8 December 2015

National Press:


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Corporal punishment: Teaher accused of thrashing student
Haripur: A man has accused a class teacher of subjecting his daughter to severe corporal punishment. “My daughter Muneeba Sabir, a ninth grader at Government Girls High School Sera-e-Saleh, was whispering to a class fellow when Shehnaz Bibi, her Urdu teacher caught them,” Sabir Hussain told the media on Monday. “Shehnaz Bibi got infuriated and started slapping and punching her; she also banged Muneeba’s head against the wall.”
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1005843/corporal-punishment-man-accuses-teacher-of-thrashing-his-daughter

Judgment reserved on MTI act
Peshawar: A larger bench of Peshawar High Court headed by Chief Justice Mazhar Alam Miakhel reserved its judgment regarding Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Medical and Teaching Institutions (MTI) Reforms Act 2015 after petitioners and respondents’ lawyers completed their arguments on Monday. Earlier, Pakistan Medical Association lawyer Mian Mohibullah Kakakhel argued deficiencies in the act made it inapplicable, impractical and discriminatory.

Curbing crime
28 suspects were possessing arms and ammunition near Army Public School in the city.
Complete Story: Express Tribune, Peshawar, Page No. 2


FATA teachers seek upgradation
Ghalanai: Teachers blocked the main Peshawar-Bajaur road here on Monday demanding their upgradation. Call for the protest was given by the All Teachers Associations, Fata Mohmand Agency. The protesters complained that while teachers of settled areas were upgraded four years back, Fata teachers were still waiting their upgradation.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1224957/protesting-fata-teachers-seek-upgradation


Daily wage teachers’ woes: Salary to be released in next few days, says minister
Islamabad: The newly appointed minister of state for the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has said that the salary to daily wagers of education institutions will be released in the next few days. Meanwhile, the government will also recruit about 2,000 new teachers to meet the shortfall. CADD has forwarded a summary of Rs1.4 million for salaries of daily wagers to the ministry of finance, and the issue will be resolved in the next few days,” said CADD Minister Tariq Fazal Chaudhary.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1005863/daily-wage-teachers-woes-salary-to-be-released-in-next-few-days-says-minister

150,000 paid internships to be offered for three years
MNA says 150,000 paid internships to be offered for three years. Leila Khan, Chairperson Prime Minister’s Youth Programme, met with Sobia Maqaddam, Minister for Youth Gilgit Baltistan at PM’s Office. On the occasion, she said, “Federal government is running six schemes under PM’s Youth Programme for socio-economic development of people, especially the youth. These schemes include PM’s Youth Business Loans Scheme, PM’s Interest Free Loan Scheme, PM’s Youth Skill Development Programme, PM’s Youth Laptop Scheme, PM’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme, and PM’s Youth Training Scheme.”
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=281686

Islamabad, Teachers’ sit-in continues to third week for recognition of demands 
Teachers from federal capital have continued their protest for third week. 3 week long sit-in was organized in order to meet the demands from teachers. Higher authorities paid no heed to the ongoing protest. According to details teachers after getting support from high court are still fighting to change their contract from daily wages to permanent. They demanded permanency on urgent basis and issuance of payrolls for last 6 months.
Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Islamabad, Page No. 2
Daily Nawaiwaqt, Islamabad, Page No. 03

Failure to establish day care centers in Federal  Educational institutions
Owing to the negligence of FDA, no day care centers have been established in female educational institutions at the federal level. In the federal territory F.G. College along with 15 other schools of model setup do not have any day care center facility available.
Complete Story: Daily Nawaiwaqt, Islamabad, Page No. 03

HEC, EU delegation brief VCs on scholarship
Islamabad: Higher Education Commission (HEC) and a delegation of the European Union (EU) organised on Monday a ceremony to brief vice chancellors and rectors of public and private sector universities about the ERASMUS+ Programme for the period 2014-2020. Vice chancellors and rectors from a number of universities, attended the consultation session, held at the Commission Secretariat in Islamabad, while several universities were linked through the HEC video conferencing facility.
Complete Story:  http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-08/page-3/detail-0

Beijing educationist keen to promote Chinese language
Islamabad: An eminent Chinese educationist Zhang Hui on Monday visited the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and showed keen interest in bilateral cooperation for promoting Chinese language in Pakistan. During his meeting with Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui, he said that he found Pakistan as most friendly country for sharing common cultural heritage and traditional values said a news release issued. 
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-08/page-13/detail-4
Daily Pakistan, Islamabad, Page No. 2

FBISE educational week kicks off
Islamabad: Educational week on curriculum activities and science exhibition began on Monday and will continue till December 14 under the auspices of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE). The competition including qirat, naat, Urdu and English speech, national songs and science exhibition has been arranged among the all directorates of the FBISE. The students of higher secondary school would take part in the science exhibition while the students of secondary education would participate in the other activities.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-08/page-13/detail-10
Daily Pakistan, Islamabad, Page No. 2

Islamabad, FATA teachers protest in favor of their demands
Chairman FATA Teachers Association Abdul Maalik Orakzai led the protest organized outside national press club in Islamabad. Numerous teachers from FATA and leadership of FATA Teachers Association were amongst the protesters which were holding banners and placards with slogans in favor of their demands.
Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Islamabad, Page No. 2

Islamic University inaugurates Spectra 2015, Students to participate in more than 40 competitions
Islamabad: Spectra 2015 starts in International Islamic University Islamabad in which great number of students from university will participate in drama, photography, debate and over 40 such competitions.  This event is organized by student council.
Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Islamabad, Page No. 2

Islamabad, Sports Gala Organized by Hamdard University
Dr. Mazhar Hussain, DG Hamdard University Islamabad Campus said extra-curricular activities are equally important along with academic activities. He was chief guest on Sports gala.
Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Islamabad, Page No. 2

Sports Gala organized by All Private Schools Islamabad
Islamabad: Sports gala will be organized in sports complex Islamabad from 9 till 12 December. 1500 students from 360 schools situated in rural areas will participate in the event. President of All Private Schools Association Dr. Muhammad Afzal revealed in a press conference.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-08-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=15_04.gif

OGDCL sponsored girls’ hostel inaugurated at QAU
ISLAMABAD: A hostel with accommodation capacity of 300 students on Saturday was inaugurated at the campus of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) in collaboration with Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd (OGDCL).
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-193625-OGDCL-sponsored-girls%E2%80%99-hostel-inaugurated-at-QAU

Pakistani winners to receive leadership award from Queen
One of the winners is Muhammad Usman Khan, 27 year old from Punjab who has been selected in recognition of his dedication to bringing education to all. He designed an educational programme called "Back to Life Edutainment for Street Children." He promoted the programme using social media and managed to encourage more than 500 young people to voluntarily implement the project in four cities. 
Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/12-8-2015/page11.asp

Rs. 70 crore released for Punjab Higher Education Commission
Islamabad: To relieve Punjab Higher Education Commission of some of its problems, Punjab government has released Rs.70 crore. Rs. 2.7 billion have been allocated for 21 education projects under the annual development program. Scholarships of Rs.2 crore have also been set aside to send students abroad for higher education.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103218515&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151208

QAU students protest against closure of Linguistics Department
Students and teachers of Quaid e Azam University protested against the closure of the Linguistics Department of the university. The protestors also staged a protest before the parliament on D-Chowk, Islamabad.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-12-08/page-13/detail-0
Daily Nawaiwaqt, Islamabad, Page No. 03


Professor held for links with banned organization
Lahore: Police’s Counter-Terrorism Department arrested on Monday a Punjab University teacher for his alleged association with the banned Hizbut Tahrir (HuT) group. A CTD team raided the house of the Assistant Professor Ghalib Ata of the Institute of Administrative Sciences in Allama Iqbal Town early in the morning and took him away for interrogation.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1224908/professor-held-for-links-with-banned-organisation

Tashfeen Malik was like normal students at BZU
Multan/Layyah: Tashfeen Malik, a Pakistani woman accused along with her husband of shooting dead 14 people in California last week, was a hard-working student who wanted to be a scientist in pharmacognosy. Tashfeen came to Pakistan from Saudi Arabia and studied B-Pharmacy at Multan’s Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) from 2008 to 2012. Classmates and teachers of the 29-year-old woman say they cannot believe their soft-spoken friend could take such a horrible step.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1224922

City School Shalimar Campus holds annual play
Lahore: The City School Shalimar Campus held its annual play ‘Play On!’ on 24 and 25 November 2015 at Alhamara Hall, Mall Road, Lahore. The play was about an amateur theater company that decides to put up a show for the opening night.
Complete Story: Pakistan Today, Lahore, Page No. 10

Army Public School tragedy, preparations for anniversary 
Attock: CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif directed to observe Martyrdom Week from 10th till 16th December for the martyrs of APS. Memorial ceremonies will be arranged at district and tehsil level to pay tribute to the martyrs.
Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Islamabad, Page No. 3

Girls should also participate in extra-curricular activities along with academic, Speakers
Nankana: Prizes were distributed among the students who performed outstanding in curricular and extra-curricular activities of GGHSS Chak No. 6. The prize distribution ceremony was attended by EDO (Education) and parents to appreciate students.
Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Islamabad, Page No. 4

Young students of SKANS school take oath after elections
Rawalpindi: Little student representatives of SKAN School, Gulzar-e-Quaid, taking oath after their election.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-12-08/page-14/detail-5

Punjab minority students to get scholarships
Lahore: Punjab Government has started need-based scholarship scheme for deserving students from minorities living across the province in various categories of education.
Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201512/08/national.php

Honorarium now being paid to teachers who performed election duties in LG elections
Rawalpindi: Election Commission has started to pay honorariums to teachers who performed election duties in local bodies’ elections in Rawalpindi.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103218251&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151208

Millions of funds misappropriated in the name of running a private school
Faisalabad: An NGO called Divine Care Organization has been misusing funds in dollar currency by claiming it runs a private school. The head of organization Aatif Raza receives the funds in his private account, meant to be used for the school and other children’s causes.
Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-08/1129/dawat-line1.jpg


Over 590 awarded degrees at IBA’s 60th convocation
As many as 591 undergraduate and postgraduate students of Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, were awarded degrees at its 60th convocation held here on Sunday. Federal Minister for Planning & Development Ahsan Iqbal was the chief at the convocation ceremony held on the IBA’s main campus. It was largely attended by parents of fresh graduates and postgraduates, faculty members, prominent academicians and officials belonging to public and corporate sectors.
Complete Story: http://epaper.brecorder.com/2015/12/07/15-page/713533-news.html


The difference between knowledge and information by Muhammad Hamid Zaman
The biggest ‘need’ identified by many of us hoping to improve the status of higher education is resources. We need more classrooms or more teachers — is the typical request. The rooms are overcrowded and the teachers overburdened, we are told. But many places that have both teachers and classrooms are unable to deliver quality and insightful education. Are a lack of resources the real reason for the poor quality of teaching and instruction or is there something deeper that is wrong about how we approach our classes?
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1005692/the-difference-between-knowledge-and-information

Women’s role in development
The Constitution of Pakistan ensures equality of rights to its citizens. However, the dismal state of protection of women’s rights in Pakistan is embedded in the patriarchal culture as a result of which, in 21st century, women and girls are being deprived of their right to education and their schools are being destroyed. In order to overcome this dilemma, we need to a shift in our mindsets.
Complete Story: Daily Nawaiwaqt, Islamabd, Page No. 12

Uniform Education System by Hassnain Qasim
The stress laid upon the acquisition of education in all noble socities cannot be exaggerated. It has been a fundamental ingredient in the success and progress of all civilization of the world. Islam made the procurement of education and knowledge compulsory for everyone. Sadly the education system of Pakistan has its cons and these flaws are hindering its reach and delievery.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-08/page-7/detail-3

Future of our nation by Abid Kamalavi
Despite of so many funds being spent on literacy programmes and slogans chanted of Parha Likha Punjab and Agay Barho, literacy has not significantly improved.
Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-08/1143/1.jpg

Letters to the Editors:


Teachers’ rights
This refers to the letter, ‘Private Education’ by Adnan Mohsin Khan (December 3). I agree with the writer that private schools are not giving teachers the rewards they actually deserve.
Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/12-8-2015/page7.asp

Our education system
Pakistan’s education system is in poor conditions. The biggest problem is that curriculum is not of higher standard. Countries cannot progress where curriculums and textbooks are not written in local languages.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103218353&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151208

Double degree programs must be approved
I am a student who applied for the double degree program jointly offered by COMSATS and Lancaster University. Though I got the admission and also paid the due fees, the government now has halted the program and HEC refuses to recognize such degrees, as a result of which, future of hundreds of students is now at stake. My request is to the higher authorities to look into the matter so hardworking students like me can continue our higher education without disruption.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103218353&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151208

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Education department without additional secretary

Peshawar:  The provincial government approved the posting of an additional secretary Grade-19, including one steno and a  junior clerk for the education department 5 months ago but the appointments are still pending.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103218489&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151208


Teachers protest for upgradation

Bannu: The FATA teachers hold protest demonstration in favor of their demand of up gradation, after suspending the schools and warning to start journey towards Islamabad.

Complete Story:  http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTQ4Nzkz

Girls’ future at stake

Swat: The future of Government Girls Primary School students seems on stake, due to ghost teachers. The education department has not taken an decisive steps to rectify this yet.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/97/akhbar-e-khyber/page/3


Teachers protest while closing educational institutions

Khyber Agency: The teachers from FATA held a protest today in favor of their up gradation, while supporting the protesting teachers in Islamabad.

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

Complete Story:  Surkhab, Peshawar Page No. 3

Complete Story:  Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 8


Gulabad College students protest for their demands

Chakdara: The Government Gulabad College’s students held a protest demonstration to have their demands met, in front of the press club. Hundreds of students belonging to the JTI, PSF, Peoples Students Federation, Watan Paal Students Federation, Insaaf Students Federation participated in the rally. They said the Government Degree College Gulabad was given degree status by the Inter Board in 2005 but has not yet been awarded a post graduate status.

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




Increase in fees is equal to closing the doors of Education

District Lasbela: The Talba Action Committee Uthal zone said in statement that increase in Lasbela University fees is unlawful and injustice with the poor students of Baluchistan. The Students demanded from HEC and Government to take  notification back for the students’ benefit. If the authorities fail to take notice, the action committee said they will expand their circle of protestors and continue till their demands are met.

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


Demand for construction of school building:

District Kharan: Dasht leader Mr. Hafiz Abdullah Lehri in a statement despaired how in this advanced age of science and technology there are places like his district where students are deprived of basic education. There is no building available for a school there and said the government should focus more on the pressing need for the provision of quality education.

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


Education standard should be made possible: Khush Dil Khan

District Loralai: JUI leader Mr. Khush Dil Khan said while addressing a gathering at the Iqra English School and  Academy that quality education should be made accessible to everyone. He said the nations that excel in education become undefeatable in every field. Political interference in the education sector is a hindrance in the provision of quality education.

Complete Story:




Claims for educational betterment are baseless: PSF

District Quetta: PSF stated in a provincial press release that district Harnai’s education officer is doing with honest teachers by transferring them in far flung areas on political dictation. Educational betterment claims are baseless and are against the fact and findings declared by PSF.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-08-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Governmantal Educational institutions failure is a propaganda

District Quetta: The Provincial Secretary for Information of Pashtoonkhuwa Milli Awami party and district Chairman, Mr. Muhammad Essa and others said a merit propagatory and quality education system is the guarantee for successful future.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-08-2015/Quetta/page2.asp




Girls’ school building in miserable condition

District Bahawalpur: The building of Government Girls Primary School, Chak No.15/DNNB, Cholistan is in a dilapidated condition. The roofs have holes, the plaster is crumbling off the walls and there is no boundary wall. Female teachers there are uncomfortable doing their job because they consider their purdah compromised.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 14


Removal of two chapters from 8th class mathematics

District Lahore: The Punjab Textbook Board has decided to remove two chapters from the mathematics syllabus declaring it too advanced for the students’ current level of learning.

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


Education is a business for private schools

District Khanewal: Education is a business for most private schools of Mailssy and the Khanewal District at large as well.  They hired under-qualified teachers for teaching jobs who are not able to teach children properly. Most schools are also in 1300 square feet houses in narrow lanes and they have small classrooms like pigeonholes.   

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahimyar Khan, Page No. 2




High school building becomes dangerous for students

District Badin: The building of the government higher secondary and the main primary school has become dangerous for more than 1500 students and their teachers. The students of the primary school have been shifted to another building.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130338609&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151208


Lower staff protests nonpayment of salaries

District Sukkur: The non-teaching staff of college Side in district Sukkur protested against  the stoppage of their salaries for the past four years.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130338600&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151208


No primary school building since many years

District Sanghar: The primary school Molvi Muhammad Ibrahim has been running in a mosque since the past 22 years, due to non availability of building; even other school buildings are vacant, but students are not shifted to them.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130338633&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151208


Other cadre Teachers continue hunger strike

District Khairpur Mirs: The Teachers of other cadre continued their hunger strike against nonpayment of salaries for the last 37 months, alleging the officers not paying any heed to their protests.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130338701&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151208



Protest for appointment of Teacher in School

District Khairpur Mirs: The students, along with parents, from government Primary School village Molvi Faiz Muhammad Shar, near Thari Mirwah, carried protest against the absence of the School Teacher, while demanding from the Secretary Education, Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho to take notice of the issue.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-12-08/news/page3/1%20(27).htm


High School building in crumbling condition

District Khairpur Mirs: The building of Government Girls High School, Masan Wada is in crumbling condition; it has cracked from different places; whereas its roof parts are tumbling and compound wall is completely damaged. On that, villagers have stopped their girls to attend the school.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130338608&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151208


Protest against influential on occupying school building

District Qamber Shahdadkot: The Teachers, students and P.T.Alif members, from Qubo Saeed Khan, stood against the injustice of local influential, on his act of occupying plot of the Government Primary School, village Muhammad Ameen Brohi.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-12-08/news/page3/1%20(34).htm


Education board announces results

Hyderabad: The Education board Hyderabad declared the results of annual Examination of ninth class, 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103217683&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151208