16 Feb 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 

Ad-hoc Lecturers protest enters 8th Day

The Ad Hoc Lecturers Association continued the protest on eighth consecutive day on Monday for regularisation of their services. The association president, Afsar Khan, led a protest outside the Peshawar Press Club. The speakers said that 215 ad hoc lecturers had been performing duties for the last five years but the government was delaying regularisation of their services.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/98568-Ad-hoc-lecturers-protest-enters-8th-day


Promotion of teachers

1169 teachers of KP have been promoted before the start of new academic year. 961 teachers have been promoted as subject specialists in BPS-17. 208 have been promoted as principals.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103348972&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160216


Committee to examine political, ideological content in textbooks

The standing committee on elementary and secondary education will look into recommendations shared by PEAD Foundation on politicised material found in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa textbooks. MPA and the chairperson of the standing committee, Arif Ahmadzai said this in his remarks to the Provincial Lobbying Delegation (PLD) meeting organised by Peace Education and Development (PEAD) Foundation at the K-P Assembly.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1047527/k-p-assembly-committee-to-examine-political-ideological-content-in-textbooks/


Cricket team pays tribute to APS, BKU victims

The second National Solidarity T20 Blind Cricket Tournament commenced Monday at Arbab Niaz Stadium in the city. The tournament will span three days and is being held to pay tribute to those killed in the Army Public School and Bacha Khan University, Charsadda attacks on December 16, 2014 and January 20 respectively.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1047526/eye-on-the-prize-cricket-team-pays-tribute-to-aps-bku-victims/


Terror hit Bacha Khan University reopen after 26 days closure

The Bacha Khan University reopened on Monday amid tight security after its closure for 26 days in the wake of a terrorist attack on January 20 in which 21 students and officials were killed. The university administration, headed by Vice Chancellor Fazlur Rahim Marwat, welcomed the students at the university entrance. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/98706-Terror-hit-Bacha-Khan-University-reopens-after-26-day-closure









Student’s role sought in tree plantation 
Deputy Commissioner of Lakki Marwat asked forest department to engage school students in the tree plantation drive in order to make it success and to achieve the targets. 
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-02-16/page-15


Rescue training in academic institutes

Acting governor of KP, Asad Qaiser inaugurated the provincial headquarter of Rescue 1122. He asserted that all the academic institutes will be given mandatory rescue training from now on.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103348966&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160216


Aid for students

Sustainable Development and Social Immigration Swabi held a seminar in Govt. Boys High School Dhadopeer. It was stressed in the seminar that patronage and aid for students is a collective responsibility of the state.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-02-16/page-2




School enrollment Campaign

Additional Secretary Education, Asfandyar Kakar has said that a school enrolment campaign is going to start from 15th March to the month of April. 497000 children are being targeted to get enrolled in the schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103347888&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160216


Teachers demand release of TADA budgets

Spokesperson of Balochistan Professors and Lecturers Association has urged that government should release budget for arrears of TADA because if the government fails to release the funds in time then the TADA claim becomes time barred.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103347850&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160216


Student commits suicide after being refused to sit in exams as she staged a protest

A teenage girl from Balochistan’s Killa Saifullah district, committed suicide on Friday after she was suspended from sitting in intermediate examination as she led a protest against suspension of classes at her college owing to a shortage of female teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/15/national/student-commits-suicide-after-being-refused-to-sit-in-exams-as-she-staged-a-protest/





Oath-taking ceremony for student council held

The Millennium University College (TMUC) organised an oath taking ceremony for student council 2016 in an effort to regularizing the student body and to encourage students to become more responsible pupil and citizen at TMUC, H-11/4, says a press release.  Anna Faisal, the executive director of Roots Millennium Schools (RMS) graced the occasion as a chief guest.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/98589-Oath-taking-ceremony-for-student-council-held


AIOU to produce PHD thesis on life, work of late Bashir 
Speakers at a function held here yesterday at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) paid rich tributes to renowned Naat Khawan late Bashir Hussain Nazim, who made himself prominent as a lover of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through his writing and recitation. 
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-02-16/page-14/detail-5


KP teacher writes to CM asking if security is job of teaching staff

A teacher of girls’ school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has written a letter to Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, expressing surprise and resentment over the government’s slackness and local police for handing out a list of security measures to the school to implement on immediate basis.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/16/national/kp-teacher-writes-to-cm-asking-if-security-is-job-of-teaching-staff/


18 new Professors join IIU

Eighteen new full professors joined the International Islamic University (IIU) on Monday. To welcome them, the Academic Staff Association of the university organised a special ceremony. In addition to the new professors, 24 associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers, who were appointed to the various departments, were also in attendance.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/98582-18-new-professors-join-IIU


Bomb found near school

An explosive device was found near a girls’ school in the Kotlakhpat limits in the wee hours of Sunday.

Police said a passerby informed the police after spotting a suspicious material lying near a girls’ school in Koh-e-Noor Society. Police reached the place on information.  A team of the bomb disposal squad also reached there and defused the bomb. Police collected forensic evidences from crime scene and registered the statements of the eyewitnesses. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/98558-Bomb-found-near-school


BU holds course on ‘Personal Development’ for Ladies

A two-day course on ‘Personal Development’ was held at Bahria University Islamabad by Department of Professional Psychology for ladies. The objective of the course was to enhance awareness of psychological and emotional understanding in practical life settings such as stress and emotional management through personal development. Begum Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah NI (M), graced the occasion as chief guest on the closing ceremony.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/98586-BU-holds-course-on-Personal-Development-for-ladies


PMERP to Enhance Education Standards

The Prime Minister Education Reform Programme (PMERP) has been launched in Islamabad to uplift the standard of education. Talking to APP, an official of Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) said in the first phase of PMERP 22 education institutions have been selected and in second phase of PMERP, work on the remaining 400 educational institutions of FDE will be carried out. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289346


TMUC formalizes student council

The Millennium University College (TMUC) organised an oath taking ceremony for Student Council 2016 here at H-11/4 in an effort to regularising the student body and encourage students to become more responsible pupils and citizens. Anna Faisal, the Executive Director Roots Millennium Schools (RMS) graced the occasion as chief guest.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-02-16/page-14/detail-0




Sub-Machine guns for A-Category schools

176 A-category schools have been asked to buy sub-machine guns made in Wah Factory. Schools head will bear the costs of guns from school funds.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103348295&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160216


Private schools to be inspected today

Islamabad local administration and police will start inspecting private schools. Legal action will be taken against the schools if any of the outlined security measures found missing.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_02_2016_153_007


Lahore’s schools lacking in infrastructure

8 schools of Lahore are lacking in boundary walls are lacking in boundary walls, electricity and toilet facilities. Even despite the availability of funds of 1200 million rupees, students have not been provided the basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-16&edition=LHR&id=2179453_27927053


Investigations of Payment of Salaries to Ghost Teachers

Anti-Corruption Department Rawalpindi has started investigations for disbursement of 5.4 million rupees to 45 ghost teachers. FIRs will be registered against those ghost teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-16&edition=ISL&id=2178122_81112398



Students crossing railway track: Multan (picture)
Oblivious to danger, student cross railway tracks as a train is seen approaching
Complete Story:  http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-16/page-2/detail-1


PTU’s meeting rescheduled

Punjab Teachers Union has rescheduled its meeting to 19th February in Jang. They are having the meeting to address various issues like establishment of District Education Authorities, privatization of schools, etc. They have also warned to seal schools if PEC is not dissolved.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-16/page-12/detail-8



Half-baked reforms unacceptable, says Kiln workers

Give us social security – it is our right. Ensure enforcement of minimum wage and we won’t need incentives to send our children to school,” Bhatta Mazdoor Union leaders said at a protest rally held at Lahore Press Club on Monday. The protest was called off after government officials assured the union leaders that they would address their concerns on priority.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1047580/up-in-arms-half-baked-reforms-unacceptable-says-kiln-workers/


Three-Day campus training workshop concludes

In collaboration with University of Education (UE), Directorate of Research and Higher Education Commission (HEC), the fourth round of three days Indigenous on Campus training workshop concluded at Township Campus here on Monday. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289359


Medical students hold mock funeral for government

Scores of students from Dera Ghazi Khan Medical College held a demonstration on Monday that aimed to protest the silence of the provincial government in view of their on-going protests. They held a mock funeral of the government.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1047603/no-holds-barred-irate-medical-students-hold-mock-funeral-for-government/


Saeed denies Indian allegations on JNU protest issue

Chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa Hafiz Saeed has rubbished allegations from India about his involvement in the event organised at Jawaharlal Nehru University in memory of Indian parliament attack suspect Afzal Guru. In a video message posted on YouTube Monday, Saeed said “I felt strange after going through the reports of protest in India’s Jawarlal Nehru University and utterly surprising was the Indian home minister’s statement on a tweet with my name– which was altogether fake.”

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/15/city/lahore/saeed-denies-indian-allegations-on-jnu-protest-issue/




Security for Science College

Principal of DJ Science College has intimated education department regarding dereliction of government to address the security issue. There are 3 blocks of DJ Science College and only 3 guards perform the security duties.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103348295&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160216


Bio-metric registration of schools and colleges teachers

Sindh’s education department has given today’s deadline to schools and college teachers for bio-metric registration. The employees who fail to get themselves registered today, will be declared ghost employees and their salaries will be stopped.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-16-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_02.gif


Students, teachers seek implementation of job quota for impaired

Teachers and students belonging to schools for visually impaired and other physical disabilities functioning across Karachi, have demanded strict implementation of “job quota,” in different government and private sector organisations.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/16/city/karachi/students-teachers-seek-implementation-of-job-quota-for-impaired/


School blast turns out to be a prank gone wrong

Two brothers, both Matric students, were arrested by police on Monday for creating panic in their school by exploding a firecracker there on February 12, but later released considering their ages. Police had rushed to their school located near the Asghar Ali Shah Stadium in North Nazimabad on February 12 following an explosion there believing that it was a terrorist attack and had found a student, Usama, with injuries to his hand.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/98533-School-blast-turns-out-to-be-a-prank-gone-wrong#








Education and Security

Educational institutions are becoming brittle targets and the recent acts of terrorism have made parents restless. Surroundings of institutions should not left unattended. 
Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_02_2016_009_006


Youth Laptop Scheme: KU to distribute 402 laptops to students

University of Karachi’s (KU) registrar, Professor Dr Moazzam Ali Khan, instructed the 402 eligible students of KU, who are registered on the HEC Student Portal for the Prime Minister Youth Laptop Programme, to contact the University  Focal Person to receive their laptops.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1047505/youth-laptop-scheme-ku-to-distribute-402-laptops-to-students/





Unemployed Youth By Syed Najaf Raza

Can Pakistan really become a developed country where the youth holding their degrees are roaming about and consuming their lives just to find a proper job? They run from one company to another in search of job, they are qualified for.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289387


Result Mystery by Abdul Jabbar

The Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) conducted the competitive examination (CE-2013) in April last year but it has failed to announce the result till now. Last October, the controller examination had informed the media that the result was almost ready.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/98601-Result-mystery


CSS Candidates in a fix By M Yasir Kiyani

The news regarding the conduction of screening test by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) for candidates appearing in the Central Superior Service (CSS) examination has once again left the CSS aspirants in deep confusion. The proposal has been presented to the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, who ordered to make it a part of the agenda item of the next cabinet meeting.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/15/comment/css-candidates-in-a-fix/


Letters to Editor


Militancy not restricted to Madarris only

THE law-enforcement agencies, on Sunday, achieved another success when they rounded up a militant allegedly linked with Safoora bus attack that had left 43 people dead. They carried out joint operation in Saddar area of Karachi and nabbed Usman Khan, who served as facilitator in the attack.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289377


Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Demand to establish a high school

Bajawar Agency:  The Social element and ANP Leader, Mr. Maqsood Ali said during a media briefing that high school should be established in Tehsil Ambaar in Mohamand Agency.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10 

Lady teachers demand for revised salaries

Peshawar: As per District Education Officer (Female) Nowshera, grade 12 promoted to 14 through departmental promotion committee. The Female teachers appeal the PTI provincial government and education department that the female teachers are deprived of salaries due to laziness of department.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx

Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 2

Adhoc lecturers continue protest in favor of demands

Peshawar:  The Adhoc lecturer’s protest is continued in favor of their demand from government to regularize them on permanent cadre.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103348898&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160216

Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 2

No recognition of Privatization of schools at any cost: Nasir Khan

Charsadda: The District President ‘Tanzeem-e-Asatzah Charsadda’ Mr. Muhammad Nasir Khan said that the privatization of the schools is never accepted at any cost. He demanded for time scale and demands of the teachers.

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

Children must be given homework on daily basis: DEO Nowshera

Pabbi: The DEO Nawshera has directed the teachers to give homework to the students, on daily basis. No negligence will be tolerated in that matter. 

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

Assistant education officer visits schools

Mohmand Agency: The Assistant Education Officer, Tehsil Halimzai Mohmand Agency, visited the different schools and instructed the teachers to ensure their duties, warning that lazy teachers will not be tolerated any more.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 5


Non establishment of examination center in Degree College Bhag will create problems for students

District Kachhi: Due to non-establishment of examination center in Degree College Bhag, it is creating problems for students to appear in B.A and BSC examinations. Around 600 students are enrolled in college but unfortunately due to sluggishness of Education official’s, students have to go Dera Murad Jamali, Sibi and Usta-Muhammad to appear in examinations.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-16-2016/Quetta/page8.asp

Demand for salaries to NTS teachers

District Zhob: Jamiat Nazaryati stated in district secretariat statement that salaries should be given to NTS pass teachers, because the newly appointed NTS teachers are facing financial problems due to delay in their salaries,. The Provincial Government should take initiative to release salaries as early as possible.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-16-2016/Quetta/page10.asp

School admission campaign will start from 1st March: Secretary Education

District Quetta: The Additional Secretary Education Mr. Asfand Yar Kakar said school admission campaign will start from 1st March till 15th April. It will be launched by CM Balochistan Mr. Sanaullah Khan Zehri. The Campaign target is to enroll 497000 children in school; 26000 children will be awarded with monthly scholarships through Benazir Waseela Taleem program. Uniform, shoes, gifts and other printed material will also be distributed through this campaign among children.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103347888&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160216

Educational problems will be resolved: Education officer Qalat

District Qalat: The DDO & DC Qalat Dr. Tufail Baloch are doing well for Education propagation in district Qalat. All teachers are attending duties with honesty and problems of District Qalat Educational institutions are running in smooth way. 

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 06

No substancial decrese in problems of educational institutions: BSO

District Qalat: The BSO will keep continue national struggle and will always guide to students in Educational grounds. It has declared that still Baluchistan Schools are deprived of Educational facilities, which is treachery with Baloch nation.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 8


Seminar on Education

District Bahawalpur: A seminar on the theme of improvement of Education System is being addressed by the District Program Officer Alif Ailaan, Mr. Ahmed Buzdar and District Coordinator Education Ali Mirza. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-02-16/page-11

Islamia University Convocation - Students protest, slap Medals in the face of Ministers

District Bahawalpur: The convocation of the Islamia University was held in Bahawalpur wherein 186 Gold Medals, 148 Students were given Silver Medals, 7 Ph.D. Degrees, 90 M. Phil Degrees, and 2668 Students were given Graduation Degrees.  The Students protested against the shortage of Gold Medals and several Ministers were not allowed to address the function.  The Students returned their Medals and went to their homes empty handed.     

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

Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 1

Sama Satta school roof caves in

District Bahawalpur: The Building of Government Tanzeem Primary School Siddiquia Jadeed, Samma Satta was constructed in 1956.  But it was never renovated or repaired since then.  The building has turned into ruins.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 14

Shortage of schools, child labor on the rise

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Residents of UC 12 and 14 of Dera Ghazi Khan told the Press that their areas are without sufficient Educational Institutions and other civic amenities like sewerage lines, roads, and electricity, gas and job opportunities.  UC 12 does not have a single Boys High School.  The UC 14 has only one Girls High School, which is not sufficient to provide the needs of the area.  Even the Child labor is on the rise in the area due to lack of Educational opportunities and poverty.    

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

Community school without building

District Layyah: Basti Palloowala, Mouza Samra Janoobi, Tehsil Chobarah are locality with around about 1000 persons and does not have a Government school.  The community has set up a Primary school with self-help bases, but it is without a building and furniture and is being run by a local teacher.

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


Middle school without basic facilities since years

District Khairpur Mirs: The Government Middle School, village Noor Muhammad Lighari is without furniture for last 21 years. Even its construction work is not started, since years.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130362487&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160216

Professors take out protest against College Principal

District Larkana: The Professors and Lecturers of Government Degree College Larkana continued protest against the Principal of the College, demanding for his exclusion from the college.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130362501&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160216

Education staff protests against noncompliance in Biometric

District Nushehro Feroz: The education staff, including teachers, guards and Peons, held protest against the biometric team, on not taking their biometric. They have demanded for extension of the date.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130362563&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160216

Other cadre teaches carry Protest

District Khairpur Mirs: The Teachers of Other cadres carry out protest, against nonpayment of salary.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130362609&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160216

Corruption in Education Board Sukkur

District Sukkur: The Education Board Sukkur has promoted the market of corruption, by holding out the rights of deserving candidates and providing higher grades to the candidates having sound background. The Public School Sukkur wrote a letter, to the Chairman Education Board Sukkur, against the injustice with deserving candidates.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-16/news/page3/1%20(42).htm

Hunger strike against capturing of school plot

District Dadu: The citizens of Bhan Saeedabad continued their hunger strike, against the local influential, on holding the plot of Government School.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-02.jpg

School guard protests over nonpayment of salary

Karachi: Mr. Muhammad Rafique Memon, guard at Saint Josef School Larkana held protest in Karachi, against stoppage of salary.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_16022016021048.jpg

School without teacher

District Mirpurkhas: The Government Primary School, village Soomro Tikhri, near Nafees Nagar, is without teachers and the students are worried about their future.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_16022016021048.jpg

Demand for security for GJ Science College Karachi

Karachi: The Management of DJ Science College Karachi has demanded for Private security services for the college, from the Education Department.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103348286&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160216

17 teachers for 35 students to teach

Sukkur: Seventeen Teachers to teach 35 Students, at Government Elementary School Sukkur. It is because of carelessness of the Education Department.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No. 2

Education Minister announces deadline for biometric verification

Karachi: The Senior Minister for Education, Mr. Nisar Ahmed khuhro has declared in his statement that teachers should get verified through biometric process up till 16th February 2016, otherwise they will be considered ghost and their salaries will be cut.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-16-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_02.gif