fee of the students in their respective offices. According to the directives issued by the provincial government, the students would now submit admission fee in the colleges because the earlier decision for submission of the fee in the banks has been taken back due to security reasons. It is pertinent to mention here that the Punjab government has issued security alert in the province after the tragic Quetta blast that claimed lives of over 70 people.



Call to Reply to Killers with Historic Celebration of Independence Day

Bahauddin Zakariya University Vice Chancellor Dr Tahir Ameen said on Wednesday that although the nation was in a state of mourning due to Quetta tragedy, we needed to prove it to the enemy by celebrating Independence Day that suicide bombings could not shake our resolve. Addressing a meeting of deans, chairmen, directors, principals, campus directors and senior teachers here, he added that Pakistanis are a nation that knew how to fight odds. He said that the senior teachers and officers of the varsity had been assigned duties to finalise arrangements for celebrating Independence Day with fervour. Referring to a recent grant of Rs530 million for the Institute of Bio Technology, he declared it a great achievement for the progress of BZU.

Complete story:http://nation.com.pk/national/11-Aug-2016/call-to-reply-to-killers-with-historic-celebration-of-i-day


Contract between TEVTA and Lahore College University for Women

TEVTA and Lahore College University for women signed a contract; they will work collaboratively on the development of ceramics sectors.

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HEC Attested Degrees will only be Accepted for Admission in University

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan issued orders for admission in all public and private universities, HEC attested degrees will be submitted.

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Three-Member Committee Made to Review Irregularities at BZU

The Bahauddin Zakariya University on Wednesday constituted a three-member committee to review irregularities at the BZU Directorate of Distance Education.BZU Distance Education Director Prof Dr Asghar Ali has issued a circular for constituting the committee to review irregularities. The committee is constituted after appearing the matter in newspapers into gross irregularities and conduct of papers of student Anum Saleem, roll number 30, LLB session 2012-15. BZU VC Prof Dr Tahir Amin approved the constitution of the committee. BZU Directorate of Distance Education Director Prof Dr Azra Asghar Ali would be the chairperson and BZU Director Academician Prof Dr Ashraf Khan and BZU Controller Examinations Prof Dr Mutahir Iqbal have been nominated as members.

Complete story:https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/141711-Three-member-committee-made-to-review-irregularities-at-BZU


Career Counsel: Express Education Expo 2016 Concludes

The Express Education Expo 2016 concluded on Wednesday at the Faletti’s Hotel after witnessing a huge turnout of students and the general public. On the final day of the event, Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Dr Nizamuddin visited the stalls. Talking to reporters, he said that the efforts made by the Express Media Group to bring together all stakeholders – students, teachers, academics, professionals and career counselors – under one roof were a huge achievement.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1159764/career-counsel-express-education-expo-2016-concludes/


Punjab Government to Bear Nergis Gul’s Education Expenses: Shehbaz

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the government would bear the expenses of Nergis Gul’s studies who secured 1,004 marks in Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) annual examination. The CM met the bright student at CM house with her family and awarded her a cash amount of Rs. 5,00,000 and a laptop. He also assured her parents that the government of Punjab would take full financial responsibility of her academic career. He lauded the hard work of the shinning girl who bagged the distinction despite facing number of difficulties in her hut in a slum area of Chakwal district.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/08/10/city/lahore/punjab-govt-to-bear-nergis-guls-education-expenses-shehbaz/


Local Government: District Administration Structure Finalized

The provincial government has finalized the modalities of the new local governments. A basic pay-scale grade 20 chief officer will be appointed in the Lahore Metropolitan Corporation. BPS 19 chief officers will be appointed in 11 municipal corporations of other districts, The Express Tribune learnt on Monday. BPS 19 chief officers will be appointed in divisional headquarters and BPS 18 chief executive officers will be appointed as heads of the District Health Authority (DHA) and the District Education Authority (DEA) in 18 districts.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1159759/local-government-district-administration-structure-finalised/


Turkish Principals Removed From Pak Turk Schools

The management of the Pak Turk Schools has removed the Turkish principals of 28 schools and colleges of the chain besides dissolving the board of directors (BoD) having representation of Turkish nationals. The drastic change is being seen to thwart the likely handing over of the control of the school system to any organization by the government. A source in the federal government told Dawn that the Turkish government had suggested handing over of the chain to an international NGO having links with the Erdogan administration.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1276587/turkish-principals-removed-from-pakturk-schools


Drop out of children from the school

Provincial schools department Rawalpindi has decided to give show cause notice to the teachers and heads of the school on 50% drop out of children,

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Result of Post graduate diploma

Punjab University has announced result of post graduate diploma in international affairs 2016. Detail of the result is available on the Website of Punjab University.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-10-2016/lahore/pic.asp?picname=06_06.gif



Decision to extend summer holidays in educational institutes

Department of Education has decided to extend summer holidays in private and government schools by two more weeks due to poor security measures in schools. Educational activities will begin from 1st September 2016.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103680516&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160810


Status of higher secondary School to Girl’s higher school, Panjar

Girls’ Higher school in Panjor must be given the status of Higher Secindary School, said by the members of welfare society.

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Transfer, Posting Of Teachers MPA Accuses Education Department Officials Of Malpractice

MPA Mian Muhammad Rafiq of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has accused the Education Department officials of extorting bribe from teachers for their transfer and posting. Addressing a press conference at the press club here on Tuesday, he said that August 10 had been fixed for rational transfer of the teachers.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/141427-TOBA-TEK-SINGH-City-News


Job Placement: 38 TEVTA Graduates To Leave For Jobs In Malaysia                

As many as 38 graduates from Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) institutes will soon leave for Malaysia to take up employment in construction sector, TEVTA chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said on Tuesday. He was speaking at a ceremony held to distribute visas among these workers. Sheikh said appointment letters had been received from firms where these graduates got placements. He said these firms had offered a salary package of Rs42,000 to each worker.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1159155/job-placement-38-tevta-graduates-leave-jobs-malaysia/


Express Education Expo Draws Students, Academicians

A large number of students, teachers as well as the general public visited the Express Education and Careers Expo that kicked off in Lahore on Tuesday. The expo showcases stalls from universities, colleges and institutions providing various educational services, as well as competitions and entertainment activities. Governor Malik Rafique Rajwana inaugurated the expo and visited several stalls. Talking to reporters, Rajwana said that all government events had been postponed due to the Quetta tragedy.                                                                                       Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1159162/express-education-expo-draws-students-academicians/





National Anthem Must be Recited in Schools’ Assemblies

Minister of Education Jam Mahtab Hussain has said that all private and government schools of Sindh must recite national anthem during assembly and officers of Education Department should visit schools to make sure this task is being done.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103681544&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160811



9th Class Enrolment Form can be Submitted till 25th August

Date for submission of enrolment forms for Secondary Education Board’s class 9th (science/general) annual examination 2017 has been announced, according to announcement enrolment forms can be submitted without late fee from 25 July to 25 August.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103681547&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160811


BSEK Regular Candidates: Form Submission Dates Announced  

The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has announced the dates for submission of enrolment forms for class nine general and science group 2017 for regular candidates. According to the notification, enrolment forms can be submitted without late fees until August 25. School heads can submit these forms with an authority letter and identity card copy along with a par order from the board office.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1159897/bsek-regular-candidates-form-submission-dates-announced/


Anti-Corruption Teams Raid KMC, BIEK Offices

The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE), Sindh, conducted two raids in the city on Wednesday including one at the office of the payroll director at Civic Centre and a second successive one at the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) offices. In the operation at the office of Asghar Durrani, the payroll director of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), electronic records were the main focus. Officials said an ACE team accompanied by a magistrate arrived at the office at around 10am and left with the required data at around 6 in the evening. The ACE officials also called in Javed Rahim, the senior director for human resources who arrived late to work citing a leg injury, and checked records related to his department.

Complete story:https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/141591-Anti-corruption-teams-raid-KMC-BIEK-offices


Federal Urdu University, Date Extended for Submission of Examination Forms

According to Director Examination of Federal Urdu University, M.A (1st and 2nd year) private examination form date has been extended till 22 august with 200 rupees late fees. Examination fees is 3500 whereas exam form fee is 200 rupees.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-11-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_08.gif



Educational Announcement

Controller of Examination of higher and Secondary Board of Education Hyderabad has said that examination forms of CT Aggrotech, Arts teacher course, Arts master course and Oriental teacher course will be collected with 1650 rupees till 26th August without late fee.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-11-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_07.gif


HEC will Establish a University in Every District of the Country

Professor Dr. Parveen Shah VC of Shah Abdul Latif University visited District ShodadKot and met Deputy Commissioner Fiyaz Solangi. Dr. Parveen Shah told the Deputy Commissioner that HEC will establish a university in every district of the country through Umbrella scheme.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-08-11/page-2 


21,000 Answer Scripts Confiscated As ACE Raids BIEK Office

In a raid on the offices of the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Tuesday, the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) took away around 21,000 answer scripts. ACE West Deputy Director Fawad Soomro along with a team comprising around two dozen officials visited the BIEK office and searched through the deputy examinations controller’s room among other places. “As many as 21,000 answer booklets have been confiscated.

Complete story:https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/141454-21000-answer-scripts-confiscated-as-ACE-raids-BIEK-office


CM visits injured in Quetta blast

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Visited The Injured Of Quetta Blast At Aga Khan Hospital and inquired their health. He assured them his full support and cooperation of his government. He prayed for their early recover. He also stopped at DJ Science College while coming back from CM House. He met with the Principal of the college and told him that he had received education from the college. "The college attracted me when I was returning from city a court, that's why I stopped here," he told principal.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/10-Aug-16/cm-visits-injured-in-quetta-blast


Student’s week in Virtual university Karachi

Student’s week has been started in sub campuses of Virtual University in Karachi in which apart from educational activities extracurricular activities will be promoted.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-10-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_02.gif



Instructions for the heads of Government affiliated schools

According to the announcement of Karachi secondary board of education, instructions regarding admissions were given to the heads of board affiliated schools. They were directed to attach the copy of enrolment form along with the examination forms 2017.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-10-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_09.gif


Stagnant rain water in school disturbed the education system

Government Primary Boys School of Shahdad pur is destroyed by the immense rain in the region due to the negligence of education department. There is 2 feet of stagnant rain water in the school, which disturbed the education system.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-10-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_05.gif


University of Karachi: M.A exams starting from today

According to announcement from Director Examination of University of Karachi Dr. Arshad Azmi, M.A Previous and final (private/regular) annual examination 2015 will start from today 10th August 2016. Exam will take place from 2 P.M to 5 P.M whereas on Friday from 2:30 P.M to 5:30 P.M

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103679520&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160810




Letters to the Editor


Mobile Libraries

Promotion of education along with developing the habit of book reading among people, particularly the youth, is a dire need of the hour. Only an educated and fully literate society can face the challenges faced by the nation and the country squarely, boldly, and courageously. Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif and his government fully realize this as they are taking all possible measures for enrolment of all school going children. The provincial government is also honoring talented and intelligent students who have secured top positions in various examinations. Moreover, it is actively spreading and promoting education both in the rural and urban areas of the province.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/letters/11-Aug-16/mobile-libraries


Sex education in Pakistan

Sex education is common and also being taught in some government institutions of Pakistan. The teachers are operating in the villages of Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and Johi and in some other rural areas to support the project of sex education. This will help girls to understand their rights and save themselves from violence. A ten years-old girl claimed that now she has courage and if someone will do cruelty with her she will retaliate. Some girls feel shy to talk or read about sex but it is really important for them to feel equal to men.

Compete story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/10-Aug-2016/sex-education-in-pakistan



A Long Walk To Gender Equality

Women constitute more than half of world’s population. They have been dealing with patriarchal systems since ages. But, thankfully, this is a changed world now, and there is no such field in which women are not participating on equal footing with male members of the society. According to recently launched Alif Ailaan rankings, Punjab leads with 95.18 percent score regarding gender equality in educational access. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/letters/10-Aug-16/a-long-walk-to-gender-equality


CPEC to Bring Jobs, Education Opportunities For Pakistani Youth: Chinese Ambassador                          

China awards scholarships to 220 Pakistani students. Chinese Ambassador Sun Weeding on Tuesday said that the China-Pakistan relations have entered into a new stage of “grand development” as China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has brought brilliant job and education opportunities for Pakistani youth. He added that talented teenagers are immensely transforming their lives under the multibillion dollar project. 

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/08/09/national/cpec-to-bring-job-education-opportunities-for-pakistani-youth-chinese-ambassador/

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


IJT demand second shift in Jamrud colleges

Peshawar:  The activists of Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT) held a protest demonstration against the ending of second shifts in Jamrud colleges, in front of Jamrud Press Club. They demanded that the provincial government restore the second shift in Jamrud Colleges & resume scholarships for FATA students. The protestors were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favor of their demands. They were led by Nazim Haroon Khan and Bazme Shaheen.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=3

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.2


Future of hundreds of Matriculation students in danger

Lower Dir: The number of seats in a Government Post Graduate College have remained the same since the first day of its establishment in 1909. The population of the area has increased by 50%. Hundreds of students in the area thus remain deprived of admissions. Islami Jamiat Talba Temer Gara Nazim, Sultan Zaib, demanded in a press statement to increase the Post Graduate College Temer Gara first year seats for every discipline to save the precious time of the students.

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Pre/peshawar/Page03.aspx


Government decides to introduce monitoring system in FATA educational institutions

Peshawar: FATA’s education department has decided to adopt the smart school monitoring system of Punjab. Through this system, the staff of Primary, Middle, High, Higher Secondary and colleges will be monitored. This decision was taken because many teachers in FATA do not perform their duties satisfactorily.

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3

Complete Story:  Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3


Summer Camps will enhance the abilities of students: Education Minister

Mardan: The KP Provincial Minister for Education Muhammad Atif Khan has said that Summer Camps will enhance the abilities of the students. He said that the provincial government has tried hard to enhance the abilities of the students in government schools through sports and extracurricular activities in summer camps.

Complete Story:  Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.3

Complete Story:  Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8


Government Primary School Kanch Colony shifted to another area

D.I.Khan:  The Union Council Number 5 Ward 3 village Basti Kanch Colony lady councilor Zahida Perveen said in a newspaper statement that the government primary school Kanch colony has shifted to another area. She said that dozens of female students have abandoned their education and now sit  in their houses due to the shifting of the area school.  She said that it is impossible for parents to send their children to far flung areas for education. She demanded that the government & officials take notice of the situation.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=8

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.2


Alama Iqbal Open University Swabi staff has become a Mafia: Irshad Khan

Gadoon:  The representative of Anti-Corruption Public Forum Irshad Khan said during a media briefing that Alama Iqbal Open University Swabi staff, under Regional Director Amanullah, has destroyed the education friendly system and has become a Mafia. He demanded that the Higher Officials of Allama Iqbal Open University take notice with action against this corrupt staff. 

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Pre/peshawar/Page03.aspx


60 officers transferred in Education department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Summary sent to Chief Secretary

Peshawar:  60 officials have been transferred in the Education Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A summary has been sent to the Chief Secretary. The education department approved these transfers and appointments. After the approval of the Chief Secretary and Chief Minister, notifications will be issued.

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.8

Complete Story:  Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.1


Protest against Chitral Benazir Bhutto Boni University campus proposed closure

Chitral: A protest demonstration was held from the White Rock Guest House Boni Chowk against the proposed closing of the Chitral Benazir Bhutto University Boni Campus. Political leaders, parents, girls and boys students and people from different walks of life participated in the protest demonstration and demanded to revert this order.

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.3


Protest demonstration in Ghalanai against the ending of student scholarship

Mohmand Agency: The Insaf Students Federation Mohmand Agency held a protest demonstration against the closure of the student’s scholarship in FATA. The students walked from the Science College to the Main Gate of Lavies, chanting slogans. Students held placards and banners and demanded immediate restoration of the scholarship.

Complete Story:  Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3





Education emergency is limited to statements: Ameer Muhammad

District Loralai: The President Senior Educational Staff Association, Mr. Ameer Muhammad, along with other cabinet members said that leaders and education officials only mention the Education Emergency in statements and have dragged the Education department into a swamp. Senior administrative posts are governed by junior officials and promotion cases are still halted.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 06



Textbooks should be provided to government schools: Molana Agha Muhammad

District Quetta: JUI central leader Mr. Molana Agha Muhammad said that the education emergency claims of the government are baseless and children are facing a lot of difficulty in learning without textbooks. He said that it is a failure on the part of the government that they still have not provided textbooks. He added that the education budget of the current year is also high but the government has still delayed providing textbooks.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 08


Non local teacher appointments are unacceptable: GTA Khuzdar

District Khuzdar: The President GTA Khuzdar Mr. Jamil Ahmed Zehri along with others said that non local teachers’ appointments are unacceptable. They said such appointments will be protested in the future.

Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No: 03


Bus should be provided to Government Model High School Othal: Huzoor Bux

District Lasbela: Mr. Huzoor Bux said in a statement that a bus should be provided to Government Model High School Othal. He said that due to the unavailability of a school bus, students are facing transport problems and their education is being hindered. He demanded Deputy Commissioner Lasbela Mr. Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah and education department officials to provide a school bus for the convenience of students. 

Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 06


NTS recruitments; Qilla Abdullah candidates are still deprived of offer orders

District Chaman: NTS pass aspirants are demonstrating in front of Chaman DC office. Speaking to journalists, they said that fifteen months have passed, but teachers are still waiting for offer orders and facing financial crises. They said that offer orders to Qilla Abdullah NTS pass teachers should be given as soon as possible.

Complete story: Daily Intekhab Quetta, Page No: 03


Unavailability of teachers in Panjgoor schools; students’ future is bleak

District Panjgoor: The education system is affected in Panjgoor schools due to the unavailability of senior teachers. Students’ future is at risk. Science teachers are unavailable in both boys & girls schools. Such educational dilemmas are the product of the negligence of the Government & the Education department. Education emergency claims are baseless and the Government has to take practical steps for the betterment and development of the education system.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=panjgor.jpg


Directorate Education system is confounded: Employee Associations

District Quetta: GTA, Civil Employees Federation & Employee Associations demanded in joint press release from CM Baluchistan & Chief Secretary to immediately change the Director Schools and for an inquiry to be held. Directorate Education system is confounded and nepotism is at its peak. TA/DA allowances & vehicles are being used inappropriately. The government should take firm action against embezzlement.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 03


Lack of facilities in primary school Gharibabad; students are facing problems: Bhag

District Kachhi: The education emergency claims are useless as dozens of schools remain deprived of basic facilities and students are sitting on pavements. The basic facilitates of furniture, potable water, and electricity are unavailable in primary school Bhag. The primary school building has become dilapidated but regrettably officials are not paying any heed to the issue. The government should take notice of the dilapidation of school and provide basic facilities. 

Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No: 02


Teachers’ scarcity should be reduced in Girls High school Naukundi: Sultan Ali

District Quetta:  The zone President BSO Pachar Naukundi Mr. Sultan Ali Baloch said Government Educational emergency claims are limited to newspaper statements and photo sessions. He said Girls High school Naukundi was upgraded by former CM Baluchistan Dr. Abdul Malik but regrettably, staff has not been appointed; vacancies in science and general groups are still vacant. He demanded that concerned officials and the government pay heed to the issue instead of raising hollow slogans.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 08


Primary school village Barah should be facilitated with basic facilities: Noor Bux

District Lasbela: Primary school village Barah is still deprived of basic facilities like electricity, fans & other need based facilities. Mr. Noor Bux, resident of village Barah, demanded to facilitate students in hardships of weather as soon as possible.

Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 06




Billions of funds to be spent for development of Education

District Bahawalpur: The Provincial Minister for Corporative Mr. Malik Iqbal Channar said in a press briefing that the Punjab Government will spend billions of funds for the development of education, adding that 19 lac students will able to get free and quality education through Punjab Education Foundation, as the government has allocated separate funds for the private sector.

Complete Story: http://Sang-e-Meel.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-08-11/page-08     


Special Lectures on Dengue organized by Punjab Education Foundation

District Lahore: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has devised comprehensive institutional sessions to ensure that its offices and partner schools remain fully safe from dengue. The Punjab Education Foundation Managing Director Tariq Mahmood said this while addressing the participants of a lecture on anti-dengue measures at the PEF head office. The lecture was delivered by Rana Abdul Qayyum, director (monitoring) of the School Education Department, to sensitize PEF employees about the adoption of different safety measures against dengue.

Complete Story: http://sangemeel.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-08-11/page-04


Punjab Teachers Council decides to protest against anti-teacher policies

District Multan: The President of Punjab Teachers Union Council organized a meeting in which 32 members participated and supported the agenda to protect the future of teachers. It shows a great unrest among school teachers owing to the Education Department’s policies regarding the privatization and upgrading of schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-08-10/page-08


Training Workshop for Primary Teachers organized in Rajanpur

District Rajanpur: The National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) has organized a 10 day workshop for primary teachers in Rajanpur. In this workshop, Director Operations (Punjab) National Commission for Human Development, District Officer (Education), Madam Tahira, Mehwish Tariq, and representatives from UNICEF addressed a large number of participants.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-08-10/page-11


Date of Intermediate result announcement may be changed

District Multan: The Multan Board of Intermediate initially announced 12th August, but now the Controller Officer has publicized that the result of Intermediate may be announced after 12th of August, 2016.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-08-10/page-03     


Raw material of Government High School Mianwali Qureshiyan sold at cheap prices

District Rahim Yar Khan: A Local Community moved an application to the Executive District Officer (Education) that the raw material of the Government High School building of the primary section was sold at very cheap prices with the mutual commitment between School Head Master and vendor. People requested to the Chief Minister Punjab, EDO (Education) and all other relevant authorities to take notice of this issue.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.02


Fraud reported in development work of SE College Bahawalpur

District Bahawalpur: The citizens moved an application in Anti-Corruption to take action against the fraud. Anti-Corruption registered a case against the Principal, the Vice Principal and other staff of the SE College in the charge of fraud in the development works of SE College Bahawalpur.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.08


Appointments against vacant posts in Colleges of Bahawalpur Division

District Rahim Yar Khan: The President of Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association requested the Punjab Government to ensure the appointments on all vacant posts of Teachers in Colleges of Bahawalpur Division before the end of summer vacations.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.02


Appointments of Head Masters and Deputy Head Masters in Punjab

District Multan: The Education Department of Schools Punjab has sent a requisition to Punjab Public Service Commission to appoint 341 staff to fulfill posts in Punjab.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.08


Proper Security arrangements of Schools and main Buildings of cities

District Bahawalpur: The Assistant Commissioner chaired a meeting with the Security Advisory Committee to ensure the proper security arrangements of main buildings of schools. After the Quetta blasts, these instructions were issued by the authority.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.08




Rainwater enters school building

District Khairpur Mirs: The building of Government Main Primary School Jarwar Wada is completely dilapidated. The recent rainwater has entered the building, causing students to face difficulties.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130422100&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160811




Rainwater could not be wiped out from schools of Mirpurkhas

District Mirpurkhas: Most of the school buildings of Mirpurkhas are filled with rainwater, which could not be wiped out even after the directives of Provincial Minister Mr. Jaam Khan Shoro.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130422235&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160811


124 children deprived of education admitted in Government Schools

District Dadu: A meeting was held under the presidency of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, in which officers of all departments and members of Social Organizations Devcon and Kiren were present. It was announced by the Project Director Devcon that 124 children deprived of education have been admitted in different government schools.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130422243&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160811


166 College Side employees still looking for salary

District Sukkur: 166 employees of College Side Sukkur region are still deprived of salary even after the directives of Sindh Service Tribunal.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130422300&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160811


More than 50 Schools dysfunctional in Taluka Manjhand

District Jamshoro: More than fifty Government Schools have been rendered dysfunctional by the landlords of the area, leaving thousands of children deprived of basic education. SMC funds have been seized.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130422399&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160811



Protest on increasing admission fees

District Dadu: The Students of Government Higher Secondary School protested the increase of admission fees by the school management.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-11/news/page2/1%20(5).htm


Shortage of Basic facilities in High School

District Naushehro Feroz: The Government High School Qadir Bux Sandh, near Tharoo Shah, has been running without a headmaster for a long time. There is also an acute shortage of basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-11/news/page2/1%20(21).htm


Protest against transfer of School Headmaster

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Feroz Kheskheli held a protest against the transfer of the headmaster of the village Primary School. The school has been dysfunctional for the past two weeks.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-11/news/page3/1%20(22).htm


Higher Secondary School building in crumbling condition

District Thatto: The condition of Government Higher Secondary School Jhirik is poor due to the carelessness of education authorities. The principal remained safe even though pieces of his office ceiling fell down.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-11/news/page8/1%20(47).htm


School buildings occupied by local landlords

District Qamber Shahdadkot: Most of the Government School buildings of Taluka Warih remain idle and occupied by the local land mafia. The students have to sit under trees and study.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-11/news/page8/1%20(48).htm


Primary School building near to collapse

District Sanghar: The building of Government Primary School Gupchani is near to collapse due to its crumbling condition. The higher authorities have yet to take any notice for its repairing. The lives of students are in danger.

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High School construction work not completed

District Ghotki: The construction work of the building of Government High School Hayat Pitafi has not be completed after even after nine years.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_11082016012404.jpg


Anti Corruption team raids Education Board Karachi

Karachi: An Anti-Corruption team carried out a raid on the Intermediate Board Karachi, acting on the complaints of corruption in examination results. More than 50 officers of the Board remained in the custody of the team.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/images/2016/Aug/11-08-2016/Page1/P1-31.htm


Primary School building could not be constructed

District Larkana: More than 50 Children have to sit under the open sky due to the unavailability of a school building in village Ali Nawaz Gadhihi. The villagers stated that higher authorities were informed about the situation, but no response was issued.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130421779&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160810



Teacher deputed in School on directives of Secretary Education

District Dadu: A Teacher was deputed in Government Primary School Iqbal Khoso, near Manjhand, by the Secretary Education, on the complaint of villagers. Another teacher would be provided very soon.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130421821&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160810


Villagers protest against Ghost Teachers

District Badin: A protest was held by the villagers of Ismail Bhurgiri against the absence of school teachers, leaving students deprived of basic education. They demanded the regular attendance of teachers in the school.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130421823&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160810


Students protest the crumbling condition of School building

District Nawabshah: The Students of Government Boys Primary School Busheri held a protest, along with School Head Master, against the crumbling condition of their school building, saying that roof pieces are continuously falling and students’ lives are in danger. They demanded for its early repairing.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130421827&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160810


Civil Judge raids occupied School building

District Sanghar: The Building of Government Girls School Khipro was occupied by a local land lord and it was also being used as a house. While taking notice, the in charge Civil Judge had a surprise visit of the school building and restored it.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130422034&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160810


School building in crumbling condition

District Qamber Shahdadkot: The building of Government Primary School Deedar, near Pakho, is completely damaged. Its different parts are falling intermittently, putting student lives in danger.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-10/news/page3/1%20(41).htm


Villagers stands against Chief Monitoring Officer Biometric

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Mitho Thebo, near Drib Mehar Shah, protested against the Chief Monitoring Officer of Biometric system, on transferring School Teachers to another School. They told that more than 100 students are compelled to be deprived of basic education.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-10/news/page3/1%20(45).htm


Eighty Percent Schools of Khairpur Nathan Shah dysfunctional

District Dadu: The First Civil Judge Khairpur Nathan Shah had a visit of different Schools of the Taluka, gathering information about Ghost teachers, Dysfunctional Schools, building occupied by influential and turning of school buildings into a storage houses. He has sent a report of carelessness of Taluka Education Officer, to the concerned authorities of Education to take action.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-10/news/page3/1%20(48).htm


Protest on closure of primary School

District Khairpur Mirs: The Government Primary School Sawan Khan Metlo is dysfunctional, for past 3 months, due to carelessness of Education authorities.

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No Corruption will be tolerated in Special Education: Zulifqar Bahman

Karachi: Helper to the Chief Minister for Special Education Mr. Zulifqar Bahman has issued directives to the no corruption would be tolerated in the department, whereas all employees of the department should be punctual of time. He was chairing a meeting with the Officers.

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