8th June 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Building of girls school in unsecured area

People protested against building of girl’s school in unsecured area near woods. There is only one primary girl’s school in Shangla. It is decided to upgrade this school up to middle level but instead of this they started building school in un-known area which will not be safe for girls.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103562098&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160608


26 students have been awarded Gold & Silver Medals

26 students were awarded gold and silver medals for the distinctive performance in the Secondary School Certificate Examination last year. The awards were given at a ceremony held at a hotel here on Tuesday. Provincial Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Mohammad Atif Khan was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The ceremony was also addressed by chairman Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Peshawar, Dr Mohammad Shafi.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/126162-26-students-awarded-gold-silver-medals


OMR system to help conduct transparent paper checking

Peshawar Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (PBISE) on Tuesday inaugurated Optical Marks Recognizer (OMR) system for transparent conduct of examinations and error free checking of 100,000 papers in 24 hours. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Atif Khan inaugurated the system in a ceremony held here.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/08/omr-system-to-help-conduct-transparent-paper-checking/


Subject specialists want pay scale upgraded

The members of All Subject Specialists Association have demanded one-step promotion and complained that the government is not resolving their genuine problem. The demand was made in a meeting of the association held here on Tuesday with its district chairman Ahmad Khattak in the chair. Mohammad Iqbal Marwat, a member of the association, told journalists after the meeting that provincial government upgraded different cadres of teachers but subject specialists were working in the same scale. It was injustice with them, he added.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263494/subject-specialists-want-pay-scale-upgraded


Two teachers were terminated for having fake credentials

The Khyber Agency Education Office has terminated the services of two teachers on the charges of having fake documents. Salim Wazir Khan, a senior education official and head of the inquiry committee, told The News that the three-member committee thoroughly checked the official record, but couldn’t find the documents of Ahmad Shah, a resident of Charsadda, and Noor Haleem, a resident Mohmand Agency.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/126161-Two-teachers-terminated-for-having-fake-credentials



UOP announces summer vacations

The University of Peshawar (UoP) has announced the summer vacation from June, 15 2016 to August, 26 2016. After the notification all institutes, Centre’s, academy and constituent colleges of the UoP will be closed. Earlier, some public and private universities, colleges and government schools in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) had already announced the summer vacation from June 1 to Aug 14, 2016.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-08/lahore/4507/17697


PHC stops NAB from inspecting private medical colleges

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday stopped the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from inspecting private medical colleges in the province and sought reply from the head of the anti-graft body before the next hearing.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/126160-PHC-stops-NAB-from-inspecting-private-medical-colleges




College Principal gunned down in Quetta

The principal of Law College Quetta was gunned down by unidentified assailants early Wednesday morning. Barrister Amanullah Achakzai was critically wounded when unidentified armed men opened fire at him in Quetta’s Spinny Road area, following which he was shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta. The principal later succumbed to his injuries.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1118769/college-principal-gunned-quetta/




ROOTS Celebrates the World Environment Day

Roots School System, Junior Branch DHA-I, held an extravagant, thought-provoking and soul-stirring Annual Parents Day and High Achievers ceremony to honour their young graduates and high achievers at Pak-China Friendship Centre.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-06-08/page-14/detail-10


Education department seeks Rs. 400m to reconstruct ‘dangerous’ schools

The District Education Department has sought Rs400 million from the Punjab government for the reconstruction of 185 schools in the fiscal year 2016-17, the buildings of which were declared dangerous.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263475/education-department-seeks-rs400m-to-reconstruct-dangerous-schools


Agitation works as CADD notifies teachers’ promotion

The agitation threat of the Federal Government College Teachers Association has worked. The Capital Administration and Development Division has finally notified the promotion of 17 lecturers (BPS-17) of Islamabad model colleges (former FG colleges) as assistant professors (BPS-18). The CADD oversees ICT government educational institutions through the Federal Directorate of Education.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/126171-Agitation-works-as-CADD-notifies-teachers-promotion#


Students of Preston University protested against management

Preston university of Islamabad protested against the management of the University. HEC refused to attest the PHD degrees of Preston University Students.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103562359&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160608


IIUI secures IDB Grant for Photo-voltaic Energy Engineering Lab

Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has awarded a competitive international grant to International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) for the establishment of Photo-voltaic (PV) Energy Engineering Laboratory in continuation to IDB-funded Advanced Electronics Laboratories Project. The project is focused to cater the needs for development of the skilled human resource in the broader area of energy research with a special emphasis on PV engineering.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/08/iiui-secures-idb-grant-for-photovoltaic-energy-engineering-lab/



Student’s projects displayed

The Final year students of Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) have displayed their 34 products relating to electronics, thermal hydraulics, bio-medical and automotive engineering at the institute’s 4th ‘Open House’ exhibition. The Open House was organised by PIEAS’ Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) in collaboration with Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/08/students-projects-displayed/



Universities in EU to develop linkages with AIOU: EU delegation

A delegation of European Union, under its Development Adviser, Michele Rizzi, visited Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), here on Tuesday. The delegation, also met the University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr Shahid Siddiqui, assuring him that they would look into possibilities of developing linkages between AIOU and the European Union’s Universities.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-08/lahore/4508/17678


Mismanagement: PhD scholars protest against the varsity management

The PhD scholars of Preston University on Tuesday staged a protest against the university management, for failing to arrange PhD faculty and follow the Higher Education Commission (HEC) requirements. The commission, therefore, has refused to verify degrees of the students.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1118468/mismanagement-phd-scholars-protest-varsity-management/


CIIT Pro-Rector’s degree cancelled

The academic council of Preston University, Islamabad has withdrawn a doctorate degree issued to its former student — incumbent COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Pro-Rector Haroon Rashid — after his thesis was found to have been heavily plagiarised.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1118445/tainted-fruit-ciit-pro-rectors-degree-void/


French school acknowledges performance of HEC scholars

A team of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan headed by its Chairman Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed visited Aix Marseille Graduate School of Management (AMGSM) in France where a number of Pakistani scholars are pursuing their doctoral degrees. AMGSM, an internationally recognized School, is imparting postgraduate education and research since 1955 and offers Master, MSc, MBA and doctoral programmes in Management and specialized disciplines with a curriculum that is continuously adapted to meet needs of the business world.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/08/french-school-acknowledges-performance-of-hec-scholars/


Accident brings student on crutches

The dawn of a fine May this year brought nothing but bad luck to Komal Nisa, a student of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of Lahore, Islamabad Campus. On May 19th morning, she was waiting at Margalla Chowk for a bus to reach the university when a rashly-driven car hit her. Her leg got fractured, besides other severe injuries.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-06-08/page-14/detail-5


Provincial government priorities the provision of education

Deputy District Education Officer Malik Mohammad Asif Ali has said that Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif make it priority the provision of education to every children of the state.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103562357&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160608


Budget 2016-2017 gives little attention to health and education

Siraj-ul-Haq said that this budget is like old traditional budget as it gives little attention to education and health sector.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/back-page/08-Jun-2016/394492




Protest against shifting of federal schools to model schools

Federal Government Teachers Association has said that strong action will be seen if Government handed over the federal schools to model schools. Many teachers joined this protest they said they will continue it till the cancellation of notifications.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-08-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=41.gif


Hiring of 35 thousand teachers

Education department has hired thirty five thousand teachers on empty posts final list of teachers will issue in July. According to details this hiring includes teachers of Grade 9, 14 and 16.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103562407&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160608


Cheating candidates were arrested

A student was caught cheating in the examination. According to the senior superintendent, the student was caught using unfair means during the examination. The student was handed over to the police who registered a case and arrested the student.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-08&edition=ISL&id=2412182_89577894


MA French syllabus missing

The syllabus for MA French from Punjab University is missing from the markets. The students stated that the syllabus is present on the website but the books are not available in the markets. The university has denied offering any help in this regard.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-08&edition=LHR&id=2413982_87467972


PU PhD student wins World Bank Scholarship

Punjab University Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics’ PhD student Mr. Arslan Sarwar has been awarded with Robert S. McNamara (RSM) World Bank Ph.D. exchange fellowship for 10 months at University of Maine, USA. Among 144 participant countries, only 16 scholarships are awarded per year. In 2013, only Mr. Arslan Sarwar has got this award from Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/08/pu-phd-student-wins-world-bank-scholarship/


PhD student wins World Bank Scholarship 

Arslan Sarwar, a PhD student of Punjab University Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics has been awarded with Robert S McNamara (RSM) World Bank PhD exchange fellowship for 10 months at the University of Maine, USA.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-08/lahore/4519/17648


Doctors end strike after case being registered against UOG security staff

Doctors called off strike at the Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital (ABSTH) outdoor patients department on Tuesday after registration of a case against University of Gujrat Chief Security Officer Raja Umar and five guards on the complaint of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA).

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263456/doctors-end-strike-after-case-against-uog-security-staff


Extra charges from overseas students in Medical Colleges

Lahore High Court has issued a notice to the government regarding the extra charging of the fees from overseas students in the medical colleges. The issue has been issued for the second time.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-08&edition=LHR&id=2413639_72935539


Increase in fees of overseas students

Justice Shahid Waheed issue notice to Punjab Government regarding increase in fees of overseas medical students. According to source this increase is in case of overseas students only.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/back-page/08-Jun-2016/394463


TEVTA to send skilled manpower to UAE and Malaysia

Technical Education and Vocational Training (TEVTA) will send 200 skilled manpower to U.A.E. and Malaysia during Ramzan-ul-Mubarak. Visas and appointment letters have been issued. At present, 27 trained youth of TEVTA Institutes are being sent after getting their visas as a pilot project.
It was stated by Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh while talking on the occasion of visa distribution ceremony for newly recruited TEVTA graduates in UAE, Malaysia here yesterday (Tuesday) at TEVTA Secretariat.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/08/tevta-to-send-skilled-manpower-to-uae-and-malaysia/




Anjuman Talaba Islam rally against education budget allocation

The Anjuman Talaba Islam held out a rally against the government for allocating fewer budgets for education. The rally was against a reduction of 76 million rupees in the education budget.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-08&edition=LHR&id=2413650_74531773


14.6 million rupees scholarships granted

Provincial Zakat Council has approved scholarships for students worth Rs. 14.6 million. The scholarships would cover educational and religious scholarships. 4795 students of the province would benefit from these scholarships.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-08&edition=LHR&id=2413971_84014770


Scholarship of one trillion rupees

Provincial Zakat Council has allocated scholarships of one trillion forty six million and forty for thousand rupees for needy students. This amount of scholarship will benefit more than four thousand students of the district.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-08-2016/lahore/pic.asp?picname=64.gif 



Rs. 14m scholarships for deserving students

Provincial Zakat Council has released funds of Rs14.64 million for providing scholarships to deserving students of educational institutions and seminaries.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/126147-Rs14m-scholarships-for-deserving-students




Credit Grammar School is a ray of hope for students in Baldia Town

Spread over 240 square yards, a four-room school, ‘The Credit Grammar School’, offers free education to children living in Baldia Town. Located in Qaim Khani Colony, the school is the brainchild of 24-year-old Shah Hassan, who works as Senior Executive in finance at TPL Trakker.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1118072/paying-back-community-credit-grammar-school-ray-hope-students-baldia-town/


Summer Fiesta in Habib University

Habib University organized extra-curricular activities by the name Summer Fiesta to mark the start of new academic session. The university also facilitated information regarding new admissions and the students and parents willing for admissions also participated in the event.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-08&edition=KCH&id=2412690_77121852


Technology Park in University of Karachi

Technology Park will soon be opening in University of Karachi. International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences is launching an ICCBS Technology Incubator and industrial park in University of Karachi.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103561394&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160608


Prof Wahid-ur-Rehman’s family to get pension, decides KU

University of Karachi’s (KU) syndicate approved the provision of pension and house rent for five-years to the widow of slain assistant professor Dr Wahid-ur-Rehman, alias Yasir Rizvi, more than a year after this death.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1118069/compensation-money-prof-wahidur-rehmans-family-get-pension-decides-ku/




Education for FATA

Although Pakistan’s annual education statistics outline stark realities such as low school enrolment and retention rates as well as inadequate resources and infrastructure, successive governments have yet to comprehend the benefits of educating 24 million out-of-school children.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263383/education-for-fata


Education and Research

Quality education is the basic right of every person; today students select those institutes which are best in provision of quality education. This is the reason that along with public institutes private institutes are also working on better education so that our generation might accomplish their dreams.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103562510&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160608


Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Sit-in camp of unpaid ad-hoc lecturers continues during the Holy Month of Ramazan

The sit-in camp of ad-hoc lecturers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa outside the Peshawar Press Club for regularization of their services and release of salaries continues during the holy month of Ramazan. Ad-hoc Lecturers’ Association President Afsar Khan and General Secretary Saifullah are leading the protest camp. The salaries of 213 male and female lecturers working on ad-hoc basis in different colleges of FATA have been stopped since September 2015.

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

Provision of quality education to students is the first priority: Usman Gul

Mingora: The Commissioner Malakand Division Mr. Usman Gul issued instruction for the completion of the construction work of Excelsior College of Swat up to 31st August. He said that he will again visit the college in September and if the construction work not completed than a strong action would be taken as per law. He showed his displeasure on the non-completion of construction work. He said in the District our top priority to provide quality education to the district students.

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

Demand for PK-2 approved school build in PK-2 area

Peshawar: The protest demonstration was held in front of Peshawar Press Club headed by the Wajid Khan. He demanded from PTI government, CM and PTI Chairman Imran Khan to construct the PK-2 approved schools in the PK-2 area.

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

Private schools violates the instruction of District Government on fee collection

Peshawar: In the wake of upcoming annual summer vacation, most of the private schools have started collecting fees for three months in advance, adding to the miseries of inflation-stricken people. As the district government banned on private schools on collection of summer vacation fees in advance. A number of people said many private schools had started demanding an advance fee for summer vacation in a lump sum which was creating a lot of problems for them.

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

We are trying educational revolution in Orakzai Agency: Ateeq-ur-Rehman

Orakzai: We are trying education revolution in Orakzai Agency and Strict disciplinary action will be taken against the staff who found absent from their duties. We are discussing the issue of destroyed schools for their construction.  These views shared by the Orakzai Agency Education Officer, Ateeq-ur-Rehman.

Complete Story:  Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3

83 thousand government teachers can get training's from the British Council: Muhammad Atif

Peshawar: The Provincial Minister for Education Mr. Muhammad Atif Khan said that they are trying to enhance the standard of the government schools teachers. They are also arranging training for 83 thousands teachers of the government schools and also introducing new technology in educational boards. In future the papers marking would be done through new machine.

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


Local female students should be given admission in Harnai Midwifery school: Paramedics

District Harnai: All Pakistan Paramedical Staff Federation District Harnai spokesperson demanded from CM Balochistan, the Chief Secretary Balochistan & concerned officials that notice should be taken of in-activeness of midwifery school Harnai and embezzlement of development funds. Local female students should be given admission in midwifery school on preference basis instead of non local candidates, declaring that Principal of school is misusing funds.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p6/story.php?param=harni.jpg

Curriculum should be made on modern requirements: Qudratullah Mengal

District Quetta: Mr. Qudratullah Mengal of BNP along with others said in joint statement that Government has kept away Education from the reach of general public; due to poor Educational planning Balochistan is ging in swamp of illiteracy and backwardness. They said specific class has deteriorated Education system in Balochistan. They said it is time of make positive changes and curriculum should be accord with modern requirements for excellence in Education sector.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103561408&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160608

Increase in budget and educational emergency claims prove to be false: TAC

District Quetta: The spokesperson Baloch Student Action Committee said that Balochistan Educational institutions are still deprived in Educational facilities like lecturers’ scarcity and deprivation of basic facilities. Dalbandin Degree College is closed from previous one year due to deprivation of lecturers & professors. Students are worried about hostel facilities and worries about career persuasion. Baloch Student Action Committee demanded to resolve Educational issues in Balochistan.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 8

Scientific instruments will be provided to schools soon: BSTU

District Qalat: Balochistan Science Teacher’s Union BSTU applauded statement of Federal Secretariat Ministry of Science & Technology & Chairman Pakistan Science Federation Professor Muhammad Ashraf Khan that scientific instruments will be provided to all schools of Balochistan. In first round scientific instruments will be provided to all Girls & Boys Model schools of district head quarter.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 3

Educated youth is wondering for employment: President Khidmat-e-Khalaq Society

District Chaman: The President Khidmat-e-Khalq Society Mr. Gulzar Achak said people from other districts are being adjusted in Qilla Abdullah while local educated youth is wondering on roads for employment opportunities. He demanded to take legal action against illegal appointments.

Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 2


Students forced to attend school in high temperature

District Rajanpur: The Government has announced to start the crackdown against the schools that have not closed for the summer vacations. Despite the orders from the government and Education Department, various Private Schools in Rajanpur denied the instructions by forcing and threatening the Students to attend schools regularly during hot weather and Ramzan Days, otherwise their names would be struck out. Parents alleged that District Education Officers only showed the fake inquiry or just shared good report with the authorities.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-08/page- 03   

All private schools are close: PSO announcement

District Multan: Mr. Abdul Hameed Khattak, the President of Private School Organization (PSO) has announced that under his organization all private Schools have been closed. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-08/page- 08

1500 private schools unregistered due to Building Department

District Multan: Mr. Abdul Hameed Khattak, the President Private Schools Organization have said that still  1500 cases of Private Schools  registration are under process due to Building Department’s illegal demand of money to issue building certificates of said  Schools. They have demanded that Authorities should be serious to resolve the building certificate issue.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-08/page- 08

Private Schools ignores the government order

District Rahim Yar Khan: During surprising visits of various private Schools of Shaikh Wan, the Executive District Officer found many Schools continuing their Educational activities for receiving 3 months advance fee.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 11

School building in poor condition

District Dara Ghazi Khan: The Building of Boys Higher Secondary School Dajal has become a dangerous point and any incident can happen due to the negligence of Education Department

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


Protest against the corruption

District Naushehro Feroz: The Social and Political Parties from Tharoo Shah stood against corruption in Government Girls Degree College by the Principal, declaring that collage is lacking basic facilities, despite budget of Nineteen Lac.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-06-08/news/page2/1%20(16).htm