December 19, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

Amir Khan donates £30,000 shorts to Peshawar school

Boxer Amir Khan will donate a pair of £30,000 ($47,007) shorts to the Army Public School, Peshawar, where 132 children were killed by the Taliban earlier this week.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=19_12_2014_005_009

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/12/19/national/amir-khan-to-donate-golden-shorts-worth-30000-to-help-rebuild-peshawar-school/

http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-169112-British-Boxer-Amir-Khan-to-donate-golden-shorts-to-help-Peshawar-school

 

Peshawar massacre to cause mental problems among students, parents

The parents, who lost their sons in Tuesday’s massacre at Army Public School, were most likely to develop psychological problems, said a known psychiatrist.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=19_12_2014_007_006

 

Schools reopen after a day of mourning

Private schools in Swabi re-opened on Thursday after a day of mourning against the Tuesday attack against a Peshawar school, which left 141 people mostly children dead.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=19_12_2014_182_010

 

Massacre survivors vow to defy Taliban

Students grieving for their classmates massacred by the Pakistani Taliban Thursday vowed to defy the militants and return to school as soon as possible.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-12-19/page-12/detail-1

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/12/18/national/peshawar-attack-survivors-vow-to-defy-taliban/

 

Principal preferred to die with students

The valiant Principal of Army Public School Tahira Qazi could have saved her life, but she preferred to die with her school children, ignoring the calls of her grandson for the sake of the lives of the entrapped students. 

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-19/page-12/detail-4

 

Mourners continue protest over army school carnage

Many towns remained shut for the second consecutive day on Thursday and different political, religious and professional organisations took out rallies, held Quran Khwani and Ghaibana Namaz-i-Janaza for the Peshawar massacre victims. Sukkur Division Commissioner Mohammad Abbas Baloch has urged teachers, parents and schools to take steps for the protection of students and carry out security drill according to SOPs.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=19_12_2014_119_006

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201412/19/karachi.php

http://tribune.com.pk/story/809151/condemning-terror-scholars-appeal-for-special-prayers-for-attack-victims/

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/19-Dec-2014/aiou-expresses-its-sympathies-to-peshawar-victims-families

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-12-19/page-3

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Candlelight vigil for martyrs of Peshawar

A candlelight vigil was organised by Anjuman Talba-e-Islam on Thursday in front of Army Public School and College Ordinance to express solidarity with the victim families of the innocent children martyred by terrorists in a brazen armed assault on a military-run school in Peshawar.The candle light vigil/demonstration was led by ATI representative Shaheer Sialvi while attended by a large number of male and female students of various educational institutions. 

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-12-19/page-13/detail-2

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201412/19/misc.php

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-290993-Students-hold-candlelight-vigil

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-291009-Rootians-hold-vigil

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-19/page-13/detail-5

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/12/19/city/lahore/a-city-weeps-sombrely/

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Balochistan

 

Hurdles for poor students

BSO Bachaar said that due to unjustifiable distribution of seats of self-finance and unequal distribution for students from other divisions in Bolan Medical College by their administration, the deserving students not getting their chance to avail the admissions.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Quetta/page2.asp

 

Development in education sector

MNA said that government is seriously working on development for the improvement of education sector in the region. It will help us to open new colleges and university in the province.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Quetta/page2.asp

 

Self-finance scheme is a business

Baloch student organization said that self-finance scheme is becoming a business. Many students could not get admissions because they cannot avail it. This against the Education emergency.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Quetta/page2.asp

http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102582357&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141219

 

Understanding between Turbat University and CMIDA

Vice chancellor Turbat University visited CMIDA. They discussed the business conditions and the concerned departments at University. They decided to start training workshops for the professionals.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Quetta/page3.asp

 

Recruitments at mines Schools on Merit

Balochistan Mines and Labor welfare teachers association said that the recruitment in their affiliated schools should be on merit. They demanded to solve their professional issues.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Quetta/page3.asp

 

NBP is working on Education

Commissioner Makran Division said that, National Bank of Balochistan is working for development of education. They are working together with education department.

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To focus on Education system is basic need of Balochistan

JTI said that there is need to seriously focus on education system. As it is in declining and poorest condition in Balochistan Region.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Quetta/page8.asp

 

Scholarships for the students

BMC organized a high-level meeting and discussed the issues of students and teachers. They demanded the scholarships of at least 10 thousand rupees for deserving students from Chief Minister Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Quetta/page8.asp

 

Parent’s day at Helpers Schools

Helper’s school system organized Parents day and said that parent’s paly important role for capacity building of the students.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Quetta/page8.asp

 

Unemployed Water Management Degree Holders

Nearly 200 students who graduated in Water Resource Management from Lasbella University are unemployed. As protest the graduates has temporarily closed the department in university. They demanded to include their degree in service rules.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Quetta/page9.asp

 

Protest against terrorism at Schools

Social workers and civil societies hold a protest against terrorists for their attack at Army Public School Peshawar. It was a worst incidence in history of country.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Quetta/page11.asp

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-19/page-12/detail-7

 

Increment in Education budget is positive sign

Political leaders said that by increasing education budget up to 24% the government did a positive activity for development of education sector in Province. Chief Minister has reserved this budget after considering the miserable condition of education system in Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Quetta/page11.asp

 

FATA/AJ&K/GB

 

FATA varsity site: Senate panel asks officials to finalise plan in 15 days

A Senate panel has set a 15-day deadline for completion of the documentation and procedures for the establishment of the first-ever university in the troubled tribal areas.The Senate standing committee on education on Tuesday discussed the issue in its meeting at the parliament house asking the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) to call a meeting and resolve the problem.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201412190572&EN_ID=11201412190204&EMID=11201412190074

 

Increasing budget for construction for district education offices

Plan was started in 2005. It was not revised according to demands. As results, the operational financial budget is increasing.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-19&edition=ISL&id=1448904_99912127

 

Islamabad

 

FDE directs AEOs to ensure schools’ security

The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has directed all the area education officers (AEOs) to ensure maximum security measures in the educational institutions of their respective areas.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/12/19/city/islamabad/fde-directs-aeos-to-ensure-schools-security/

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-290988-Deployment-of-anti-terror-personnel-sought-around-academic-institutions

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-19/page-4

 

Security plan for schools

Department of education has received a long list of all education institutions of the country. Deputy DEO Education said that government as research the security plan for all government and private educational institutions of the country.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=11_26.gif

 

Education Watch: Schools have no fire extinguishers

A majority of government-run educational institutions in the capital do not have fire extinguishing equipment. In the past schools were equipped with fire extinguishers but most of these have expired.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1151818/education-watch-schools-have-no-fire-extinguishers

 

NCHD seeks funds to pay salaries of teachers

Flouting the conditions imposed by the Central Development Working Party (CDWP), the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) has asked the government for an exemption that will enable the body to secure the Rs197 million it needs to pay salaries to teachers in Balochistan. Earlier, the government had stopped the release of funds for the body set up by former military dictator Pervez Musharraf and had conditioned the release of the Rs1.442 billion allocation on NCHD subjecting itself to third party evaluation of its performance. “The government has released no money for NCHD during the last six months of the current fiscal year,” official sources have confirmed to The News.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-291082-NCHD-seeks-funds-to-pay-salaries-of-teachers

 

Education Watch: Teachers regularised in 2011 yet to receive letters

Under the country’s labour laws, a daily wage worker is entitled to a regular job after continuous service of six months but thousands of teachers working in government institutions remain daily-wage workers despite many years of service.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1151817/education-watch-teachers-regularised-in-2011-yet-to-receive-letters

 

Youth need to be empowered for prosperous Pakistan

Steps should be taken to empowered, educate and develop capabilities in youth for making Pakistan developed and prosperous. This was stated by the speakers during the second National Experts consultation on Pakistan’s National Human Development Report (NHDR) 2015, on youth organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) here on Thursday.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=258321

 

Why mother keeps standing outside school all day?

Little Sheraz Masood, a student of Class-4 in one of the Federal Directorate schools located in G-8 Markaz wonders why his mother keeps standing outside the gate. On Thursday, she remained standing all day waiting for her son to come out after the school and took him back home. Before Tuesday (Dec 16), however, she did not do so. A feeling of insecurity prevails among parents about wellbeing and security of their children. 

Complete story:  http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=258320

 

Roots Millennium Schools wins Intel Education Award 2014

In order to appreciate and encourage teachers to use technology to enhance their skills amongst students, Intel Education Pakistan organized “Intel Education Award Ceremony” at Mariott Hotel, Karachi.

Complete story:  http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201412/19/islamabad-2.php

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-290999-RMS-teachers-win-Intel-education-awards

 

Awareness about persons with disability by Silver Oak School

Silver Oaks School has taken up its share of social responsibility to raise awareness on being a global citizen and to campaign for the rights of “persons with disability” with the target of taking the message to 5,000 households by the end of 2014.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201412/19/islamabad-2.php

 

Universities asked to disseminate ‘message of peace’

International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) President Dr Ahmad Yousif Al Draiweesh on Thursday said that Peshawar massacre has saddened the Muslim Ummah.In a meeting with university officials, he said that the universities could play a vital role to avoid such happenings by “nurturing the young minds in the light of Islamic teachings”. The meeting was attended by IIUI Academics Vice President Dr Mohammad Bashir Khan, director generals, deans and directors, a press release said. 

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-19/page-3/detail-7

 

Medical qualifications: PMDC updating lists of graduates

PMDC has written letters to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) to provide a list of institutions which have not been included in the Third Schedule till now so that their registration cases can be processed.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/809115/medical-qualifications-pmdc-updating-lists-of-graduates/

 

Madaris body warns against criticism on seminaries

Wafaqul Madaris Al Arabia Pakistan (WMAP), biggest federation of religious seminaries in the country, condemned the deadly attack on the army-run school in Peshawar but at the same time warned against ‘undue criticism’ on seminaries.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201412190018&EN_ID=11201412190005&EMID=11201412190004

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Educational institutes’ security

1000 is the number of private educational institutes in the capital that have been directed by the ICT Administration to enhance their security.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201412190567&EN_ID=11201412190201&EMID=11201412190072

 

Essay competition: Students ink their concerns for the environment

Students showed off their oratory skills at an essay writing competition held on Thursday in various departments of the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University (PMAS-AAUR).

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/809164/essay-competition-students-ink-their-concerns-for-the-environment/

 

Winter vacations from Dec 26

Government schools and colleges in the federal capital will have winter vacations spanning less than a week.

Complete story:  http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201412190573&EN_ID=11201412190204&EMID=11201412190074

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-290994-Winter-vacation-to-start-on-Dec-26

 

Societal taboos: Media students highlight social issues through short films

Some untold stories have been brought to light by a group of media students of Islamabad universities through short films and documentaries, highlighting the societal taboos.The films were screened at Kuch Khaas the other day.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201412190556&EN_ID=11201412190199&EMID=11201412190073

 

Most CDA employees reluctant to submit verified degrees

In continuation of its efforts to get the degrees of its staffers verified, the top management of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has once again asked the lingering staff to submit their degrees/certificates duly verified by the Higher Education Commission/Boards at the earliest. The CDA has failed to verify the academic credentials of its employees as most of the officials are reluctant to submit their degrees.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-12-19/page-13/detail-3

 

Appointment of HEC head: IHC seeks govt reply

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday sought reply from the federal government, Prime Minister Secretariat and Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan in a petition challenging the appointment of Dr Mukhtar Ahmad as Chairman HEC.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-12-19/page-14/detail-5

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/19-Dec-2014/ihc-seeks-reply-about-appointment-of-hec-chairman

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FBISE extends last date for receipt of admission forms 

Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) has extended last date for filing admission forms in respect of matric annual examination 2015. 

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/19-Dec-2014/fbise-extends-last-date-for-receipt-of-admission-forms

 

Students were shot on their heads

Security officials said that, during terrorist attack at Army Public School Peshawar, those students who hide themselves behind the chairs were shooted on their heads.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-19/page-1

Demand of electric meter for technical education center

People demanded for a separate electric meter at technical education center at Barakaho. Female students of the center are facing difficulties while working at the institution.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-19/page-4

 

Need to focus in underprivileged areas

DDO Education said that government needs to focus more on schools in underprivileged areas. In most of this area female student, require boats to reach their schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=11_07.gif

 

Security plan for schools and markets

SSP written to concerned departments to make security of schools and markets of Islamabad foolproof.  School vans will also be monitored through devices.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-19&edition=ISL&id=1449160_85100918

 

No adhoc relief to retired teachers of Special Education

There is not adhoc relief to employees of special education institutions. Normally 15-50 relief is provided but they have not received it. They decided to go to high court for their right.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-19&edition=ISL&id=1448809_36360536

 

Punjab

 

PEF to grant 75 community schools

Rs. 450 per student grant will be provided by Punjab Education Foundation at 75 community schools in Cholistan.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201412190600&EN_ID=11201412190213&EMID=11201412190076

 

Precautionary measures: City govt reviews security plan for Faisalabad schools

As many as 18 committees have been constituted by the district government after a security plan for schools in Faisalabad was finalised on Thursday. The executive district officer (EDO) told The Express Tribune a meeting of education officers had been called following the massacre in Peshawar.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201412190611&EN_ID=11201412190218&EMID=11201412190077

 

Protecting schools: ‘Ensuring security is govt’s responsibility’

In the wake of a terror attack at the Army Public School in Peshawar on Tuesday, the School Education Department has issued a detailed list of security measures that public and private schools must take to ensure the safety of their students.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201412190103&EN_ID=11201412190040&EMID=11201412190012

 

Plea to honour Peshawar principal

A writ petition was filed in the Lahore High Court on Thursday seeking directions for the federal government to confer the national highest civil award on Tahira Qazi, former principal of Army Public School (APS), who was martyred in militants’ attack of December 16 in Peshawar.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-19/page-13/detail-1http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201412190012&EN_ID=11201412190003&EMID=11201412190004

 

Schools asked to step up security

Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Amin Wains has said that educational institutions, for security purposes, are divided into four categories which include A+, A, B, and C. He further said that the administration of all the schools is directed to implement proper security measures within two weeks. 

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-19/page-13/detail-8

 

To take fund for security of schools from fund of education progression

Government of Punjab is planning to take funds for security of nearly 68000 schools of the region from fund of Education progress.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-19&edition=LHR&id=1449369_47013058

 

Army Public School Peshawar will open on 5th January 2015

All investigation completed. Security investigators collected all tangible and non-tangible evidences. The Owner of car that was used in this activity arrested. School administration deciding to open the school on 5th January 2015.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102583764&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20141219

 

Security officials retired at HEC

15 Police officers assigned at HEC for the security are being retiring. Higher education commission will advertise for the security officers.

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Corruption at Education Department Sargodha

It is revealed that Including DCO other higher officials are doing corruption in education department of Sargodha. They are reward the incapable persons at the department.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/today/pages/p3/detail/SGD.jpg

 

PU ORIC signs MoU with CBRS for research training

Punjab University Office of Research Innovation and Commercialisation (ORIC) under Business Incubation Centre has signed an MoU with Chartered Business and Research Solution to provide new corporate and research training & consultancy services to the corporate employees and general public.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201412/19/lahore.php

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-290971-MoU

 

International workshop on Bio-safety begins

The University Diagnostic Lab of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore organized three-day International training workshop on ‘Bio- safety’ in collaboration with the Pakistan Biological Safety Association & International council for Life Sciences, Fogerty International Center National Institutes of Health, USA.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201412/19/lahore.php

 

Winter vacations: Schools closed till January 3

The government on Thursday announced the closure of all public and private schools from today (December 19) till January 3.

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http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/12/19/city/lahore/schools-under-threat-early-winter-break-in-order/

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Schools asked to arrange security in two weeks

The Lahore police finalised a security plan on Thursday for educational institutions in the Punjab capital and asked their administrations to make security arrangements in two weeks or they would not be allowed to open campuses.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=19_12_2014_176_010

 

To accelerate the development of literacy program

Secretary literacy said to accelerate the development of different literacy projects to their directors. Additional Secretary considered the monitoring report of these projects.

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Last date for RBISE SSC form submissions

December 19 is the last date of form submission of matric admission with single fee in Rawalpindi Education Board as well as all Punjab Boards. Spokesman of the board, Arsalan Cheema has said that according to Punjab Board Committee Chairman, last date of matric admission form submission was December 16 but later it was extended till December 19.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-19/page-2/detail-2

 

IUB’s VC-designate to wait for verdict on petitions

The Punjab government has notified the appointment of Prof Dr Qaisar Mushtaq as vice chancellor (VC) of the Islamia University, Bahawalpur (IUB), according to IUB Public Relation Officer Shehzad Khalid.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=19_12_2014_178_010

 

Prof Fazal appointed UET VC

Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid has been appointed as new Vice-Chancellor of University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-19/page-14/detail-2

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Prof honored for exceptional performance

Punjab University Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) Assistant Professor Dr Nageen Hussain, participated I ‘Multinational Analysis of DNAASE I gene in diabetic patients’ and has been selected for the best poster presentation at the 1st joint PAP/RCPath AMP conference on Molecular Pathology

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-19/page-14/detail-9

 

Joining by four new VCs

Four new Vice chancellors of four universities given their joining report today.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-19&edition=LHR&id=1449384_79385090

 

Terrorist plan for Punjab University

Security and intelligent agencies revealed that there is a terrorist plan for attack on Punjab University. Security agencies and departments are monitoring the situation for the security of Punjab University.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/back-page/19-Dec-2014/174473

 

Application for awarding Nishan e Haider principle of army public school Peshawar

An application for awarding the killed principle, during terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar, submitted to Lahore High Court for a high-level honor award.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2014-12-19/page-1

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Categorized security plan for schools

CCPO Lahore said that they have made a security plan for educational institutions. Plan will categorize the schools into A+, A, B, C & D. no tolerance will be for A+ & A category schools. They will be close unless they fulfill the necessary security requirements of the plan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=04_19.gif

http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102583713&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20141219

 

Food Safety Workshop at Veterinary University

University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore has organized an International workshop on food safety. Such workshops are important for capacity building especially for researchers.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102583790&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20141219

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-19/page-12/detail-0

 

A part of School to be named after Peshawar victim

DCO Jhelum said that one block of government high school will be given name of Maher Ali that was killed in terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-12-19/page-2

 

Workshop for capacity building of corporate sector

Punjab University Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization are organizing a workshop program for capacity building of corporate sector.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/19-Dec-2014/174410

 

Sindh

 

30 teachers, peon and sweepers illegally recruited in District Hyderabad

Former District Education Officer appointed 30 teachers in 16 middle schools, peons and weepers in old dates, illegally, in district Hyderabad. When Taluka Education Officer visited schools he could know about the illegal appointments. He informed to Director Education and he banned the salaries of these illegally appointed staffs. Deputy Director Mr Akbar Memon said, he had written many letters to Regional Treasury Office, inquired them about the record of these appointments, but, till now nothing has been received in response to my letters. On the other hand, District Account Officer said he has given list to education department and has said how they can issue salaries to any person without the confirmation and verification of education department.

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4.2 million Children are still out of Schools in Sindh, Province of Pakistan, Senior Minister Education said

Senior Minister Education Mr Nisar Ahemd Khuhro said there are around 4.2 million children are out of schools yet and everyone in Sindh should come forward to play its part for the improvement of education in Sindh. He further said that government alone cannot do anything; hence everyone has to come forward voluntarily for the cause of education if we want to see education to be improved in Sindh.

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Protest for occupying school building by Influential Builder in Tando Adam, District Sanghar

Citizens protested and staged sit in at Shaheed Mohammad Faqeer Dero Chowk Tando Adam. Mr Ghulam Hussain Thaheem, who was leading the protest, said that due to occupation of primary school building study of more 250 children is disturbing. As, influential builder has occupied building of primary school in Thaheem colony, Tando Adam, and has constructed one extra room on its ground. They demanded from the higher authorities and District Education Department to immediately vacant that building to save the education of hundreds of children. On the occasion, Taluka Education Officer Mr Abeed ullah Shah reached to spot and ensured the citizens for the justice to be done.

http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130220145&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141219

http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-19/news/page3/1%20%2833%29.htm

 

Building of Main Primary School Khadahar Mori, collapsing, creating fear among the children and Teachers

Building of Main Primary School Khadahar Mori, district Sanghar is collapsing and its parts are shacking on the ground. Head master Mr Abdul Qader Rustamani shared to media personnel and others that he has informed to higher authorities many times, but, failed to get response positively. Now, building is getting ruined and creating fear among the children, teachers and other staff. To avoid any alarming situation to be occurred we are studying children in open sky. He appealed to Senior Minister Education, Mr Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to approve the construction of new building for smoothly continuation of the education of children.

http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130220149&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141219

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Sudden visit of Schools in Bhan Saeedabad, Order issued for stopping salaries of the Ghost Teachers

Taluka Education Officer Ms Gulshad Kalhoro visited many schools of Bhan Saeedabad, district Jamshoro, and found many female teachers absent from the schools. She issued order of stopping the salaries of the ghost teachers. On the other hand, teachers called their meeting in Taluka Sehwan today to discuss the issue. While briefing to media personnel she said ghost teachers would not be tolerated anymore and, very one has to perform his/her duty.

http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130220170&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141219

http://awamiawaz.com/epaper/

 

500 schools are closed at the Sea Belt of district Badin

Report reveals that more than 500 schools of union councils Seerani, Bhaghara Memon and Kadhan are still closed, since last flood of 2011. Teachers are getting their salaries at their homes. SMC funds are being taken away jointly by education department and teachers collectively. Thousands of students and children are deprived from their basic right to education, but, no one from the authorities is taking any action against these teachers and schools. District Education Officer Mr Naseem Akhtar Memon could not make a single visit to Sea belt and supervisors are not ready to report about the real situation of the schools and favoring hundreds of teachers to get their salaries at their homes.            

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http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-19/news/page3/1%20%285%29.htm

 

Sudden visit to Schools in District Shaheed Benazirabad

Mr Abdul Aleem Lashari, Deputy Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad suddenly visited government boys’ high school Gupchani, Taluka Daur, district Shaheed Benazirabad and found many school teachers including Mr Inayat Ali Lashari, Mr Abdul Wahid Khokhar, junior Clerick Mr Abdul Gani and libratory Attendant Raza Hussain and many others. He issued ordered of their suspension immediately.

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Consensus developed for the joint struggle for the improvement of education in Thatta

Large gathering was organized in Makli Thatta by multi stakeholders for discussing the issues of closed schools and low quality of education in district Thatta. Muslim League N, MPA Syed Ameer Hyder Shah said numbers of schools are closed in Taluka Meerpur Sakro only and report of these schools has also been submitted to Senior Minister for Education also, but, nothing has been done yet. He also said that situation of overall district is not good and teachers are not performing their duties well, but education department is ready to take serious actions against them. Meeting also attended by many others leaders of different political parties. They also promised to launch collective struggle for the opening of closed schools and for improving the quality of education in Thatta.  

http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-19/news/page3/1%20%2831%29.htm

 

Paranoid parents shy away from military schools in city

Tuesday’s dastardly attack on a military school in Peshawar has put the government and security agencies on a ‘red alert’ regarding the security of students at the city’s military-related educational institutions, Pakistan Today has learnt.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/12/18/city/karachi/paranoid-parents-shy-away-from-military-schools-in-city/

 

EFS to fund adoption of eight govt schools

The Education Fund for Sindh (EFS) has signed a MoU with Progressive Education Network (Pen) to fund adoption of eight government schools with a target to enroll over 2,000 out of school children.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-12-19/page-14

http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=258332

 

Attack on Schools is inhuman

Saudi Mufti said that terrorist attack on army public School Peshawar is inhuman activity. He condemned that attack.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-19&edition=KCH&id=1449439_84555383

 

Security plan for educational institutions at Sindh

Commissioner Sukkur said that there should be security barricades at main gates of schools and continuous monitoring of boundary of educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-19&edition=KCH&id=1450372_18162309

 

To release the salary of teachers

New Arabic teacher’s action committee demanded that government should pay the due salaries of Arabic teachers. These are due for a number of months and they are serving

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-12-19/page-3

 

Occupied School Land backed to school principle

Sindh High Court ordered to give back the land of schools that was occupied for construction of a stadium. The land is 2 Acre and was occupied illegally. High court ordered the stadium owner to handover land to principle of the schools.

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Considering the high security at boundary of schools

Commissioner had a discussion with security officials on management of security plan for the schools of the region. They discussing on placing guards at boundary of schools for continuous monitoring.

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SALU signs MoU with civil society group

 A memorandum of understanding was signed between Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur, and the Bhittai Social Watch and Advocacy (BSWA), a civil society organization working for promotion of human rights.Prof. Dr Parveen Shah, vice chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, and Khadim Hussain Mirani, executive director, Bhittai Social Watch and Advocacy, inked the MoU. Speaking on this occasion, Dr Shah said, “We firmly believe in collaborative efforts and teamwork to promote quality education and to facilitate the students.” 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-291102-Briefs

 

KU to hold workshop on conflict prevention

The University of Karachi Department of International Relations in collaboration with Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflicts would organise a workshop on ‘The Challenge of Conflict Prevention in Pakistan: Case Study of Karachi’, announced Dean Faculty of Arts KU Dr Moonis Ahmer on Thursday. The workshop scheduled to be held at the Arts Auditorium on December 23, would be held under the Programme on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-290946-KU-to-hold-workshop-on-conflict-prevention

 

Piler to organise ‘I am Karachi Peace Conference’

Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (Piler) would organise a two-day ‘I am Karachi Peace Conference’ on December 20-21.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/19-Dec-2014/piler-to-organise-i-am-karachi-peace-conference

 

10th International Book fair

Thousands of the people attended the first day of 10th International Book fair by Al Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association. The administrators disallowed the additional publishers and booksellers for their new stall at book fair.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_01.gif

 

International day of Arabic Language celebrated in KU

Karachi University organized an event on international day on Arabic Language. Arabic Language is being adopting by 50 crore people in the world.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_14.gif

 

Need to collaborate for good education system

Vice Chancellor Federal Urdu University, Dr. Zafar Iqbal Said that we need to collaborate for development in education sector. He said that Higher Education Commission is working for betterment of social sciences and humanities.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_02.gif

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-12-19/page-2

 

Parent’s day held at Cadet College Patawar

Cadet College Patawar is included among most prioritized educational institutions of the country. Allot of renowned personalities educated from this college.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_22.gif

 

Student Protest against extra fees

Student of Mirpur Bathroom did protest against school administration for charging 160 Rs extra as fees.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_16.gif

 

New Female Degree collage at Nodero

Education Minister Nisar Khoro inaugurated a new degree college for girls at Nodero.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2014/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_10.gif

 

Opinions/ Editorials

 

Peshawar carnage by TOUQEER W CHISHTY

Killing of more than 132 school children and staff members of Army Public School in Peshawar is nothing but an act of barbarism; in fact I have no words to describe this inhumanity. The leaders need to now think of this as a nation emergency and spread the military operation nationwide. It should not be confined only to the Waziristan and Khyber Agency it is time to widen its scope all over Pakistan, not only through the Army but also through education and other means. 

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-19/page-7/detail-5

 

Getting it right

Amidst the national grief and mourning after the attack on Army Public School in Peshawar, it would be easy to lose sight of the reality that not everything is lost, and that there are positive reports from around the country to be read. One such news is that the higher education department of Punjab is planning significant changes to the school curriculum.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201412190116&EN_ID=11201412190045&EMID=11201412190016

 

Letters to the editor

 

The massacre of our children

 Over the last few decades, our country has faced several attacks by the terrorists. For a long time now, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Fata have witnessed militant violence and the targeting of schools. 

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201412190145&EN_ID=11201412190052&EMID=11201412190019