26 June 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


School damaged by landslide

A government-run primary school for boys was partially damaged by a landslide in Matta tehsil of Swat district on Wednesday. No loss of life was reported as the school is closed for summer vacations.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/909876/heavy-downpour-school-damaged-by-landslide/

Girls outdo boys in Abbottabad

Girls have once again outdone boys in the SSC examinations in Abbottabad. According to results announced by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, the district’s top three positions were all secured by girls.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/909842/ssc-results-girls-outdo-boys-in-abbottabad/


IDP shines through to clinch top positions in SSC exams

Nothing stopped Muhammad Saeed Afridi from acing his BISE Peshawar SSC exams and securing second position in the district and third in the province. The fact that Afridi comes from an area which was one of the worst effected by militancy only highlights how lack of access might be preventing the best and brightest from being successful.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/909843/the-displaced-genius-idp-shines-through-to-clinch-top-positions-in-ssc-exams/


Geoffrey Langlands regains control of Chitral school

In what appears to be a coup, Major Geoffrey Langlands has retaken reins of his school in Chitral, more than two years after having retired. With the help of the local authorities, Langlands, 97, managed to unseat his successor Carey Schofield.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/909896/geoffrey-langlands-regains-control-of-chitral-school/


ICMS College system produced 99% result

In annual results of Matriculation, ICMS College System has produced 99% results. A number of students got more than 90% marks.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102925285&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150626


D.Com exam results announced

The students of Muslim College of Commerce and Management, Peshawar, have obtained the first three positions in Diploma in Commerce (D.Com) and Diploma in Business Administration annual examinations 2015 held under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Technical Education. 

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=26_06_2015_007_001


Ehtesab Commission asked to explain why AWKUM was under investigation

The Peshawar High Court issued a notice to the Ehtesab Commission on Thursday to explain why it was running a concurrent investigation into Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/909788/ehtesab-commission-asked-explain-awkum-investigation/




Distribution of Chmaling Scholarships

GOC 41 Major General Aftab Ahmed Khan Chmaling Scholarships under Chmaling Education Program. Chmaling Education Program serving 500 students.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-26-2015/quetta/page2.asp


To update the Zhob Degree College

Tribal Leader, Abdul Rehman said that Zhob Degree College should be upgraded for Masters Classes.  He said that due to lack of education there is extreme poverty at Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-26-2015/quetta/page7.asp




Revised education policy by January 2016

The revised education policy will be introduced in the country in January 2016. According to a statement issued on Thursday, the National Education Policy (NEP) 2009 Review Committee has approved the roadmap of the policy.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=26_06_2015_153_003




‘Make private schools regulator operational’

Parents of students enrolled at various private schools of the federal capital on Thursday called for making the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (Peira) functional so it could keep a check on rising tuition costs. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/909917/rising-school-fees-make-private-schools-regulator-operational/



Fresh efforts being made to affiliate madrassas with PMEB

After a gap of several years, the Federal Ministry for Religious Affairs and the new management of the Pakistan Madrassa Education Board (PMEB) have again started making efforts to affiliate madrassas with the board.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-325616-Fresh-efforts-being-made-to-affiliate-madrassas-with-PMEB





NBF holds three-day textbook development workshop

National Book Foundation (NBF) has completed three-day workshop for authors to make them well acquainted with the important task of textbooks writing, developing and presenting for them. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-325652-NBF-holds-three-day-textbook-development-workshop


Honour for Najma Hameed

Senator Najma Hameed has unanimously been elected chairperson of the Viqar-un-Nisa Noon Girls Higher Secondary School by its governing body. It is an honour for Viqar-un-Nisa School that a lady like Najma Hameed is associated with it for 40 years, said the staff. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-325651-Honour-for-Najma-Hameed


RIS students attend summer camp at Berkshire, UK

The Roots International Schools organised global summer courses every academic year to provide international exposure and academic excellence to the students under the umbrella of its ‘Global Reach’ department. The trip was organised by Roots International Schools Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Walid Mushtaq in collaboration with the Berkshire Training Services, UK. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-26/page-13/detail-0


Over 850 contract, daily-wage staffers yet to be paid

Over 850 teaching and non-teaching contractual and daily-wagers of federal government (FG) schools in Islamabad have not been paid salaries for over a year. They have been staging protests and sit-ins outside the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) and the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), demanding the release of their paychecks, but their efforts have seemingly been in vain.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/909919/fg-school-staffers-over-850-contract-daily-wage-staffers-yet-to-be-paid/


More Saudi scholarships for IIU students likely

There is high likelihood of the Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, increasing the number of scholarships for the International Islamic University (IIU) students.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-325647-More-Saudi-scholarships-for-IIU-students-likely



Sri Lankan Delegation Visits BU

A delegation from General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), Colombo, Sri Lanka on Thursday headed by Major General Milinda Peiris Vice Chancellor visited Bahria University Islamabad.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=267175


Capital to host young leaders` conference

The young leaders` conference (YLC), which has been an annual feature for the last 13 years, will be held in the federal capital from August 11.The conference will be held for three days in a hotel and three days at the National University of Sciences and Technology (Nust).

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=26_06_2015_152_006


Addiction continues to be on the rise among Pakistani youth

Professor Dr. Ashraf who is serving as Head of Community Medicine at CMH Lahore Medical College said awareness campaigns about narcotics drugs through essay contests, lectures and declamation contest in schools, colleges and universities should be run in order to create awareness about the ill effects of drug addiction. Provincial education departments should develop a curriculum against drugs for inclusion in textbooks at school, college and university levels. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-325645-Addiction-continues-to-be-on-the-rise-among-Pakistani-youth


Iqra University holds seminar

The Quality Enhancement Cell of Iqra University organised a seminar on Quality Management (ISO) 9001 Standards with the collaboration of SGS.

The Vice Chancellor Dr UAG Isani welcomed the participants from IBA, Indus, KASBIT and Iqra University and emphasised on the role of quality in education.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/909905/iqra-university-holds-seminar/


Five Thai students detained in Pakistan return home

Five Thai students detained in Pakistan for trying to board a plane with a pistol and ammunition have been freed and returned to Bangkok on Thursday, said Thailand’s foreign ministry.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/909445/five-thai-students-detained-in-pakistan-return-home/





43pc of suppl budget spent on flood victims: minister

Opposition members lashed out at the government for spending supplementary budget on `personal adventures and providing no relief to ordinary citizens. Sadia Sohail (PTI) said block allocations bred all problems as the government always diverted budget of police, health, education, drinking water and women welfare to other sectors. Ms Sohail said the provincial government even spent Rs360 million on laptop scheme for youth.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=26_06_2015_176_006


Show cause to deliberately absent marked teachers

Education Department Rawalpindi has deliberately 350 teachers as absent from inter examination duties and issued show cause to them. As response all teachers decided not to offer any duty in the examinations of intermediate.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-06-26&edition=ISL&id=1763212_93996591


Teachers training

Female teachers of Railways Schools are getting professional training for their capacity building. 110 teachers from Railways Schools from Karachi Multan and Rohri are called for funded computer training.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-06-26&edition=LHR&id=1763309_41700593


Irregularities in Teachers Transfers

Government of Punjab imposed ban on teacher’s transfers and department of schools education did not act on these orders. Department is transferring the teachers irregularly.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-26/page-9/detail-5


PEF distributing 300 thousand education vouchers

Punjab Education Foundation distributed 300 thousand education vouchers. PEF is currently serving the 1.7 million underprivileged children in Punjab Region.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/26-06-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=7.jpg


PU exempted the NTS

On the Lahore High Court’s Decision against NTS, Punjab University decided to not to take NTS teat for admission from next year.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/26-06-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=1.jpg


Purposefully selected faculty at Sargodha University

Vice Chancellor, University of Sargodha, is hiring the faculty on his own choice not following the merit. Most of the candidates are relatives of VC.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/26-06-2015/p3/story.aspx?param=uni.jpg


Textbook Board released MAP of Siraiki Province

Punjab Text Book Board has published Map of Pakistan including the boundaries for Siraiki Province in eighth class books. It was approved by some female director.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-26/page-12/detail-7


12 Afghan students get scholarships under PM's scheme

As many as 12 Afghan national students of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) got scholarships under the Prime Minister Scheme of Scholarship for the academic year 2014-15. University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan distributed the cheques among the students. 

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/172/1199779/


IUB Syndicate Meeting Held

Fifty-ninth meeting of Syndicate of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur was held under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Qaiser Mushtaq, Vice Chancellor, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and Government Sadiq College Women University at Abbasia Campus. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=267159


PUASA meets today to discuss LDA move

The Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) will hold its general body meeting at Al-Razi Hall on Friday (today) to decide a future course of action to cope with the Lahore Development Authority move to acquire land of their housing society for constructing a depot for the Orange Line Metro Train.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=26_06_2015_178_005




Additional Dir. Education arrested for paying ghost teacher

FIA has arrested the additional Director Education, Higher Administration, Karachi for releasing salaries to a number of Ghost teachers.  Commercial banking group of FIA investigated the fake account of Education officer and then they reach to additional director.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102925081&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150626



90 million laps from three taluka education budget

National Accountability Bureau reveals that 90 million were allocated to Three Taluka of Tando Allahyar. No demand for money is received during the year but 90 million is accumulated without records.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102924498&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150626


NAB raided on Education Department Mirpur Khas

National Accountability Bureau raided on Education Board Mirpur Khas. It reveals that higher officials of board are involved in unlawful transfer of lands.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-26-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=12_07.gif




Reviewing Balochistan's budget for the upcoming fiscal year by Muhammad Akbar Notezai

This year, too, the provincial government has increased allocations for the education and health sector to a greater extent. For education, they have allocated Rs.2.5 billion, which is a 17 percent increase from last year. The money, they said, would go into making 200 new schools, as well as for the upgrading of 456 primary and middle schools. Also, it was announced that as many as 1, 741 new employees, mostly teachers, will also recruited.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/blogs/25-Jun-2015/reviewing-balochistan-s-budget-for-the-upcoming-fiscal-year


Trapped in poverty by Zubeida Mustafa

Recently, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) released in Rome a report titled Sending Money Home which focused on the remittances $436 billion in 2014 transferred by migrant workers to their families. A major disadvantage rooted in our domestic failures is that our migrant workers do not have many choices in the destinations they travel to, given their poor education and training. A look at the 2014 Human Development Index (UNDP) is an eye-opener. Pakistan has slipped into the Low Human Development category and ranks 146th out of 187.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=26_06_2015_009_001


No to child labour by Dr. Shahnaz Khan

Causes leading to and perpetuating child labour, according to the ILO and others, include access to quality education and skills training, adult unemployment, wars and conflicts, lack of social security, market demand for cheap labour, lack of implementation or absence of laws against child labour, culture and tradition, human trafficking and poverty. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-325697-No-to-child-labour

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


The basic element of measuring nation’s development is Education, Prof. Shakeel

Peshawar: Government is paying their positive attention towards education and health which is a satisfaction for people who believe in them as their leaders. Government also confined a handsome amount of 571 billion for betterment of education. He appreciated the dedication of govt for education.

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


Minorities quota in educational institutes  and jobs should be implemented

Peshawar: Minorities play an important role in building the nation so they shouldn’t be neglected and have equal rights. They must have quota in educational institutes and jobs, this was stated by Nusrat Aara.

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


Education can change the nation’s fate

Peshawar: Noor ul Haq , President of Al-Khidmat Foundation said that education is a best weapon to fight with your enemies. It can lead the nation to the height of success.

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


Govt has confined a huge amount of 571 billion for education and paying encouraging attention to health and education, Prof. Shakeel

Peshawar: Government is paying their positive attention towards education and health which is a satisfaction for people who believe in them as their leaders. Government also confined a handsome amount of 571 billion for betterment of education. He appreciated the dedication of government for education.

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


Abottabad performance of Government schools is zero

Mansehra: performance of Government schools is zero, no student of government school has got any position in board, shows the dark future of government school. Government school’s teachers who are paid 30,000-50,000 have shown zero result in front of private teachers who are paid just 10,000. Private teachers showed that they are very much concerned about their student’s future as compare to government school teachers.

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


Centennial Model High School is closed for previous several days .

Khyber Agency: Students come to school but go back because there is no available teacher to teach them. School principal visits the school after 3 months and he is the lecturer in private University in Peshawar. On the directions of Agency Education Officer ,Asst agency education visit the school where there were only two teachers and it was came into the knowledge during the visit that during the Ramadan school remained closed and students come to school but go back because of all this situation.

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




Procedure of teacher’s appointment & seats distribution

Quetta: In Pakistan Citizen Libration forum speakers said procedure of teacher’s appointment and seats distribution method should be vividly finalized, otherwise PSC and NTS will lost their good will.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page2/


Protest against unavailability of scholarships

Kharan: Poor students of Kharan College are protesting on 2nd day against unavailability of scholarships. Students said needy candidates are being neglected by officials in scholarships, government and MPA of area should pay focus on burning issue and its early resolution.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-26-2015/Quetta/page8.asp


Governor, CM should take notice of Baluchistan University issue

Quetta: TAC demanded from Governor, CM Baluchistan to take notice of non-meritorious appointments of lecturer & assistant professors positions in Baluchistan University. TAC will continue peaceful protest till resolution of dilemma.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-26-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Educational emergency claimers are ruining institutions

Quetta: Spokesperson of Watan SF Aali said in statement that every year funds of study tour, sports funds and scholarships are being grasped by officials of Kharan Degree College. Further said educational emergency claimers are ruining institutions by organized planning.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-26-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Protest of student organizations

Quetta: Student organizations said peaceful protest will continue till government will not fire VC & Controller examination of Baluchistan University. They elaborate sole reason of protest is to make calm and soothing atmosphere for education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-26-2015/Quetta/page2.asp




CM Punjab orders private school to obtain fitness certificate from Buildings Department

District Khanewal: The CM Punjab has ordered all private schools of the Punjab Province to get fitness certificate from the Buildings Department.  The last date for obtaining fitness certificate is First of August, 2015. 

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


Corruption unearthed in 2011 educators appointment

District Khanewal: Parveen Akhtar d/o Danish resident of Chak Chak No.14/8/R, has given an application to the Anti-Corruption Department and DCO Khanewal that corruption and irregularity had been done in the appointment of Educators in the year 2011.  She said in her application that she was on No.28 and yet she was rejected and the girl who was on No.29 was appointed.  DCO has taken action and asked for the report.

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


Education budget insufficient for improving situation of education

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Shibli Shabkhez, District Coordinator of Alif Ailan while address a press conference said that the education budget of Punjab was almost next to nothing as compared to the gravity of the situation of education.  He also said that 208 schools of DG Khan had turned into ruins and 200,000 children of the district do not go to schools.     

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-06-26/page-02     


Literacy school teacher without salaries for the past one year

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Around 119 teachers of the Literacy Program schools are without salaries for the past one year and their families are facing serious financial crises.  Adeel Kamran, District Coordinator Literacy Program said that the file had been stuck  at the Planning & Development Division and now the salary cheques have to be signed by the EDO, after which the teachers will be paid salaries for the whole years.  

Complete Story: Dail Ausaf, Multan, Page No.12


Most schools of Mian Channoon in poor condition

District Mian Channoon: EDO Mian Channoon has reported to the Punjab Government that most government schools of the District Mian Channoon are in miserable condition.  Many schools are working in make-shift huts.  His report demands reconstruction of buildings because the lives of students are endangered.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-06-26/page-08


Corruption unearthed in the construction of 10 schools of Alipur

District Muzaffargarh: The civil society members have appealed to the DCO, Muzaffargarh and Commissioner Dera Ghazi Khan to take action against the contractors and other responsible persons for doing huge corruption by using substandard bricks and other construction material for the construction of 10 schools of Alipur.

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

Dail Khabrain, Multan, Page No.10




118 illegal appointments in Mirpurkhas Education Board

The Team of National Accountability Bureau remained present in Mirpur Khas education board to investigate the matter of illegal appointments and illegal promotions. NAB Team checked the complete record and establishment cell remained closed. It is exposed that 118 illegal appointments have been exposed and 32 employees have been illegally promoted.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130284358&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150626


Daily Kawish Page No. 2




NAB investigates the matter of corruption and illegal appointments

District Badin: On the directives of Villagers, Higher authorities and Present District Officers reached the office. The officers declared that Nab would investigate the meter of appointments from 2008 to 2013 of Primary Teachers and lower staff.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2


Secretary Directs to issue salaries of NTS Pass Teachers

District Tharparker/ Mitthi: Sindh Government has appointed one thousand seven hundred and thirty Teachers on year ago. The Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has directed all the concerned department offices to issue salaries of the whole teachers of Sindh.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130284359&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150626


Research Associate and Teaching Assistant get only 15000 per month at Sindh University jamshoro

Jamshoro: The Masters Degree holder Research Associate and Teaching Assistant are paid only 15000 per month salary at University of Sindh Jamshoro. They are even given the work of presenting lectures in the classes in that low amount, whereas their only work is to assist Professors in their research works. Most of the research associates work for 5 years in the campus, but they are not regularized.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130284280&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150626


Budget of 9 crore and 82 lac rupees spent within a month; 50 percent amount grabbed

District Badin: Education Department of District Badin had issued the budget of 9 crore and 82 lac rupees of sports, Laboratories, Libraries, Travel Allowance and purchasing of other material. But the budget is spent within a month by showing bogus bills. It is exposed that 50 percent amount is grabbed thought corruption of the District Officers and Head Masters of the schools.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2


Millions of rupees projects handed over to Additional Secretary

Karachi: Sindh Education Department has taken a strange decision of handing over millions of rupees projects to Additional Secretary. The pilot projects were running through donor agencies World Bank and others. Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102924975&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150626


Amount of 9 Crore rupees lapsed in Tando Allahyar

District Tando Allahyar: The amount of 9 Crore rupees was spared for co-curricular and extracurricular activities, but that was not spent and it is lapsed.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102924498&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150626


NAB Team did not reach education office

District Badin: National Accountability Bureau Team had scheduled their program to reach education office of District Badin to investigate the matter of illegal appointments and corruption. According to their schedule District Officer Secondary Education, Retired DEO and Office Superintendent reached the office early in the morning, but the NAB team did not reach.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-05.jpg


Scandal of illegal appointments in education department of district Naushehro Feroz

The scandal of illegal appointment of 95 Primary, Junior, High School and Sindhi Language Teachers is still under process. The office superintendent had to appear before the office of Secretary Education along with the record of the whole Teachers on 26th June.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2