Shaken but not stirred: Undeterred, parents vow to put education first
Those who believe Tuesday’s savage assault on Army Public School (APS) will dissuade parents from sending their children to school are clearly mistaken. If anything, parents are more determined. They say nothing can stop their kids from receiving an education. “The brutal killing of innocent children at the Army Public School and Degree College is the most barbaric act in the history of the country, but we are not scared,” said Noorul Wahab, a father of two. He said such cowardly deeds will not make them cower down. “If these enemies of education think their actions will frighten us, they are sadly mistaken,” Wahab said.
Two blasts rock D.I.Khan college
Two successive blasts rocked the Government Degree College in Kulachi tehsil but no casualty was reported, police officials said on Wednesday. They said unidentified militants had planed the explosive on the premises of the college that went off. However, the blasts caused no casualty.
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Student from Bannu still missing
A student of the Army Public School, Peshawar, hailing from Bannu district was still missing, his family members said on Wednesday. Nekzada, uncle of Hilal, who was student of grade-V at the Army Public School, said his nephew had been missing since the militants attack on the school.
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Security plan to be devised for schools, colleges in Mansehra
The district administration has summoned a meeting of heads of private and public sector schools and colleges today (Thursday) to evolve a foolproof security plan in view of the terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar.
Peshawar school attackers identified
Security agencies have identified seven attackers, all local militants, who carried out the attack on the Army Public School and College on the Warsak Road, killing 146 people, including 135 children, and injuring over 120 others. The high-level team investigating the incident has also nominated top 16 militant commanders of various groups as the planners of the attack, a source said on Wednesday.
Students from different areas across the country among dead
Two Peshawar school victims were laid to rest in Gujranwala and Nankana Sahib. The body of Umair, son of Arshad and class 8 student, was brought to Habibpura, Kamoke. The funeral prayers of class 10 student Tahir, who was martyred in the Peshawar school attack, was offered at Kot Abdullah on Wednesday.
The son of army officials were among four students killed in the Army Public School attack in Peshawar from Charsadda and Landikotal.
Condolence offered in educational institutes
Citizen on Wednesday offered Ghaibana Namaz-i-Janaza (funeral in absentia) of martyrs of the tragic terror attack on Peshawar Army Public School and College on Tuesday that left 149 dead of which 133 were students below the age of 18. Condolence references to express solidarity with heirs of the martyrs of Peshawar school incident were separately held on Wednesday at MAO College and Central Model High School.
Major cities, towns remain shut on first day of mourning for Peshawar school victims
The entire country, still reeling from the barbaric Taliban massacre of over 130 schoolchildren at the Army Public School in Peshawar, struggled to come to terms with a staggering sense of loss. Nationwide, most markets and businesses remained shut on Wednesday as the country observed the first of a three-day period of mourning for the victims of the senseless attack.
Parents seek security at schools, colleges
The parents and relatives of the school attack victims on Wednesday demanded foolproof security at the educational institutions to avert such inhuman acts in future.
Death rules the ill-fated school
There were pools of blood. Scattered body parts. Countless shoes of students. The teachers' staff room and principal's office were nothing but charred shells; reeking of blood and horror. A day after the country's worst terror attack that has convulsed the country and sent shivers through the residents of this city, the Army Public School and Degree College stood as a grim testimony to the horror it witnessed on Tuesday last.
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Funeral prayers in absentia held
Funeral prayers in absentia for the Peshawar martyrs were held across the Punjab province like other parts of the country on Wednesday. A funeral prayers was held at Govt Islamia College ground which was led by MPA Maulana Ilyas Chinioti.
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The security in Balochistan educational institutes
The interior department Balochistan ordered to tight the security in Balochistan education institutes After Peshawar attack.
To focus on education against illiteracy
In annual celebration at Government Degree College Mastung, the principal said that we should focus to improve our education standards to get rid of illiteracy. We need to work had to overcome it.
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Monitoring visit to schools at Diki
Assistant Commissioner did monitoring visit at Diki. 17 schools identified as Ghost school. Commissioner sealed those schools. He said that Teachers should come to duties to education children.
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To appoint on old criterion
Government teachers association said that NTS should be discouraged and appoints should be on previous job criterion.
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Increment in Education Budget
Representative National Party said that Chief Minister increased education budget from 6 percent to 26 percent. He said that government is seriously working for improvement in education system.
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FDE alerts schools to bus attack threat
A day after the Taliban militants killed 141 people, mostly children, in a Peshawar school attack, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has directed the federal capital’s government schools to regularly check their buses for magnetically adhesive explosive devices. The directions are understood to have been issued in light of a police warning that terrorist outfits are planning to target vehicles carrying schoolchildren in the city by attaching bombs to their underside using magnet. The city has over 400 educational institutions, which are overseen by the directorate.
Security management at schools
On Wednesday, Islamabad Police and rangers did strong security checking at schools in federal state. IG police monitored the security activities in the city.
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Saving future generations!
I am wordless like millions of Pakistanis and billions around the world who watched the terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar, the metropolis of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the province that has been bearing the brunt of terrorist attacks for past over a decade. In the carnage of Tuesday, 141 people, including 132 students, aged 10 to 16, were killed. On July 7, 2013 a girls' school in Bannu was blown up by a 10-kg explosive device. No one was injured or killed in the attack. On January 9, 2014 a suicide bomber attempted to attack a school in Hangu.
Umar Mansoor masterminded school carnage
Investigations conducted by the security agencies have revealed that the dastardly carnage at Peshawar’s Army Public School was masterminded by the fugitive TTP ameer Mullah Fazlullah’s close aide Commander Umar Mansoor Darra alias Umar Khalifa Adenzai who heads the Darra Adam Khel chapter of the TTP and operates from across the border in Afghanistan. According to some highly informed sources in the security establishment, those investigating the cowardly act have ample evidence to prove that it was fully planned in Afghanistan and the fidayeen attackers were in communication with their boss across the border while they were still carrying out the butchery.
Form submission date for SSC exam extended till 24th
The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) has extended the date of submission of admission forms with normal fee for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Annual Examination 2015 by December 24, 2014, says a press release.
Preston University organizes ‘Entrepreneurial Challenge 2014’
Preston University organized “Preston Entrepreneurial Challenge (PEC 14)”. The referenced two-day mega inter-university competition was held at the Islamabad Campus of Preston University from April 24-25, 2014.
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Multan corps to upgrade 31 schools, build 9
Multan Corps Commander Lieutenant-General Abid Pervez announced plans to renovate 31 schools and build new schools. Under the project, nine primary schools and higher education institutes would be set up in Multan, Khanewal, Sahiwal and Okara. Centres for special children will also be included in the project. As many as 31 primary and secondary schools would be upgraded. ISPR regional spokesperson Major Asad told The Express Tribune that work on the project would be completed as soon as possible and admissions would begin in 2015.
Need-of-the-hour: Security beefed up at universities in City
Operations DIG Haider Ashraf said on Wednesday that security had been beefed up at educational institutions across the city in the wake of the brazen attack on a school in Peshawar. He was speaking at a meeting with officials from educational institutions at police lines. Ashraf expressed grief over the incident. He directed the officials to hire private security guards and post some of them on the rooftops of their premises.
Security personnel’s are deployed on gates and rooftops of the schools
Due to security threats, government in Rawalpindi has deployed security forces on gates and rooftops of schools
Sixteen point security plan has been issued by the Punjab government for schools
In the wake of the terrorist attack on Peshawar schools, Punjab government has issued 16 point security plan to prevent such future attacks.
Security in Gojjar Khan schools
After the incidence of Peshawar the DEO elementary ordered to tight he security in schools during a a meeting of all school principals. He urged to protect the boundary wall and guards at the gates.
Police denied to provide security
Police denied to provide security force to the private schools and colleges. The schools administration is providing security cameras and guards.
Educational institutions remain closed throughout country
Almost all the private educational institutions across the country remained closed on Wednesday to mourn the deadly Peshawar attack which had claimed over 140 lives.
Illiteracy and joblessness behind the terrorism
ALL Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Group Leader Gohar Ejaz has said that lack of education and unemployment are the major reasons behind the surge of terrorism in the country. He was of the view that the outputs of research had a direct impact on growth by providing innovative and cost-effective ways to meet the needs of business and industry.
Steps taken to enhance security of RMC
The administration of Rawalpindi Medical College has started taking special measures to enhance security of the three allied hospitals in town, campuses of RMC and its hostels after Tuesday’s terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar. The Punjab government, however, has not issued any instructions for the administrations of RMC and allied hospitals to enhance security of the hospitals or medical college.
Five Punjab public sector varsities get new VCs
The Punjab government has appointed Vice Chancellors of five public sector universities in the province. After the approval of Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the Higher Education Department has issued notifications in this regard on Wednesday. Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid has been appointed as Vice Chancellor of University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore.
Students advised to work hard
In eastern society, the women in their careers have to face greater challenges than men therefore the girl students will have strive hard to get a better position in life. Khanewal Public School and College (KPS) Principal Commander (r) Shamim Akhtar expressed the views while speaking to a gathering of students after badges awarding ceremony to head girls, deputy head girls of the college, and head girls of the entire house.
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Fatwa declares teachers, children’s killing act of brutality
Connecting the killings of innocent humans to Islam and jihad is nothing other than ignorance, and murder of children and teachers in Peshawar is clearly an act of brutality and barbarity which is un-bearable according to Islam. These words have been said in a fatwa issued by Darul Afta of Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) here on Wednesday.
Literacy program by Lahore stock
Lahore stock organized a special program on financial literacy at NUML. Through these programs, the students will get awareness about financial matters.
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Primary School building in crumbling condition
District Mirpur Khas: The building of Primary School village Muhammad Bachal Notkani is ruined completely since years. Due to poor condition of School building, students are afraid to attend it; they are compelled to sit under open sky and study. Villagers have told that they have informed higher authorities to take notice, but no response is seen.
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Villagers protest against school closure
The residents of village wikiyo Jamali near Kadhan District Badin protested against closure of their village school. They gathered before press club and told media that many times they have informed higher authorities and took their attention, but still then school is closed and students are deprived of Education.
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Assistant Commissioner visits schools, Staff absent, Called to report
District Sanghar: Assistant Commissioner Mr. Muhammad Hassan Khaskheli had surprise visit of different schools of Jam Nawaz Ali including Girls Middle and High School. During his visit Teachers and other staff remained absent; he issue them orders to report to his office.
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Village without Primary School building
The building of Primary School village Nabi Bux Pali is near to collapse; students are studying under trees in high degree of winter cold. Villagers have demanded from higher authorities to take notice and resolve issue on priority basis.
T.E.O visits schools, 9 Teachers suspended
Talhar District Badin: T.E.O Mr. Samo Khan Mallah visited different schools of Talhar and adjacent areas. During his visit, he found Ghost Teachers and issued them suspension orders.
A Village girl’s volunteer services for School
Sahul Dahri is giving her efforts for school of her village Mua Shora near Maqsoodo Rind District Sanghar. She is symbol of role model Teacher for the villagers. The governments Teachers of the School are absent and some of them are on leave and transferred.
Police devise special security plan for educational institutions
A special security plan is being devised for the protection of educational institutions and other public building across Sindh, said Inspector General Police- Sindh, Ghulam Haider Jamali.
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EFS to fund adoption of eight schools
The Education Fund for Sindh (EFS) has signed an agreement with Progressive Education Network (PEN) to fund the adoption of eight government schools with a target to enroll over 2,000 out-of-school children in the province.
Agreement signed for providing free education to children of slain police officers
The Aisha Bawany Academy and the city police have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for provision of education to children of martyred policemen. Trustee Aisha Bawany Academy Ismail Ebrahim Bawany and Additional Inspector General of Police Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo inked the memorandum on Wednesday. The MoU would be executed in Karachi for a total number of five scholarships each year up to Matriculation for five calendar academic years and include free admission, tuition fee along with books and uniforms.
Out-of-Syllabus MBBS paper
The Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Karachi University’s controller of examination and others on a petition of MBBS students challenging an exam’s specification. The court also restrained the university from announcing supplementary exams for surgery’s theory paper without its permission. Ghazala Ansari and 113 other students of different medical colleges had gone to the court against the out-of-course pattern of MBBS final year’s surgery paper by the KU.
Education to get rid of corruption, ED HEC
ED HEC said at inauguration of Newport Institute of Communication and Economics that education should be promoted to get rid of corruption in the society and departments.
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Scholarships distributed among students
Vice chancellor distributed scholarships to graduates of B.Ed. Education. He said Scholarships motivates students for their studies.
Training Workshop at Mehran University
Five days training workshop ended at Mehran University. The workshop aimed to teacher workers about hostel management.
International Book Fair in Karachi
Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers association is inaugurating 5 days international book fair at Karachi Expo Center, Hall# 1, 2, 3.
Scholarship awards at Karachi University
Financial Aid Officer at Karachi University said that, POSP and Asia Fellowship Awards will be inaugurated on 19th December from 9:30am to 1:00Pm.
Overcrowded Schools by Sidra Talha
Overcrowding in schools negatively affects both the educational practices and extracurricular activities of students. A large number of schools in Karachi, have enrolled students, more than they are designed to accommodate.
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Insecure schools by Hina Hussain
Once again sorrow and fear has knocked on the doors of Peshawar. This time the Taliban’s target was the future of Pakistan. People have lost all humanity, even though literacy rate is already low in Pakistan, now parents will be even more reluctant to send children to school. It’s a humble request to government to secure the future of our children.
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Assault on education
THE atrocity in Peshawar on Tuesday underscores the particular vulnerability of schoolchildren and educational institutions in Pakistan.In essence, schools and the young learners within them are perhaps the most vulnerable of all the ‘soft’ targets on the militants’ hit list.
Know thy enemy by Lala Rukh Paracha
We only talk, after an incident has happened and take no actions, this proves that the enemy will strike again. There is need for better planning in emergencies, there should be a special task force to address these issues, there should be drills, in all schools, to prepare them for an emergency.
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Untimely shrouds by F.S. Aijazuddin
“IS it children we are killing now? My God, what are we? Savages?”
Can any lines be more apt to the slaughter of over 130 innocents in a school at Peshawar than these? There is no country in the history of the world that has ever benefited from having less education. There is none in the modern world that has progressed by having unbridled population growth and also imposing strictures on education.
December 16 becomes blackest
The nation was already in a state of gloom and depression over what happened to the country on December 16, 1971 when, under a well-knitted conspiracy, Pakistan was torn apart into two. What terrorist did to APS students is worse than they did to Malala Yousafzai, who is now recognized as an icon for children’s right to education.
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NTS Importance for teacher hiring and problem they are facing by Yousaf Abbasi
In order to give quality education, government has decided to do hiring of new teacher for vacant position on the basses of NTS. The problem is the NTS is run by private entity and rules they make are sometimes make it difficult for teachers to appear for the test.
Letters to the Editor
FATA needs attention
The horrific killing of more than 100 schoolchildren in Peshawar by terrorists has shown us that even with the ongoing army operation in Fata, terrorists will still be able to strike Peshawar. The reason is Peshawar’s close proximity to the Fata region. Without a proper government and control in Fata, Peshawar can never be a safe city.
Malala’s journey is a story of great achievement, determination, courage, earnest effort and commitment to a noble cause. The entire world saw it all on December 10, when amid tremendous applause a young girl of 7 years received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.
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CA students and laptops
Sir: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had started the laptop scheme two years ago to provide the best possible advanced technological education. Why aren’t chartered accountancy students at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) being provided any laptops? Why the discrimination?
The cure: education
This is apropos Shahrezad Samiuddin’s article ‘The cure: education’ (Dec 14) wherein the plight of education in the country has been brought to light by giving facts and figures. This is true that education can act as a panacea for our major distressing problems such as poverty, hunger, unemployment and disease.
THE latest massacre of students by Taliban proved that Malala Yousufzai was right when she challenged these barbarians who tried to hide themselves behind Islam.