27 January 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Peshawar School Survives Bomb Scare

A private school in Peshawar escaped a bid to carry out a bomb attack on Tuesday. The school located in Bashirabad area of the provincial capital. A local news outlet quoted a source as saying that unknown criminals handed over a pressure cooker to a boy and asked him to take it inside the school.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/26/city/islamabad/peshawar-school-survives-bomb-scare/



Secretary Education Issued Notice for Illegal Recruitment

Peshawar High Court has issued a notice to Secretary Education for illegal recruitment of teacher who was above the age limit. EDO Nowshera and Director Schools have also been given notices. The teacher has been recruited in Jahangira Union Council.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103311459&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160127



Details of Conditional Grants to Schools Sought

Secretary Primary and Secondary Education has sought the details of 9.5 billion rupees worth conditional grants. Meanwhile the disbursement of this year’s 3 billion rupees worth conditional grant has been halted.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103311829&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160127



Winter Wave Making Primary School Students Sick

Hundreds of Primary School Students have fallen ill because of extreme winter in the plain areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They are getting chest infection or pneumonia.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103311849&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160127



200 Schools Fined For Improper Security Arrangements

Owing to insufficient and improper security arrangements, Peshawar police have registered cases against the heads of 200 private and government-run schools in the district. According to police on Tuesday, the arrangement adopted by the schools’ administration for security purposes were inspected on daily basis.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=287155


KP Students Stay Resolute In Face Of Threats

Threats and security concerns couldn’t deter even small children from going to school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which suffered two worst terror attacks on the educational institutions in the last 13 months.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/94064-KP-students-stay-resolute-in-face-of-threats


Hazara University Security In Charge Book

Police on Tuesday booked the security in-charge of the Hazara University (HU) over inappropriate security measures on the main campus. Mohammad Nawaz, an official at the Shinkiari Police Station, told reporters that a case was registered under Section 12 of the National Action Plan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/94141-Hazara-University-security-in-charge-booked




BKU VC, Security Head Blamed For Laspe

The vice chancellor and the person in charge of security at Bacha Khan University (BKU) in Charsadda have been blamed by district officials for the security lapse which led to the death of 21 people on January 20.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1034765/bku-vc-security-head-blamed-for-lapse/



KP Devolves Postgraduate Medical Institution To Hospital, Colleges

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has devolved the Postgraduate Medical Institution (PGMI) to the hospitals and medical colleges where the Medical Teaching Institutions Reforms Act, 2015 has been implemented, according to a notification issued by health department.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235653/kp-devolves-postgraduate-medical-institution-to-hospitals-colleges





Meeting of Education Department Coordination Committee

The meeting of co-ordination committee of Education Department Quetta will be held tomorrow. The focal person has asked NGOs to be present in the meeting with their proposed plans for education in 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103310383&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160127



Zero Tolerance for Cheating During Exams

Balochistan’s Special Secretary for Education, Syed Zafar Shah Bukhari has said that steps are being taken to reduce cheating trends in the province. Cluster based paper checking centers are being formed for ensuring transparency in paper marking.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103310368&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160127





Panic Confusion In Twin Cities Over Closure Of Schools

Punjab government’s announcement early on Tuesday to close all schools in the province till January 31 created confusion and uncertainty among parents and students in twin cities.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1034810/last-minute-decision-panic-confusion-in-twin-cities-over-closure-of-schools/



Funds not Released for Rural Area Model Schools

Even after the lapse of two years the funds approved for seven model schools of rural areas of Islamabad, have not been released. As a result the project of new model schools has gone on the back burner.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103311031&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160127



Foundation University Declares Results

Foundation University has declared the results for 3rd Professional Exam of Annual 2015. 167 candidates appeared in the test out of which 134 have passed. The percentage of success is 80.24%. Maria Ilyas stood first by securing 715 marks out of 900.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103311413&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160127



Best Teacher Award Ceremony

HEC has completed the process for the selection of best teachers in all the universities of Pakistan. 40 teachers have been selected for the award of Best Teacher. They will be awarded tomorrow.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-01-27/page-3


Security Survey Of Educational Institutions

Special teams have been constituted by Islamabad police to conduct fresh survey about security measures made around educational institutions and media outlets. These teams have been constituted following directions of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Islamabad Sajid Kiani.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=287127


Disinterested MNAs

In another disappointing report issued by Alif Ailaan, an NGO working for the promotion of education, only three MNAs achieved Grade A in this regard and one of them was a woman. Regardless of their political affiliation, this current cohort of lawmakers has failed the country in this term and come next election we should well remember this disturbing fact.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/editorials/27-Jan-2016/disinterested-mnas


Security threat or severe cold?

The abrupt closure of schools in Punjab province has triggered debate over the reason for rare week-long holidays. A day after the government cited “severe cold” as the main reason for week-long schools closure, police sources revealed that the decision was taken by the provincial government keeping in view the serious threats of security as well.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/27-Jan-2016/security-threat-or-severe-cold


UNDP Report  

The 2015 Human Development Report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) mentioned that only 19.3 percent of women reach secondary education compared to 46.1 percent of men, while female participation in the labour market is 24.6 percent compared to 82.9 percent for men. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/editorial/27-Jan-2016/undp-report


AIOU To Set Up Special Campus For Guidance Of Students

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui has advised all regional directors of the university to set up ‘special camp’ at their offices for guidance of the students.

Completes Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-27/page-13/detail-7



Fake Colleges: Bribes Bought PMDC License

A former chairman of the regulatory body for medical and dental education institutions has made startling revelations regarding corrupt practices regarding the recognition of such institutions.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1034737/fake-colleges-bribes-bought-pmdc-licences-former-chairman/





Commandos To Train School Guards In Pindi

After threats to educational institutions, guards and watchmen of different schools, colleges and universities are being trained by Elite Force Commandos at Police Lines Rawalpindi.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235630


Parents Upset As Schools Closed Without Prior Notice

Parents were caught unawares on Tuesday morning by the sudden closure of schools in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. To their utter shock and anxiety, they’re turned away by guards as soon as they took children to their respective schools.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/94075-Parents-upset-as-schools-closed-without-prior-notice



Failure of Talks Between Educators Association and Education Department

The dialogue process between Punjab Educators Association and Additional Secretary Schools on the issue of Charter of Demands by teachers has failed. Additional Secretary refused to accept the demands regarding privatization of schools, Punjab Examination Commission and up-gradation of schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103311400&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160127



Public Education: ‘Biggest ever teacher training prog soon’

A training programme about to be started for school teachers in the province will be the biggest of its kind in the country’s history, Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed said on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1034833/public-education-biggest-ever-teacher-training-prog-soon/


Teachers Union Protests Against Privatization of Schools

Rawalpindi chapter of Punjab Teachers Union held a protest against the privatisation of 5500 primary schools and handing over of 1000 schools to the private sector. They also protested against the establishment of District Education Authorities. Lahore chapter of Punjab Teachers Union has also announced to protests tomorrow.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103311016&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160127








Recruitment of 49 Fake Teachers in Kalar Syedan

Kalar Syedan is an important sub-division of Rawalpindi. It is the constituency of Federal Interior Minister, Ch Nisar Ali Khan. He keeps a close eye over its management. However, even then it has been revealed that 49 fake teachers have been recruited in Kalar Syedan.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-01-27/page-13


Smart Board in Schools

DCO Rawalpindi Sajid Zafar Daal has approved the summary for establishment of ‘Smart Boards’ in schools. He has also announced that the idea will be shared with the Secretary of  Schools.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-27&edition=ISL&id=2136545_75241816




No Vacations for Middle and Secondary Students

The Punjab government has given vacations in primary schools because of an extreme winter wave and insufficient arrangements in the schools. However, students and teachers of Class 5, 8  and 10 are required to attend schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103311035&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160127



Training Program for Teachers

A high level training programme for teachers is going to start in Punjab with British cooperation. The program will start in light of the MoU signed between British Council and University of London.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103311224&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160127





Categorisation of Schools on the Basis of Security Measures

Punjab’s interior department has categorised schools of Punjab on the basis of security measures. 20 government and 749 schools have been put in A-plus category.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-27&edition=LHR&id=2137172_86845119



30 Schools Warned, One Shut Down Over Poor Security

Thirty schools in Rajanpur district were issued warnings for poor security arrangements and one shut down by the administration. Mock security excises were also held at various educational institutes in both Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan districts by police.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235651/30-schools-warned-one-shut-down-over-poor-security


Government Should Protect Private Schools

President of All Pakistan Private Schools Association, Adeeb Javedani and other office bearers of APPSA have urged the government to protect the private education sector. The attack on BKU is not the first one. 734 academic institutes have been attacked in the past ten years. Lahore High court has also directed the government to ensure security arrangements for schools. Malik Khalid Mehmood of Private Schools Association has also urged the government to provide security to schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103311203&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160127







Public Private Partnership for Safeguarding Future of Students

Punjab’s Education Minister, Rana Mashood has said that the future of 11 sub-campuses of different universities will be safeguarded through public private partnership models for the sub-campuses.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-27&edition=LHR&id=2137756_70671157




Kala Shah Kaku University Closed due to Security Threats

Provincial security department has obligated academic institutes not to open without security clearance. Kala Shah Kaku University has also been closed due to security threats.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-27/3823/edu.jpg




Protest in PU Against Extension of VC’s Tenure

Punjab University teachers and staff protested against the extension of tenure of Kamran Mujahid as the vice chancellor. A rally will also be held today in support of independent research culture in PU by Academic Staff Council. Lahore High Court has also sought reply from the government while hearing a petition against the extension of his service.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-27-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_04.gif









Winter Study Camp in Lahore

IJT is holding a winter study camp for the students of Gilgit Baltistan. 200 students of Matriculation and Intermediate will be taught in the camp.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-27/page-12/detail-0



Up-gradation of Special Education Schools

Provincial Minister for Special Education, Asif Saeed Minhais has said that 413.186 million rupees have been allocated for the up-gradation of Special Education Schools in the year 2015-16.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-27/page-12/detail-7


Investigation into Arrested Rector

Investigations are underway with the recently arrested rector, Qaiser Durrani, of a private university. He was arrested on the grounds of connections with ISIS. He has also pointed out other ISIS accomplices.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-27&edition=LHR&id=2137214_17815806




MA Urdu Results

Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department announced the results of MA Urdu, Part-I Annual Examination 2015, on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/94047-MA-Urdu-results


Teachers Concerned Over Abrupt Closure Of Schools

Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) expressing concerns over abrupt closure of schools ‘on the pretext of cold’ have termed it a conspiracy against school teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/94054-Teachers-concerned-over-abrupt-closure-of-schools



Not Our Fault: Kiln Owners Up In Arms

Hundreds of brick kiln owners staged demonstrations in various cities of the province on Tuesday to protest against the administration’s drive to eliminate child labour at brick kilns.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1034852/not-our-fault-kiln-owners-up-in-arms/


LHC Orders Foolproof Security For Educational Institutions

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday ordered Inspector General of Police (IGP) to provide foolproof security to all educational institutions in the province. Justice Ali Akbar Qurashi was hearing the case regarding steps taken for security of educational institutions in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/26/city/lahore/lhc-orders-foolproof-security-for-educational-institutions/


Private Sector Searching For Public Sector VCs

Educationists have raised eyebrows on the permanent Search Committee set up to recommend suitable candidates for the appointment of vice-chancellors (VCs) in the public sector universities with members from rival private sector universities calling the shots. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-27/page-4/detail-4


GCU Special Emergency Training Concludes

A two-day special training to cope with emergencies in the situations of terrorist attack, natural calamity and fire accident for the students of Government College University (GCU) concluded on Tuesday.  The training included detailed lessons, demonstrations and rescue drills on emergency evacuation plan, fire safety.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/94061-GCU-special-emergency-training-concludes







Army-Run Schools In Karachi Shut Over Security Fears

All army-run schools in Karachi will remain closed from January 27 (today) till Jan 31 (Sunday) in wake of serious security threats. An announcement to this effect was made late Tuesday evening. According to the announcement, all army-run schools in Karachi will remain closed for five days and reopen on Monday.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/27/national/army-run-schools-in-karachi-shut-over-security-fears/


Students Enriched with Talent

President of Sindh Physical Educators Association has said that the girls and boys are enriched with immense talent. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-01-27/page-2


Non-Muslim Students Across Sindh To Study Ethics From April 1

The Sindh Text Book Board (STBB), Jamshoro has introduced a book on ethics for non-Muslim students from class seven. The book, which covers different religions and ethical values, will become part of coursework at government schools for minorities’ students from the new academic year of 2016-2017 starting from April 1 this year.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1034710/multifaceted-learning-non-muslim-students-across-sindh-to-study-ethics-from-april-1/




14 Schools of Jacobabad Declared Vulnerable

14 schools of Jacobabad have been declared vulnerable after the inspections by SSP Sajid Khokhar. Security measures of Jacobabad have been beefed up in the wake of BKU attack.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-27-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_02.gif


Teachers Intensify Campaign Against Nazareth College Principal

A group of teachers posted at the Govt Nazareth Girls Degree College held a protest demonstration against their principal outside the local press club on Tuesday to intensify their campaign for her removal. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235577/teachers-intensify-campaign-against-nazareth-college-principal


Private Bill Approved for Metropolitan University

Sindh Assembly has passed a private bill for the construction of a metropolitan university in Karachi. The bill was passed unanimously.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-27-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_15.gif


Convocation of Karachi University Delayed

KU’s Registrar, Dr. Moazzam Ali Khan has announced that the convocation has been delayed. A new date shall be announced later on.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-27&edition=KCH&id=2136450_30893235




Security Situation – Secretary Interior and Secretary Schools Served Notices

Sindh High Court held a hearing on petition regarding security of schools. The court has issued notices to secretary interior and secretary schools for not implementing the orders of court regarding security arrangements of academic institutes.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-01-27/page-3


AKU Holds Fourth Edition Of Ignite

The much-awaited fourth edition of the geek event ‘Ignite’ was held at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKU) on Monday, in which eight igniters gave presentations on separate topics.

Completes Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1034722/the-geek-event-aku-holds-fourth-edition-of-ignite/


Official To Explain Why Sensitive Schools Have Yet To Be Surveyed

The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued on Tuesday notices to the provincial home and education secretaries to explain why private schools facing threats have not yet been surveyed in Karachi and given foolproof security. Both the secretaries have been ordered to file their replies by February 4.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1034733/officials-to-explain-why-sensitive-schools-have-yet-to-be-surveyed/


Security Concerns: Karachi University Convocation Postponed

The University of Karachi (KU) was forced to postpone its convocation for want of adequate security arrangements for the event. New dates have yet to be announced.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1034720/security-concerns-karachi-university-convocation-postponed/




KU Admissions Policy Comes Under Fire In Sindh Assembly

The admissions policy of the University of Karachi under which the varsity gives priority to the students of the metropolis came under criticism at the Sindh Assembly on Tuesday when Pakistan Peoples Party lawmakers demanded an end to what they called a ‘quota system’ and equal opportunities for students of all Sindh districts.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235590/ku-admissions-policy-comes-under-fire-in-sindh-assembly



Literary Luminaries, Showbiz Glitterati To Attend 7th KLF

More than 200 Pakistani and 38 international authors will take part in the 99-plus sessions at the 7th Karachi Literature Festival to be held on Feb 5, 6 and 7 at the Beach Luxury Hotel.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235587/literary-luminaries-showbiz-glitterati-to-attend-7th-klf


Teachers Slam Frequent Pay Stoppage

A large number of teachers took part in a rally taken out in Jacobabad on Tuesday against some unscrupulous elements within the education department, treasury office and the office of the Sindh accountant general who, according to the protesters, were minting money from them by getting their salaries stopped off and on.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235578/teachers-slam-racket-behind-frequent-pay-stoppage


SHC Questions Home, Education Secretaries Over Private Schools’ Security In Karachi

The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed on Tuesday the provincial home and education secretaries to inform the court about the compliance of its May 25 order regarding the provision of foolproof security to private schools in Karachi.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/27/national/shc-questions-home-education-secretaries-over-private-schools-security-in-karachi/





Will the Teachers Raise Weapons Now? By Ali Ahmed Dhiloon

In a country where children are killed in day light,110 million people are illiterate, 80% population is deprived of clean drinking water, if teachers raise weapons then it is not something unique.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103310445&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160127



Letters to the Editor


Why are Academic Institutes Vulnerable?

The enemies of education have once again proved their animosity with education by attacking Bacha Khan University. The attack on BKU has forced us to think about the security situation of academic institutes.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-27-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=10_09.gif


Comparison Between Policies of PEC and Boards

Punjab Examination Commission alters the paper pattern every year. The age of primary and middle students is less than matric students. Boards have only one paper pattern, while PEC’s exam has six different patterns.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-27/page-15/detail-3


Inexperienced Teachers In O’ Level Schools

I caught so many mistakes in my student’s work book; it was blindly checked by the class teacher. Being a tutor of O’ level students, it is my responsibility to recheck every single work which is done in the class.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=287175

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Terrorists will not be allowed to carry out cowardly acts and play with the lives of children: KP Governor

Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan, has said that our youth is our future and we will not allow anyone to play with their lives. He also said that they would not allow terrorists to continue their cowardly acts. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting of all the vice-chancellors of Public Sector Universities of the province and FATA held at Governor House, Peshawar.

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


Issues of primary teachers to be resolved: Khursheed Alam

Sheer Garh: The Head of Primary Teachers Association, Khurheed Alam, has strongly demanded the government to provide time scale, 25% teacher’s quota and 2,000 charges allowance to primary teachers.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?paged=2


Khursheed Shah demands judicial commission over APS, Bacha Khan University attacks

Islamabad: The Opposition leader Khursheed Shah, on Tuesday, stated that federal interior minister Mr. Chaudhry Nisar has already told the parliament that implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) is not his responsibility. While talking to newsmen outside his chamber, Khursheed Shah alleged Ch. Nisar of not carrying out NAP properly. He said that everyone including Indian PM Modi has condemned Bacha Khan University attack but the interior minister has not even bothered to visit the institution. Shah urged the authorities to form a judicial commission over the massacres of Army Public School (APS) and Bacha Khan University.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/Index.aspx?Issue=NP_PEW


Need of the hour: ‘More steps needed to improve schools security’

Peshawar: The Deputy Commissioner of Swat, Mr. Mehmood Aslam organised a meeting for the security of educational institutes in Swat. He said that we have to take measure to improve the security of educational institutions of Swat to further avoid any unfortunate incidents.

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


Most government schools closed at Tull due to security reasons

Hangu: Most of schools and universities in various parts of Hangu District have been closed due to security reasons. Security arrangements at other institutes have been reviewed to stave off any untoward situation.

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


Pakistan expresses concern over the use of Afghan soil in the attack on Bacha Khan University

Islamabad: The Foreign Office on Monday summoned the Afghan Charge d'Affaires, Syed Abdul Nasir Yousafi, to convey Pakistan's concern regarding the use of Afghan soil by terrorist elements in the Bacha Khan University attack, said a statement issued from the FO.

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


CM directives to close schools for not following stringent security measures

Khyber: Chief Minister, Pervez Khattak, has directed that the preparatory process for the construction of the Swat Expressway be advanced. He issued these directives while presiding over a high-level meeting convened to discuss the preparatory focus for the proposed project. He also ordered to properly train security guards, so that they could play their positive role in securing schools.

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

Daily Khybrain, Peshawar, Page No.1


Poor security observed in thousands of schools in Peshawar District

Peshawar: Capital Police Peshawar has inspected schools of Peshawar and declared poor security in thousands of schools. The police has filed cases against 200 schools for not taking proper and strict security measures

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/153/akhbar-e-khyber/page/2




Demand to take back the decision of increasing fees of schools

District Lasbela: Mr. Jamil Ahmed Qureshi and others said in statement that Al-Darwesh school has increased fees without any reason, which is troublesome for the parents.

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


Demand to establish school in Naal Laghorezard

District Khuzdar: Primary Girls School establishment approval should be given in Naal Laghorezard Qilli Muhammad Noor area, since the region doesn’t have a school.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


NTS victims protest

District Kharan: People who have suffered under the NTS test are protesting in front of press club along with other student organisations, claiming that officials are delaying the matter deliberately. They demanded from authorities to take steps to appoint the meritorious candidates on immediate basis without wasting time. 

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103310670&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160127


Eradication of plagiarism: Special Secretary Education

District Quetta: Special Secretary Education Balochistan, Syed Zafafr Bukhari, said plagiarism will not be allowed in examination centers any more. He said cluster examination centers will be formed.

Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar, Quetta, Page No.3


Literate & educated Balochistan is government’s vision: Muhammad Khan Lehri

District Naseerabad: Advisor to Chief Minister Haji Muhammad Khan Lehri said at the inauguration ceremony of a new building of High school at Dera Murad Jamali that government has raised educational budget.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No: 08




63 schools and colleges highly insecure

District Muzaffargarh: The Chairman, Tehsil Security Advisory Committee has issued instructions to 63 schools and colleges of Tehsil Kot Addoo, which have poor security arrangements, to improve their security arrangements or their institutions will be sealed off on permanent basis. 

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No. 06


Danish School with incomplete boundary wall

District Bahawalpur: The residents of Hasilpur and Qaimpur have appealed to DCO Bahawalpur and Commissioner Bahawalpur, to issue orders for completion of the incomplete boundary wall of Danish School Hasilpur. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-27/page-03


Ghazi Medical College without health facilities & teaching faculty

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Dr. Shaheena Najeeb Khosa, while talking to the press, said that Ghazi Medical College is a great gift for the people of south Punjab and Dera Ghazi Khan. However, Dera Medical College does not have access to sufficient funds, especially for a sufficient teaching faculty.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-27/page-03


Private schools refuse to close schools in severe weather

District Multan/Khanewal/Rahim Yar Khan/Bahawalpur/Muzaffargarh/Dera Ghazi Khan/Vehari: Government schools were closed due to severe weather, but private schools refused to close down.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-27/page-08


EDO & Numberdar decided to expel violent teacher

District Layyah:  Iqbal Hussain Sawag, Numberdar (a local influential landowner) of Chak No.243/TDA, said that Noman Habib, a teacher at Government Primary School of the same village was expelled from the job.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-27/page-02


Teachers hold protest rally in front of DCO Office

District Rajanpur: Teachers of Rajanpur District held a protest rally in front of the DCO Office, Rajanpur against the privatisation of the government schools. 

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


Parents appreciated school closure in Punjab

District Multan/Khanewal/Bahawalpur/Rahim Yar Khan: Punjab schools were given winter vacations for second time in a year.  This was appreciated by parents.  

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 08


Poor expelled from homes for a second time in the name of Danish School

District Rahim Yar Khan: Residents of Basti Punnu Faqir held a protest rally in front of the DCO Office Rahim Yar Khan and told the press that 3 years ago they were expelled from their homes in the name of construction of Danish School and were given alternate land.  They constructed their homes and now once again they were being expelled from their homes in the name of construction of Danish Colleges.  They appealed to the CM to provide them justice. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 08


Teachers with higher qualifications to be upgraded

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Government has prepared a new policy to upgrade teachers.  According to the new policy only teachers with B.A., B.Ed. or higher qualifications will be upgraded.  Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 08


Teachers protests, attendance at schools to be monitored

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of Punjab has formed Tehsil Monitoring Teams to monitor the attendance of teachers at schools. Teachers are participating in protest rallies and are not attending Schools. According to a report, the Province of Punjab has more than 15 teacher bodies and their validity is disputed.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 08


Private schools demand postponement of Class 5 & 8 examinations

District Multan: Private Schools Association has demanded postponement of Class 5 and 8 examinations due to severe cold and several other reasons. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 03




A.C visits school

District Dadu: Assistant Commissioner Dadu, Nazeer Ahmed Soomro, visited Government Higher Secondary School Phulji Station and found all teachers present on their duty.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130355879&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160127


Attempt to occupy school plot

District Thatta: A local influential tried to capture the plot of Government Girls High School, Parda Park. The incident occurred because of non-availability of compound wall to the plot.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130355867&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160127



Female teachers protest against principal

Hyderabad: Female teaches of Nuzrath College Hyderabad held a protest, against the principal of a college, alleging that she was using illegal powers against them.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130355887&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160127



No one pays heed to teacher’s protest

District Khairpur Mirs: “Other cadre” teachers continued their hunger strike, but no one paid heed to their problem to resolve them.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130355855&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160127




School building deteriorating

District Tando Muhammad Khan: Student lives are in danger, due to crumbling condition of the Government Primary School, in village Allah Warayo Mallah.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-01-27/news/page2/1%20(6).htm


JSQM protests against Taluka Education officer

District Naushehro Feroz: Members of National Party, JSQM held a protest strike against Taluka Education Officer, Kandiaro, alleging him of violating millions of rupees through corruption.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-01-27/news/page3/1%20(44).htm



Protest against transfer of teachers

District Khairpur Mirs: Students of Government Middle School Malherani protested, along with parents, against the transfer of three teachers of the school.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-01-27/news/page3/1%20(23).htm


Primary school dysfunctional for years

District Jacobabad: Primary School in village Bakhshu Khan Sabzoi has been dysfunctional, for the past eight years, due to negligence of the education authorities.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-01-27/news/page3/1%20(53).htm


Sindh Text Book Board staff protest for salaries

Jamshoro: The Staff of Sindh Text Book Board Jamhshoro, occupied roads against nonpayment of salary. They also demanded for the removal of The Secretary Board, alleging him of corruption.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-01-27/news/page8/1%20(2).htm



Most schools of Tharparker dysfunctional for long time

District Tharparker: More than 500 schools of Islam Kot, Chachro, Deeplo, Nangarparker, Dahli and Mithi have been dysfunctional for a long time, due to negligence of education authorities.

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District Coordinator visits Schools

District Qamber Shahdadkot: District Coordinator Education Department, Qamber Shahdadkot, visited schools and found 18 teachers absent, during the biometric verification.

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Primary school blazed by enemies of education

District Larkana: The building of Primary School, village Mathen Alewal, near Faridabad was attacked by fire, destroying the school’s records.

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 A.G Sindh rejects time scale of 1,200 teachers

District Qamber Shahdadkot: Accountant General Sindh has rejected time scale of 1,200 teachers of District Qamber Shahdadkot, based on the letter of Director Education Larkana.

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2 Lakh children deprived of education in Sindh

Karachi: A meeting of Board of Governors, Sindh Education Foundation, was held under the President Chairman, Mr. Syed Qaim Ali Shah. After the claim that 2 lakh children were deprived of education and 25 Lakh adults were uneducated, the Chairman has directed to ensure enrolment of two lakh children in schools.

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Scandal of illegal appointments and promotions in education boards

Karachi: More than 200, nineteen grade officers of Secondary and Intermediate Boards of Karachi have been illegally promoted, 672 have been illegally The Anti Corruption has started compiling initial reports against corruption.

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Three classrooms handed over to survey team

District Umarkot: Three classrooms of Government Primary School Qazi Sultan, have been handed over to a survey team of defense department, on the directives of school management.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Jan/27-1-2016/Page2/P2-28.jpg


P.T.Alif protest against blocking of IDs of 800 employees

District Jacobabad: Accountant General of Sindh has blocked IDs of more than 800 employees of the education department, for drawing illegally increased salary. P.T. Alif has protested against injustice with teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Jan/27-1-2016/Page2/P2-9.jpg


No school building

District Nawabshah: Residents of village Qaim Khati protested against non-availability of school building in the village.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Jan/27-1-2016/Page3/P3-14.jpg