7 July 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Militancy ruins lives of thousands of students

Thousands of students in KP and FATA were forced to put their studies on hold following displacement issues owing to militant violence, military operations and floods, reportedly.

According to the State of Children in Pakistan 2014 report, schools used as long-term shelters for the IDPs from FATA have also become damaged.

Complete Story:http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/07/06/national/militancy-ruins-lives-of-thousands-of-students/

Sale of textbooks to be investigated

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education department has formed an investigation committee to look into the textbooks seized by the police from a scrap dealer near Phandu police station.

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/916113/from-a-pile-of-scrap-sale-of-textbooks-to-be-investigated/



Pay of Deputy Secretary Education stolen

Deputy Secretary given his salary checks to class four employees to deposit it to bank but he could not do it. He said that somebody stolen the salary check of ninety thousands.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102945830&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150707


Peshawar University expelling 692 contract employees

Peshawar University will expel 692 contract employees following the university Act rule. Employee’s federation said that they will hold a big protest against this act.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102945831&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150707


Students taught about protecting nature

Snow Leopard Foundation organised events at several schools to help young students become more aware of environmental issues in Koghuzi, Kajjo and Kalash Valley.

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/916088/talking-green-students-taught-about-protecting-nature/


Islamia college asked to explain denial of admission

The Peshawar High Court on Monday asked the administration of the historical Islamia College Peshawar to formally respond to a petition against denial of admission to a female student on sports quota.

Complete Story:  http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=07_07_2015_182_003




Training for tribal teachers

Basic Education Community Schools completed successful two weeks workshops for training the teachers from tribal areas. Teachers from territories of FATA attended the workshop.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102945998&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150707




Time, Rs 1.5bn needed to fix dilapidated schools

The Rawalpindi Education Department has sought Rs 1.5 billion from the Punjab government to start work on dilapidated and dangerous school buildings in the district. An official said that 23 school buildings have already been identified as highly dangerous in a survey recently conducted by the Punjab government.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/07/06/city/time-rs-1-5bn-needed-to-fix-dilapidated-schools/


Rs100m FDE funds lapse as daily wagers wait for salaries

Though over 800 teaching and non-teaching staf f members have been waiting for their salaries for over a year, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) failed to utilise an amount of Rs100 million during the financial year 2014-15. As a result, the unutilised amount lapsed.

Complete Story:  http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=07_07_2015_152_007


Fight against militancy yielded good results: PM

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Pakistan was determined to improve the quality of education, enhance gender equality and provide increased learning opportunities for both male and female students in the country.  “I strongly believe that education of youth is the only way forward for socio-economic progress of our future generations and that eradicating illiteracy is essential for promotion of peace, tolerance and harmony in any society,” he said during a meeting with UN Special Envoy for Global Education and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Complete Story:http://nation.com.pk/national/07-Jul-2015/fight-against-militancy-yielded-good-results-pm




Malala to call for $39bn education investment at Oslo summit

Student activist Malala Yousafzai will be calling on world leaders at the Oslo Education Summit to deliver on their commitments, and ensure every child has access to 12 years of free quality primary and secondary education.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/07/06/national/malala-to-call-for-39bn-education-investment-at-oslo-summit/




New policy for transfer of teachers

An official in the Rawalpindi education department said the new policy, which proposes to lift the ban on transfers and postings, has been sent to the chief minister’s office for approval. He said a three-member committee has also been constituted to supervise the performance of teachers and head teachers. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/916127/postings-manual-new-policy-for-transfer-of-teachers/


Screening of students for drug addiction proposed

The Senate standing committee on interior and narcotics on Monday advised the federal ministry of education to conduct medical test on admission seekers to colleges and universities to ensure the students are not using drugs.

Complete Story:  http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=07_07_2015_004_001


Students get laptops and scholarships

Senator Raja Zafar-ul-Haq addressed a ceremony organised for laptop distribution under the Prime Minister Laptop Scheme and Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF) scholarship card at Pir Mehr Ali Shah -- Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) here on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-327608-Students-get-laptops-and-scholarships


Social Sciences dean says being shown door for dissenting with vice-chancellor

The vice-chancellor (VC) of Quaid-e-Azam University has reportedly written to the president to remove a university dean from her post merely because she opposed a few decisions of the VC concerning faculty appointments in her department.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/916081/ruckus-at-qau-social-sciences-dean-says-being-shown-door-for-dissenting-with-vice-chancellor/


IUCPSS to celebrate Social Sciences Year

The Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences (IUCPSS) has decided to celebrate this financial year from 1 July 2015 to June 30, 2016 for promotion of social sciences in Pakistan. IUCPSS will organise a number of countrywide events in collaboration with its partner organisations.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-327595-IUCPSS-to-celebrate-Social-Sciences-Year







AIOU to hold moot on ‘Research in Education

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold here a first-ever international conference on ‘Research and Practices in Education’. The major purpose of the conference is to provide researchers and practitioners a platform to present their recent work and to interact with fellows in global community.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-327599-AIOU-to-hold-moot-on-Research-in-Education



IIUI rebuts allegations of IS presence at campus

The International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) has strongly refuted news published in a section of press about the presence of Islamic State (IS) and termed the allegation as baseless and untrue. IIUI spokesman Hairan Khattak in response to the allegations said on Monday that it was quite upsetting to see that the news item released by the agency was totally untrue, baseless, fabricated and out of context. 

Complete Story:  http://dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-07/page-13/detail-4


Work on home economics college inaugurated

Minister of State for the Capital Administration and Development Division Barrister Usman Ibrahim has inaugurated the long-awaited work on the establishment of FG College of Home Economics, Management Sciences and Specialised Disciplines F-11/1 by unveiling the plaque.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-327613-Work-on-home-economics-college-inaugurated




Soft loan for construction of hostel at UAF approved

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad Endowment Fund’s Board of Directors meeting approved soft loan for employees and construction of an executive hostel at the campus to facilitate the campus community.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-327622-Soft-loan-for-construction-of-hostel-at-UAF-approved


Teachers urged to promote Islam

Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran chaired the meeting attended by all deans, principals, directors, chairpersons and heads of various departments. He said the Punjab government was taking serious measures to ensure security on campuses. He urged the teachers to play their role to promote real image of Islam and counter the challenge of extremism. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-327580-Teachers-urged-to-promote-Islam




College in miserable condition

Government establishes a college “Government Guru Nanank Girls Degree College” at Nankana Sahib. College building is useless and no classes of graduation could start at college due to departmental ignorance.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2015-07-07/page-5


Inauguration of Institute of Emerging Leaders

Interfaith League Against Poverty (I-LAP) inaugurated its latest project on education under the title of “the Institute of Emerging Leaders (TiEL)” in a ceremony held here the other day. This project is the vision of Sajid Ishaq, Chairman Interfaith League Against Poverty (I-LAP), Chairman Pakistan Interfaith League (PIL) and President Minority Wing PTI, who believes that the education and uplift of youth from the Christian Community will play a major role in the progress of Pakistan as it is a big segment of the society.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/business/07-Jul-2015/corporate-corner


Govt seeks babus’ role for change

Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana addressed the participants at a certificate award ceremony of the 102nd National Management Course and 17th Senior Management Course” at the National Management College, Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Lahore, on Monday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/07-Jul-2015/gov-seeks-babus-role-for-change


‘1,000 workers to be sent to UAE after Eid’

Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Shaikh has said Tevta will send 1,000 skilled manpower to the UAE after Eid.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-327588-1000-workers-to-be-sent-to-UAE-after-Eid




BIEK announces availability of mark sheets

Board of Intermediate Examinations Karachi’s (BIEK) examination controller Muhammad Imran Khan Chishti has asked the administration of all relevant institutions to collect the mark sheets of their students, who appeared in the Intermediate part two exams in arts and home economics this year.

Complete Story:  http://tribune.com.pk/story/916044/awaiting-results-biek-announces-availability-of-mark-sheets/


RSU corruption reports to be thoroughly probed’

The provincial education secretary vowed on Monday that reports of irregularities in the Reform Support Unit programme would be thoroughly investigated. The secretary pointed out that the education department had introduced a biometric system to trace the presence of ghost teachers and so far, the record of around 54,710 teachers had been compiled and verified. 

Complete Story:  http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-327552-RSU-corruption-reports-to-be-thoroughly-probed




Enrolment in KU diploma

The Department of Political Science, University of Karachi, on Monday announced dates for enrolment in a postgraduate diploma in local government and administrations. 

Complete Story:  http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-327560-Enrolment-in-KU-diploma


SMIU plans to upgrade library

Vice Chancellor Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said on Monday that the university's Hassanally Effendi Library was being renovated on digital lines. Online access to the books would be provided to readers and an online cataloguing system would also be developed, he mentioned.

Complete Story:  http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-327559-SMIU-plans-to-upgrade-library


KU slams builders’ attempt to grab land

A property dispute near the Maskan gate of University of Karachi (KU) broke out on Sunday morning when Rufi builders and developers started construction work on the said land, according to reports.The KU’s campus security advisor claims it to be the varsity’s property.

Complete Story:  http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/07/06/national/ku-slams-builders-attempt-to-grab-land/


Family of engineering student demands justice

The family of an engineering student who died under controversial circumstances in the Hyderabad central prison believe that they are being denied justice. Taugeer Mashoori, a final year student at the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology`s electrical department, was arrested along with two friends Sohail Mari and Saif Katpar on June 26 in a liquor case by the GOR police. Later, he and his friends were sent to prison on 14-day judicial remand.

Complete Story:  http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=07_07_2015_119_006




Neglecting education, hastening decline by Khayyam Mushir

If Pakistan’s rulers, civil or military, have had anything in common it is their unwavering commitment to ensure that national standards of education remain abysmal, with only the minority in the affluent classes capable of accessing quality education; a minority who, it is certain, will eventually emigrate to escape the vortex of descent that defines our national journey’s end. This commitment to destroy the foundations of education began with Ziaul Haq, through that dictator’s deliberate and systemic decimation of the standards of public education

Complete Story:  http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-327655-Neglecting-education-hastening-decline


What are our own development goals? By Muhammad Hamid Zaman

A quick and cursory glance at the UN Development charts for Pakistan suggests that of the 33 indicators for which data is available, Pakistan is on track for nine and off track for 24 and unlikely to meet the target there. Issues such as access to quality (and not just) education, research and training, and disease management, also deserve specific goals. 

Complete Story:  http://tribune.com.pk/story/915974/what-are-our-own-development-goals/


Exam of higher Education Department By Yossaf Abbasi

HEC is following the international standards for education. In this regards HEC decided to replace the two years bachelors program from all degree colleges with four years honors Graduation.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102945738&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150707


Question of Future By Ammar Choudhry

Fifteen years before admissions to medical and engineering colleges were bases on marks secured in intermediate. But suddenly governors decided to impose a difficult entry test as mandatory for admissions to engineering and medical colleges.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-07-07&edition=LHR&id=1782563_49855218


Pakistanis, why so interested? By Waqar Jappa

The official website of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) shows that, currently, there are over two hundred universities in the country. Almost 70 percent of these universities have independent departments of Mass Communication or Media Studies. In spite of the stark differences of quality of the faculty, availability of infrastructure, much talked about and least followed course outlines and stupid faculty politics, they have one thing in common. Guess what? An internship course. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/blogs/06-Jul-2015/scotus-verdict-pakistanis-why-so-interested


Letters to the Editor


Knowledge corridor

We must admit that the time for slogans such as `education for all` and `each one teach one` are the talk of the past. Today education has attained the height of knowledge and skill where one has to be well-versed both in theoretical and in practical knowledge, particularly information technology.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=07_07_2015_009_006


No reading culture

Turbat, a major city where thousands of students can be found trying to obtain an education, faces a shocking shortage of libraries. There is just one public library and there are no more than 1,500 books. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/letters/07-Jul-2015/no-reading-culture

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Construction and varnishing of two government Schools has completed

Peshawar:  “Zarb –e- Azb” victims have moved to Bannu and other districts of Khyber Pakthunkhwa and got shelter there.  The schools which affected as results of “Zarb –e- azb” are reconstructed and rebuild and government in this plan is reconstructing and painting the Schools and also providing electricity, furniture and other basic requirements of Schools.

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


If the demands are not approved we will hold protest

Mardan: All Employees Association Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan President Ajmal Babu said if government not include the University technical staff in up gradation program than we will be hold protest in this regard.

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


Government Centennial Model High School is closed for several days

FATA: Khyber Agency:  Government Centennial Model High School is closed for several days, students go to School daily but can’t get education because the Principal is absent from their duties and school closed.

Complete Story:  http://www.naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


Education is a sign of a nation's development

Karak: Unofficial Basic Educational Schools Research Officer Muhammad Alam Khan said Education is a sign of a nation's development.

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


56 teachers political transfer may be stopped. Markazi Ustazaan

Swabi: ANP District Swabi President Ameer Rehman demanded from the provincial government that his allies’ party in Swabi started transfer of the 56 teachers of Swabi on political basis and may be stopped.

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




Government Primary Girls school should be upgraded

Othal: Government Primary Girls School Moza Kangar should be upgraded to middle. Because of unavailability of middle school in area girls are leaving education in between.

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


Hindrance in establishment of new educational institutions will not be tolerated

Quetta: Hindrance in establishment of new educational institutions will not be tolerated said by BSO (Pachar) leaders.

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



Faculty appointments in education department are sham

Quetta: NTS test successful candidates are being failed in interviews which is violation of merit. Faculty appointments in education department are sham.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102945161&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150707





Girls College boundary wall incomplete, Contractor disappears

District Layyah: The contractor who was given the contract for construction of boundary wall around the Girls College Chowk Azam has disappeared leaving the boundary wall and the main gate incomplete.  Citizens have complained to the DCO Layyah to take action against the said absconder contractor.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.4


Girls Primary School without boundary wall

District Bahawalpur: The residents of Kot Khalifa have protested that the Govt. Girls Primary School Zargar is without a boundary wall and they have given applications to the authorities several times, but they have not paid any attention to the problem.   

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 10


AEO visits private schools, orders construction of new buildings

District Rahim Yar Khan: Jam Hassan, AEO visited private schools of Sehja, examined the buildings of the said schools minutely and found that the said buildings were very miserable and ordered the owners to construct new buildings.  One of the Schools named Shaheen Public School did not have a proper building and the students were sitting under huts.  The AEO told the press that it was very unjust to compel students to sit under these huts.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-07-07/page-11

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


Students of Rangers Schools get top positions in Federal Board

District Rahim Yar Khan: The students of Rangers School Khanpur have availed top positions in the Matriculation Examinations of Federal Board.  The students of the said school have got first 3 positions.

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


Punjab Government asks recommendations for promotion of PST to promote them as SST

District Multan: The Punjab Ministry of Education, through Secretary Education has issued notices to EDOs all over Punjab to  prepare seniority lists of Primary teachers for their promotion as SSTs.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-07-07/page-8




NTS Pass Teachers protested for salaries

District Badin: The NTS examination passed Teachers protested for their salaries before Treasury Office. They declared salaries are not issued for 7 months. They demanded for early release of their salaries.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130287975&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150707


P.T Alif protested for conveyance allowance

District Sanghar: The P.T.Alif members and other Teachers from Khipro City protested for their conveyance allowance. They declared that conveyance allowance is deducted from salaries and no time scale is given. They demanded for issuance of their conveyance allowance.

Complete Story:  http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130287941&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150707



Sindh Madarsat ul Islam University’s Library would be digitalized: V.C

Karachi: The Vice Chancellor Sindh Madarsat ul Islam Mr. Dr. Muhammad Ali Shaikh has said that library of the University would be digitalized soon; the readers would be assisted with books and online system.

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



Teachers protested against deduction of conveyance allowance

District Jacobabad: The Teachers and P.T.Alif members from Kandhkot city protested against treasury officers on their involvement in deduction of conveyance allowance form their salaries.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130287997&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150707


JSSF continued protested for completion of construction work of school

District Qamber: The JSSF members from Qubo Saeed Khan protested for completion of construction work of Government High School. They declared that contractor was using substandard material in the construction work of the school. They demanded for action against him.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-07-07/news/page2/1%20(3).htm



8 Computers stolen from Government Girls High School; recovered

District Tando Muhammad Khan: The unidentified thieves had stolen 8 computers from Government Girls High School Bulri Shah Karim; the computers are recovered by the local police.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130288187&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150707


SMS Service started for receiving of complaints of Schools and Colleges

Karachi: Sindh Government has taken step of initiating SMS service for receiving the complaints from public and Head Masters of the schools and colleges. The contract has been signed by Secretary Education with a Private Company named “TEXT”. For that purpose more than 7 thousand Ufone Sims are issued to the concerned head Masters.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102944870&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150707



NAB investigates the matter of illegal appointments in Education Department: Secretary Education

Karachi: Secretary Sindh Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has declared that National Accountability Bureau is investigating the matter of illegal appointments in the time of former Education Minister Mr. Pir Mazhar Ul Haq. Education Department is also supporting NAB in investigation and whosoever would be involved that will be treated seriously and action would be taken against him.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102944871&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150707



Education Officers of Jhudo worried after NAB investigation

District Mipur Khas: The Education Officers of Taluka Jhudo are worried after the investigations of NAB. The Officers have appointed more than 200 people on taking bribe from them and it is also reported that those recruited employees are getting their salaries on their bogus certificates.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_07072015015356.jpg


8 Computers stolen away from Government Girls High School

District Tando Muhammad Khan: The unidentified thieves’ stolen away 8 computers from Government Girls High School Bulri Shah Karim.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_07072015015817.jpg