14th June 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

‘Private schools want to make money through talent hunt policy’

Educationists have questioned the ‘talent hunt’ policy of the private educational institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, saying it is meant to boost businesses rather than produce competent minds. Talking to Dawn here on Monday, academia, teachers and students observed that the fundamental motive behind the policy was to lure the outstanding students and then cash in on their excellent performance in examinations.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1264739/private-schools-want-to-make-money-through-talent-hunt-policy

‘Security being beefed up at UET’s Jalozai Campus’

Prof Iftikhar Hussain, Vice-Chancellor of University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, has said that the varsity is taking all-out measures to provide best possible security to the students and staff at its Jalozai campus.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1264749/security-being-beefed-up-at-uets-jalozai-campus


Further amendments to varsities law opposed

Opposing the further amendments to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities (Amendment) Act, 2015, Karwan, a civil society organisation, on Monday said the government should appoint vice chancellors to public sector universities in the province on merit to improve the quality of higher education.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1264735/further-amendments-to-varsities-law-opposed




Absenteeism of teachers will not be accepted

Deputy Commissioner Sheerani has said that children are the future of Pakistan and protection of this future is the state’s responsibility, we will not accept the absenteeism of teachers and actions will be taken against those who won’t fulfill the duties.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103573138&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160614




23,000 educational institutions linked with ‘One-Click SOS’ alert system in KP

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police has installed ‘One- Click SOS system’ in 22978 educational institutions in the province to thwart any type of militants’ misadventure like that of the Army Public School attack. The One-Click SOS system is an android-based application. With the help of this system, a simple click on the alert button sends message to 10 different locations including nearby police stations, relevant police control, field officers and Central Police Office, reported a private news channel.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/14/23000-edu-institutions-linked-with-one-click-sos-alert-system-in-kp/


Right to education: UN body questions privatisation plan

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has questioned Pakistan on the unchecked privatisation of education and pending status of the “right to education (RTE) bills”.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1121965/right-education-un-body-questions-privatisation-plan/


27 years on, Technical College yet to open doors for business

Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry was elevated from MNA to State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) could not do anything for the only technical college in his constituency, which has been waiting to be inaugurated for 27 years now.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1264698/27-years-on-technical-college-yet-to-open-doors-for-business


Training workshop on Research Methodology

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Department of Humanities and its discipline of International Relations (IR) Monday organized 3-day training workshop on Research Methodology: Methods and Tools.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/14/training-workshop-on-research-methodology/


COMSATS Pro-Rector de-seated

The board of governors of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) has de-seated National Testing Service (NTS) Chief Executive and pro-rector COMSATS Haroon Rasheed after his doctoral thesis was found plagiarised. A source in COMSATS said that at a meeting the CIIT board of directors also cancelled his three months vacations and summoned him on June 17.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/06/14/city/islamabad/comsats-pro-rector-de-seated/


Ad Hocism major hurdle in smooth functioning of IIUI

The International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) is facing problems in its day to day affairs due to prevailing ad-hocism in the institution. The offices of two vice presidents and three directors are being run by acting officials, whereas a large number of departments and faculties have also been working in absence of their permanent deans and directors.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-14/lahore/4646/19037




Handing over of schools to Danish authority is wrong

The Grand Teachers Alliance has stated that the decision to hand over the schools to the Danish authority by the Punjab Government is a wrong decision. The GTA has rejected the decision of handing over of 13 schools to Danish authority.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-14&edition=LHR&id=2426967_98644825


Six more schools for labor children

The government has decided to start six more schools for the children who work at chimneys. The provincial department of human resource has stated that more than 3000 children are receiving education at the 39 schools in Rawalpindi division.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-14&edition=ISL&id=2425563_68918641


Registration of private school cancelled

Provincial Government Rawalpindi has cancelled the registration of a private school who demand summer vacations fees along with fine and undertaking is demanded from those private schools that close their schools after announcement of summer vacations date.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-14-2016/pindi/pic.asp?picname=42.gif


Up-gradation of schools

In Punjab Budget fifty trillion rupees are allocated for the up gradation of schools. This amount will serve on improving condition of buildings and also for basic facilities in school.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-14-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=61.gif


Registration of nine schools restored

The District Regulation Authority for Private Schools on Monday restored the registration of nine private schools. However, one institution’s registration remained cancelled. In a meeting, which was presided over by District Coordination Officer Talat Mehmood, registration of nine schools was restored after their owners apologised and submitted written statements that they would implement the provincial government’s directives in letter and spirit.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1264703/registration-of-nine-schools-restored


Construction of boundary walls around 50 colleges stopped in Rawalpindi

The Punjab Building Department has stopped constructing boundary walls around public colleges in the Rawalpindi district after the provincial government did not release the required funds in the outgoing fiscal year of 2015-16.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1264667/construction-of-boundary-walls-around-pindis-50-colleges-stopped


Online registration of entry test in UET

Online registration has been started for entry test 2016 in University of Engineering and Technology and other engineering institutes in Punjab for admission is BSC technology.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103573863&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160614


Graduating Law batch plants a tree at two schools

The graduating batch from the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law planted a tree besides their school, from where they are the first batch to graduate. The LUMS Law Batch of 2016, with their BA-LLB (Honours) degrees and their heads held high in anticipation of the challenges to come, wished to thank the place and its people – from the teachers to the administration and the support staff – and to give something back to the campus.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/14/outgoing-law-batch-plants-a-tree-at-two-school/


PU students win Chief Minister Punjab debate

Punjab University students have shown outstanding performances in Chief Minister Punjab debate, essay writing, speech competitions and final round of Higher Education Commission 18th All Pakistan Inter-Universities Declamation Contest for award of “Allama Iqbal Shield”, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/14/pu-students-win-chief-minister-punjab-debate/


Registration for engineering entry test started

University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore has started the online registration for combined entry test to get admission to BSc Engineering in UET and other engineering institutions and for BSc Technology in affiliated colleges.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/14/registration-for-engineering-entry-test-started/


Illegal admissions in Public Nursing Schools and Colleges

300 admissions in Public Nursing schools and colleges were proved to be illegal. According to detail it was revealed that 300 such admissions are given whose names were not in the NTS test merit lists for admissions in Nursing School.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103573315&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160614


Government allocates Rs 312.8bn for education sector

The Punjab government has allocated an overall amount of Rs 312.8 billion for different sections and projects of education sector in the provincial budget for 2016-17. However, Rs 47 billion has been specified for school education, Rs 13 billion for higher education, Rs 50 billion for up-gradation of school buildings, 1.8 billion for non-formal education and Rs 6.67 million for special education, Rs 4 billion for Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF), Rs 4 billion for provision of laptops, Rs 2.5 billion for Danish Schools, Rs 2 billion for Knowledge Park and Rs 12 billion for Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) separately.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-14/lahore/4633/18982



Educated Punjab is a distant dream without solving teachers’ problems

The President of the Primary Elementary Teachers’ Association Zafar Iqbal has stated that an educated Punjab is a distant dream if the government does not solve the problems of the teachers. He stated his views in a meeting at Murree.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-14&edition=ISL&id=2425358_60939386


Desk established for the induction in grade 4th posts

A desk has been established for the induction of the posts of grade 4th. The applications have been invited for the posts. The last date for the submission of applications is 21st June. The candidates must mention the name of the school and post for which they are applying against.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-14&edition=ISL&id=2425589_90935151


District authorities for Health and Education sectors

Punjab Government has decided to bring new system for health and education sectors in its thirty six districts. According to it District Education Authorities and District Health Authorities are establishing from July 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103573519&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160614 


Punjab education budget

Budget of 256 trillion rupees has been allocated to education, monthly stipend of rupees 1000 will be given to female students from class 6 to 10. Laptops will be distributed among four Lakh students.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-06-14/page-1/detail-3




Defalcation of education budget

President Sikandar Ali of Primary teachers association has said that education directors trying to gulp the money of allocated budget for education instead of spending them on building and provision of basic amenities. He further told that these directors are forcefully taking signs of Headmasters on quotations and bills.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-14-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_17.gif


KU awards seven PhD, 13 MPhil Degrees

A meeting of Board of Advance Studies and Research (BASR), chaired by University of Karachi Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Qaiser, has approved two MS (Masters of Surgery), seven PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) and 13 MPhil (Master of Philosophy) degrees in various disciplines, the varsity’s Registrar, Professor Dr Moazzam Ali Khan, stated on Monday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/127609-KU-awards-seven-PhD-13-MPhil-degrees


Chinese delegation to visit ICCBS

In order to discuss matters pertaining to education and research, a 12-member Chinese delegation, led by a Professor from Furong, Dr Wei Wang, will visit International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi on Tuesday (today).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/127607-Chinese-delegation-to-visit-ICCBS


IBA signs MoU with TCF to help students in aptitude tests

The Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, and The Citizens Foundation (TCF), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), on Monday, to prepare TCF students for university testing and, offer operational and consultative support.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/127606-IBA-signs-MoU-with-TCF-to-help-students-in-aptitude-tests


Chinese delegate to visit KU today

The Chinese delegate would visit the Karachi University today. The delegate would visit the International Center for Chemical and Biological Studies (ICCBS) at KU. The head of KU Professor Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhry and Professor Dr. Atta ur Rehman would receive the delegate.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-14&edition=KCH&id=2426647_57866181


Students of KU get their degrees

The students of Karachi University got their degrees in which 13 were MPhil students, 7 PhD students and 2 MS students. The degrees were issued in the meeting chaired by the Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Muhammad Qaiser.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-14&edition=KCH&id=2426660_61553867


Distribution of Laptop in Mehran University

Laptops were distributed under Prime Minister Laptop scheme among PhD and Master Students of Mehran University of Engineering and technology. Laptops were given to Masters and PHD students on merit.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-14-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_22.gif


Research and education environment for students

Vice Chancellor Dr. Mujeebuddin of Sindh Agricultural University has said that it is our foremost responsibility to provide our students research and education environment in the University. He said that latest computer labs and high tech science laboratories will be formed in the University.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-14-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_12.gif 


SPSC breaks inefficiency records, awards more number than total

Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) has broken all prior records of its inefficiency by awarding more numbers than total numbers (200) of examination. According to detail, the SPSC conducted departmental promotion examination for Subordinate Accounts Service (SAS) in December last year.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/14/spsc-breaks-inefficiency-records-awards-more-number-than-total/


Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Teachers don't demand Bungalows and Land Cruisers from government: Tanzeem-Asatzah Pakistan

Peshawar: Tanzeem-e-Asatzah Pakistan said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Schools/College teachers and other workers don't demand Bungalows and Land Cruisers from the government. They just want to hide their miserable condition and demanded to fulfill all promises in budget otherwise they will hold the protest after Eid. All the leaders of Tanzeem-e-Asatzah Pakistan have released a press and said that government must maintain all the service rules and provide time scale, M.Phil. allowance, Special Allowance to Scale 16 teachers, one step up gradation to Scale 16-22 teachers and officers, provide loan without any interest, special relief in salaries, 50% house relief and also provide special allowances to female teachers as well.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pknewspapers.com/nai-baat-peshawar.html

Education report of Alif Ailaan based on misrepresentation; we will raise voice on every forum: Hussain Babak

Peshawar: The ANP Provincial and General Secretary Sardar Hussain Babak has shown anger on the Education report of Alif Ailaan, which is giving all the credits of education development to the PTI government that had actually occurred in ANP reign. He said that non-profit organization, instead of Political interference, must be confined to their work only. He asked from Alif Ailaan, a non-government organization, to give an explanation on their education report as this organization is just trying to please the government and advertising the agenda of a particular party.

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

Daily Express, Peshawar

Daily Nai Baat, Peshawar

Schools construction work continues in Bannu

Peshawar:  Bannu District Administration is paying special attention to the construction of schools, so a proper environment of education can be built for the students. A press release has issued by Bannu District Administration in which a school i.e. Government Girls Higher Secondary School no. 2 has damaged badly and now its reconstruction has completed on priority basis under Government Development Initiative Program by the administration

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3

Government must appoint Vice Chancellors on merit basis: Khalid Ayub

Peshawar: The Chairman of Karwan Peshawar Khalid Ayub said that nation’s success is based on the standard of Education. Standard of education cannot be compromised and for this court or legal way if required would be adopted. He also said that Karwan, according to 2015 Amendment Act, will help the government to find good candidates who really suit the job as most of the institutes are facing the problem in appointments and temporary Vice Chancellors has been appointed there for the last six months so their appointment must be on merit for the betterment of these institutes.

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

Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.2

We are focused on improving performance of government institutions: Atif Khan

Peshawar: The Provincial Minister for Education, Mr. Muhammad Atif Khan said that the PTI-led provincial government was striving hard to improve the condition of government schools and bring them at par with international standards. He said the PTI-led Provincial Government want to make these institutions one of the best institutions of the country so that the children of the poor can also get equal opportunities of progress. He said, for becoming a great nation, we have to develop our education at all cost, for which development of government schools is of utmost importance; 83 ,000 Teachers are being trained due to the cooperation of the British Council for making  English Co-medium of instruction. The Teachers are appointed on merit and schools have been provided now with all the basic facilities which are a good step and government Schools are regaining the trust of parents.

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

Swat University converted in bargain center

Swat: Swat University has been converted into to a bargain center, it has revealed that after Master, students who want to pass their thesis have to pay and who doesn’t pay, their thesis goes into a doubt due to which students precious time is wasting. University Professors are taking money from them via touts and on the application of Students University has become quite.

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

4000 workers are deprived of salaries

Peshawar: 4000 workers of educational institutes, under the Workers Welfare Board, are deprived of salaries for five months due to which they are starving in Ramadan. The federal government has cut the amount of almost 746 Millions of Workers Welfare Board Funds due to which the recession resulted and workers were not paid.

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


Educational propagation & developmental efforts will be kept continue in Gadani: Abdul Hameed Baloch

District Lasbela: The ex-senator & Chairman Municipal Committee Gadani Mr. Abdul Hameed Baloch said modern education of computer science and skill development is the need of time. Meeting with a youth group, he said focusing on education especially in computer science will lead towards success. He said facilities will be provided to students. Educational propagation & developmental efforts will keep continuing in Gadani.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p2/story.php?param=godni.jpg

External interference in educational institutions is unacceptable: GTA

District Jhal-Magsi: GTA stated a press release that external interference by law enforcement agencies in Educational institutions will not be tolerated anymore. GTA stated that armed personnel’s are molesting/harassing both students & teachers. GTA demanded by district Government to bring back armed forces in their barracks.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 3


Unemployment reached its peak in Panjgur; hundreds of students disappointed

District Panjgur: Rate of unemployment in previous four years has been increased in Panjgur. Hundreds of students are passing out from universities every year but due to unemployment are wandering over roads, getting involved in mental stress and becoming offenders. The government should create new situations for the eradication of unemployment.

Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2016-06-14/page-3

Zhob Sherani Girls & Boys College should be upgraded to post graduate

District Zhob: The Provincial leader Awami National Party Mr. Malik Sheikh Zamraq said that district Zhob and Sherani are educationally deprived with a huge population. He said students have to go other provinces for acquiring higher Education. He said Boys & Girls Colleges of these districts should be upgraded to post graduate level. Education department and CM Balochistan should take efforts to upgrade colleges.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 3

Failure of educational emergency claims: Socio public groups

District Qilla-Saifullah: Socio public groups of Muslim Bagh stated Government tried to prove Educational claims as educational friendship while among 25 male & female educational institutions barely 3 institutions are going under the supervision of headmasters/headmistress while other are going astray.

Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 6


256 billion funds allocated for school education

District Lahore: In the provisional budget 2016 Punjab Government allocated 256 billion for school education department for hiring new teachers, an establishment of IT labs, renovation of the schools, distribution of laptops etc. The government has also planned to distribute scholarship among the girl’s students of 6th to 10th class in each district increasing from Rs. 200 to 1000 per month.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-14/page- 01    

Government negligence turns school buildings into cattle farms

District Rajanpur: The local community leaders requested to Commissioner Dera Ghazi Khan and District Coordination Officer Rajanpur to take actions against the responsible persons due to their negligence school buildings are turned into cattle farms.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 7

Punjab Primary Education ignored in Budget

District Lahore: Teachers are in distress situation, as the Provisional Government has not given any importance to Primary Education during allocation of funds in Provisional Budget Punjab 2016. Teachers of primary schools are not satisfied from the budget as their demands are fulfilled.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Multan, Page No. 8

Substandard material used in the construction of school latrines

District Rajanpur: The local residents requested to the higher authorities to take actions against the contractor who used substandard construction material during construction of latrines of Boys Primary School No.1 Dajal.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 9

Future of students is at risk - 5000 government schools handed over to uneducated people

District Dera Ghazi Khan: According to report by the senior teachers for Public Schools Support Program to Punjab Government, Education Department has handed over 5000 Government Schools to uneducated owners through Punjab Education Foundation. The futures of students are at risk as they hired non-qualified teachers with less salary structure which will ultimately affect the quality of education.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 8


Protest against TEO on illegal appointments

District Dadu: The residents of village Syedpur protested against the Taluka Education Officer Female Mehar, Ms. Kahlida Chandio on an illegal appointment of Teacher and Peon in the Girl’s Primary School.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130403549&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160614

166 non-teaching employees still deprived of salary

Sukkur: Despite the Directives of Supreme Court and Sindh Service Tribunal, still 166 Non-Teaching College Staff is deprived of their salaries.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130403586&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160614


Daily Ibrat, Page No. 2

Thousands of girls may be deprived of Scholarship stipend

District Mirpurkhas: Thousands of Girls may become deprived of receiving scholarship stipend amount in district Mirpurkhas, due to Reform Support Unit’s steps of filling scholarship forms during Summer Vacation.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130403632&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160614

Protest against usage of substandard material in Degree College construction work

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of Sirai piyaro Khan stood against the contractor on using a substandard material in the construction work of Government Degree College Sirai Piyaro Khan.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_13062016204240.jpg