16 June 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Rs97 billion allocated for education sector

PESHAWAR: Holding education as its top priority in its third consecutive budget, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has allocated it Rs97.542 billion for the financial year 2015-16.It has increased the education budget by 21% compared with the current fiscal year.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-323864-Rs97-billion-allocated-for-education-sector





Graduating: BISE Swat announces SSC 2015 result

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Swat announced the result for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations of 2015 late Sunday. As many as 18,939 candidates were declared successful out of 23,636 who took the exams.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/904232/graduating-bise-swat-announces-ssc-2015-result/


Development allocation raised by a quarter

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has earmarked Rs174.88 billion for the next fiscal year’s Annual Development Programme (ADP), an increase of 25 per cent over the current budget of Rs139.8bn.

The development budget for health and higher education is proposed at Rs8.28bn and Rs6.2bn, respectively, which shows no change compared to Rs8.28bn and Rs6.18bn in 2014-15.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1188446/development-allocation-raised-by-a-quarter


Three students remanded over varsity violence

MANSEHRA: An anti-terrorism court of Abbottabad on Monday sent on judicial remand the three students, all brothers, for hurdling hand grenades on others and firing gunshots in the air at Hazara University.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1188520




Female teachers not getting their salaries

Almost 95 female teachers from Qila Saifullah did not get their salaries for month of May. Finance and Education Departments are irresponsible on this matter.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-16-2015/quetta/page5.asp




Aziz for improving quality of education

Islamabad - The 10th meeting of the committee of heads of University Grants Commission/ equivalent bodies of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member states kicked off on Monday wherein mutual recognition of degrees, establishing contacts in research and teaching, and achieving common regional education standard were discussed.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/16-Jun-2015/aziz-for-improving-quality-of-education


Medical colleges to be ranked for quality

ISLAMABAD: Pushed by dissatisfied students and parents, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has decided to categorise the country’s 132 medical colleges according to the quality of education they provide.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1188515/medical-colleges-to-be-ranked-for-quality


Speakers call for cooperation among universities of Saarc countries

ISLAMABAD: The chairman of India’s university grant commission, Professor Ved Parkash, said on Monday that South Asian countries are faced with several common challenges, which can be better addressed through joint efforts.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1188506/speakers-call-for-cooperation-among-universities-of-saarc-countries




Reopening of urdu varsity delayed

ISLAMABAD: Fearing a fresh clash between two student groups, the administration of the Islamabad campus of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology on Mondayextended the vacations for four more days.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1188503/reopening-of-urdu-varsity-delayed



RIS signs MoU with Korean University

ISLAMABAD: A historic memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Monday between the Metropolitan International University College (MIUC) Pakistan, a flagship project of the Roots International Schools (RIS) and the Linton School of Global Business, Hannam University, South Korea.  Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/16-Jun-2015/ris-signs-mou-with-korean-university


Minister to open NBF bookshop

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Cultural Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid will inaugurate National Book Foundation ‘Club Book Shop’ tomorrow(Wednesday) at the multipurpose Islamabad Club at 5 p.m.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-323877-Minister-to-open-NBF-bookshop


IIU, Egyptian university sign agreement

The International Islamic University (IIU) and Egyptian University of Islamic Culture, Egypt, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (M0U) to cooperate in the field of research and joint academic ventures.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-323883-IIU-Egyptian-university-sign-agreement


Astounding, breathtaking high achievers’ ceremony of Roots Girls College

Islamabad—Roots School System held its Student Recognition Day and High Achievers’ Ceremony2013-14’. Mr. Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, Minister for Human Resource & Labour, Govt. of Punjab was the Chief Guest. Mr. Masood Khan, DG Institute of Strategic Studies, Mr. Asad Mashadi, President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce, Brig Rizwan-ul- Asghar, Executive Director Al- Shifa Trust Eye Hospital and Mr. Munir Ahmed, Director Devcom venerated the ceremony by being the guest of honour.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=266531




Punjab to spend more on health, education than Sindh, KP

ISLAMABAD: The three provinces that have presented their respective budgets in the provincial assemblies have made their priorities evident as Punjab will be spending the most percentage of its budget on education and health and least percentage of the budget 2015-16 on the development as compared to Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-323948-Punjab-to-spend-more-on-health-education-than-Sindh-KP



Technical education for youths stressed

Almost 60 per cent of the country population comprises youths under 30 years of age.

Irfan Elahi said Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) was the leading department in Punjab which would play its role to achieve the target of giving skill training to two million youths during four years.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-323853-Technical-education-for-youths-stressed




Farm varsity project hit by ‘official neglect’

MULTAN: Expressing his annoyance over the approach being adopted at government level to run the affairs of the Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA), acting Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan says it is better to shut the institute.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1188484/farm-varsity-project-hit-by-official-neglect


Technical college gets Rs 30m, furniture

CHAKWAL: TEVTA district manager engineer Shahbaz Ahmed Monday said the Punjab government released Rs 30 million for Government Technical College Thoa Bahadur.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-323972-CHAKWAL-City-News


Orientation course for teachers concludes

The president of Anjuman Faiz-ul-Islam has said teachers are bestowed upon with divine responsibility of reformation of society and maintenance of national integration.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-323876-Orientation-course-for-teachers-concludes


Summer of discontent for many students

MUZAFFARGARH: Summer vacation bring much-needed respite to students but not so at several private boarding schools, where students from 10 to 18 years spend their days and nights in crowded classrooms cramming one lesson after another.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1188482/summer-of-discontent-for-many-students


UVAS signs MOU with turkish university to promote education

Lahore—The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore signed a memorandumof understanding (MoU) with Nigde University Turkey here on Friday for promotion of academic cooperation in education and research.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=266338


Auditing the schools

Education department is continuing with auditing the schools. Department has impose penalties on advance salary increments to 250 teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-06-16/page-2


Court notice to director FUUAST Lahore

Lahore High Court released the notice of dishonoring the court’s decision by director FUUAST Lahore Campus. Notice released on petition about late notification of LLM Exams.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-16/page-3/detail-11




Sindh budget disappoints varsity teachers

KARACHI: Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association President Naimatullah Laghari, Sindh Chapter President Ayaz Ali Keerio and NED Teachers Association (NETA) President Usman Ali Shah have demanded the Sindh government to increase teachers’ salaries by 20 percent and give them 75 percent tax rebate, besides other genuine allowances.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-16/page-15/detail-1


Suspect remanded in KU teacher murder case

KARACHI: An antiterrorism court on Monday remanded till June 29 a suspect in police custody in a case pertaining to the murder of a Karachi University teacher.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1188380/suspect-remanded-in-ku-teacher-murder-case


Model School Reforms

Managing Director Sindh Education Foundation met with Professor Dr. Abida Tahirani, Sheikh Jamia Sindh. They discussion School reforms at Sindh Region.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-16-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_02.gif




Unethical extortion in name of education By Z A Bukhari

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - There are over 1000 private schools/campuses operating in different parts of the Federal CapitalTerritory. Statistics suggest that over 100,000 students are enrolled in these private school campuses which comprise nearly 50% of the total students currently enrolled in both public and private schools. These private schools have varying fee structures averaging 10,000 /month, with annual enhancements as high as 15%. 



Finally, the seminaries

The raid on religious seminaries in Sukkur should mark the next phase of Zarb-e-Azb, but details are still sketchy and very limited, and sometimes contradictory, information has made its way to the press so far. Perhaps it was, as an initial report said, ‘part of an operation against terrorist activities across the country’, even though no such raids were conducted elsewhere.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/06/15/comment/finally-the-seminaries/


Multan University By Javed Choudhry

Bahauddin Zikrya University Multan established during 1975. Government of Punjab reserved 310 billions for Education this year.      This is 27% of total Budget.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102907368&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150616


Letters to the Editor


Medical college seats

AT present, there is no seat available for Ghotki students at the Khairpur Medical College. I request the Sindh chief minister, Sindh health minister and Sindh health secretary to allocate a suitable number of seats for Ghotki students at Khairpur Medical College.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1188413/medical-college-seats


Paying for assignments

The term ‘academic writer’ is not unfamiliar amongst university or high school students. With the loads of assignments on a student’s shoulder; one diverts towards help or cheating and that’s where the academic writer steps in. Now on many websites there might be advertisements displaying how effective homework could be completed by an academic writer, with affordable rates. It’s a new, unique profession but is it beneficial for our youth? 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/16-Jun-2015/paying-for-assignments


Misuse of tech by youth

This letter is neither the usual complaint nor complimentary kind that your office is flooded with. This is a letter from a university student who has been deeply influenced by the debate on the misuse of technology held in his university and is deeply concerned about the way technology is penetrating our lives and silently eating into our system.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=266519


Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 150 new Primary & 100 Secondary school will be establish

Peshawar: In the Fiscal year 2015-16 government will establish 150 Primary and 100 Secondary schools. For the Schools students health protection 10 arab and twenty crorr rupees reserved.

Complete story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.1

Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.1


High School will be run with the partnership of the private sector in 5 District

Peshawar:  Provincial government will be run High schools in the five districts with the partnership of the private sectors NGOs partnership. The provincial government will spent 1.5 arab rupees will spent.

Complete story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102906883&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150616


Demand to transfer Secretary Higher Education and Bannu University Vice Chancellor

Peshawar: FUPWASA demanded the transfer of the Secretary Higher Education and Bannu University & Technology Vice Chancellor transfer. Organization Presdent Dr.Fazal Nasir said the misbehavior with the teacher is the dark accident. 

Complete story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.2


More than Half Million teachers’ charges allowance increase

Peshawar:  The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa increase in charges allowance of the teachers.  In all over the province government creates new posts of Theology & PET.

Complete story:  Daily Subah, Peshawar, Page No.1


Metric exam result in Swat maintain 80%

Swat:  Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Swat given 80% results in the matric exams 2015. Total 23636 Science group students of class 9th appear in the Annual Exams 2015 and 18739 students passed the exams. 

Complete story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.3


Adhoc teachers appointed in 2011 hold protest Rally

Peshawar: The teachers who were appointed on adhoc in 2011 hold protest rally in front of the Provincial Assembly and demand to assign him the permanent cadre. They said during the media briefing if their demands not fulfill than they will spread their protest until Bani Gala.

Complete story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=9&date=2015-06-16




800 ghost teachers identified

Quetta: Education department Baluchistan has identified 800 ghost teachers, strict steps will be taken against such teachers according to law. Officials who found guilty in investigation will also bring forward to law. Ghost teachers are enemy of nation and national treasure of country.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_8.html



Notice should be taken against NTS

Islamabad: Senator National party Mir Qabir said NTS received 38000 applications against just 61 vacancies and charged fees 900 from each candidate. Government should take notice of such high fees mechanism. He said it is injustice with unemployed youth of Pakistan.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_1.html


TAC boycotts of classes

Quetta: Tulba Action Committee is still on boycott of classes against corruption, nepotism and administrative mismanagement of Baluchistan University.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-16-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Out of Baluchistan students problems should be resolved

Quetta: Baluch student action committee demanded from government to resolve student issues who are getting education out of Baluchistan in other provinces on early basis.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-16-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Female teachers have not got salaries yet

Qila Saifullah: Female teachers of Qila Saifullah are deprived of getting salaries. Personnel’s education Department blaming one another for this issue but no one is still accepting this responsibility of delay. 

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-16-2015/Quetta/page5.asp




Students demand cold drinking water and electricity at examination centres

District Rahim Yar Khan: The F. Sc. and B.Sc. candidates appearing for their examinations at examination centres of several cities including Khanpur have demanded cold drinking water and generators because the Examination centres are without electricity due to the load-shedding.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-06-16/page-2

Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.4


Mouza Wahi to have Cadet College soon

District Rahim Yar Khan: Ch. Ejaz Shafi MPA, while talking the press at Jetha Bhatta said that the construction of Cadet College will soon begin at Mouza Wahi, Khanpur and the college will be constructed on 200 acres of land with RS.350 million and Khanpur will have a Vocational college which will be constructed over 15 acres of land with RS.150 millions. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-06-16/page-8 


Influential Contractor & Sub Engineer in collaboration for substandard construction of schools

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The civil society members have protested and appealed that action should be taken against the influential contractor Rana Ayaz and Sub Engineer Iqbal Siddiqui for collaborating for substandard constructions of Primary School Jhakarr Imam Shah, Primary School Haji Kamand, Elementary School Jhoke Uttra, and Primary School Ghausabad.

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


Private schools still opened, students being punished for nonpayment of 3 months fees

District Rahim Yar Khan: Many private schools are still opened and they are violating the High Court Orders by keeping their schools opened and also for punishing students for not paying the 3 months fees for the summer vacations in one go.  

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




NTS Test pass teachers still deprived of salaries

District Thurparker: NTS Pass teachers of the district thurparker are still deprived of their salaries and they have decided for organizing protest. The action committee of the teachers has appealed teachers to join their protest.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130280806&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150616



Entry test in teachers education department of shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur Mirs

The first entry test was conducted at Teachers Education department for M.S and M.Phil program. On the occasion Vice Chancellor of the University Ms Dr. Parveen Shah said that she was sure that M.S and M.Phil Students would serve other students after completing their education with new education patterns.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130280775&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150616



Vice Chancellor Sindh Madarsat Ul Islam visited Anglia University

Karachi: Vice Chancellor Sindh Madasat Ul Isalm University visited the Anglia University along with other faculty members. The team was welcomed by the Vice Chancellor Anglia University Mr. David G Richardson. The visit became fruitful for the students and the cooperation on education and other have been made strong with the University.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-03.jpg


Quaid E Awam Engineering University development funds being violated

District Nawabshah: Quaid E Awam University of engineering and technology is under violation of corruption. The development funds are being violated by the management and responsible persons. The building of public school of the university is standing idle; the compound wall is constructed but its budget is violated and grabbed. Most of the staff has become milliner through corruption.

Complete Story:  http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_16062015014108.jpg


Primary Teachers from District Khairpur Mirs protested for salaries

The Primary Teaches from district khairpur mirs protestd for their salaries before press club and raised slogans. They were having play cards in their hands. They told media that their salaries are not issued since six months.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-06-16/news/page2/1%20(32).htm


Villagers protested against theft from school

District Thatto: The residents of village haji Allah Bachayo protested for recovery of stolen material of their village primary school. They protested before press club and demanded from government to take notice of the issue and recover the material.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-06-16/news/page2/1%20(22).htm


Admission in Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Medical College will start from November

Hyderabad: Syndicate members of Liaquat University of Medical Health and Sciences have decided that admissions in Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Medical College will start from November. 

Complete Story: http://ummat.net/2015/06/16/news.php?p=d-39.gif

Daily Kawish, Hyderabad, Page No. 2


Investigation of more than 13 thousand illegal appointments in Education department

Karachi: Anti Corruprion department completed the investigation of more than 13 thousand illegal appointments in education department. Ten officers have been kept under investigation. The appointments have been done without interviews and even no candidate was short listed.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Hyderabad, Page No. 1


Providing free education to public is responsibility of state

Hyderabad: Chairman STEVTA Mr. Shahid Abdul Salam Thaheem and MPA Sindh have said that providing free education to public is responsibility of state. The government is taking better steps for technical education in sindh. He said candidates should take interest in technical education through STEVTA.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/06-16-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_19.gif