January 16, 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhua

Educational institutions reopen in Mansehra

The schoolchildren vowed to continue getting education at any cost as educational institutions were reopened in the district on Thursday. “We are ready to face the enemies who are scared of us and targeting schoolchildren but we want to tell them that we would not leave our education and face them boldly,” said a student at Jinnah Basic School and College.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157364/educational-institutions-reopen-in-mansehra

Inadequate security won’t allow Swabi varsity reopen soon

The University of Swabi is unlikely to reopen in coming days as it has yet to take the security measures mandated by the government to ensure safety and security of students. Sources said that though a meeting chaired by vice-chancellor Dr Noor Jehan the other day discussed various steps for enhancing security so the varsity could reopen as early as possible, it failed to decide on a date for reopening it.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157362/inadequate-security-wont-allow-swabi-varsity-reopen-soon


CT not to teach higher classes

On the decision by Peshawar high Court, All CT Teachers association stopped the CT teachers for not to teach higher classes until promotions in Grade 16 or higher.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-01-16/page-3


Charsadda school owners protest ‘harsh’ security conditions

The administration of the private sector educational institutions on Thursday asked the government to take note of the alleged police interference and raids on schools or else they would launch a protest campaign. Talking to The News, owners and principals of various schools, Naqeeb Safdar, Sabz Ali Khan, Ali Akbar and others said the government had adopted discriminatory attitude towards the private schools in the district.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-296380-Charsadda-school-owners-protest-harsh-security-conditions


Winter vacations of private schools in Swat extended 

The authorities have extended the winter vacations for private schools in Swat district to February 28. Officials said the district administration extended the winter vacations on the directives of the provincial government. It directed the administration of the private schools not to reopen the institutions before the scheduled date. Swat Deputy Commissioner Mehmood Aslam said the administration of the private sector educational institutions had been informed about the government’s decision. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-296389-Briefs


Gunshots fired outside Swabi girls school

Two men fired gunshots in the air outside a government school for girls in Chota Lahore tehsil on Thursday.

No damage to human life was reported in the firing, which took place almost an hour before the school’s closing time.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157363/gunshots-fired-outside-swabi-girls-school





School watchmen found absent to face action

The district police have asked the education department to initiate action against the watchmen of government schools remaining absent from duty or showing reluctance to perform night duty.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157358/school-watchmen-found-absent-to-face-action


Police creating hurdles for private schools

Private school owner said that after Peshawar incident, police is creating hurdle in working of private institutions. They are not giving relaxation to private schools but they are relaxing some of the government schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-01-16/page-8


Lack of facilities at schools of Battagram

In Battagram, there is lack of basic educational facilities. There are no blackboards, furniture in most of the schools.

CompleteStory: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102630883&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150116


Protest against private schools

Students of private schools did protests against private schools taking high fees in name of security. They did protest near government College Chowk Peshawar.

CompleteStory: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102631226&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150116


Terrorist attack on school failed

Terrorists fixed a bomb in government high school, Landi Kotal. Security forces reached at time and disposed the bomb off. They made this attempt failed.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-16/page-1


APS re-opened: children’s sacrifice caused unity among leaders

Terrorist tried to stop the educational activities at APS Peshawar. However, after one month of attack, children came back to school. It has united all politicians on one agenda against terrorism.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102631636&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150116


Meeting on security situation

On the advice of Chief Minister to concerned departments, there is a high level meeting on reviewing and discussing the current security situation at schools of KP.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102631202&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150116


Protests against behavior of education staff

In Batkhella, APCA did protests against misbehave of staff at education office. They demanded to transfer the staff within seven days.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-01-16/page-3



JUI-F vows to protect seminaries

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter on Thursday vowed to uphold the sanctity of seminaries at all costs. Speaking at a conference organised on “Peace and the Role of Religious institutions” here, the JUI-F leaders and representatives of Wafaqul Madaris condemned attack on the Army Public School and College. They termed the killing of innocent children as an act against the spirit of Islam. However, they said the law-enforcing agencies had launched a negative propaganda against religious institutions and its students after the attack on APS & C.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-296274-JUI-F-vows-to-protect-seminaries


Swabi varsity, Home Dept sign MoU

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the University of Swabi and Home Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, for research collaboration to promote peace.Prof Dr Noor Jehan, Vice-Chancellor, University of Swabi, and Syed Akhtar Ali Shah, Secretary Home and Tribal Affairs Department, Government of KP, signed the document. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-296281-Briefs




Teachers should concentrate to teach students, VC

Vice Chancellor, Buitems, Quetta said that teaching is a Nobel profession. All of should praise teachers. Teachers should offer their duties faithfully with full efforts.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-16-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Poor condition of Schools at Labella

Baloch Students Action Committee produced a report on 384 schools at Labella. They said that all schools are in bad conditions with respect to basic educational facilities etc.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-16-2015/quetta/page2.asp



Violating the merits at BU

Baloch student organization said that Balochistan University is violating the merit system by transferring the examination branch to Ghirak without any reason. They said that capable candidates are not being recruiting at university.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102630426&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150116




US awards $4.6m to UNICEF for safer schools programme

The United States of America has awarded $4.6 million to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) for the four-year Safer Schools Program in Pakistan. The program aims to ensure children affected by humanitarian crises have access to a quality education by making schools safe from all forms of disasters—natural or man-made.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/16-Jan-2015/us-awards-4-6m-to-unicef-for-safer-schools-programme




HEC to strengthen inter-university consortium

The Higher Education Commission is stepping up efforts for advancement of Social Sciences research with special focus on impact on society. This was discussed in detail during a meeting of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman, Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, with members of the Inter University Consortium on Social Sciences.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/16-Jan-2015/hec-to-strengthen-inter-university-consortium




Schools having single classroom

21,689 is the number of government schools in the country that have only one classroom, according to the official Pakistan Education Statistics 2012-13.



Azad Islamia Madrassa’s contribution lauded for Pashtoons’ education

peakers at a function held here on Thursday at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) lauded the contribution of ‘Azad Islamia Madrassa Utmanzai for the educational uplift of Pashtoons’ community.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/16-Jan-2015/azad-islamia-madrassa-s-contribution-lauded-for-pashtoons-education


Committed or ‘brainwashed’? : Seminary student refuses to go with parents

Over two hours persuasion by a lower court judge to reunite a 26-year-old “brainwashed” student of Jamia Hafsa with her family turned futile, as the woman insisted she has ‘devoted her life to Islam and seminary is her new home now’. The police on Thursday produced Uzma Qayyum before Islamabad Sessions Judge Nazir Ahmed Gajana. The judge had been directed by the Supreme Court (SC) to present a report over the allegations of the student’s father that Jamia Hafsa administration had forcibly been keeping her daughter at the seminary without the parents’ will.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/822501/committed-or-brainwashed-seminary-student-refuses-to-go-with-parents/


MOU b/w IIU and Sciflair

A memorandum of understanding signed between international Islamic University, Department of Engineering, and a British department, Sciflair.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-16/page-3




NBF not paid by federal govt

The bill of 11 crore 8.4 million of National Book Foundation not paid by Federal Government. The bill is with Accountant General of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102632012&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150116


Grant to HEC ICT

Federal government has granted 7 billion to higher education commission.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2015-01-16/page-7




Govt. told to revisit campuses’ security

The Lahore High Court on Thursday directed the Punjab government to revisit security arrangements for educational institutes across the province and submit a comprehensive report about standard operating procedures (SOPs) adopted after the Peshawar school tragedy.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157387/govt-told-to-revisit-campuses-security


Parents panicked by security alerts

The recent heightened security measures at the city’s educational institutions are panicking parents who have to wait outside the campuses during opening and closing hours, creating a vulnerable situations.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157383/parents-panicked-by-security-alerts


LHC tells secretaries to revisit security measures at schools

Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of the Lahore High Court on Thursday directed the special secretary (home) and special secretary (schools) to revisit security arrangements made for educational institutions and submit a comprehensive report covering all aspect of the standard operating procedures (SOP) adopted after the tragic incident of the Army Public School Peshawar. The judge deferred the hearing until January 19 to hold the hearing in-camera in view of the sensitivity of the matter.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/16-Jan-2015/lhc-tells-secretaries-to-revisit-security-measures-at-schools








Threatening letter causes panic in Lahore school

A threatening letter posted outside a government school in Rajgarh, Sandah on Thursday caused panic among the school staff, students and their parents. The parents after knowing about the letter rushed the Govt Middle School for Girls, and picked their children and expressed concern over the alleged poor security arrangements at the school. The letter mentioned any possible attack on the school. It is learnt that the Punjab government has started an inquiry into the case. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-296389-Briefs



Missing the mark

The state of primary and secondary education in rural Pakistan is deplorable. Seventy per cent of Pakistan’s population lives in rural areas and the minority who are able to afford schooling in these areas must contend with a standard of education that is significantly below par.

The educational infrastructure run by the Pakistan government is crumbling. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/822509/missing-the-mark/

21 schools sensitive in Chakwal

As many as 21 educational institutions, out of total 2,056 private and government institutions, have been declared sensitive in the district. DCO Asif Bilal Lodhi said that all educational institutions were bound to install CCTV cameras, erect eight-foot boundary wall and two-foot barbed wire on it.



Order to implement security plan in schools

Special Assistant to CM on Livestock Arshad Jatt has said that the security plan in educational institutions will be implemented at any cost. He was inspecting government and private educational institutions here on Thursday. He said that educational institutions not completing security arrangements within the stipulated period would been taken to task. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-296396-JHANG-City-News


3 held for bomb hoax in Multan school

Police have arrested three people on the charge of informing the Military Control Room about a bomb at a school and security agencies traced the accused through their cell number.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-296398-MULTAN-City-News


Mukhtar Mai closes school in Meerwala

Mukhtar Mai, a renowned rights activist, has closed her school in Meerwala for security reasons, asking 1,000 students to stay at home. Talking to The News, Mukhtar Mai said that the district administration had refused to provide security and funds for security. “I am unable to meet these expenses because I have no resources,” she said.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-296399-MUZAFFARGARH-City-News


Securing the pupils: Committee says security at most schools satisfactory

Punjab Minister for Labour and Manpower Raja Ashfaq Sarwar on Thursday reviewed security arrangements at various schools and Colleges in Rawalpindi.

Sarwar is also head of a committee constituted by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to oversee security measures for schools in Rawalpindi district, said a press release.

The minister on Thursday visited 10 private and government schools and checked whether the schools were complying with the instructions issued by the government after the Peshawar school attack.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/822505/securing-the-pupils-committee-says-security-at-most-schools-satisfactory/



‘Youth must have access to quality education’, Baligh ur Rehman

Federal Education Minister Balighur Rehman has said that Pakistan must invest in its youth by providing them a level playing field to get quality education. “Youth is our most valuable treasure and they need to get best education,” he said while addressing a graduation ceremony and a job fair organised by the Hashoo Foundation (HF) to award certificates to its graduates at a hotel in Rawalpindi on Thursday.

The minster hailed the HF for its contributions in eliminating unemployment and illiteracy in the country.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/822508/graduation-ceremony-youth-must-have-access-to-quality-education/


Challenges PHEC expect to face

Talking to ‘The News’, Punjab HEC Chairman Professor Dr. Muhammad Nizamuddin said that Punjab HEC will facilitate the provincial higher education institutions. “All important stakeholder of the sector would be taken on board for evolving effective strategy in order to strengthen higher education in the province,” he said. Talking about the challenges PHEC expect to face, he said, the key challenges would be increasing equitable access to higher education, international visibility of higher education sector of Punjab through inclusion in top ranked world and Asian universities, making higher education research relevant to the socio-economic needs of the province and the country.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-296292-Technology-social-sciences-agriculture-and-livestock-are-priority-research-areas-PHEC-chairman


Girls school in Rajgarh gets ‘threat note’

A government school in Rajgarh area of Lahore received a threat note pasted on its main entrance on Thursday morning, creating panic among teachers, students and their parents. According to details, unidentified persons pasted a threat note on the main gate of Government Junior Model Girls School Rajgarh. Parents who were visiting school for dropping their children read the note and informed the school administration.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-16/page-13/detail-7


Speakers urge government to provide quality education

Speakers at the roundtable discussion urged the government to provide quality education, sustainable system of accountability in spending educational budget and to adopt coherent educational policy. The ILM-o-AGAHI roundtable discussion was organised by Mishal Pakistan titled ‘Education Governance – Government and Media Partnership to Enhance Accountability’ at a local hotel on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/16-Jan-2015/speakers-urge-government-to-provide-quality-education


Terror-linked madressahs to face action: Khanzada

The Punjab government says it has received threat alerts for airports, prisons, schools and sensitive installations, besides targeted killing of known personalities and kidnap for ransom. It has also pledged to take action against the madressahs found involved in terrorism.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157389/terror-linked-madressahs-to-face-action-khanzada


School security guard ‘accidentally’ shoots girl

A college student was injured on Thursday when a bullet, accidentally fired by a security guard deployed at a school, hit her. Police said it appears that the bullet was accidentally fired. However, the security guard had not received any training in handling or using a firearm. Moreover, the private company which had provided the security guard could also not produce a licence for the firearm, the police said.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157334/school-security-guard-accidentally-shoots-girl


School still receiving terrorist threats

After Peshawar Incident, schools of Lahore, Rawalpindi and Taxila are still receiving the threats by terrorists. Their administrations thinking to further extend the vacations.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102631776&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150116




Security Red Alert at schools, airports, and hospitals

Interior Minister Punjab said that due to APS Peshawar incidence all political parties are united. He said there is suspected threat of terrorist attack at schools, hospitals and airports.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-16/page-1/detail-29



Final Exams of five and 8 class postponed

Due to extended vacations at educational institutions, Lahore Education Board decided to extend the date of final examinations of class five and class eight. According to plan dated extended from 2-6 to end of February.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-16-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_13.gif


Security clearance for examination centers

Due to suspected terrorism, it became mandatory for examination centers to get security clearance from concerned department.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-16-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_14.gif




PEF postponed QA

Punjab Education Foundation offering free education to deserving children of Punjab. In this regard, PEF has postponed the Quality Assurance of this program up to 2 February.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2015-01-16/page-2




Supplementary exams at PU

Punjab University has released the schedule of supplementary examination of MA/MSc. According to schedule, exams are starting from 2-7 February.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2015-01-16/page-2




Budgetary allocation to Education

Provincial Minister for Finance and taxation said that, government has increased its education budget. He said government has nearly 3 billion rupees for laptops, HEC got 14.5 billion, budget for new colleges is 3.5 billion, and it is for facilitating the existing colleges.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102631843&I


Traffic security for schools

Traffic police has assigned 352 traffic wardens near 308 schools for controlling the traffic and monitoring the vehicles.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-16/page-4/detail-5



Show cause to institutions for week security

Provincial Minister for Housing said that government is issuing show cause notice to schools that did not complete the security at their institutions.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2015-01-16/page-4




Law on right to education promulgated

THE Punjab government has completed legislation regarding the Right to Education (RTE) Law under which private schools will be bound to give free-of-cost education to 10 percent financially disadvantaged children across the province from the new academic year. This was revealed by Punjab Assembly Standing Committee of Education’s Chairman Engineer Qamar-ul-Islam Raja at a discussion ‘Education Governance-Government and Media Partnership to Enhance Accountability’ organised at a local hotel here on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-296240-Law-on-right-to-education-promulgated



Security companies increased commission for schools

Security companies have increased their commission for providing the security guards to schools. They have increased it from 40-45 percent.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-16&edition=ISL&id=1495987_84389582


Funds released for boundary walls

District government has released 112 million for construction of boundary walls for schools. These funds are provided to 802 schools of Lahore through EDO education.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-16&edition=LHR&id=1496054_34962522




SHC seeks report on security arrangements for schools

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday directed the provincial authorities to apprise it about what measures they have taken to secure the public and private educational institutions across the province, excluding the government’s advisory regarding security arrangements in wake of the attack on an Army-run school in Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/16-Jan-2015/shc-seeks-report-on-security-arrangements-for-schools



Extra security to be provided to schools: Nadya Gabool

Coordinator to Chief Minister Sindh for Human Rights Nadya Gabol has on Thursday directed Malir police authorities to provide extra security to private and public sector schools especially at the time of opening and closing, keeping in view the Peshawar incident. She issued these directives during a “Open Kachehry” held at hunter football stadium at Malir, said a statement on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/16-Jan-2015/extra-security-to-be-provided-to-schools-nadya-gabool




335 educational institutions declared sensitive

After reviewing school’s security situation in the metropolis SSP Pir Shah said 353 educational institutions were facing terror threats.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-16/page-13


Most students pass HSC-II  Suppl’y Exam with Grade-D

Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi on Thursday declared 1808 students including 874 in grade-D, passed in the Higher Secondary Certificate-II (Pre-Medical) Group, Supplementary Examinations-2014.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/16-Jan-2015/most-students-pass-hsc-ii-suppl-y-exam-with-grade-d



Illegal occupancy of YMCA released

In Karachi, land mafia grabbed Land of Cristian Association High School for a long time. Yesterday the government recovered that land from them.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102630477&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150116


Intermediate and Secondary Education result announced

Board of intermediate and secondary education has declared results of premedical and engineering. Nearly 5904 students registered for exams and only 1808 have completely cleared the examination.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-16/page-2


Sindh University under financial crises

Sindh University taken debt to pay the salaries of the employees. It is under financial crises for couple of months.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102630556&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150116


Incomplete security at Schools of Sindh

There is incomplete security system at schools of Sindh. There are still bus stands near schools. They are not transfer. Some schools still receiving threats.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-16-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=1829.gif


SHC asked education secretary for week security

Security is incomplete at most of the educational institutions. Sindh High Court asked to secretary education, and secretary interior for its explanation

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-16-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=1830.gif



Urdu conference ended

An international conference on Shah Abdul Latif University ended with positive suggestions. Speakers/researchers from nearly 14 countries attended the conference.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-16&edition=KCH&id=1497256_65510071


Poor condition of schools at Ghotki

Due to ignorance of education department and provincial government, schools at Ghotki are in worst conditions. They require basic facilities and security.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-16&edition=KCH&id=1497272_65881117




Can madrassas counter extremism? by Syed Mohammad Ali

Ever since the Peshawar massacre this past month, the Pakistani civil and military leadership has expressed a resolve of tackling the underlying extremism, which is fueling the existing menace of terrorism in our country. Besides establishing military courts and lifting the moratorium on executions for those convicted on terrorism charges, attention has also been drawn to the need for longer term measures, particularly the reform of madrassas to counter the growing militancy in our midst.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/822393/can-madrassas-counter-extremism/


The Punjab fragment of the HEC by Aroosha Shaukat

While the much-debated bill on the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) was passed by the Punjab Assembly less than a month ago, the issue in itself has been in the limelight for well over a year; and for good reason. With the Punjab government having expressed its resolve to formulate a body much like the HEC at provincial level in 2013, aggressive arguments have come forth from camps both favouring and opposing the formation of the body.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/822559/the-punjab-fragment-of-the-hec/


Our educational institutions and our security issues by Sikandar Khan Baloch

Without support of government, the schools security cannot be ensure. Country is facing terrorism. It is our war.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-16/page-10


Back to school by Sadia Qureshi

Autobiography of a student.



Special edition on deaths of APS Peshawar

After thirty days of the incidence, the children are still in minds that were died in the incidence.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/e-epaper.aspx?p=p14


 School van hazards

IT is unfortunate that the general lack of humane values in our society should also manifest itself in the manner in which children go to school and return. Packed like sardines in a four-wheeler that is unfit to be called a school bus, the children are without a chaperon who could ensure their safe journey and return.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157258/school-van-hazards


Regional Press:


Khyber Pakhtunkhua


Landikotal, bomb placed at Govt. High School defused


Militants had placed the bomb in an oil can and placed it in one of the school’s room. The bomb was placed at Govt. High School Landikotal which was placed by unknown militants. The bomb defused. 


Complete story: Daily Aaj, Page no. 1




Attempt to send a suspicious bag by tricking children failed


An attempt of sending a suspicious bag by tricking children failed when the children started shouting. Due to the shouting of the children, the suspicious people ran away from the scene. The incident happened at Akora and Bakhshali (Akora Khattak and Mardan).


Complete Story: Daily Nai Baat, Page no. 3




Girls school in Swabi attacked by terrorists


The school guard engaged the terrorists by firing for half an hour after which the terrorist ran away. A search operation was started in the area. No casualties reported during the incident.


Complete story: Daily Surkhab, Page no. 1




Meeting  will be held today to discuss the security in educational institutions


Meeting will comprise of Commissioner, officials of education and interior and MPA’s. the meeting is aimed at taking security measures for ensuring the safety and security of educational institutions.


Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102631202&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150116      




80 crore rupees to be spent on giving quality training to more than 50 thousand govt. teachers


Minister of education Mr. Atif khan. Said that govt. is investing to provide quality training to government teachers. 5 crore award rupees kept for school heads and teachers who will deliver good results. Providing arms licenses to govt. teachers is only for the safety, their main objective is to teach our children. These views were shared by


Complete story: http://www.dailymashriq.com.pk/index.php?edition=&date=&page=2&type=




Govt. must ensure the working of Parent Teacher Committees (PTC), Jahanzeb Khan


Literacy rate at AbbotAbad is around 50 to 60 percent. These views were shared by Mr. Jehanzeb Khan (Project manager SPARC) during a press conference at Havelian. He said  govt. must ensure the working of Parent Teacher Committees (PTC) in order to make the situation at these school better.


Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar Page no. 3




Winter vacations of private educational institutions extended in Swat


A notification was sent to education board. Educational institutions not following the rules will face the cancellation of their registration. According to news reports, the govt. has decided to extend the winter vacation of educational institutions till 28th February in Swat.


Complete Story. Daily Awam-un-Naas, Page no. 3




Steps should be taken for the security of small children who are not studying at schools (Media Reports)


A media report said that it is good to ensure the security of children at schools but govt. should also ensure the security of children working at hotels, workshops and other trade areas. Child Protections Unit has been inactive for the last one year. A proper check and balance system should be applied.


Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page no. 2








Only education can end poverty and terrorism, Sardar Raza Barrech


Education Advisor to CM, Mr. Sardar Raza Barech said that the government is taking serious step for reforms of education. He said that the elimination of poverty, hate and terrorism is only possible through education. He said both public and private institute must struggle for the expansion and extension of quality education to everyone, though the change would occurs in real form, and further added that Balochistan is the largest province on the basis of land but in education really backward.


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Government’s negligence destroying educational institutes, BSAC


Lasbela: BSAC has released the report of 386 schools of Lasbela district. In report the mentioned that the government are not taking interest in the education therefore the institutes are destroyed. The teachers are not performing their duties, the science laboratories are lacking in the schools and colleges of the district.


Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-01-16/page-2






Government is planning foolproof security of educational institutes, Interior Secretary Balochistan


Quetta: SI Baluchistan Mr. Akber Durrani said that government is planning for full proof security provision to the institution of education including schools, colleges and universities in Balochistan


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LHC orders government to recheck security arrangements of 51577 public and private schools


Lahore:  Justice Syed Mansur Ali Shah of Lahore High Court ordered the government to once again conduct the scrutiny of 51577 public and private schools regarding their security arrangements, only schools with proper security arrangements to be allowed to open, the government must submit the scrutiny report by 19th January, 2015.  The closure of schools will not leave good impression upon people and the terrorists will be encouraged. (Home Secretary and Secretary Education) If you are not ready to assure the court regarding the fool proof security then we cannot send the students to schools.  


Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page no. 1




Terrorist could attack schools, Sensitive Installations, foreigners, and could take children hostage, Interior Minister


Lahore: Col. Shujaa Khanzada, Interior Minister Punjab, while addressing a  press conference said that terrorist could attack schools, Sensitive Installations, foreigners, jails, army colonies, airports, and could take children hostage and the terrorists have adopted new methods of attacking people with knives and daggers.  The list of the persons with names in fourth schedule has been prepared.   Lists of the names of persons involved in activities against Pakistan, their financier NGOs, their facilitators, and madarrass have also been prepared.


Complete Story: Daily Khabrain Multan, Page no. 1




Report sought regarding provision of funds to schools


Rahim Yar Khan:  The Punjab Provincial Government has sought the report regarding provision of funds to schools for up-gradation of security arrangements and, most Schools in Punjab Province without basis facilities.  In the Province of Punjab, 18000 schools were given one billion rupees, but the up-gradation of schools could not be done. 


Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Page no. 3




Most schools of Hasilpur do not have boundary walls


Hasilpur: Most schools of Hasilpur do not even have boundary walls and other security arrangements.   The private schools are focusing on increasing fees.  Parents concerned.  


Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Page no. 8




Fake call about terrorist attack on a private school


Lodhran: Fake information about terrorist attack on a private school of Lodhran was given by an unknown woman to 15, the police reached the spot but the information was wrong. 


Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-01-16/page-8




Classes continues despite proper security arrangement


Haveli Koranga (Kot Islam): Classes continued at Government Boys High School Haveli Koranga, Kot Islam.  The school has neither boundary wall, nor security guard.  The school has become a thoroughfare due to land grabber mafia which has encroached upon the school.  


Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Page no. 8  




School Heads to send online admission forms


Bahawalpur: Rana Masood Akhtar, Chairman Education Board Bahawalpur has said that the Bahawalpur Boards has been automated and from now on the heads of schools will be able to send the admissions form of the students online.  The Board has also made arrangements for the complainants to lodge their complaints on line.  


Complete Story: Daily Sujjaa, Page no.1




Teachers serving at one station for over 5 years could get transfers, EDO


Rajanpur:  EDO Rajanpur Abdul Ghaffar has said that the male/female teachers serving in one school for over 5 years could apply for a transfer to some other school.


Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Page no. 3








School building not repaired since 24 years, near to collapse


District Mirpur Khas: The building of Government Boys Higher Secondary School village Degaan Bhurgri near Kot Ghulam Muhammad is near to collapse. Villagers have protested and have told media that, school building is not repaired since 24 years; its classrooms are completely damaged; roof pieces are tumbling and falling. Government authorities are silent to take any notice to repair it. SMC funds are being violated. They have demanded for repairing of school building on priority basis.


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Primary School building standing non-functional, Teachers and Students frightened


District Thatta: Primary School village Moly Dino Mirjat is non-functional due to its crumbling condition. Students and Teachers are frightened to attend it; they are studying under trees in open sky. Villagers have demanded from higher authorities to take notice of the issue and resolve it on priority basis.


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Primary School building cracked


District Khairpur Mirs: The Building of Primary School village Jhol Sharif was established in 1934, but since then it is not repaired; its classes are cracked and look as if the whole building would collapse. SMC committee is not formed and school guard is not appointed. Villagers have demanded to repair it and save future of students.


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Girls School closed since 6 months, Education affected


District Naushehro Feroz: Girls School village Punhal Khan Mastoi near Moro is closed since 6 months. Due to its closure girls Education is affected. Villagers have told that Teachers do not attend school and get their salaries at their homes.


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Village without School building


District Mirpur Khas: Village Muhammad Ismail Mangrio is without School building. Children are studying under open sky. Villagers told that school is running since 1995 without building. They have demanded from higher authorities to take notice and provide them school building and save future of their children.


Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-01-16/news/page2/1%20(27).htm