8 June 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Rs57m approved for Dir schools’ boundary walls

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved over Rs57 million for construction of boundary walls of government schools for boys in Lower Dir district. This was stated by district education officer, male, Dr Hafiz Mohammad Ibrahim while addressing a meeting of schools’ principals and headmasters here on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1186723/rs57m-approved-for-dir-schools-boundary-walls

Education dept to ensure funds utilisation by year end

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa elementary and secondary education department claimed on Saturday it would ensure 100 per cent utilisation of its annual development allocations by end of current fiscal year.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=08_06_2015_182_004


Ssc Results Declared

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Malakand, on Saturday announced results of annual secondary school certificate (SSC) examinations, 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1186723/rs57m-approved-for-dir-schools-boundary-walls



Corruption in School specific funds in KPK

Under PTC, KPK government Rs. 10 billion were released for provision of basic facilities and construction of new class rooms but that due to the corruption these funds couldn’t reach to the right place.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102892401&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150608


Science labs are not functional

Science labs in many schools of KPK are not functional and some schools don’t have any science lab. That limits the practice and learning of science students of these schools.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102892217&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150608


UET Peshawar is the 5th best university

According to the HEC ranking UET Peshawar is ranked 5th in national ranking, last year it was on 8th number.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102890083&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150607


Demand for Shuhda Package

All teaches Coordination Council demanded “Shuhda Package” for the teachers who lost their lives during duty.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_PEW&Page=City_Page002&Date=20150607&Pageno=2&View=1


Online education offered to Balakot people

The Sungi Development Foundation with the financial assistance of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) has established two digital hubs in remote union council of Balakot to impart online education to the local people and provide other services to them.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1186480/online-education-offered-to-balakot-people


Eight of 10 accused in Malala attack case acquitted

In a surprising development, it emerged on Friday that in the trial of 10 accused in the high-profile attempted murder of education activist Malala Yousafzai, eight of them who were earlier reported to have been convicted were in fact acquitted by an anti-terrorism court in April this year.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1186527/eight-of-10-accused-in-malala-attack-case-acquitted




Pakistanis more vulnerable to mental ailments than others: expert

Speakers at a symposium have stressed the need for management of the patients, who are exposed to mental disorders due to other diseases. `We should pay attention to all the patients, who face psychiatric problems due to other diseases, like cancer, hepatitis and diabetes etc,` Prof Sayed Mohammad Sultan, head of the psychiatry department at Khyber Teaching Hospital, told the concluding session of the two-day national symposium at Khyber Medical College here on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=08_06_2015_183_006 


Over 40 scholars doing PhD on Swat

More than 40 scholars are presently busy in research for their PhD theses on the art, culture, traditions and ancient civilisation of Swat, says Dr Mohammad Ashraf Khan, the director of Taxila Institute of Ancient Civilisations at Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=08_06_2015_183_004




Balochistan government urged to allocate Rs52bn for schools

Balochistan’s secretary for secondary education, Abdul Saboor Kakra, said on Friday that only 2,778 of the 10,585 government primary schools in the province were for girls and that about 1,800 primary schools neither had rooms nor roofs.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1186520/balochistan-government-urged-to-allocate-rs52bn-for-schools


Class system in education is creating trouble for students

Jamiat Tulba-e-Islam said that class system in education system is creating troubles especially for students from poor class. We must stop promoting this syaytem.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/06-07-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


The compulsion of B.Ed for SST posts

Jamiat Tulba-e-Islam is against the compulsion of of B.Ed for SST because many students in Balochistan don’t have graduation degrees and this compulsion restricted the employment opportunity for students.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/06-07-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


The problems of students must be noticed

Pashtun SF said that the performance of Balochistan Board is not up to the mark, the post of Chairman is still vacant and students are in trouble for the hiring in SST Posts.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/06-07-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Scholarships must be on merit

Students action committee Kalat said that the deserving students are not getting the scholarships, the scholarships are being distributed among non-deserving persons.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/06-07-2015/Quetta/page12.asp


Violation of merit

Students Action Committee told that the hiring in Balochistan University is not on merit, this violation of merit is leading to the decline in education quality.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/06-07-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Balochistan University needs attention

Addressing a session by Students’ action committee, different speakers spoke against the violation of merit in Balochistan University that is responsible for the low education quality of education in the university.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/06-08-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


The educational institutions of Ziarat

Imran Khan Dotani, a social leader, appealed to take notice of the poor condition of the educational institutions in Ziarat. The teachers’ absenteeism is very high in these schools.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102891377&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150608




AJK PM Abdul Majeed inaugurates six Japan-funded schools in Muzaffarabad

 Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed inaugurated six schools in Muzaffarabad constructed by the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) at the cost of Rs65.65 million which will benefit over 35,000 people.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-07/page-2/detail-4



Computer teachers

IT association is demanding for the permanent status of computer teachers who were hired on ad hoc basis. This behavior with teachers in AJK is not discouraging them.

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


Distribution of 50 school bags

Al-Khidmat Foundation distributed 50 school bags in Government Boys Middle School. The Head of the institution applauded the effort of Al-Khidmat Foundation.

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




Another growth-ambitious budget

Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar Friday presented a growth oriented deficit budget of Rs4.3 trillion for the year 2015-2016 to achieve annual growth target of 5.5 %.He said federal government stands by its commitment to increase expenditures on education sector and bring it to 4% of GDP during its tenure, but this had to be done by centre and provinces jointly as major portion of the education has gone to the provinces after the 18th amendment.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-06-06/page-1/detail-1



Opposition calls it ‘pro-rich budget’

The federal budget for the financial year 2015-16 failed to impress opposition politicians who, collectively, labeled it a “pro-rich and anti-poor budget”. Talking to media persons outside Parliament House, MQM’s Abdul Rashid Godil said, “As far as I could understand, the budget does not give priority to health and education, and has only provided tax relief for the rich.”

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1186506/opposition-calls-it-pro-rich-budget



Rs5m FDE budget for teachers` training unutlised

The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) failed to arrange capacity-building training sessions for teachers throughout the financial year 2014-15 despite the availability of funds. Sources in the FDE told Dawn that not a single penny from the Rs5 million budget could be utilised for the teachers` training.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=08_06_2015_153_002


FEPTD allocated Rs 2,207 million

The federal government has allocated Rs 2,207 million for the ongoing and new projects of Federal Education and Professional Training Division (FEPTD) in the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP). 

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


Govt allocates Rs 20.5 billion for HEC projects

The federal government has not felt the need to increase the development budgets of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in the federal budget fiscal year 2015-16. The government has allocated Rs 20.5 billion for the new and ongoing schemes of HEC in Public Development Sector Programme (PSDP) 2015-16, increasing only Rs 843 million as compared to the last year.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-06/page-2/detail-13




No increase in development budgets of CADD, education ministry

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) and the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training will face a significant decrease in their development budgets in the fiscal year 2015-16. Compared to the outgoing fiscal year, the education ministry will face over 36 per cent and CADD 42 per cent decline in the development allocations. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1186539/no-increase-in-development-budgets-of-cadd-education-ministry


The improvement of FG Colleges

Minister CADD, Barrister Usman Ibrahim, ordered provision of basic facilities to the FG Colleges and to improve the quality of these colleges, noticing the poor standard of these institutions.

Complete Story:http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-06-06&edition=ISL&id=1731696_81976174


Money remitted abroad for education taxed

The government has imposed 5 percent advance tax on amounts remitted abroad for education purposes through Finance Bill 2015-16. The government was already charging 5 percent tax on fee exceeding Rs200,000 for those who are studying in local educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-37913-Money-remitted-abroad-for-education-taxed


PM youth plan extended to seminaries, terror victims

The Prime Minister Youth Skills Development Programme has been extended to students of religious seminaries, juvenile prisoners and victims of terrorism. According to budget documents, the programme intends to promote capacity building and giving employment to unemployed educated youth through training in 100 demand-driven trades across Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-37930-PM-youth-plan-extended-to-seminaries-terror-victims


NBF 'Book Ambassador' nominated

The National Book Foundation (NBF) has nominated Roots Millennium Schools (RMS) CEO & The Millennium University College (TMUC) Rector Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq, TI, as its 'Book Ambassador' for 2015-2016, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-322382-NBF-Book-Ambassador-nominated



The importance of access to education for every child cannot be over emphasised and its importance is increased to a greater extent in case of children with special needs. The Centre for Profound Education is a non-profit private organisation designed to cater to the special educational needs of children and young adults with varying degrees of learning difficulties.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-322383-Workshop


Young Pakistani professionals head to US to study at community colleges

Seventy-six young professionals attended their pre-departure orientation for a year of study at US community colleges at a local hotel. This is the ninth group of young Pakistanis to study in the United States under the US government-funded Community College Initiative Programme (CCIP). 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-322387-Young-Pakistani-professionals-head-to-US-to-study-at-community-colleges






FBI says nine universities on Axact list don’t exist

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has received reply from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on the Axact scam, sources said on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-08/page-2/detail-7


Students Depict Environmental Degradation On Natural Resources Through Painting

As many as 80 oil-on-canvas paintings featured the marvelous landscape of mountains, lush green forests, blue lagoons and lakes besides depicting the environmental degradation and the impact of climate change on the natural resources and human lives. 

Complete Story:  http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265873


RBISE announces scholarships for 35 students

The Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) has announced the names of 35 students who have been declared eligible for scholarship in intermediate and matriculation examination under teachers quota. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-07/page-13/detail-7



One kiln at a time

Among the many mega projects being inaugurated in the twin cities, the district education department has decided on opening a school for children working in brick kilns across Rawalpindi.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/899521/building-blocks-one-kiln-at-a-time/


RCB issues notices to school owners for tax payment

The school owners using residential areas for commercial activities have been issued tax notices by the Rawapindi Cantonment Board (RCB). A decision has been made by the RCB that the schools which are not paying taxes would be sealed and strict legal action would be taken against them.

Complete Story:  http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-06/page-13/detail-9


RIS, Edexcel collaborate

The Roots International Schools (RIS) and Edexcel will collaborate in scaling and implementing the Edexcel International Qualifications. An extensive meeting was conducted for understanding the Edexcel qualification’s structure. This meeting proved to be beneficial to deepen insight about Edexcel Primary Programme at Roots International Schools. 

Complete Story:  http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-322096-RIS-Edexcel-collaborate



Social sciences expo to be held in September

An inter-varsities consortium will be organising a social sciences exhibition as well as an international conference in the federal capital, said a press release issued on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/899508/inter-varsities-consortium-social-sciences-expo-to-be-held-in-september/


Call for promoting science education

Experts have said that the promotion of science and technology was crucial for the country’s development. They were speaking at the session titled “Making Pakistan Science Conscious” organised by National Institute of Vacuum Science and Technology (NINVAST) Islamabad in collaboration with Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS), said a press release.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/898588/call-for-promoting-science-education/


Despite disabilities, Marya’s struggle continues

An epilepsy patient, Asghar also struggles while using her left hand to go about her daily chores, however, the disability has never held her back from achieving anything.

With so many difficulties that would deter any other person, the 26-year-old never lost hope and pushed her way forward to complete her education and came out victorious after graduating with a distinction in her BS honours degree.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201006080322&EN_ID=11201006080108&EMID=11201006080054


RSS students decorate Metro Bus Station

Teachers and the students under the leadership of Mrs. Riffat Mushtaq, founder & chairperson of the Roots School System (RSS), spent days designing and planning a grand opening of the Metro Bus Terminal no. 1 in Saddar in collaboration with the district administration.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-322263-RSS-students-decorate-Metro-Bus-Station


GSIS holds talent show and KG graduation

Global System of Integrated Studies (GSIS) School & College organised annual talent show and KG graduation ceremony of its Montessori branches here in Shah Abdula Latif Bhattai Auditorium, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-322262-GSIS-holds-talent-show-and-KG-graduation


Bring Malala attackers to justice: US

The United States has asked Pakistan to ensure that all those responsible for the 2012 attack on Malala Yousafzai are brought to justice. Malala, now 17, was shot in the head in October 2012 when she was returning home from school on a bus in Swat.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1186667/bring-malala-attackers-to-justice-us


FUUAST holds mega  event ‘Innovatia 15’

Students of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) enthusiastically participated in the mega event ‘Innovatia 15’ featuring different competitions and stalls carrying unique products. The three-day event is being organised by the Society of Innovative Electronics, FUUAST.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-06/page-13/detail-2




Teachers to resume sit-in from 15th

The Punjab Muttahida Mahaz Asatiza has decided to resume its sitin at Charing Cross from June 15, alleging that the government has been turning a deaf ear to its just demands for the last couple of months.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=08_06_2015_177_004


Distribution of PEF vouchers starts

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has started distributing 50,000 nominated vouchers to its 450 school partners associated under Education Voucher Scheme (EVS) in the southern districts of Punjab.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-322243-Distribution-of-PEF-vouchers-starts


Noise from power looms affecting learning at schools’

Noise pollution from power looms impedes students’ ability to learn in schools near industrial zones. This was observed by Rabia Qurban Baghdadi, a faculty member of the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, in her study titled Impact of Power Looms Operating in Faisalabad on Minds and Faculties of Schoolchildren.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201506080109&EN_ID=11201506080048&EMID=11201506080016


Pef-Plan Pakistan To Work For Children’s Welfare

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) and Plan Pakistan, an international development organization working for the betterment of the children worldwide have decided to join hands for children’s well-being in the Punjab. For this purpose, a joint working group will be constituted to finalize mutually agreed upon areas of collaboration for the betterment of the children.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265784


Knowledge is wealth, for private schools

Public schools across Punjab, except hilly areas including Murree, are closed these days owing to annual summer vacation, usually observed from June 1 till mid-August. Reportedly, the same is the case with public schools in Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), with varied schedules.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-322357-Knowledge-is-wealth-for-private-schools


Court seeks report on govt action against private schools

Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi of the Lahore High Court on Friday sought details of government action against the administrations of private schools that are charging fee of summer vacations at once from the students.  Judge also ordered to produce the draft of law governing the private schools till June 9. Judge held that in case of failure to prduce the relevant law till next date of hearing, the secretary schools and the secretary high education would be summoned.

Complete Story:  http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-06/page-14/detail-4



The biometric system in universities

It has been decided to start biometric system in all public universities of the country to ensure transparency in examination system.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-08/page-3/detail-15



Delay in provision of electricity in a school

IESCO failed to provide meter for the connection of electricity in the school of Chak Baili Khan. The in charge Headmaster of Government Model Boys Primary Schools said that we gave Rs. 13 thousand from school fund but failed to get connection.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-06-08/page-4


Increment in salaries

Teachers associations denied to return back the increment on salaries and facilities they were getting in context of promotions since 1990. They said that government is responsible for the notification on extra education.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102891788&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150608


New strategy for the private academies

Education department declared private academies illegal, these academies are not following the rules and regulations of Educational Act.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102889051&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150606


The elimination of ban on teachers’ transfer

The teachers’ transfer will be allowed till 14th August and then again their transfer will be banned. Teachers are instructed to submit their transfer application till 30th June.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102888894&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150606


Career counselling, study abroad road show attracts students

After successful shows in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sialkot and Islamabad, a nationwide career counselling and study abroad road show by Falcon Education & Consultancy Services (Pvt) Ltd finally concluded at Flattie’s Hotel in Lahore on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-322360-Career-counselling-study-abroad-road-show-attracts-students


Three booked for getting job on fake documents

Three people were booked for getting educators’ job on fake documents here on Friday. District Education Officer Mukhtiar Husain said candidates Ali, Waseem and Mohammad Arshad had submitted their degrees of MA physical education from the University of Sargodha. He said during verification some documents of the three candidates were found bogus.

Complete Story:http://www.dawn.com/news/1186475/three-booked-for-getting-job-on-fake-documents


GCU, Chinese Universities To Launch Students Exchange Programme

Government College University (GCU) Lahore and two renowned Chinese universities will launch Student Exchange Programme, with the aim to further strengthen bilateral relations at people to people level and utilize each other’s expertise in the fields of research and development.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265903


Terrorist attack on Peshawar school reenacted

A play re-enacting the Peshawar incident moved the audience to tears on Sunday on the third day of the 14th Interactive Theatre Festival.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/899637/ugly-scenes-terrorist-attack-on-peshawar-school-reenacted/


Educational reforms stressed for national progress

Talking to APP here on Sunday, Punjab University Sociology Professor and former principal Aitchison College Dr Muhammad Hafeez said that proper management of workload of teachers, increase number of teachers in proportion to workload with a focus on research on indigenous issues, keeping the number of BS students at minimal levels in universities, reduce the number of students in M.A programmes and M-Phil programmes should be the main features of reforms.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-08/page-14/detail-3




PU teachers write to LDA over land

Punjab University’s Academic Staff Association (PU-ASA) and the PU Land Management Committee have sent letters to the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) against the alleged inclusion of PU Employees Housing Society’s (Town-I) land in the Metro Orange train project.

Complete Story:  http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-322236-PU-teachers-write-to-LDA-over-land




Teveta, PVTC ink MoU on technical training

The Punjab government and a prominent British international institution for certification, City & Guilds signed two memorandums of understanding on Friday. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was the chief guest at the ceremony held in Model Town.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-06/page-14/detail-0


Asim gets MPhil degree

Islamia University Bahawalpur research scholar Asim Saeed has been awarded MPhil (Urdu) degree on account of his research paper on literary services of Mr Absar Abdul Ali, intellectual, poet, journalist and director of the Hameed Nizami Press Institute of Pakistan. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-07/page-14/detail-10


PGMI alumni moot

On the completion of 41 years since the establishment of Post Graduate Medical Institute, its administration is holding a second alumni conference on June 10 wherein a large number of old students of PGMI belonging to in and out of Pakistan will participate.

Complete Story:  http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-322237-PGMI-alumni-moot


Two PhDs awarded

Punjab University (PU) has awarded PhD degrees to two scholars in different subjects.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-322235-Two-PhDs-awarded




It is a budget for the privileged, says MQM

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) criticised on Sunday the federal budget for 2015-16 and announced that it would oppose the budgetary proposals in parliament. Criticising the amounts allocated for easing the water and power crises and for improving delivery in the health and education sectors, Dr Sattar said that instead of focusing on these vital sectors the government had earmarked a whopping Rs184 billion for construction of roads.

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/899680/building-obsession-govt-seems-inspired-by-sher-shah-suri-says-mqm/ http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=08_06_2015_003_003






Admissions to Sindh’s first-ever girls cadet college soon

Admissions to first-ever girls cadet college in Sindh would start soon. It was decided in the meeting of Board of Directors of Bakhtawar Cadet College for Girls.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-37933-Admissions-to-Sindhs-first-ever-girls-cadet-college-soon


BIEK Cancelled Papers Now On June 13

Controller, Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK), Muhammad Imran Khan Chishti here on Saturday announced that papers cancelled on June 4 would now be held on June 13.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265899


Hiring of new Primary school teachers

Government of Sindh decided to stop hiring for the posts of primary school teachers (PST) in the future and replaced this post with the Junior Elementary School Teachers (JSTS) and Elementary School Teacher (EST).

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102891757&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150608


141 schools: An Academic milestone

On a mission to build one school for every life lost in the December 16, 2014, carnage at Peshawar Army Public School, 141 Schools for Peace, a registered Canadian not-for-profit organisation, has partnered with The Citizens Foundation (TCF) to help a few of the more than 5.4 million children in Pakistan between the ages of six and 11 who are not in a formal school.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/897053/141-schools-an-academic-milestone/


Involvement of schools director, others ruled out

Investigators probing a case involving corruption worth millions of rupees in public schools have ruled out the hands of the big fish, the final charge-sheet revealed on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/899605/ghost-teacher-scam-involvement-of-schools-director-others-ruled-out/


How governments spend their money

Last Friday, the government announced that 2.2% of Pakistan’s 2015-16 budget would be spent on the education sector (the terminology itself reflects that education too is akin to an industry now). That’s Rs98 billion out of Rs4.5 trillion, a 13% increase from last year’s Rs86 billion.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/899494/how-governments-spend-their-money/


English dept teachers oppose admissions to linguistics

The Karachi University (KU) administration seems to be clueless on how to end the impasse over admissions to the MPhil/PhD programme in linguistics at the department of English as it has recently cancelled interviews of at least 19 candidates scheduled for Monday (June 8), it emerged on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=08_06_2015_117_004


Professor given contract of Sindh Museum canteen

The Sindh Culture Department gave contract of a canteen of the Sindh Museum, Hyderabad, adjacent to the Benazir Bhutto Children Park, in the name of writers on the low rate of Rs30,000 per month to an assistant professor of the Sindh University, Salma Leghari, well known as Ammar Sindhu, allegedly without following the rules of the Sindh government.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-322274-Professor-given-contract-of-Sindh-Museum-canteen


BCom graduate turns out to be fifth suspect

A fifth suspect in the Safoora Goth killings has been arrested and the weapons and vehicle used in that attack have also been found, police said on Friday. Counter-terrorism department Raja Umer Khattab said Tahir Minhas and the three other men arrested earlier in the case had told interrogators about their associate Asadur Rehman alias Malik, who was hiding in Gulshan-e-Maymar. A CTD team raided his hideout and arrested him.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-322064-BCom-graduate-turns-out-to-be-fifth-suspect


SALU extends MA admission date

Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur (Salu) is extending the admissions date for MA (previous) in economics, English and sociology at four institutions up to June 30.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/898541/education-salu-extends-ma-admission-date/


SMIU team leaves for UK

SMIU team leaves for UK: Nine Sindh Madressatul Islam University students and four faculty and staff members left for United Kingdom on Friday under the ‘Future Leaders Programme’. The SMIU and the British Council are equally bearing the cost of training programme.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-322070-SMIU-team-leaves-for-UK


Youth urged to save environment from pollution

The world environment day is an opportunity to realise not only the responsibility of caring for earth but also to become agents of change. Dean Faculty of Sciences, University of Karachi, Professor Dr Viqar Hussain said this while delivering a speech at a seminar on ‘Environmental Data Analysis’ at the KU’s Institute of Environmental Studies on Friday.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-322225-Youth-urged-to-save-environment-from-pollution



‘Same weapon used to  kill two KU professors’

The forensic report of a weapon used in the murder of Prof Waheedur Rehman reveals that the same tool was used in the killing of Prof Shakeel Auj as well. According to details, the investigating agencies have again launched an inquiry against the suspect of Prof. Shakeel Auj’s murder Mansoor during which he disclosed that a five-member gang is involved in the professor’s murder along with other persons. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-08/page-15/detail-3



KU To Mark World Ocean Day

The Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology, University of Karachi, is celebrating the World Oceans Day with the collaboration of UNESCO on June 8. A University announcement on Sunday said that a Seminar will be conducted at Arts Auditorium, University of Karachi, with the theme “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet: Issues and Responsibilities.”

Complete Story:  http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265896


DUHS Launches Health & Fitness Programme For Its Faculty Members

Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has launched a Health and Fitness Programme for its faculty members and employees belonging to the administration. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265778


SZABUL Holds Pre-Entry  Test For Admission To Phd

Pre-entry test for admission to PhD in law programme at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law (SZABUL) was conducted here on Sunday. A press release said that 36 candidates appeared in the test conducted under the supervision of its Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Qazi Khalid Ali and Departmental Research Development Committee and Interview Committee Chairperson Justice (r) Qaiser Iqbal. The result of successful candidates will be announced on June 10.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-08/page-15/detail-2





Gaps and challenges in education spending by Rabia Tabassum

Pakistan adopted six Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and education is one of them: to achieve 100 per cent primary enrolment with high retention and gender parity by 2015. The deadline is coming close but statistics show that we are unable to meet the targets we committed to. According to estimates from 2014, the Primary Net Enrolment Rate is 57 per cent against the target of 100 per cent, while gender parity in education access is 0.88. 

Complete Story:http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/06/07/comment/gaps-and-challenges-in-education-spending/


More funds to higher education

The question of whether or not Pakistan really wants to raise its educational standards has long remained unanswered. The newly-announced allocations for education under the federal budget do nothing to clarify matters. Over 72 per cent of the total education budget for the upcoming fiscal year has gone to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) which, true to name, oversees just higher education. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/899056/more-funds-to-higher-education/ 


The Incheon Declaration

Twenty five years after the first world conference on Education For All, held at Jomtien in 1990 and fifteen years after the meeting of the World Education Forum in Dakar Senegal in the year 2000, the World Forum met again on May 19-21 at Incheon, in South Korea. Pakistan which was a signatory to the Jomtien agreement to accelerate the movement for primary education and adult literacy performed poorly, lagging behind most of the countries of the world.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-06-06/page-7/detail-0


Avenging Malala

In September of 2014, DG ISPR revealed that ten militants had been arrested, as part of the ongoing military operation in North Waziristan, for having been directly involved in the assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai, on October 9, 2012.

Complete Story:  http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-06-07/page-7/detail-0


Malala acquittals

If ever there has been an unacceptable state of affairs, it is the circumstances surrounding the trial of Malala Yousafzai’s alleged attackers. Eight men have been exonerated by an ATC operating in the bowels of a detention centre that is secretive and opaque in a trial that resulted in the conviction of two other men.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1186626/malala-acquittals


Failing Malala

S­o we learn that Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel laureate and schoolgirl shot and nearly killed in 2010 by the bullets of a Taliban backed assailant, has been failed once again by her country. Not only Malala but all of us have been let down as well. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-8-322433-Failing-Malala


The Malala matter

Surely there are not many countries where the matter of young Malala Yousafzai would have been handled, by different institutions of state, quite like it has been in our Islamic Republic. First the young campaigner for education – in an area still fighting with dark, obscure forces – was shot in the head because nobody took repeated threats to her life seriously. 

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/06/07/comment/the-malala-matter/


Convocations and Yaum-e-Takbeer by Dr. A Q Khan

Last week I attended convocations of medical colleges in Lahore and Islamabad. The first was at Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMCL), Lahore. This college is famous for its high standards. About two years ago I was also there as chief guest. At that time Prof Dr Javed Akram, a dear friend and a competent doctor, was the principal while another dear friend and renowned psychiatrist, Prof Dr Malik Mubashir, was the VC of the University of Health Sciences, Lahore with which the AIMCL is affiliated. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-322313-Convocations-and-Yaum-e-Takbeer


The real adversaries by Lal Khan

In the last period there has been an increasing tendency of the ruling political elite to use All Parties Conferences (APC) and Joint Investigation Teams (JIT) as instruments to justify state repression, solve their rows on sharing their plunder and dupe ordinary people. Basic human necessities such as water, electricity, health facilities, education, sewage, employment and the right to live a decent human life are being denied to most. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-07/page-7/detail-1


Local bodies and more by Andleeb Abbas

The holding of local bodies elections was quite an event. The fact that it was held after almost 10 years in the country was a milestone everybody thought was worth celebrating.  So far, the impact has been invisible. In fact, the latest indicators on education and health in Balochistan, which should have been the major beneficiaries of the local government system, have shown deterioration and stagnation at the bottom of the list. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-07/page-7/detail-0


Letters to the Editor 


Shortage of point buses

The government provides the service of university point buses to students. These low-fare buses pick students from their locality and drop them at Karachi University. Only 30 point buses are available for 12,000-15,000 students.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=08_06_2015_009_013


A bang

THE Economic Survey (2014-15) shows the actual performance of the government wherein all its claims have become meaningless. There is a serious deficiency in government priorities, such as developing pretentious projects at the cost of health, education and power infrastructure. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1186653/a-bang


Promoting sports

There should be a zero rate on customs duty and sales tax on equipment received free of price as assistance and sponsorship by national sports federations and POA. Kindly reduce both customs duty and sales tax on the commercial imports of sports equipment to 5pc each to make it available in the market at affordable cost to parents and schools for talented children before they are picked by grassroots sports associations for further grooming.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1186654/promoting-sports


Better school facilities

Education is necessary in our life because it plays a vital role in building a civilised society. On May 23, 2015, an incident occurred in which the roof of a private school collapsed in Multan. The negligence of the contractor during the construction of the school caused the incident. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/08-Jun-2015/better-school-facilities


Faulty paper

The Federal Board of Education is famous for setting tricky and concept-based questions in the examinations from its elementary to higher classes alike. This system of assessment is popular among educationists but sometimes unnecessary modifications and alterations in the main concept make it difficult for students to comprehend.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/07-Jun-2015/faulty-paper


SU’s Negligent Staff

Recently Sindh University has announced result of multiple subjects of previous papers, in which my MA result has been withheld by university of Sindh. When I contacted university examination conduct branch I was told that had not submitted bank challan receipt. Next day i submitted bank challan fees inscribed bank stamp and deposited date on challan. Concerned clerk refused to verify it saying they did not keep challan fees record of students.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265930


VC search committee

It is time to revise this committee that has been run by non PhD’s and non Academicians with serious conflict of interest. As the minimum educational requirement for a VC is PhD the committee should consist of eminent scholars with terminal degrees. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-08/page-7/detail-8


Horrific transport for KU

Government provides a bus services to facilitate students. These low fare buses pick students and drop them to the University, they are called points. Though almost 50% students use this facility there are only 30 busses available for almost 12 thousand students, it is unbelievable and still nothing is being done about it.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-06-07/page-7/detail-7

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Agricultural University teachers announced the boycott of the Examination

Peshawar: Agricultural University Teachers Association continues their protest and announced to boycott the Examination which is started from the 8th June, 2015.

Complete Story:  http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTE3NzA3


Embezzlement of 10 billion reserved funds for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Peshawar: Embezzlement of 10 billion reserved funds for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was found due to non-availability of the proper procedure for the fund release. The funds were distributed by the department on their own interest.  Government started investigation and order to the officials to install the details in the schools.

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


There is lack of Science Laboratories in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government Schools

Peshawar: Most of the Science Laboratories are not functioning in the province government schools due to which the students of the schools studying science without the practical experiment. 

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

Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3


Due to personal hostility my daughter and orphan nephew were failed by the Head Mistress

Nowshera: Malik Sehrab submitted the application in the court of the Sr. Civil Judge Nowshera and accused on the Head Mistresses government High School Dag Behsood that she failed his daughter and nephew due to personal hostility.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=4&date=2015-06-08


Government approved 5.75 krurr funds for the lower deer schools construction

Dir: Education Department Lower Deer approved 5.75 krurr funds for district lower deer government schools & it is decided all the schools of the district were given one lac rupees for each for sports equipment.      

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


Teachers appointment assured purely on merit:  Khairullah

Peshawar: Teachers Organization central President addressed in educational conference at Shangla and said government insured the strictly follow the merit in teachers appointment. He also demanded equal Curriculum for private and government schools.

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


Government will provide necessary funds for government school for their requirements

Nowshera: Provincial government will provide necessary funds for government schools to meet the their requirements. Government farmed parents’ teacher council to involve the parents in the decision making system.

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


Sub Division Education Officer Dureshawar once again suspended

Peshawar: Education Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa high officials once again Sub Divisional Education Officer Dure Shahwar suspended and issued him show cause notice.

Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102890092&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150607


Nominal increase in salaries is the serious joke with the teachers

Peshawar:  Teacher Organization Pakistan 35 % increase, Adhoc Relief merge in the basic salaries welcomed but hike in prices and nominal increase in the salaries is the serious joke with the teachers.

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


All Teachers Coordination Council hold protest against the violence against the women

Peshawar: All Teachers Coordination Council hold protest against the violence again the women teachers during the Local Bodies Election & demanded from the government to announce the Shaheed package for the late teachers who died during the local bodies’ election duty.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=3&date=2015-06-07

Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.2


Demand from the government to open the Khyber Medical University Campus in Malakand Division

Swat: Malakand Division students and Parents demanded from the government to established Khyber Medical University Campus in Malakand Division.

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


Malakand Board announced Matric Examination results

Swat.  Malakand Board announced the Matric Examination results. Malik Bilal Hussain with the 1028 numbers got first position, Imam Qayum second & Suleman Farsi third position in the Board.

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


Peshawar University started Lap Top distribution

Peshawar: Under the Peshawar University Admission Directorate Prime Minister Lap top distribution among the deserving students of the Peshawar University.

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


Deprived the teacher from up gradation is totally un justice. Sardar Amaan

Peshawar: Government School Teachers Association provincial President Sardar Amaanullah said provincial government exclude the teachers from the up gradation it is very un justice.

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


Mini Education Budget 15 Arab rupees increase

Peshawar:  Provincial Government Khyber Pakhtunkhwa increased in the Mini education Budget & also 13 budgets will be increase in the Higher Education Budget.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102887984&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150606


New schools have staff shortage, Nisar Khan

FATA: Bajawar Agency, President All Teachers Bajawar Agency Nisar Khan showed his grievances on the behavior of the Federal Government and Provincial Government and said that the new Middle, Primary and High schools which were sanctioned having the shortage of the staff. For 500 students here is one teacher on the other hand according the government police for every 40 students one teacher required.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=4&date=2015-06-06


To get the education is the basic right of the every child

Mardan: To get the education is the basic right of the every child. The ceremony was held in the school and the School Principal, Sareer Khan, Awaaz Foundation President, Roohul Ameen addressed on this occasion.

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


Swat University prepare the unique software  in the name of Examination Management

Swat: University of Swat prepares the unique software in the name of Examination Management.  Software special feature can scan the original or bogus degree within the second.

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




Inactiveness of Health & Education departments

Quetta: Hospitals and educational institutions of District Harnai are presenting views of archeological sites said by PSF. PSF demanded from government to take notice of such miserable conditions.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-08-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Dilapidated conditions of Ziyarat educational institutions

Ziyarat: Educational institutions of Ziyarat are in dilapidated conditions. Most of teachers are absent and improper arrangements are for children. Government should take notice to resolve issue.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_QTA&Page=City_Page002&Date=20150608&Pageno=2&View=1


Negligence of Jafferabad Education department

Usta Muhammad: Leader of Usta Muhammad zone comrade Zafar Ali, said that no effects are visible of government educational emergency in Jafferabad. Educational institutions are decaying with time because of improper care and maintenance. Teacher’s absenteeism has ruined the nation future. 

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No.4


Document verification for appointment in education department

Quetta: Documents verification for SST appointments has become headache for many people. Candidates are facing music for degrees verification. 

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


Due to wrong Policies University suffered big loss

Quetta: VC Baluchistan University said due to wrong policies and Interference University suffered big loss. In present time university is progressing towards development and providing light of education to thousands of poor students.

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


Primary school should be upgraded to Middle

Lakhra: Primary school Duba Liyari should be upgraded to middle school. Because of unavailability of Middle school in area students are unable to continue education after 5th class.

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


Interference is not acceptable

Zoab: Deputy Commissioner Sherani said interference is not acceptable in any sense in development and progression of education. Ghost teachers will be treated according to law.

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


BEF teachers should be regularized

Wadh: BEF teachers are working from previous 06 years and still not confirmed on positions. BEF teachers said it is hard to manage in present age of price hike in meager salary.

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


Development is impossible without political & Educational sense

Mastoong: BSO (Pachar) speakers said neither slogan can bring revolution nor empty promises can change the fate of public.  Development is only possible through positive political & Educational sense

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-08-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Team work can brighten future of Baluchistan University

Quetta: VC Baluchistan University said curriculum and extra curriculum activities enhance the experience and interest of candidates. He said such activities can be arranged with time to time. He added that team work is a better way to find solutions of problems and surety to bright future.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page5/


Public library is necessary in Othal

Othal: Youth is inclined towards study, but there is not any specified place of calm and environment of study available. Youth demanded from government, chairman and vice chairman of district municipal committee to provide setup of public library.

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


Unavailability of facilities

Pasni: Babar shore school upgraded to middle but still school is deprived of science/exam hall, laboratory and scientific instruments. Area people demanded to provide basic facilities as early as possible.

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


Scholarships should release for employees children

Quetta: APCA members demanded from government and Commissioner Quetta that 2013 scholarships should be released to government employee’s children.

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


Inevitable steps for standard education

Quetta: Baluchistan Boys Scout Association held a session in which different speakers said education helps to resolve the social issues and provide the mental growth, message of importance of education should prevail in society because it is essential need of time.

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


42 Crore rupees for Baluchistan PHD scholarships

Islamabad: In federal budget 2015-16, 42 Crore rupees allocated for Baluchistan PHD scholarships.

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


Success can be achieved through education

Quetta: Abdul Raheem Barech said we have to give pen in youth hands instead of weapon & drugs, he said eternal victories can be achieved through education not on the basis of war and weapons.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102887721&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150606


Demand of regularization of contract teachers

Quetta: JUI demanded to regularize contract teachers of BEF Baluchistan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102887948&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150606


Lion’s share will be allocated for girl’s education

Quetta: Provincial Secretary Education Abdul Saboor Kakar said education department is providing equal opportunities and facilities to students without any gender difference. He said lion’s share will be specified and allocated for female education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102887548&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150606


Baloch students protest

Quetta: Baloch Student Action Committee protested against violation of merit, mismanagement and nepotism of principal BMC.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No.8




PEPRA is a conspiracy against Private Schools

District Rajanpur: Fareed Khan Bangash, General Secretary, Federation of Registered Schools Punjab, while addressing a seminar of private schools said that Private Education Promotions & Regulatory Authority (PEPRA) is a conspiracy against private school.

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.2


Strict action against private school owners refusing order

District Lodhran: Ghulam Nazak, EDO Education Lodhran while talking to Daily Ausaf said that under the orders of Government of Punjab all schools (private and government) have been closed for Summer Vacations.  Strict actions will be taken against private or government institutes who will flout the orders of the Lahore High Court and Punjab Government.  School registration of such schools would be canceled on instructions of DCO Lodhran.

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


Community protests against corruption in construction of boundary wall of Girls Degree College

District Rahim Yar Khan: Local community of Chak No.64/NP, Sheikh Wahan including Muhammad Aslam and Muhammad Shafique has complained that corruption has been done in the construction of boundary wall of Government Degree College, Chak No. 64/NP, Sheikh Wahan.  They said that the boundary wall was constructed with poor material by the contractor in collaboration with Government officials.  They demanded investigation and action against the responsible persons.

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


Terminated student inflicts violence on Principal and security guard

District Bahawalnagar: Mohammed Asif Akhtar Alvi, Principal, Govt. Technical College Haroonabad reported to the police that a student named Mohammed Naeem s/o Ashraf was terminated due to misbehavior.  The said student came to College with some goons with an excuse to apologize for his misbehavior and began torturing the principal and the security guard.

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


People demand up-gradation of school Primary School

District Bahawalpur: The residents of Kotla Sheikhan, Och Sharif have demanded that the Govt. Girls Primary School Kotla Sheikhan should be upgraded because the Middle School is very far and parents cannot pay for transportation of the children.  They said the School has 200 children and if it is not upgraded, the educational future of the children will become bleak. 

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

Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.7


Hundreds of educators protest against discriminatory testing system

District Rahim Yar Khan: Hundreds of educators held a protest rally against the discriminatory test in front of the Elementary College Khanpur.  The teachers said that the initiation of the testing system was being done with a mala-fide intention to fail and terminate the teachers.  They said if the tests were going to be taken with the academic promotion and development of the teachers then they did not have any objection. The Coordinator Bahawalpur Region said that the teachers will be given training after the testing process. The protesting educators were from Liaquatpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, and Sadiqabad.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-06-07/page-8

Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3


50,000 PEF vouchers to be distributed in South Punjab schools

Districts Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rahim Yar Khan: Punjab Education Foundation has decided to distribute 50,000 PEF vouchers to hundreds of schools of South Punjab.  The work has already been completed in Districts of Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, and Rajanpur.  The distribution of vouchers is fast going on in 450 PEF partners school of Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Khanewal, Lodhran, Layyah, and Muzaffargar.  

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


Teachers demand action against officials responsible for denying promotion to teacher

District Rahim Yar Khan: Siraj Ahmed Khan, Tehsil President, Liaquatpur of Bahawalpur Teachers Association has said that government must take action against those officials who denied promotion to Primary, Middle, and High cadre under CM Teachers Promotion Package.  He said that none of the teachers from District Rahim Yar Khan was given promotion under the said package.

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


Private School owner join hands to open school in summer vacation

District Rahim Yar Khan: The parents of the children have complained that the private school owners have united and decided to open schools in summer vacation and refused close schools without collecting summer fees.  The teachers threatened students who refused to pay fees in one installment.  They continue to flout the orders of the Lahore High Court and Punjab Government for not collecting fees in one installment and also to close down schools for summer vacations.  The parents have demanded action against private school owners.

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


Principal appeals for vacation of Commerce College Land from grabbers

District Rahim Yar Khan: Abdul Aziz Hashmi, Principal, Government College of Commerce, Khanpur, while addressing a press conference said that the land of the said college has been occupied by the former employees of the TMA.  The said land should be taken back from them so that boundary wall and security arrangements could be completed.     

Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.7


Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3


Violence against 1000 innocent children, children forced to sit in classrooms without electricity

District Muzaffargarh: The parents have complained that their children are forced to come to school by the owners of Aala Public School, Muzaffargarh and electric fans are kept off and children are not provided cold water.  The children are asked to contribute RS.10 per head for ice.  The parents have also complained that violence against students is a matter of daily routine for teachers.  Parents have appealed Chairman PEF and DCO Muzaffargarh to take action against the school owners.

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


Low standard private schools flout High Court Orders, collected 3 months fees

District Khanewal: Unregistered, low standard private schools throughout the District Khanewal continue to remain open, charged fees for 3 months in one installment, and are forcing children to come to school in ordinary clothes.  Hundreds of children are fainting every day.  Parents have appealed to the DCO Khanewal and CM Punjab to take action against such schools.     

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-06-06/page-2




Villagers protested against Principal of Higher Secondary School

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Sangrar and other areas protested in Salih Pat against Principal of their village Higher Secondary School. They alleged that he was taking high fees from the students. They also told that principal always remains absent from the school.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130278078&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150608



Electricity connections of 100 schools have been disconnected

District Naushehro Feroz: SEPCO Sub Division Pad Eden has disconnected the electricity connections of 100 Schools in the name of remaining bills.

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


Teachers protested for their salaries

District Dadu: The NTS pass teachers from Qazi Arif protested for releasing of their salaries. They told that their salary was not issued since 7 months. They demanded from Sindh Education Minister and Chief Minister Sindh Mr. Qaim Ali Shah to take notice of their legal issue and demands.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130278199&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150608



Government decides to finish recruitment of Primary School Teachers posts from schools

Karachi: Sindh Government has decided to finish recruiting the posts of Primary School Teachers from in the schools by introducing new policy of recruiting teachers in the schools. Henceforth Junior Elementary School Teachers (JEST) will be recruited in the place of Primary School Teachers (PST) and Elementary School Teachers (EST) will be appointed who could teach up to elementary Classes instead of Primary; whereas on the other posts, Science, English and Mathematics Teachers would be recruited. The decision has been taken by following the new policy of World Bank for the Government Schools of Sindh.

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Biometric system would be installed in Universities to get control on Cheating in examination

Lahore: On the decision of Higher Education Commission, biometric system would be installed in all universities to get control on attendance of the students and to stop cheating in the examinations. From next year all students of M.A, MSc, M.Phil and PhD will appear in the examinations through attendance under biometric system.

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Primary School under shortage of basic facilities; building in crumbling condition

District Ghotki: Government Primary School village Murad Ghoto is ruined due to carelessness of education department. The building is in crumbling condition; teachers are getting salary without attending it; animals have occupied the building; students have left attending it.

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Decision of replacing Chairman Sindh Text Book Board Jamshoro

Karachi: Sindh Education department has decided to change the Chairman Sindh Text book board Jamshoro. Current Chairman Mr. Qadir Bux Rind would be replaced with Mr. Zakir Shah, the summary has been sent to Chief Secretary.

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Appointment of staff in Mehran University of Engineering and Technology College on political basis

District Khairpur Mirs: It is reported that new staff is recruited in the Mehran University of Engineering and Teahnology College Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto Campus Khairpur on political basis.

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Mirpur Khas board running without Chairmanship

District Mirpur Khas: The Mirpur Khas Board is running without chairman since a year due to carelessness of Provincial Government.

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33 Schools of Union Council Siri are closed since years: Abrar Kazi

Hyderabad: Awami Jamhuri Party has displayed the report of Union Council Siri where 33 Schools are closed since years due to carelessness of Education department. Mr. Abrar Kazi told that they had taken 22 days to collect the report regarding closed schools. He demanded for action against ghost teachers and corrupt officers to improve education.

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Announcement for issuing salaries to teachers; protest ended with talks

District Qamber: The teachers and P.T.Alif members from Qamber were protesting for their salaries since many days. Their protest is ended with talks. The D.E.O Mr. Agha Haq Nawaz Durani, Deouty D.E.O Mr. Abdul Ghafar Brohi, T.E.O Sijawal Mr. Anees Ul Rahman Junejo had talks with the teachers and ensured them to issue their salaries and accept their other demands.

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Education ruined; school buildings turned to sitting places of influential

District Thatta: The Education at district Thatta is ruined because of raising trends of ghost teachers and carelessness of education department. Hundreds of school buildings are standing idle and turned to sitting places of villagers and influential. The students are compelled to work in the fields due to closure of 81 schools of Taluka Thatta, 132 Ghora Bari, 120 Sakro, 12 Keti Bander, 50 Sijawal, 110 Jati and 165 Mirpur Bathoro. The residents have demanded from Sindh government to take notice and restore the schools to save future of their children.

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Girls School building under control of local influential

District Dadu: The Building of girls middle school village Ghari Taluka Mehar is under control of local influential and turned to cattle farm. The residents protested and demanded for restoration of school. They declared that girls middle school building was issued in the time period of former Chief Minister Sindh Mr. Arbab Ghulam Rahim, but it is ruined in the times period of Pakistan People’s party.

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P.T. Alif members from Qubo Saeed Khan protested against D.E.O Qamber Shahdadkot

District Qamber Shahdadkot: Teachers from Qubo Saeed Khan protested on the call of P.T. Alif members against D.E.O Qamber shahdadkot due to stoppage of their salaries. They demanded for action against D.E.O and releasing of their salary.

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Illegal appointments; Education department stopped salaries of 1267 staff

Khairpur Mirs: Most of the illegal appointments have been exposed in different districts of Sindh including Thatto and Qamber. While taking the action against illegal appointments, education department has stopped the salaries of 1267 staff on the reason of illegal appointment. AG Sindh has stopped the salaries of illegally appointed staff and has demanded them to meet face to face. The treasury officers are also found involved in drawing extra salary of the staff.

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


Education Enlighten movement will be started from august: Abrar Kazi

Awami Jamhuri party President has said that education enlighten movement will be started from august. They declared that RSU has uploaded the figure of chairs and other necessary material on the website, but there is no any existence of that material in real.

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Teachers protested for their salaries

District Qamber: P.T.Alif members and teachers protested against stoppage of their salaries. They declared that .DEO Education and treasury officers have blocked their IDs.

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92 Percent of budget is utilized on teachers’ salaries in Tharparker

District Tharparker: A Seminar was organized with the cooperation of Social Organization Mruara and Alif Ailaan. It was highlighted in the seminar that 92 percent of budget of Tharparker is utilized for teachers’ salaries and remaining 8 percent on infrastructure and monitoring.

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Middle School building construction work did not complete; protest

Hyderabad: The residents of village Ghulam Shah Lighari protested against no completion of construction work of their village middle School building. They told that the work is not completed since 7 years.

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Ghost Teachers will not be tolerated: D.C Thatta

District Thatta: Deputy Commissioner Thatta Mr. Nadeem Ul Rahman Memon has said in his statement that Ghost Teachers will not be tolerated. He directed the district officers to play part in restoration of closed schools in their areas.

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Teachers demanded for salaries; 2 Kilometers march and protest

District Qamber: P.T.Alif members and teachers continued their protest for salaries. They organized protest rally and a march for 2 kilometers against D.E.O and Treasury officer.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.5


Shortage of basic facilities of teachers and furniture in girls and boys high school

District Mirpur Khas: Government Girls and Boys High School Shadi Palli are under acute shortage of basic facilities of teachers and furniture. The buildings of the schools are in crumbling condition; there is no science laboratory for the students. Only 5 teachers are appointed in girl’s school.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.5