22 June 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Dropout rate of girl students decreases in Mansehra

The dropout rate of girl students had decreased in the district because of the effective role played by civil society and parents, said District Education Officer Nagmana Sardar. “I would appreciate the efforts of civil society organisations for sensitising parents. Now dropout rate of girl students has been decreased and admission ratio increased in the district,” she said while speaking at the monthly meeting of parents alliance, constituted by Sarhar Rural Support Programme (SRSP) under its Alif Ailaan initiative here on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189701/dropout-rate-of-girl-students-decreases-in-mansehra

Establishment of girls schools in Karak demanded

The association of retired professors has demanded establishment of girls’ high schools in the backward areas of the district. The demand was made at a meeting here on Saturdaychaired by the association’s district president Professor (retd) Bakht Jamal.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189530/establishment-of-girls-schools-in-karak-demanded


No middle schools for girls in Kedam

For many girls in Swat Valley’s Kedam old enough to go to middle school, dreams of further education will remain just that – something they mark on an unattainable wish list. According to residents, there are no middle schools for girls in the region, depriving them of a range of opportunities.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/907055/swept-under-the-carpet-no-middle-schools-for-girls-in-kedam/


Private schools’ students top Peshawar, Mardan boards’ SSC results

The students of the science group studying in the private educational institutions got first three positions in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination results announced by the Peshawar and Mardan Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education on Friday.

Complete Story:http://www.dawn.com/news/1189340/private-schools-students-top-peshawar-mardan-boards-ssc-results




Govt to initiate school feeding programme

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government’s School Feeding Programme will begin in the upcoming fiscal year, 2015-16. Schoolchildren across the province will be provided with free nutritious meals.

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/906572/free-lunch-govt-to-initiate-school-feeding-programme/


School BoG backs principal

The Board of Governors (BoG) of The Langlands School and College, Chitral has extended unconditional support to the principal of the institution. Through a statement, the members of the Board of Governors noted that the principal, Carey Schofield, took over from Geoffrey Langlands in March 2013 when he retired after two decades of dedicated service to the school.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-324838-School-BoG-backs-principal



3 Pak students injured in Kunar drone strike: AIP

Three seminary students hailing from Swat were injured in a drone attack in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province, police said on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-324836-3-Pak-students-injured-in-Kunar-drone-strike-AIP


Student commits suicide; boy drowns in Tanda Dam

A high school student allegedly committed suicide after failing in the recent secondary school examinations in Junglekhel here on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189525/student-commits-suicide-boy-drowns-in-tanda-dam


KP allocates Rs 8.166 billion for special initiatives in 2015-16

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has allocated an amount of Rs 8.166 billion for financial year 2015-16 for ongoing and as well as new special initiative. various initiatives have been started in education sector, cash awards are being paid to position holders students in Metric and Intermediate @Rs 10000/- and Rs 15000/- respectively who appeared in board exam from government schools. A voucher scheme for out of the schools children has also been initiated

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/business-a-economy/189/1198171/


KP Assembly okays Rs111bn demands for grant

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Friday approved demands for grants valuing over Rs111 billion for various government departments. Commenting on the Rs9.268 billion demand for grant for higher education department, Miraj Hamayun said every government showed interest in establishing new universities but didn’t give importance to the quality of education.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189354/kp-assembly-okays-rs111bn-demands-for-grant


Institute wins Islamic finance promotion award

The Institute of Management Sciences (IM Sciences), Peshawar, has won Rs21 million prize for its contribution to Financial Innovation Challenge Fund (FICF) on ‘Promoting Excellence in Islamic Finance’. The fund is aimed to work as hub of Islamic finance in the region to promote education, research, and capacity building of HR in the Islamic finance industry.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189534/institute-wins-islamic-finance-promotion-award




Protest against VC Balochistan University

Student associations protested in front of Balochistan assembly against Vice Chancellor Balochistan University. They said that team of VC is not eligible to work.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-21-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Grant in Aids by P.MAP

Pushtunkhwa MAP gave a grant check to Government Model high school, Prince Road, Quetta. They give check to them through their development program.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-22-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Some association harming the university

GTA said that some mean full associations are harming and spoiling the image of Balochistan University. GTA said that registrar and Vice Chancellor Balochistan University is improving the environment inside the university.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102915001&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150621


Postings of SSTs by Service Commission

Education Department Balochistan said that there will be postings of 1600 SSTs through Service Commission and government will also upgrade almost 1200 teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102914943&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150621


Education need in growing population

Economic Survey 2015 shows that Population of Pakistan is growing with 2% growth rate. In this scenario the educational facilities are not enough. Almost 45% children do not go to school in Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-20-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Local person will propagate the message of Education

Coordinator Alif Ailaan, Balochistan said that with collaboration of communities and elected leaders of Balochistan the education will grow. New elected leaders are propagating the benefits of education.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-06-21&edition=ISL&id=1755245_69227407


BA approves Rs26 bn supplementary budget 2014-15

Lawmakers in the session of the Balochistan Assembly (BA) unanimously approved an over Rs26 billion Supplementary Budget 2014-15. The finance advisor moved demands for grants for ongoing expenditures of different departments, including over Rs1.8 billion for secondary education. More demands for grants were moved including over Rs3 million for education services and over Rs902 million for social protection. All demands were put to the House, which passed them unanimously. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-38158-BA-approves-Rs26-bn-supplementary-budget-2014-15


Balochistan budget termed ‘balanced’

The Balochistan Assembly continued on Sunday its debate on budget proposals for the next financial year and members from the treasury benches praised the adviser to chief ministe finance for presenting a `balanced’ budget. They welcomed an increase in allocations for education and health.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189597/balochistan-budget-termed-balanced




Rs113m approved for renovation of Razmak Cadet College

The Fata Secretariat has approved an amount of Rs113 million for repair and renovation of the Cadet College, Razmak in North Waziristan Agency.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189532/rs113m-approved-for-renovation-of-razmak-cadet-college






Spreading education in Gilgit-Baltistan

Far from embracing the sword, the people of the Sadpara area of Baltistan are learning the power of the pen, thanks to a non-governmental organisation Inspire Initiative, which celebrated its first year anniversary on June 13. In 2011, 60 girls were given primary education at the only boys school in the area. The number of students soon grew to 360 girls within a span of three years.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/905231/an-inspiring-tale-spreading-education-in-gilgit-baltistan/




FBISE puts off implementation of revised studies scheme

The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) has delayed the implementation of the revised scheme of studies for certain Secondary School Certificate (SSC) programmes. The revised scheme will now be implemented from the next academic year i.e. 2016-17,” a relevant official said. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-324848-FBISE-puts-off-implementation-of-revised-studies-scheme


Commission to regulate religious seminaries soon

The federal government is making all-out efforts to constitute an Islamic Education Commission (IEC) to regulate religious seminaries as part of National Action Plan (NAP) prepared to combat extremism and terrorism in the country, the sources told The News here on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-38176-Commission-to-regulate-religious-seminaries-soon



Encroachments termed a security risk

The police’s special branch in a report has termed encroachments in areas around schools and colleges a security threat. The agency sent its report to the regional police officer (RPO) about encroachments adjacent to schools, colleges and other educational institutes located in different parts of the city. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/907532/around-schools-encroachments-termed-a-security-risk/




Book culture — making a comeback?

A two days’ workshop was organized in NBF Head Office Islamabad for textbooks authors. At this workshop, the renewed textbook development expert, Prof. Dr. Attash Durrani, member of core-committee of National Curriculum Council (NCC) was the core speaker. Many experts, scholars, textbooks authors and educationists attended this valuable activity.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/20-Jun-2015/book-culture-making-a-comeback


National Geographic to launch film on Malala in 171 countries

The National Geographic Channel will air feature documentary ‘He Named Me Malala’ about Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai in 171 countries in 45 languages, joining the global launch for the film. The film will be released in October. In 2012, Malala was targeted by the militants and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school van in Swat Valley. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-324711-National-Geographic-to-launch-film-on-Malala-in-171-countries



School equips street-children with education

A few dozen children gather daily at a small school in a slum near the Railway Station, The ray of hope for street children was realised when Fareedud Din Tariq set up a makeshift classroom in a Rawalpindi slum six years ago with a dream to equip local kids with education.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/907059/from-scars-to-books-school-equips-street-children-with-education/


Educational institutes: Cameras yet to be installed

Though the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) recently ordered release of requisite funds to the educational institutes to get close-circuit cameras and other devices, most institutes have so far failed to get the cameras installed.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/907515/educational-institutes-cameras-yet-to-be-installed/




Promotion of teachers not formulized

Female teachers said that teachers of junior sections of Model Colleges are not being promoting. They are retiring from same position same grade. Teachers have requested federal directorate of education several times but not step taken.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-06-21/page-3



Teachers being trained to support terror attack victims

Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC) is working on a psycho-social support programme for children surviving or witnessing a terrorist attack.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/907521/terror-attack-survivors-teachers-being-trained-to-support-children/


FJU topper could not get the gold medal

A topper from Islamic Studies, Fatima Jinnah Women’s University could not get her gold medal. VC of the university announced for gold medal but did not award her with it.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-06-20&edition=ISL&id=1753521_35292807


Over 400 EST teachers promoted

Rawalpindi Education Department has ordered promotion of over 400 teachers from EST to SST under the chief minister’s special package.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/906633/to-grade-17-18-over-400-est-teachers-promoted/


Gogi Studios visits APS Peshawar

On December 16, 2014, the brutal killing of over 150 precious lives shook Pakistanis and brought them together in two ways - firstly, to annihilate the terrorists and secondly, to heal the physically and emotionally injured students. Nigar Nazar of Gogi studios and NUST partnered to visit APS Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-324849-Gogi-Studios-visits-APS-Peshawar


Private schools continue to charge summer vacation fees

Though the education directorate authorities claimed that they have taken action against private educational institutions for allegedly claiming two-month summer vacation fees from students, but the practice is still continuing in private schools.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-324681-Private-schools-continue-to-charge-summer-vacation-fees


HEC rejects appeals of four PIEAS researchers blacklisted for plagiarism

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has rejected appeals of four faculty members of the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) who had been blacklisted by the commission for plagiarising their research paper earlier this year.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/907514/campus-diary-hec-rejects-appeals-of-four-pieas-researchers-blacklisted-for-plagiarism/ 


ICCI, Roots sign MoU to promote entrepreneurial spirit in youth

ICCI and Roots Millennium Schools (RMS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance cooperation for promoting entrepreneurial spirit, especially in youth. The main objective of the MoU is to encourage the students of RMS towards entrepreneurship as well as to promote industry-academia linkages.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/business/21-Jun-2015/newsbrief



Faculty at unrecognised medical colleges to face suspension

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) decided to suspend the registration of faculty members who have been teaching in unrecognized medical colleges or which are recommended for closure. Moreover, faculty members who have been teaching in unrecognised colleges will not get experience certificates for the period of teaching there.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189693/faculty-at-unrecognised-medical-colleges-to-face-suspension




PML-N’s performance in two years – a blend of effort and luck

There are serious doubts over the government’s progress in human development. The total public sector enrolment, taking into account all stages of education, fell 2% in 2013-14 compared to the previous financial year. Although pre-primary enrolment increased 6%, high school enrolment fell 30%, depicting a decline of half a million children. The private sector high school enrolment only rose around 50,000. Pakistan’s population grew eight million between 2011 and 2014, making the fall in enrolment even more serious.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/907496/pml-ns-performance-in-two-years-a-blend-of-effort-and-luck/


Research Display Centre inaugurated at PMAS-AAUR

Metro Bus Project Chairman Muhammad Hanif Abbasi has said revolutionary steps had been taken for provision of modern facilities of education to the people by federal and Punjab governments while speaking at the inauguration ceremony of University Research Product Display Centre (URPDC) at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR)

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-324952-Research-Display-Centre-inaugurated-at-PMAS-AAUR


Closure of Urdu University extended

The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) has extended the closure of its Islamabad campus. The campus, which has been closed since June 10 after an armed clash between two ethnic student groups left around 12 students injured, will now resume classes on June 22 (Monday).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-324684-Closure-of-Urdu-University-extended


QAU chief wants: ‘doctors only’ faculty soon

Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) hopes to have an all PhD faculty soon so that quality and standards are not compromised in coming years.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/906535/qau-chief-wants-doctors-only-faculty-soon/


Air University holds open house, job fair

A combined event of open house and job fair was held at the main campus of Air University here on Thursday, says a press release. The event was aimed to enable the final semester’s students to showcase their creativity, innovation and hard work as preparation to enter into the job market.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-324677-Air-University-holds-open-house-job-fair


AIOU holds training for workers

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) organised a three day special training workshop for its 48 clerks who have recently been up graded from the posts of naib qasid.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-324679-AIOU-holds-training-for-workers


Dr Ali Asghar Chishti’s book on ‘Hadith’ launched

Federal Minister for Religious Sardar Muhammad Yousaf paid tributes to Dr. Ali Asghar Chishti, dean of the Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), for his efforts in compiling authentic ‘Hadith’ in book form.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-324676-Dr-Ali-Asghar-Chishtis-book-on-Hadith-launched




Educators appointment ‘delayed due to summer vacation’

As many as 863 newly inducted educators are likely to join their service at public schools at the end of summer vacations three months after their final selection. The recruitment of educators started in January 2015 in each district of Punjab and ended in mid-April when the final list of the selected ones was published. However, there was a delay in their appointment.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189605/educators-appointment-delayed-due-to-summer-vacation


Getting children with special needs to schools

The special education department may launch a programme to motivate children with special needs to get admission to schools. Teachers said that by June 2016, 1,000 disabled children would be admitted to regular schools in the district.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189496/getting-children-with-special-needs-to-schools


Protest as school’s demolition planned

Ignoring the grievances of 130 male and 140 female students, the management of Kh Muhammad Safdar Medical College has announced to demolish the ancient buildings of paramedical school established by Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 1958, for the expansion of the college.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/20-Jun-2015/protest-as-school-s-demolition-planned


Budget reflects people’s aspirations, says Ayesha Ghaus

Finance Minister Ayesha Ghaus Pasha on Friday concluded the five-day budget debate at the Provincial Assembly with a 10-minute speech reaffirming the government’s resolve to strive for people’s welfare and development. Pasha said Rs11 billion had been transferred to district governments for school education, special education, literacy and health. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/906520/concluding-speech-budget-reflects-peoples-aspirations-says-ayesha-ghaus/




PEF issues 50,000 nominated vouchers

The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has completed distribution of 50,000 nominated educational vouchers among about 450 private schools partnering under education voucher scheme (EVS) with the foundation.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/20-Jun-2015/pef-issues-50-000-nominated-vouchers




USAID collaborating to educational institutions

Director USAID Punjab, said that USAID planning to collaborate directly to educational and research institutions irrespective of going through the governments.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-20/page-2/detail-8


Promotion of teachers

Secretary Education Schools approved promotion of teachers working since 2002 on same grade from MC schools. Secretary education instructed about these promotions to all DEOs.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-06-21/page-5


Corruption by school building contractor

It is revealed that due to co-corporation of department of buildings, the contractor for Government Primary School Kot Bangash, absorbed millions of rupees and left the construction of said school.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2015-06-21/page-8


Recruiting the short term teachers for upcoming year

Government of Punjab decided to recruit male female teachers for new years for short term. They will work from August to May of the new educational year. They will get high pay.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102918673&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150622


Shahbaz praised for sponsoring top students on European tour

Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has been praised for sending 35 top position holders from across Pakistan on a month-long tour of the UK, Sweden and Germany. The group of 35 top position holder students who excelled in Matric, Intermediate and Graduation levels from all federating units of Pakistan and includes male and female students in almost equal numbers.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-324956-Shahbaz-praised-for-sponsoring-top-students-on-European-tour


Position holder students visit UCL

Position holder girl and boy students from all over the country who are currently on a study tour abroad visited University College London Britain.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/20-Jun-2015/position-holder-students-visit-ucl




APS tragedy surviving kids face cold response at Mayo

The students have been going through a psychological trauma and various other mental and physical complications after the deadliest terrorist attack on December 16, 2014, which left nearly 150 students as well as teachers martyred, leaving many others injured and disabled and almost all remaining under a constant psychological trauma.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-324864-APS-tragedy-surviving-kids-face-cold-response-at-Mayo


CM forms body for treating APS students

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Punjab government will host children of Army Public School Peshawar on humanitarian grounds and treatment of injured students will be conducted at government level. He constituted a three-member committee for the rehabilitation arrangements of injured students of APS Peshawar. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/22-Jun-2015/cm-forms-body-for-treating-aps-students


Rs9.5m scholarships distributed among 137 students of IUB

The scholarships of Rs9.5 million from the Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF) for 2014 were distributed among 137 boys and girls students of the Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) here on Friday. Punjab Minister for Cooperatives Malik Iqbal Channar presided over the stipends distribution ceremony held at the Ghotvi Hall of IUB’s Abbasia Campus.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189333/rs95m-scholarships-distributed-among-137-students-of-iub


Additional charge

Professor of ENT Dr Israr Ahmed has taken over the additional charge of Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) and Ameer ud Din Medical College (AMC) after the retirement of Prof Anjum Habib Vohra. According to a press release Punjab Health Department has also issued a notification assigning additional charge as Principal PGMI and AMC to Dr. Israr Ahmed.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-324645-Additional-charge


5 Million Visit PEF Website

More than five million people from across the globe have visited the official website of Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) so far.  According to PEF spokesman, the interactive official website is designed to sensitize the general public besides keeping the stakeholders fully informed about developments in different free education programs. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=266955


Education initiative: Promoting critical thinking among youth

founding members of Raavish include Syed Zia Hussain, Syed Khurram Bukhari and Khuzaema Gauhar, who are all LUMS students. After consulting LUMS teachers, they designed a curriculum with four modules that cover teaching of English grammar besides sessions on understanding of different cultures through a global exchange programme.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/907594/education-initiative-promoting-critical-thinking-among-youth/


No progress possible without controlling corruption: Sirjul Haq

Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Senator Sirajul Haq has said that national institutions could not get strong and function properly unless corruption is controlled. He said that the present education system had divided the society into classes. He added that the JI would introduce a uniform education system in which the young ones of a poor worker got the same education as the wards of the president and the prime Minister.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/21-Jun-2015/no-progress-possible-without-controlling-corruption-sirjul-haq




ACE moved against fraudulent officials

Deputy Director (Colleges) Malik Shamas Awan has submitted an application to the Anti-Corruption Establishment seeking registration of a case against various officials of the education department on charge of fraud and embezzlement.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/20-Jun-2015/ace-moved-against-fraudulent-officials


UET faculties get new deans

Dr Sohail Aftab and Dr Shahid Rafiq on Saturday took charge of the office of dean for Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Faculty of Natural Sciences, Humanities and Islamic Studies, respectively, at the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/907184/education-uet-faculties-get-new-deans/


Paramedics school being demolished

The management of Khwaja Safdar Medical College plans to demolish the building of a paramedical school established in 1958. The land retrieved will be used for the medical college. According to the college management, the demolition will be completed in June.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189326/paramedics-school-being-demolished


‘PHEC to link academia with industry’

Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairperson Muhammad Nizamuddin said on Friday that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had called on the PHEC on the day of its inauguration to play a leading role in addressing the socio-economic challenges confronting the province.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/906446/phec-to-link-academia-with-industry/


UAF students refuse to take exams

Students of the Faisalabad Agriculture University on Saturday refused to sit in exams in hot weather and instead staged a protest, demanding postponement of papers until the weather gets pleasant.
The protesting students raised slogans against university's vice chancellor and the administration for not considering their demands.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/21-Jun-2015/heatwave-uaf-students-refuse-to-take-exams



UAF admin ‘sticking to’ exam schedule

University of Agriculture administration claims holding examination during Ramazan was no anomaly and arrangements have been made to facilitate students in preparing for it. Dozens of students had staged a protest demonstrations in front of the university gate on Jail Road and its campus on Jhang Road on Friday against the exam schedule.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189497/uaf-admin-sticking-to-exam-schedule


HM Khanzada inspired fearlessness of forces

The land of PU is saved, Long live PU! PU or Punjab University has managed to get its town saved in Lahore from the onslaught of Shahbaz-driven Orange Line Train Project, Khawaja Hassaan, the key man in the Metro projects, formally announcing cancellation of plans to acquire professors’ colony land for construction of the train’s depot or stabling yard or whatever.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-324962-HM-Khanzada-inspired-fearlessness-of-forces


Fake degree victim seeks action by UAE govt against Axact

An Emirati, who unknowingly paid a quarter of a million dirham for a fake online degree, has urged authorities to take action. A H, who requested not to reveal his full name, found out that his 250,000 dirham online degree was fake after the scandal of Pakistani IT Company, Axact, surfaced in the news in May, Gulf News reported.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-324957-Fake-degree-victim-seeks-action-by-UAE-govt-against-Axact


PhD awarded

Punjab University has awarded PhD to Muhammad Hassan Siddiqi in Zoology after his thesis entitled “Genetic Characterization of Mitochondrial DNA in Makrani and Kalashi Population from Pakistan was approved”. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-324931-PhD-awarded


‘50pc of pesticides highly hazardous’

Addressing a gathering at the Department of Entomology, VC Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad, the University of Agriculture’s vice chancellor, said that import of insecticides went up by 47 per cent to 23,033 metric tons in July-May 2013-14 from 15,692 metric tons in the same period in 2012-13.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189317/50pc-of-pesticides-highly-hazardous





AKUEB Revamps Middle School Programme

The Aga Khan University’s Examination Board (AKUEB) has launched its revamped Middle School Program, a project-based learning approach for students of grades 6 to 8 that recognizes the importance of experiential learning – learning from their own experience provides the knowledge, skills and values that are fundamental to sustainable success.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=266897


Action against seminaries linked with terror groups yet to be initiated

Though authorities have identified over 40 seminaries in Sindh with alleged links to terror groups, no legal action has yet been initiated against them, it emerged on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189575/action-against-seminaries-linked-with-terror-groups-yet-to-be-initiated


Outgoing inter board chairman Anwar Ahmed Zai made BSEK chief

The outgoing chairman of the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK), Anwar Ahmed Zai, was given a new lease on life on the very last day his contract came to an end on Friday as his tenure was extended for another two years so he could serve as the chairman of Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-324636-Outgoing-inter-board-chairman-Anwar-Ahmed-Zai-made-BSEK-chief


Big of 38 billion rupees corruption in education department

It is revealed that there suspected evidences of 38 billion rupees corruption in education department. Dir. Audit General asked for details of grants to Reform Support Unit and Sindh Education Reforms.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-06-21&edition=KCH&id=1756293_42398129


Conflict between teachers and finance department

Teachers blaming accountant of finance department for bribery. They said that he taken money for purpose of increments and time scales. Police arrested two of teachers on the FIR by finance department.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-06-20&edition=KCH&id=1753617_23512988


KU admission announcement

The Karachi University’s controller of examinations has notified that the last date for the submission of the registration forms for private MA/Double MA and improvement of division has been extended till June 24.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-324629-KU-admission-announcement


Moving forward with online courses

Massive Online Open Courseware (MOOC) is an online course offering unlimited participation and open access through the internet. In addition to structured course material like lectures, readings, quizzes and exams there is also the opportunity to interact with other students and instructors. MOOC were first introduced in 2008 and became quite popular fairly recently since 2012.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/907495/micro-learning-platform-moving-forward-with-online-courses/


Heat wave kills 90 in Karachi as residents grapple with power outages

The city saw temperatures reach as high as 45 degrees Celsius (111 degrees Fahrenheit) on Saturday, just short of an all-time high in the metropolis of 47 C in June 1979. Karachi University in a statement said that it had postponed its exams for at least one month due to the extreme weather.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/907576/heatwave-kills-45-in-karachi-as-residents-brave-power-outages/


KU to help Sri Lankan defence varsity in research

The International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) at University of Karachi will provide technical support to a leading Sri Lankan university in setting up a research centre.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-324916-KU-to-help-Sri-Lankan-defence-varsity-in-research




Primary teachers of SEF lacking salaries

Teachers of 25 primary schools of Sindh Education Foundation did not get their salaries. Teachers are having hard life. There is danger of closing the schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-22-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_17.gif


Office superintendent education arrested for irregularities

NAB taking action against severe corruption cases. In this regard, NAB arrested office superintendent of Education department. He is arrested for illegal recruitments in the department.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-22-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=12_14.gif


Surplus KMC budget with Rs33.682bn outlay approved

With an outlay of Rs33.682 billion, the surplus budget of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation for the financial year 2015-16 was approved by KMC Administrator Saqib Soomro on Friday. The KMC has earmarked Rs3.56bn for education; Rs4.9bn for health. It did not provide budget books and other relevant documents or inform the media about the department-wise allocations for various health, education and other schemes

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189225/surplus-kmc-budget-with-rs33682bn-outlay-approved


Naat College Pakistan aims to export peace via its melodious graduates

With the start of the holy month of Ramazan, the Naat College Pakistan (NCP) has opened registration for a new batch of aspiring Naat Khwan. Situated on Martin Road, near the Central Jail Karachi, the college offers one-year certificate courses for people of all ages and both genders to turn them into melodious Naat Khwan.

Complete Story:  http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-324824-Naat-College-Pakistan-aims-to-export-peace-via-its-melodious-graduates


Killing non-poisonous snakes incurs loss of millions

According to the basic findings of these researchers from University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh Agricultural University, Jamshoro, and People University of Medical and Health Sciences for Women, Nawabshah, Thar is a district where more than 90 species of snakes are found. Out of these, 99 per cent are non-poisonous.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/907569/killing-non-poisonous-snakes-incurs-loss-of-millions/




Education In Pakistan by Rana Aurangzeb

Studies confirm that the productivity benefits of education are large; just one additional year of education can increase productivity in wage employment by 10 percent even after controlling for other factors. Skill development through education has been identified as a key determinant of comparative advantage and manufacturing export performance. In Pakistan, it has been shown that districts with a higher literacy level have a higher level of development. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=267038


Education In Rural Sindh by Shabnam Baloch

It is a well-established fact that education is the answer to many of the misfortunes of our country. Unfortunately, Pakistan has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the literacy rate is 55 percent and Pakistan stands at 160th in the countries of the world. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/21-Jun-2015/education-in-rural-sindh


Devolution: Why not?

Steps required for establishing effective local government system. We do have the human capital”, Dr Zehra talked from a different viewpoint. “We have all the human capital that we need. However, we need to mobilise, unite and educate the human capital we have. The key is: education, education, education – and that too the right forms of education. Until now we have generally played with numbers and grades in our education system.”

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/06/20/features/devolution-why-not/


Education to improve the vision by Saadia Salahuddin

More than 781 million illiterate people in Pakistan are above 10 year-old. In Punjab, 30 million people above 10-year-old are illiterate and out of these two thirds are women. In Pakistan, the number of illiterates varies between five to six crore and it is a big challenge because Pakistan’s population is rapidly increasing — 4.3 births per second.

Complete Story: http://tns.thenews.com.pk/education-to-improve-the-vision/#.VYewq_mqqkp


Students’ rights by A.G. Noorani

WHOEVER has acquired power in Indian Kashmir has treated Kashmir University as a department of government. It has systematically flouted, at the instigation of the rulers of the day, students’ rights. For five long years, student politics were banned at Kashmir University. Even the office of the Kashmir University Students’ Union was demolished. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189256/students-rights


Zardari, Zarb-e-Azb and Malala by Ghazi Salahuddin

 if you ponder seriously on Pakistan’s destiny in the modern world, Malala’s relevance would assert itself in no uncertain terms. I am reminded of significant evidence of the importance that is given to education in Italy. In a civil wedding ceremony, not held in a church, the couple takes three vows. One, ‘we will mutually decide where we would live’. Two, “we will remain faithful to each other’. And three, ‘we are duty bound to educate our offspring according to their ability and desire’.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-324879-Zardari-Zarb-e-Azb-and-Malala


On perverts and predators by Mina Malik Hussain

Some weeks ago I learnt of a very disturbing incident involving a few college girls and a rickshaw driver bringing them back to campus after a late-night movie. The university in question has a list of officially-approved drivers that are allowed to park outside campus for use by students, and this particular rickshaw-wallah was pretending to be one of those. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/columns/22-Jun-2015/on-perverts-and-predators


Budgeting poverty

Arguably the most important provincial budget was left for last. With the Balochistan government presenting a Rs243 billion budget for 2015-16, the current cycle of budget presentations is over. Of the Rs54 billion development allocation, energy appears to be priority number one with Rs14.33 billion kept for the purpose. Only Rs3.6 billion has been allocated for education and Rs6 billion for agriculture. The promise of creating 1,741 new posts in education and upgrading schools is all good, but how that can happen with such a small allocation has not been answered. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-8-324734-Budgeting-poverty


The Long And Short Of The Budget by Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri

The budget debate in the National Assembly is over with finance minister accepting 56 out of 92 suggestions coming from the Senate in totality and 20 partially. What are the existing priorities in federal public sector development programme (PSDP)? Maximum allocation of Rs159.6 billion for National Highway Authority (roads); Rs30 billion for water sector; and Rs20.5 billion for HEC (Higher Education), while the rest of the things are small ticket items. It is not the question of either-or. We require good roads, electricity, mass transit system, security, quality education for all, drinking water, sanitation, food security and lot more.

Complete Story: http://tns.thenews.com.pk/the-long-and-short-of-budget/#.VYesDvmqqkp


Budgets And The Real Economy by Ishrat Hussain

THE annual budgets of the federal and provincial governments should make a significant impact on the real economy, financial variables, social sectors, poverty and income distribution and finally make up the infrastructure deficit. Social sectors such as education, health, water supply, social safety nets are directly impacted while poverty and income distribution are indirectly impacted.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189254/budgets-and-the-real-economy


Child rights and Pakistan's alternative report for UNCRC-2015 by Agha Mohsin

In the past two decades, Pakistan has made some progress in recognizing child rights. Its commitments include: the ratification of the UNCRC; the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2012; the Sindh Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2013; the Punjab Compulsory and Free Education Ordinance 2014; the Balochistan Free and Compulsory Education Act 2014; The KP Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill 2011.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/blogs/21-Jun-2015/child-rights-and-pakistan-s-alternative-report-for-uncrc-2015


Educating the net generation by M. Zeb Khan

The generation gap has never been so pronounced as it is today. Parents, teachers, and policymakers seem to be at odds with teens in more than one ways. Now the internet has radically changed the space-time contours of education. Besides access to distance learning programmes offered by prestigious institutions, students have access to online material in multimedia (text, audio, and video). A teacher can no longer claim to be infallible and indispensible. My son, who studies medicine in Khyber Medical University, jokingly points to the laptop as his all-rounder teacher.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-324998-Educating-the-net-generation


Letters to the Editor


Child labour

A University is a place where people come to learn. I live in Quaid-i-Azam University hostel. Every morning when I get up I find a 14-year-old cleaning toilets. He is young and should not be here, rather somewhere at school. He has an equal right to study.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189488/child-labour


Education, not roads

I read about the KP government providing 5,000 schools with Rs100,000 each for sports kits. I think this is a good idea. In fact, anything spent on schools and our future generation is a good investment. I wish the PM would channel the money that is being spent on building roads and metros into the education sector instead.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189578/education-not-roads


KU students

The university’s enormous size demands an adequate means of transport which it lacks. Students routinely asking for a lift; while men do not give a second thought asking for a lift, women are more hesitant and shy to ask for such a favour. The terminal buses are few in number and usually overcrowded to an extent that it becomes difficult for commuters to breathe.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189579/ku-students


Waiting in Pishin

Our family voluntarily donated a large piece of land for the construction of a school and a hospital to the Balochistan labour department in 2004 because our area is in dire need of basic facilities. The school and the hospital were completed in 2007 but they are still non-functional.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-324872-Waiting-in-Pishin


Categorisation of medical colleges

Medical education cannot be categorised into first and second class as doctors cannot be regarded as first and second class. All medical graduates have to be first class and equipped with the best type of knowledge and skills — otherwise, who would be willing to be treated by half-baked second class doctors?

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/906484/categorisation-of-medical-colleges/


Schools for girls

Balochistan, known as the largest province of Pakistan in terms of area, lacks a developed education sector, especially when it comes to girls’ education. It is welcome that the new budget has allocated Rs52 billion for building new schools for girls.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/906486/schools-for-girls/


Girls’ education

Dasht is a much neglected area of district Kech in terms of education, specifically girls’ education where the majority of girls are illiterate. To educate women is very important for the prosperity and development of a country but it is very disheartening to note that 89 percent girls are out of schools on account of the scarcity of girls’ schools in Dasht.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/22-Jun-2015/girls-education


Balochistan University

The Balochistan University was established in Quetta, the capital city, in 1990. It is the biggest university of Balochistan, where more than 10,000 students take admissions every year. But it hurts me to say that the present situation of the university is worse than ever

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/21-Jun-2015/balochistan-university 


Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


The mission of FATA students’ federation is the welfare of students

Peshawar: FATA student’s federation has set up the Matric result campus in which students can see their result for free, FATA student’s federation shows the mission of welfare of students.

Complete Story:  Daily Akhbare Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.2


Launching of 120 billion for education is a good act, IGT

Peshawar: Islami Jamiati Tulba (IGT) admired the act of KP Provincial government to launch 120 billion for education which shows the love of Government with education. Muhammad Waqas and Zakir Ahmad said that now this budget should be used properly for education.

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


Iqra Model School showed 100% result in board examinations

Peshawar: Iqra Model School has showed 100% result in board examinations. Principal Muhammad Iqbal said that all students are passed with excellent marks and grades.

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


Seats should be reserved for admission in govt colleges Peshawar,SM fayyaz

Peshawar: SM Fayyaz demanded to reserve seats for admission in Government colleges. He also admired the performance of Chairman Shafi Ullah Afridi in recent matriculation exams.

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


Charsada, Protest of students ,private school and shopkeepers against the Peshawar  Board

Charsada: Charsada students, Schools and shopkeepers protest against the Peshawar board because of providing the Gazet to favorite entities and refuse to distribute it to others.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar Page No.2


Buner, Time scale notification should be issued for SST teachers

Buner: Nation builders instead of teaching children are forced to be on roads for protest. SST teachers play a role of backbone in high and higher secondary schools but the behavior of government with them is pathetic which will result in their protest on roads.

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


Rs.113m approved for renovation of Razmak Cadet College

Peshawar: The Fata Secretariat has approved an amount of Rs113 million for repair and renovation of the Cadet College, Razmak in North Waziristan Agency. According to a statement issued here on Saturday; funds were approved on the directives of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan. The governor directed completion of the repair and reconstruction work on the cadet college till July this year in accordance with the approved master plan so that the students currently housed in Adam Jee Paper Mills at Aman Ghar, Nowshera, could be shifted there.

The statement said the project was a non-ADP scheme, adding that before shifting of students to the college, its damaged portions would be repaired and renovated. The cadet college was closed in 2012 after the start of the military operation against terrorists. To save precious time of the students the college was later shifted to Nowshera. According to the statement now when the successful military operation against terrorists has entered its final stage and normalcy is returning to the region, it has been decided that the students be shifted there. The statement said that the governor had expressed hope that repatriation of all the IDPs would be completed till August 2015 and the reconstruction and rehabilitation would be carried on fast track basis enabling the tribal populations to live with honour in their own lands.

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


Six months passed to Peshawar Army School incident

Peshawar: Six months passed to Peshawar Army School incident in which more than 145 children,staff and teachers were martyred .

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.4


Islamia collegiate School dominated, get top positions in Peshawar board

Peshawar: Islamia collegiate School got the top positions in the Peshawar board. 8th students of this institute get certificates and cash prizes from Qaisar alam in the Peshawar board ceremony.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.2


Teacher’s absentees results in  the failure of students

Kurram Agency: Kohat board has announced the matric result in which there is not even a single student in the list of position holders which shows the inability of school teachers. Parents demanded to dismiss these inefficient teachers.

Complete Story:  Daily Akhbare Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.2


A student commits suicide because of failure in examination

Kohat: A matric student committed suicide due to failure in exam; he was a student of Government high school. Parents are out of senses because of this loss.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.1


Government good performance is an Educational Revolution. Qaisar Alam

Peshawar: Additional Secretary Elementary Secondary Education Qaisar Alam said in Arts Group first three positions got by the Governmental Schools its mean the same educational system fruits are coming.

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


Mardan board has declared the matric result

Mardan: Mardan board has announced the matric result. Cadet college student dominated and get the top position, Quaid –E-Azam School also get 7 positions .All the three positions in Arts group are obtained by Moon light public high school.

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


Position holders of Govt School are awarded by certificates

Jehangira: Position holders of Govt School are awarded by certificates. In the event students were also given free books, uniform and copies.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=5&date=2015-06-20


Private school security guard has been crashed by car

Nowshera:  Private school security guard has been crashed by car, the guard died on the spot. Car driver has arrested, FIR has registered.

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


Peshawar,9th and 10th result has been declared

Peshawar: 9th and 10th result has been declared. Boys topped the board in Science Group and girls topped in arts Group.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.1


Peshawar,9th and 10th result has been declared,boys dominated

Peshawar: 9th and 10th result has been declared. Boys topped the board in Science Group and girls topped in arts GroupOverall the pass percentage is 79.

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




Educational interruption is not in the favor of Baluchistan

Quetta: CM Baluchistan Abdul Malik Baloch said educational interruption in Baluchistan University is not in favor of province. He said to make Baluchistan University as exemplary Teachers and students have to play positive role.

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




Hallow slogans of stoppage of copy culture

Quetta: JTI Nazriyati said provincial government claims of stoppage of copy culture are nothing but hallow slogans without reality.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-22-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Meager salaries in private educational institutions is exploitation of unemployed youth

Quetta: Private educational institutions are exploiting basic employment rights by paying meager salaries to unemployed youth; government should take serous notice of such dilemma.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-22-2015/Quetta/page10.asp


Education department Baluchistan on verge of destruction

Quetta: JUI leader said education department Baluchistan has reached on verge of destruction.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102917244&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150622


Exclude politics from profession of education

Chaman: GTA said in press release student politics has destroyed educational system of Baluchistan University. GTA further said politics should be excluded from educational institutions all over the country.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-22-2015/Quetta/page8.asp


Secret of nation’s development lies in education

Khaliqabad: DEO Qalat said educational awareness can be propagated from social grounds which brings positive change in society. He said with the help of social organizations 8256 children admitted in schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html


Pashtoon khuwa Map Prioritized education from developmental funds 

Quetta: Provincial deputy secretary Nasrullah Zairay said Pashtoon khuwa Map always prioritized education from developmental funds. He said as nation we can include ourselves in row of developed nations with the help of education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-22-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Education is prioritized in budget

Gandawah: Member of Provincial Assembly Mir Tarique Khan Magsi said Educational budget is prioritized in current provincial budget. He said in all union Councils of district, developmental works will be conducted equally.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/backpage/


Demand of salary increase

Naal: Baluchistan education foundation teachers demanded from government to increase salary. They said it is hard to maintain in meager salary in such hard age.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html


Baluchistan University students protest in front of assembly

Quetta: Baluchistan University students protesting in front of assembly against VC, Registrar and administrative management. Students are demanding from government to take notice of Corruption and mismanagement of University High officials.

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



Strived hard to eradicate copy culture system

Quetta: PSO leadership said copy culture destroys students like white ant to wood. PSO always strived hard to eradicate copy culture from educational system to save talent. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-21-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


It is impossible to face modern world challenges without education

Quetta: Azat foundation, Health and Rural development and Action Aid organized a conference on topic “Betterment in educational facilities in Baluchistan”. Speakers said it is impossible to face modern world challenges without tool of modern and scientific education.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/


Girls college should be established in Pasni

Pasni: Social activist Mir Bijar Baloch said it is inevitable to establish Girls College in Pasni by considering population of area.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Girl’s middle school Bagh should be upgraded

Pasni: Girls middle school Bagh should be upgraded to High school as early as possible to facilitate the population of area. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Government school burnt into fire

Panjgoor: Government school burnt into fire all furniture and equipment of school burnt into ashes.

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


Living nations focus on education

Pasheen: Public friendly government will bring all assets and energies in use to facilitate public. Living nations always focus on educational development.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/


Save University from destruction

Quetta: PSF demanded to take actions against VC, Registrar and other administrative officials to save University from verge of destruction.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102913366&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150620


Effected educational atmosphere

Quetta: HSF said due to deliberately created issues in Baluchistan University by VC, Registrar and administrative officials, educational atmosphere and soft image of University is spoiling. HSF demanded from government to take certain immediate actions to resolve sum on prior basis.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-20-2015/Quetta/page2.asp




Private schools remain open in the name of summer camps

District Rahim Yar Khan: The private schools of the several cities of Punjab continue to open in the name of summer schools. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3



RS.350 Million allocated for Cadet College

District Rahim Yar Khan: Sheikh Fayazuddin, MNA from NA 193 told the press that RS.350 million had been sanctioned for a cadet college near Khanpur, RS.310 million for Khanpur Baghobahar Road, RS.340 million for Ferozah overhead bridge, RS.140 million for Girls College have been sanctioned and these projects will be initiated this year.  

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.2


All Punjab teachers to be on contract

District Rawalpindi: The Punjab government has decided to have all teachers on contract basis.  All teachers will be given a ten month contract from August to May then reappointment will be done on the beginning of the new educational year.  The teachers will be given high salaries i.e. primary teachers will get RS.25,000/-, Middle school teachers will be given RS.30,000/- and High class teachers will be given RS.35,000/- per month, but they will not be given any other benefits.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.8


Section 144 declared around Technical Board Examination Centre

District Rajanpur: Section 144 was declared around the Examination Centre of Technical Board for the papers of D.Com.   A group of journalists visited the centre and the parents thanked the Principal for good arrangements of the Centre.   

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3


Education Department distributing solar lamps and fans among students in District Rajanpur

District Rajanpur:  EDO Ghulam Farooq Alvi said that Education Department is distributing solar lamps and fans among students of far off areas so that the students could continue their education in the hot weather as well. 

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


Centre of Excellence schools to be handed over to Danish School Administrations

District Multan: The Punjab government has decided to handover all Centres of Excellence of the whole Punjab to the administration of the Danish Schools.  After the decision, 2 Centres of District Muzaffargar will be handed over to the Danish Schools.

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


HED Punjab to introduce Auto soft wear for hiring and transfers of teachers

District Bahawalpur: Higher Education Department will introduce auto soft wear for appointment and transfers of the teachers.  This is being done to remove the culture of Sifarish (recommendation) and bribery.  The system will begin to work from the first of July, 2015 and will monitor the service structure of the teachers. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3


Sufficient funds allocated for Educational institutions of Dera Ghazi Khan

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Mirza Khan Talpur, political advisor to the CM Punjab, while addressing a seminar organized by Alif Ailan, said that Punjab Government has allocated sufficient budget for the educational institutions of Dera Ghazi Khan.  Malik Saqib Mehboob said that the situation of educational institutions in the district was deplorable.  DLO Adeel Kamran said that the Punjab government was trying to overcome illiteracy through Literacy Programme.    

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-06-21/page-03   

Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.3


9,000,000 children involved in child labour instead of going to school

District Lahore: An NGO report has revealed that in Pakistan, 9,000,000 children are involved in child labour instead of going to school and majority of the children belongs to the poor sectors of society. 

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.1


500 students from Khanpur appeared for B.A. and B.Sc. examinations

District Rahim Yar Khan: Prof. Rafique Siddiqui, Principal, Post Graduate College, Khanpur said that 500 students from Khanpur appeared in the B.A. and B.Sc. Examinations held by the Islamia University Bahawalpur. 

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.2


ITS is a fraud organization

District Islamabad: NAB has declared ITS (International Testing System) a fraud organization.  The ITS had given advertisements in the newspapers for scholarships and asked the willing candidates to deposit RS.800/- in a Bhara Khoo Bank.  Some 480 students had applied for scholarships.  NAB enquired about the ITS, found its offices closed, and informed the public to refrain from submitting applications to ITS. 

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.8


9th class student recovered from illegal custody of Police because of the media news

District Khanewal: The police had abducted a 9th class student and his sister in law on the advice of the influential landlords of the area.  A writ was filed in the High Court for the recovery of the abductees, the police flatly refused that the abductees were in the custody of the police.  The media published the news about the abduction on regular basis, upon which, the police phoned the family of the abductees to take the boy and his sister in law back. 

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.3


The planning & Training of the attack on APS Peshawar was done in Wadi-e-Tirah

District Peshawar: Gen. Officer Commanding, Major Gen. Abid Hussain Bajawa while addressing a press conference said that the planning and training of the terrorists for attack on Army Public School Peshawar was done in Wadi-e-Tirah.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.3


One million youth to be trained and transformed into good citizens

Dera Ghazi Khan: District Manager TEVTA Shahid Waseem Chishti has said that one million youth of the District Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, and Muzaffargar will be given technical education and training and will be transformed into useful and responsible citizens of society.

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


Inquiry initiated against corruption of Headmistress

District Rahim Yar Khan: An inquiry has been initiated against the corruption of Headmistress of Govt. Girls Elementary School Chak No.94/NP.

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

Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3


Technical School becomes a pond of sewerage water

District Bahawalpur: The sewerage water problem at the Circular Road and Zanana Hospital has been resolved by the TMA by sending the water into the ground of the Technical High School and turning the school ground into a pond of the sewerage water, which is promoting dengue mosquitoes in the area.  The people of the area have requested the authorities to take notice.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-06-20/page-03   


CM orders enrolment of the Brick Kiln children in schools

District Lahore: The CM Punjab has ordered Labour Department to enroll all the children of the Brick Kiln workers into schools.  The Labour Department Punjab has begun a survey in this regard and the children will be enrolled into schools within next six months.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.9


Punjab Government wants to promote agriculture and send every child to school

District Lahore: Punjab Finance Minister Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, while concluding her budget speech in the Provincial Assembly said that the Punjab Government wants to promote agriculture and send every child to school, education is number one priority for the government and that is why RS.310 Billions have been sanctioned for this purpose.

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


100,000 students benefitting from Punjab Endowment Fund Scholarships

District Bahawalpur: Iqbal Chunnarr, Punjab Provincial Minister for Cooperatives while addressing the function of distribution of scholarship cheques at the Islamia University Bahawalpur, said that 100,000 students are benefiting from the scholarships of Punjab Endowment Fund and the Fund amount has reached the level of RS.2 Billion.  The VC of the university said that the university is benefitting from the PEF since 2008 and so far scholarships worth RS.130 million have been distributed.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.3




P.T. Alif protests against D.E.O Khairpur Mirs

District Khairpur Mirs: Primary Teachers Association Members from Thari Mir Wah Protested against District Education Officer. They alleged that D.E.O Mr. Liaquat Khaskheli teases the teachers and calls them to his office without reasons and does not meet them whole day. They demanded from Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro and Chief Minister Sindh Mr. Qaim Ali Shah to take notice and replace him.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130282854&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150622



Illegal appointments through bogus orders in Education Department of District Thurparker

Office Superintendent Education Department District Mirpur Khas Mr. Bachu Maheshuri was arrested under issuing bogus appointment orders in education department. It is also exposed that hundreds of orders are issued to people by taking bribe. It is pointed that more than 50 employees have been transferred from Mirpur Khas district to district Thurparker and they are getting their salaries from the district.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130282964&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150622


NAB investigates the matter of corruption in education department of district Badin

National Accountability Bureau is investigating the matter of corruption of education department of district Badin. It is pointed that most of the teachers are on Visa and they do not attend schools; they are drawing their salaries; violation in funds; illegal deputation and transfer; illegal promotions and NTS Pass Teachers matter of salaries. It is noted that more than 70 teachers, male and female, are out of country on visa. Treasury officers are involved in corruption of taking bribe from the ghost teachers and leave and issue them salaries. Purchasing of computers, stationary and violation of SMC funds; NAB has called 6 employees of the department to investigate the matter.

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


B.Com Examinations suspended; Students worried

Karachi: Karachi University has suspended to conduct the examinations of B.Com due to funds issue. The funds for examinations are not issued to the university. More than 22 thousand students are worried about their examinations.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102916860&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150622


Important Schemes of Education Department did not complete within time frame

Karachi: The important schemes of 4 arab and 7 coror of Education Department did not complete within time frame. The cadet colleges of Mithi, benazirabad, Gadap, Garhi Khuda Bux and kashmore did not complete in the duration of two years. The scheme of constructing English Medium Comprehensive Schools in all districts could not be started.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 12


P.T.Alif submitted Charter of Demand to Secretary Education

Hyderabad: The joint Committee of Primary teachers Association Hyderabad has submitted charter of demand before secretary education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho. They have demanded information of closed schools of Sindh and have demanded 16 grade for the teachers of Hyderabad and Shaheed Benazirabd according to their time scale.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 12


Government Steps for Education are futile: Hamad Ul Ansari

District Jacobabad: Joint Deputy Convener Jamiat E Talbai Islam Mr. Hamad Ul Allah Ansari has said that Government’s steps for the betterment of education are futile. No nations could develop without getting education; the poor children of Pakistan are deprived of basic right of education.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/06-22-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_03.gif


90 Lac Children in Pakistan work instead of getting education

Lahore: According to the report of an NGO 90 lac children are earning their livelihood by working instead of getting education and going to schools. The parents living below poverty line are not sending their children to schools.

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Nations only focus on Education develop themselves: Hafiz Salman

Hyderabad/ Tando jam: Nazim Islami jamiat e Taliba Mr. Hafiz Salman Khalid has declared that nations only win their future and can develop who focus on their education; the current Federal and Provincial Education Budget is equal to salt in the floor.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102915345&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150621


NAB investigates the matter of illegal appointments and corruption in District Badin

National Accountability Bureau has started the investigation of illegal appointments of lower staff, Primary and Junior Schools teachers in the previous tenure of Pakistan People’s Party from 2008 to 2013. NAB has issued letter to D.O Secondary and has directed the officers to remain present on 25th June.

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


Bogus appointment order sellers arrested from Hyderabad and Mirpur Khas

District Nawabshah: Two Education Officers have been arrested from Hyderabad and Mirpur Khas District. The already arrested Health Clerk Mr. Sajid Dahiri pointed them out to be involved in selling bogus appointment order.

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


Villagers protested for completion of construction work of girls school

District Dadu: The residents of village nangar Daryo Johi protested for completion of their village girls Primary School. They gathered before press club and raised slogans against contractor.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130282259&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150620



Junior School Teachers protested for their salaries

District Badin: The NTS Test Pass Junior School Teachers from Badin protested before District Accounts Office for their salaries. They declared that they were not given salary since 7 months.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-06-20/news/page2/1%20(10).htm


Professor Anwar Zai appointed as Chairman Education Board Karachi; notification issued

Karachi: Sindh Government has appointed Professor Mr. Anwar Zai as the Chairman Education Board Karachi by issuing notification. According to that he would serve there for two years.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102913595&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150620