Peshawar School Carnage: 141 martyred, 124 injured
The death toll from Tuesday's terrorist attack on Army Public School has mounted to 141, 132 of them students, while more than 124 others sustained wounds. According to DG ISPR, 132 children and 9 school staff members were martyred while 7 soldiers including two officers were injured in the attack. The proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed credit of one of the deadliest attack in Pakistan’s history.
Educational institutions to remain closed
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced that educational institutions in the province would remain closed for three days to mourn the brutal killing of students in the terrorist attack on the Army Public School in the provincial capital. All the private schools and universities have also announced the closure of educational institutions across the province to express solidarity with the aggrieved families.
APS schooled around 1,100 children
Eventually, when Army Public School and Degree College reopens, over 130 of its nearly 1,100 students will not be attending classes. These children’s lives were tragically cut short in Tuesday’s savage assault. Commissioned in 1994, the institute was built on Warsak Road on around 100 kanals of land. From its modest beginnings when it only had a nursery block at the APS Warsak Boys Wing, it grew into a primary and subsequently a middle school. In its current form, the school offers education at the primary, middle and secondary levels.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak while strongly condemning the terror incident of attacking a school in the high security zone at Warsak Road Peshawar and giving bloodbath to innocent children therein has termed it extremely anti-human and barbaric act of the century. He said that such holocaust is impossible for a group but it involved clandestine external terror forces.
The chief minister announced Shaheed Package for the affected families wherein heirs of slain students and teachers will be paid Rs5 lakh each while every injured will receive Rs2 lakh. Similarly he announced three days official mourning wherein the national flag will be flown at half-mast at all government buildings while all the public and private educational institutions will be closed.
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Brutality condemned widely
The merciless massacre of schoolchildren in Peshawar by Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has been widely condemned by all segments of society. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif at a press conference termed the attack the worst ever terror incident that saddened each and every citizen from Peshawar to Karachi and said those brutal murderers who killed innocent children should be awarded exemplary punishment. He said it was time the whole nation gathered on a single platform to eliminate the menace of terrorism, otherwise, he feared, terrorism would eliminate the nation.
This brutality has been condemned by international forums as well.
Schoolchildren panic-struck, people in mourning
The Army Public School attack has reminded the people of a similar terrorist strike in the Russian city of Beslan in 2004. The Tuesday violence, which killed over 140 people mostly children, paralysed the capital city. With the people in a state of shock, roads saw blaring ambulances head for hospitals from the school all the day. The attack is perhaps the second deadliest after a similar violent takeover of Beslan school by Chechen terrorists in which more than 330 people mostly children were killed.
Peshawar Incidence is rank at 2nd number in world.
In all incidences of attack on school, Peshawar incidence is ranked 2nd. Previously horrible incidences occurred at Russia, America, Germany, Israel etc.
Lecture on terrorism at attack at Army Public School
There was a lecture on terrorism going on at the time of terrorist attack at Army Public School Peshawar.
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Court strikes down woman university VC`s appointment
The Peshawar High Court on Tuesday declared Dr Razia Sultana`s appointment as vice chancellor of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar illegal. In a short order, a bench consisting of Justice Abdul Lateef Khan and Justice Lal Jan Khattak announced accepting a petition of senior academician Professor Ghazala Yasmeen, who had claimed she was on top of the merit list prepared by a committee formed to search the vice chancellor but even then,Dr Raziawas appointed to the post.
HEC to enhance education and collaborating for its progress
Vice Chancellor Loralai University said that HEC is working for the progress in education system of the region. For this purpose, HEC is collaborating with other divisions.
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Doubled Education budget of the region
Secretary education and other civil society organizations said that government has increased education budget twice. Government is seriously working on development of this sector.
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GB teachers continue protest for service structure
Over 200 schoolteachers, mostly females, of the Social Action Programme (SAP) from the seven districts of Gilgit-Baltistan have been staging a sit-in at Gadibagh here since November 18 to demand regularisation of service and payment of the withheld salaries.Despite harsh weather, the teachers have vowed to continue their agitation till their demands were met. Gulaam Akbar, the SAP teachers` association president, told Dawn that hundreds of teachers, mostly females along with the children, had been protesting for their rights since November 18.
Protecting our children: Educational institutes put on high alert
After a gristly terrorist attack at a school in Peshawar on Tuesday killed over 135 people, most of whom were schoolchildren, all educational institutes have been put on high alert and asked to take prompt measures for the security of pupil and staff. In a letter, the Islamabad police have issued instructions to educational institutes to take precautionary steps, especially with school vans, as explosive devices could be attached to them. An official at an educational institute, requesting anonymity, said that the police had sent the letter a couple of days ago, but it was circulated again in light of the Peshawar massacre.
Students selected to study in US to be ambassadors of Pakistan: Olson
Unites States Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson here on Tuesday told the students selected to study in US that they would be informal ambassadors of their country during their stay in America. The ambassador make these remarks in a pre-departure orientation of a group of 240 students selected for undergraduate study by the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) held here at a local hotel.
Schools in twin cities open today
All public and private schools of the twin cities will remain open on wednesday. President All Pakistan Private School Management Association Abrar Ahmed Khan said: `All schools in Rawalpindi will remain open on Wednesday, however, we will observe holiday on Thursday. Similarly, the spokesmen for Federal Directorate of Education(FDE) and Private School Association said both government-run and private institutions will remain open on Wednesday.
The much-awaited expansion of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) would provide great opportunities to Pakistan to play its pivotal role for promoting regional peace and stability in the vast Eurasian region. The SCO countries should undertake collaborative efforts in enchaining people to people relationship especially in higher education sector.
Applications of ICT’s in education
Technological revolution is bringing a paradigm shift in today’s world and if a nation wishes to develop and grow at a fast pace, it has to opt for latest technologies that are creating headways. The third world states need to come forward to become part of the mega projects of science and technology like CERN. The government of Pakistan is committed to exploiting potential of various technologies, especially those related to Information and Communications (ICTs).This was the crux of the views of experts at a two-day international workshop on ‘Applications of ICTs in Education, Healthcare and Agriculture’, concluded here Tuesday. Hosted by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), the event was co-organized by COMSATS, ISESCO, and Inter Islamic Network on Information Technology (INIT).
Teachers from Balochistan visit IIUI
A 20-member delegation of Professors and lecturers from Balochistan visited International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) on Tuesday where they were briefed about the university while they also visited various faculties and departments.
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Students present films aimed at social change
Six short documentary films addressing social issues produced by student filmmakers were presented at Kuch Khaas on Tuesday. The event, organised by Rutgers World Population Fund, aimed at using film as a medium for social change. The films raised topics such as domestic violence, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/ Aids) and child marriages.
Private school to have 3 days for condolence
Private association decided to have 3 days from the condolence of victims of Peshawar Army Public School.
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Two years extension for improving grades
Upon the suggestions of Interboard Committee, the government gave two years for improving the grades in exams.
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No facilitation by F.B.I.S
Federal board of intermediate and secondary education is making admission process more complicated. Students having difficulties to get their result cards. Parents are also facing difficulties.
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Training workshop at QAU
Quaid I Azam University is organizing 5 days training workshop on effective training management. Higher Education Commission is facilitating this training workshop.
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Bail of School land occupation mafia
Regional magistrate accepted the application of bail of people who illegally occupied land of school. They are released after acceptance of their bail request.
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Security at schools to be beefed up
Law enforcement agencies on Tuesday reviewed security arrangements at different universities and colleges in the city in the wake of the terrorist attacl< on Army Public School in Peshawar. Police and intelligence officials visited the Government College University as well as other educational institutes and asked their managements to ensure security as well as that rules and regulations for other matters were followed. Meanwhile, the Punjab School Education Department has called a meeting of headmasters and headmistresses of public schools at the Government Central Model School, Rattigan Road.
Pindi schools lack security arrangements
The management of many private and government educational institutions have failed in making prompt security arrangements to protect students and staff in case of any mishap. Around 1,950 government schools, including 380 high and higher secondary schools, and some 3,000 private schools are imparting education in Rawalpindi division but only a few have adopted security measures to foil any possible terror attack.
60 teachers from 75 schools in Bahawalpur participated in a capacity building workshop by the PEF on Tuesday.
Private schools not following the security guidelines
Private schools are not following the mutually agreed upon security guidelines between the All Pakistan Private Schools Federation and government. A majority of private schools in the metropolitan are still not following the security guidelines as decided by their own federation and directed by the government to implement in letter and spirit long time ago, Pakistan Today has learnt. The standard operation procedures (SOPs) were decided after the terrorists announced targeting educational institutions as well. It was jointly decided by private schools and the government that security measures will be ensured by all private schools.
No security guard at schools
More than 34 thousand primary schools are operating without any security guard. In those middle school where there are guards, are lacking security weapons.
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Expelling of 97 students
Hundreds of students of the Postgraduate Girls College Chishtian on Tuesday staged a demonstration against the attitude of their Principal Samina Naveed and her husband Naveed Anjum, a local lawyer of Chishtian. The protesting girls’ students also staged a sit-in at Kutchery Chowk, Chishtian, and blocked traffic to register their protest.
Students kidnapping cases for ransom in Faisalabad and Gujranwala
The police claimed to have recovered an NTU student and arrested two kidnappers. Furqan Zahid, 17, of Chak 217/RB, Gojra was standing at Gulfishan Roundabout Bus Stand when unknown people kidnapped him at gunpoint about 25 days ago. The kidnappers had demanded Rs 10 million as ransom from his parents for his release whose father was an Italian national.
The police have recovered another eight-year-old student kidnapped for ransom from Kot Addu, Muzaffargarh.
Nizamuddin appointed Punjab HEC chairman
The Punjab government on Tuesday appointed renowned educationist Professor Dr Muhammad Nizamuddin as Punjab Higher Education Commission chairman. Professor Dr. Mohammad Nizamuddin earned his PhD degree in Population/Social Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (1979), with fellowship from Ford Foundation New York.
Ex-CJ stresses education, research
FORMER Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jillani said though there had been a considerable development in education and research in the country during the last 10 years, but there was still much to be desired. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of an international symposium here at the University of Health Sciences (UHS), Tuesday, former chief justice said it was high time we ask ourselves why there was not a single university of 57 Islamic states included in the top 100 universities of the world; why Pakistan spends only 2.4 percent of its GDP on education; and, why we have such a horrible infant mortality rate. ‘If we want to regain past glory we will have to set our priorities,’ Justice Jillani said.
TEVTA Secretariat to get international placement center
Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) chairperson Irfan Qaiser Shaikh said on Tuesday that an international placement center would be established at the TEVTA Secretariat to facilitate the export of skilled labour to foreign countries. He was chairing a meeting convened to review placement of TEVTA alumni. Shaikh said there was a pressing need for skilled manpower in the Middle East.
Students witnessed arms display
A group of 100 students and 7 faculty members from National University of Modern Languages (Numl) spent a day out with the Army at the Lahore Garrison, a press release said on Tuesday. On the instructions of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, the programme titled ‘Know your Army’ has been initiated to make youth aware of the functioning of the military management and operational preparedness and defence capability. The programme started with wreath laying ceremony and dua at Yadgar-e-Shuhada, followed by a demonstration by the quick reaction force. The students also witnessed arms and equipment display. The day long programme culminated at flag ceremony at Wahga border post. A
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Environment moot begins at GCU
A two-day international conference on “environment and sustainable development” Tuesday began at the Government College University under the auspices of the university’s Sustainable Development Study Centre (SDSC) and Higher Education Commission (HEC).
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Uos signs MoU with Chinese university
An Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between University of Sargodha and Agriculture Information Institute of Beijing, China for mutual cooperation to strengthen the ties for increasing the latest reforms in agriculture and food.
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Workshop on campus training held at UE
In collaboration with University of Education (UE), Directorate of Research andHigher Education Commission, the fourth round of Indigenous on Campus training workshop for the officers of management cadres on Tuesday started here at Township Campus.
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Capacity workshops at community schools
Training workshop for capacity building of teachers at 75 community schools is holding at Cholistan by Punjab Education Foundation.
Condolence for Peshawar Incidence
Just like Peshawar institutions, the education institutions of Rawalpindi have instruction to be closed and organized a joint prayer for the victims of Peshawar army public school.
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Investigation on corruption at Degree College
Investigations against corruption of paper money started at Government Degree College Nanakana Sahib. Admin is taking extra fees.
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Blood camp at GCU new hostel
A blood camp was held at the New Hostel of the Government College University under the auspices of Fatimid Foundation for the injured victims of terrorist attacks at the Army Public School in Peshawar.
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Convocation of Virtual University of Pakistan held
The fifth convocation of Virtual University of Pakistan was held at three different cities including Rawalpindi, Karachi and Multan simultaneously through video conference. The event was telecasted live from Lahore on Multimedia in Rawalpindi for its Rawalpindi students.
The Government College University, Lahore has awarded PhDs to two scholars in Physics.
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Plea delays appointment of IUB VC again
The final selection for Islamia University vicechancellor slot has been delayed for an indefinite period due to the filing of a writ petition in the Lahore High Court by an applicant for the slot. The post got vacant in July when the former IUB Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Mukhtar completed his four-year term in the office. Prof Dr Salim Tariq, who was acting VC also got retired in October, 2014.
Students get laptops in Gujrat
As many as 2,700 laptops were distributed among the brilliant students at the Government Zamindara College, Gujrat, on Tuesday. The laptops were distributed during a function in which 2,700 brilliant students, including 141 students of the Government Zamindara College, Gujrat, got the laptops. Speaking on the occasion, MNA Ch Jafar Iqbal said that the Punjab CM had provided an opportunity to the students to enter in the age of latest technology.
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Protest against Ghost Head Master
The residents of village Muhammad Alam Pali District Mirpur Khas protested against Head Master of their Village School alleging that he does not attend school regularly. On the occasion, Mr. Hanif Junejo, Mr. Jaan Ahmed Pali and Muhammad Usman told that Head Master is not attending school since long time; school management is being affected in his absence.
Degree College goes under shortage of Teachers, Furniture and Laboratory
A meeting was held at Degree College District Sijawal under the supervision of College Principal Mr. Khalid Hussain Khoso for College improvement. On the occasion, Mr. Khoso said, they had issued letters to parents in order to attend meeting and ensure 100% attendance of students in the collage, but very low number of parents have attended meeting. On the other hand here is shortage of Lecturers, Laboratory and furniture.
Seminar for Education emergency in Thurr
A Seminar meeting was organized at District Thurrparker where it was highlighted that, the condition of Education in Thurr is worst due to carelessness of Education Department and political involvement. On the occasion, Mr. Mir Hassan Arisar, Mr. Muhammad Ramzan Junejo and others have demanded to observe Education Emergency in the District.
Ghost Teacher shows anger on E.D.O
District Badin: Taluka Education Officer Mr. Syed Imran Shah had surprise visit of Middle School village Dodo Chang, he found absent In charge of the school and issued his show cause notice. In response to show-cause notice, Teacher Mr. Aslam Memon got angry and started threatening him.
Village without Primary School
The residents of village Qamar Haar Taluka Shashro District Thurrparker have demanded school building for their village. It is reported that village consists of 2000 population where 350 children are deprived of Education due to non-availability of School Building.
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Villagers run self help school in village
The residents of village Jurial Shah near Tando Adam District Sanghar are struggling for Education of their Children by providing basic facilities to their village school. Due to absence of Government Teacher, they have appointed private Teachers by providing from their pockets. About 146 students are being educated by private Teachers. Government teachers are on Visa System.
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School building in U.C office, Volunteer Teacher teaches 60 Students
The students of village Piyaro laghari District Mirpur Khas are getting education at School building established in Union Council of the village. A room of Union Council village Dilawar Husain is reserved for School where 60 students are getting education by a volunteer Teacher. Mr. Ghulam Rasool Chawro told that he is serving children without taking any penny for that.
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Shortage of basic facilities in Girls High School
Girls High School Thari village Sue Gas District Khairpur Mirs is under acute shortage of basic facilities. Coordinator Shah Abdul Latif Foundation Thari Mirwah Ms. Zaira Ali has told media that there is shortage of Compound wall and Toilets; girls have to face difficulties. She demanded for basic facilities.
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Teachers and Students protest for Ghost Head Master
The Teachers and Students of Government High School Kotri District Hyderabad protested against absence of Head Master from the school. They had play cards in their hands written with “Find out Ghost Head Master, find out Head Master”. They demanded from higher authorities to take notice and resolve issue.
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Schools running in office record only
Taluka Dokri District Larkana: Most of the school of village Imam Bux Jamali, Mitho Arijo, Gaji Dero, Fatih Pur and other villages are found running in the office record only. The Teachers are getting salaries without attending schools. Supervisors are engaged in taking bribe from the Teachers. The villagers have demanded from Senior Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take notice.
Landlord occupied school building, turned into cattle farm
District Larkana: Primary School village Malang Brohi is under the control of village Landlord; he has turned school building into Cattle Farm. Students are worried about their Education. Parents along with Head Master of the school protested against illegal act of landlord and demanded for justice with students.
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Supervisor visits Schools, Two Teachers suspended
District Dadu: Education Supervisor Mr. Ali Khan Naich visited different schools of Kakar including Boys School Umeed Ali Babar, Samo Sand, Dital Sand and others. He advised Secretary Education to suspend them and stop their salaries.
Management Cadre System still existing despite Court Orders
Education Department had suspended Management Cadre System on the orders of Sindh High Court on 11th December. But on the next day, it was restored once again. Sindh High Court has called Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho on 22nd December by suspending Management Cadre System. President GSTA Mr. Ashraf Khaskheli has told that on 22nd December Court would inquire the whole matter from Secretary Education.
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Primary School building near to collapse
The building of Primary School village Obhayo Kheskheli near Tando Jam District Hyderabad is in crumbling condition; students are studying on floor. Villagers have demanded from higher authorities to take notice on priority basis.
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IGP orders contingency plan for schools, colleges’ security
In the wake of Peshawar school terror attack, Inspector General Police Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali has ordered the police force to remain alert and immediately formulate and implement a contingency plan at district level for the security of all the state-run, private and missionary schools, colleges and universities and other educational institutions.
Protest on transfer of School
People did protest against transpiring City School to Korangi area. Social worker organization did protest against transfer of school.
Karachi international book fair begins on 18th
More than 100 national and 18 international exhibitors will take part in the 10th Karachi International Book Fair (KIBF) which will be held at the Expo Centre from Dec 18 to Dec 22. This was announced by KIBF convener Owais Mirza Jamil at a press conference in a hotel here on Tues day. It was thoughtful of Mr Jamil and Aziz Khalid to begin proceedings of the press conference by mentioning the heart-wrenchingincident thathad taken place in Peshawar in which more than 120 innocent children lost their lives. Fateha was offered for the departed souls.
HEC for strong base of primary level education
Higher Education Commission Executive Director Dr. Prof Manzoor Kundi on Tuesday said concerted efforts are needed to ensure easy availability of quality primary school level education across the country. “ This is extremely crucial as strong educational base for the country men can help efficiently brave the serious challenges including that of corruption” he said at a seminar organized as part of anti-corruption week organized by Newport’s Institute of Communications and Economics in coordination with National Accountability Bureau.
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What does one say when children are mowed down while taking an examination at their school? What does one say about those who use guns, grenades and bombs to kill those children? What does one say about a country where all this happens? We are left with very little to say. There are no words strong enough to describe the horror of what happened at the Army Public School in Peshawar on Tuesday morning. All that is left behind is a deep sense of grief and hollowness as we realise that we are up against a force that lacks humanity and morality and knows only how to inflict pain – pain that for over 100 families will never go away.
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New blood-soaked benchmark
T was an attack so horrifying, so shocking and numbing that the mind struggles to comprehend it. Helpless schoolchildren hunted down methodically and relentlessly by militants determined to kill as many as quickly as possible. As a country looked on in shock yesterday, the death count seemed to increase by the minute. First a few bodies, dead schoolchildren in bloodied uniforms, then more bodies, and then more and more until the number became so large that even tracking it seemed obscene. Peshawar has suffered before, massively. But nothing compares to the horror of what took place yesterday in Army Public School, Warsak Road. The militants found the one target in which all the fears of Pakistan could coalesce: young children in school, vulnerable, helpless and whose deaths will strike a collective psychological blow that the country will take a long time to recover from, if ever.
Massacre in Peshawar
Scores of people, mostly schoolchildren, have died or are seriously injured as a result of the attack on a school run by the Pakistan Army in Peshawar. There are indications that the number of dead will continue to rise, with the army battling the terrorists who are in a school administration building. Details are as yet sketchy and much is unverified but it appears that a number of terrorists entered the school via a wall at the rear which is adjacent to a graveyard.
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Listen to Malala’s message by Talat Masood
Our leaders have a lot to learn from Malala Yousufzai. She is clearly one of the most powerful messengers in raising awareness about education. “This award is not just for me. It is for those forgotten children who want education”, her words reflect her deep concern for the millions who are out of school. In this hour of darkness, she is a voice of reason and hope.
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Pir jo Goth’s open sky school by Aamir
Village Pir Muhammad Ujan, one of the suburb places of Pir jo Goth District Khairpur where a selfless dedicated teacher Rahib Ujan voluntarily taught over one hundred children of the village without getting any penny from these students.
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Commitment to communication
In 1996, the United Nations declared November 21 as ‘World Television Day,’ in recognition of the increasing impact television has on decision-making by alerting world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues, including economic and social issues. The Punjab University’s Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) organised an event to commemorate World Television Day and exhibit the importance of electronic media.
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Exodus of skill by Rabia Hussain
There is a massive exodus of educated people, with brilliant minds, and this should be worrying for the government. Highly qualified and educated people are leaving because there is no hope in this country for any bright future. The rising trend of going abroad for education, jobs and settling down is because of low salaries, poverty, social disorder, lack of transport, education and medical facilities, rising rate of crime, increase in terrorism, collapse of state institutions, height of inflation, instability of democracy and economy.
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Road to education
With the increasing use of technology it seems reading culture has died. But blaming technology for the non-existent of a reading culture is wrong. It is not the fault of technology that we see young people more attracted to phones and other devices. It is the fault of not having enough libraries.
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After Beslan, Peshawar
The cold blooded killing of 142 including at least 133 students and nine staff members of Peshawar Army Public School has cast a pall over the country. The initial shock has been followed by a wave of resentment against the TTP which has owned the attack. Only people worse than beasts could have made plans to kill innocent children who expect protection from everyone in society.
Letters to the Editor
A savage deed
The gory incident at Peshawar has painful memories of December 16. This terrorist incident has increased depression and sorrow. All those innocent, brilliant stars that were the country’s future are lost forever – never to be found again.
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Special Edition on Peshawar Army Public School
By Malic Arshad Aziz
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Special Edition on Peshawar Incidence
By M. Riaz
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Special edition on Peshawar incidence
By Mian Raffiq
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