January 6, 2015



Khyber Pakhtunkhua


Actions against opening schools without NOC

Deputy Commissioner implemented article 144 against those private colleges and schools who open their institutions without any NOC from security.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-01-06/page-8


Seminaries asked not to admit illegal Afghan students

 Police have asked the religious seminaries across the district to refrain from giving admission to illegal Afghan students. Addressing a gathering of religious scholars in the famous seminary of Panjpir here on Monday, DIG Mohammad Saeed Khan Wazir said that religious institutions in the district should not give admissions to illegal Afghans.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=06_01_2015_182_004


FATA teachers seek removal of education director

Senior teachers of various tribal agencies have demanded the immediate replacement of the Fata director (education) accusing him of creating hurdles to their promotion. They also threatened to stage sit-ins outside the Fata secretariat and the governor’s house in case of delay in the official’s removal. The threat was issued during a rally outside the Peshawar Press Club.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=06_01_2015_183_006


Footprints: The lad who would be a hero

Children can be brave, reckless in their pursuits. Even when death stares them in the face, children are not paralysed by the fear of its finality.Perhaps Aitzaz Hasan Bangash didn’t think of what it means to confront a suicide bomber, didn’t know the meaning of something as irrevocable as death. Perhaps he did and that didn’t stop him.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=06_01_2015_016_002




Lack of facilities and staff at school in Chaman

Government Teachers Association Chaman said that in Qila Abdullah, there is not staff at schools. The teachers who are appointed are never been to their institutions.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-06-2015/quetta/page8.asp


Sealing unregistered schools not good for education

All Balochistan Builders and Property Association said that they support provincial minister for revenue and unregistered schools should not be sealed. They should be imposed with high penalties. By closing, such school will degrade the education of the area.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102612485&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150106


Criminal attack on accountant education department

The contractor attack on the account of education that was busy at Stores of Education Department. The criminal was contractor along with his supporters. Police arrested him.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-06-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Parent’s role  important for children education

Progressive private school association said that parent’s plays important role for education of children. We need to work hard for development in this sector

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-06-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Exam at Cadet College Mastung

Principal Cadet College Mastung said that the seventh Class exams will be held on 11 January.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-06-2015/quetta/page7.asp


14 grade teachers should be promoted to grade 16, TRA

Teachers Rights Association said that those teachers who have done B.Ed. should be promoted to 16th Grade. They said that these promotions should be completed as soon as possible.

Complete Story:  http://e.jang.com.pk/01-06-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Condemning of delayed promotion of teachers

Senior Teachers Association said that, senior teachers are not promoted to one-step for a long time. They need up gradation.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-06-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Self-finance would not be tolerated at BMC

Baloch Student Organization said that they would not tolerate the admissions based on self-finance at Bolan Medication College. They said admissions should be based on merit.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-06-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Teachers should be trained for capacity building

Government teachers association said that teachers should be trained for their capacity building. Achak Zai said that all public private schools should have same curriculum. There is need to have uniform curriculum with some amendments.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-06-2015/quetta/page7.asp


The declining standard of technical education

Balochistan Technical lecturers and professors association said that standard of technical education being declining. Government need to consider it seriously.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-06-2015/quetta/page7.asp




KNF bashes India over Kashmiri students’ detention in Rajasthan University

The Jammu and Kashmir National Front (JKNF) Chairman and senior Hurriyat leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan expressed deep concern over the detention of 10 Kashmiri students in India’s Rajasthan university and continuous detention of pro-freedom people in different police stations and jails in the prevailing cold season in various parts of Indian-occupied Kashmir.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-06/page-22/detail-2



Schools staff told to cooperate for security

The Federal Directorate of Education has directed the principals, focal persons and guards of the capital city’s all government schools to remain on duty from 8 a.m. to sunset to help the police and intelligence personnel conduct ‘security audit’ of their respective campuses smoothly. The city has around 420 schools, which are overseen by the FDE.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-294328-Schools-staff-told-to-cooperate-for-security


Fazl against 21st amend in its current form

Chief of his own faction of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Maulana Fazlur Rehman has warned against any attempt to push through the parliament what he called controversial anti-terror law. 
Speaking to media persons, before National Assembly session here in Islamabad, Maulana said that his party would not vote for 21st constitutional amendment in the current scenario.  
“They say themselves that 90 per cent of madrassahs are not involved in terrorism...only 10pc are. But this bill appears to be an ‘anonymous FIR’ against 90 per cent of seminaries [in Pakistan],” he said.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-06/page-1/detail-3






Arrangements finalized for inter-seminaries debate contest

Arrangements for the All Pakistan Inter-Madaris Debate Contest have been finalized at a high-level meeting held here in the secretariat of Majlis-e-Sautul Islam Pakistan on Monday. The speech contest is going to be organized on January 08, 2014 at the Convention Centre Islamabad. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-01-06/page-14/detail-9


All out efforts being made to flush out terrorism

Minister for Privatization and senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) said all out efforts are being made to flush out the menace of terrorism from the country. Talking to a news channel on Monday, he said action would be taken against the elements found involved in raising weapons against any national institution. Answering a question he said there was no harm in checking the funding of Madaaris and their curriculum.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-294418-Briefs


IAEOU is not a recognized University, informs HEC

Higher Education Commission (HEC) has informed the general public that International All Education Open University, Lahore, is not recognized from HEC and not authorized to award degrees, diplomas and certificates under its own seal and signature.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-294324-Unrecognised-universities




Govt takes steps to improve HEC performance: Baligh

Minister of State for Education, Baligh ur Rehman Monday said the government took steps to improve the performance of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and education standard in the country. He was responding to a motion moved by PPP Senator, Farhatullah Babar in the House regarding the performance of HEC.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201501/06/islamabad-1.php


Baber laments HEC performance

Speaking on his motion PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar lamented the performance of HEC which he said was strangulating the universities instead of promoting the cause of higher education in the country.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-06/page-4/detail-4


F.G. institutions lag behind model schools, colleges

 It has been over four years since the then prime minister, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, approved a uniform education system for the federal capital, upgrading all schools and colleges to match standards at model institutions. Following the announcement, Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) had changed nomenclatures of all educational institutions, giving them all new names including model colleges and schools.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=06_01_2015_152_007


40 private schools reopen to collect fees

 Ignoring the directive of the Punjab government, scores of private schools in the city opened on Monday to collect fees from the students. Under the prevailing security situation, the government has directed all private and public sector educational institutions not to reopen before January 12. However, on Monday around 40 private schools in various parts of the garrison city remained open for a few hours.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=06_01_2015_153_006


IIUI, University of Technology Malaysia to collaborate

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, International Islamic University, has extended research collaboration with Faculty of Engineering, University of Technology Malaysia. In connection with collaboration, Prof Dr. Mohd Nasir Tamin and Dr. Muhammad Adil Khatack, University of Technology Malaysia visited the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, International Islamic University, Islamabad. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen mutual relationship between the two universities and to enhance research work and exchange the experiences. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/06-Jan-2015/iiui-university-of-technology-malaysia-to-collaborate



AIOU declares results of ATTC, CT programmes

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced the final results of its ATTC and CT programmes for the Semester Spring, 2014 and placed the same at its website.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/06-Jan-2015/aiou-declares-results-of-attc-ct-programmes



AIOU to open new admissions from February 1

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will open its SSC to Ph.D level spring 2015 admissions in various disciplines from February 1. Last date for the admission will be March 5. Vice Chancellor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui has approved an admission plan that includes setting up prospectus sale points at its main campus regional and coordinating offices throughout the country.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-294322-AIOU-to-open-new-admissions-from-February-1



AIOU to improve standard

Vice Chancellor Allama Iqbal Open University said that, they would use all ways to improve the standard of education of the University. New and modern methods are being implementing in the University.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-06/page-3




Turkish delegates visit Faisal Mosque, Dawah Academy

A high profile Turkish delegation led by the Dr. Husseyin Kayapinar President High Board of Religious Affairs Turkey visited Faisal Mosque and Dawah Academy International Islamic University Islamabad on Sunday. He was accompanied by the Mehmet Savas POLAT Advisor, the First Secretary of Turkish Embassy in Pakistan Alperen Uyar and also with high officials from Ministry of Religious Affairs Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/06-Jan-2015/turkish-delegates-visit-faisal-mosque-dawah-academy




CM for early completion of security plan for campuses

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting for four hours here Monday which reviewed in detail security arrangements and law and order in the province. A detailed briefing was given in this regard. Addressing the meeting, Shahbaz Sharif said the present extraordinary situation demanded extraordinary steps. He said every necessary step was being taken for the protection of life and property of the people. He directed that security of important places should be further tightened.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-294278-CM-for-early-completion-of-security-pla




Schools sealed for security

Commissioner Rawalpindi said that they would seal that school that will not satisfy the security requirements and not getting NOC from concerned department

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-06-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=41.gif



Schools to reopen from 12th

A spokesman for the Punjab government has said that all educational institutions will open from January 12 throughout the province. In a statement issued on Monday, he said that all government and private schools, colleges and universities would start their academic activities from January 12. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-06/page-14/detail-0





Reopening of private schools linked with security certificate

Reopening of private educational institutions after winter vacations has been linked with the security certificate in Rawalpindi. After instructions from the Punjab government for strict security of the educational institutions, a committee has been formed under Executive District Officer Education Rawalpindi Qazi Zahoorul Haq. The owners of the private educational institutions would be required to get security certificate from concerned officials of the District Education Department which would be issued by the local police. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-01-06/page-14/detail-1


Commissioners ordered to ensure security

Provincial Home Minister Col. (R) Shuja Khanzada has directed all the commissioners and regional police officers to ensure security arrangements in educational institutions of the province and implementation on 20 points issued in this regard. He said this during a briefing from commissioners about the security arrangements during a video conference at the Civil Secretariat Monday. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-294405-Commissioners-ordered-to-ensure-security


All govt. schools will be opened on Schedule, Secretary Education

Secretary Education said that all government schools are opening on schedule. He said final exams might be holding on extended dates.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/today/pages/p3/story.aspx?param=tumam.jpg


Security plans getting fail

School owners have submitted the written reasons for not meeting the security requirements.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102612965&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150106


Schools not satisfying security requirements

Nearly eighty percent schools are not satisfying basic security requirements. Most of private schools are not meeting it. They are given the notification by education department about it. Millions of rupees required for security plan at private schools.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-06&edition=LHR&id=1479569_31032081



Varsity students asked to verify extension in vacations

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has again clarified that it has not issued any notification for extension in winter vacations of the universities. It has been noticed that fake notifications are being circulated on behalf of HEC that are misguiding students, parents and staff of the universities, says an HEC statement.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-01-06/page-13/detail-5


Extension in exam dates

Government has decided to take final examination of primary, middle and secondary at end of January. Due to this, the matric and intermediate exams will also be extended.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102612853&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150106


BoD recommends termination of three PEF officers

The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) board of directors has recommended termination of three senior officials and registration of an FIR, if needed, on charges of embezzlement and misconduct.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1155250/bod-recommends-termination-of-three-pef-officers




PEF board praises Dr Aneela Salman

The 58th meeting of the Board of Directors of Punjab Education Foundation was held at PEF head office. The meeting while discussing the inquiry report commended the good efforts of MD PEF Dr. Aneela Salman in conducting the internal inquiries in a comprehensive manner.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201501/06/lahore.php


GCU former VC passes away

Prof Fizaur Rehman Khan, former principal of Government College, passed away on Monday at the age of 94. His funeral prayers were held at his residence in DHA, Lahore. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-06/page-14/detail-2



Qadri for revised syllabus of edu institutes

Pakistan Awami Tehreek Chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri has said that the syllabus of all the Madaris, universities and colleges should be revised and updated as per the needs of the present day times. Addressing the 31st Annual World Milad Conference via video link from the United States, he said that at present no such chapter is included which preaches the rights of the minorities, love for humanity, non-violence, hatred with terrorism.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-06/page-14/detail-3


Seminar calls for participation of farmers in policy making

Speakers at a seminar on Monday called for participation of small farmers in the policy making to increase productivity and reduce poverty in the country. The seminar on ‘Wheat Economy in Pakistan’ was arranged at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. The session was chaired by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while Dr Asif Saeed from University of Auckland, New Zealand was the guest speaker.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-294407-Seminar-calls-for-participation-of-farmers-in-policy-making


Students, parents decry lack of teaching staff

Students of Government Girls Colleges - Ranpur Baghoor and Noorpur Thal have demanded the government and the authorities concerned of the Education Department to appoint lecturers and professors for the intermediate and degree classes in both the colleges forthwith. Talking to media persons, the students and their parents informed that many posts of lecturers of different subjects had been lying vacant in the colleges for the last eight years.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-06/page-22/detail-3


Rescue training for teachers

One day training on emergency rescue held at Government High School Malakwal.

Complete Story:http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-06/page-2


Better security plans

City administration said that they have made good security plan implementing in nearly 70% of the schools.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-06&edition=LHR&id=1478564_23676348


Parents afraid to send their children to schools

Provincial government announced for vacations until 12 January but parents are afraid of sending their children on this data. Parents said that the schools and government departments should also consider parents for making security plane more effective and reliable.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-06&edition=LHR&id=1478560_70068660


Dr Ejaz — a pioneer of metallurgy in Pakistan

Prof Dr Ijaz Hussain Khan obtained degree of MSc Pure Chemistry in 1955 from the Institute of Chemistry, Punjab University Lahore securing first position in the university. On the basis of his excellence in Chemistry, he got ‘University Gold Medal’ and ‘Abdul Haq Gold Medal’. He started his career as a lecture in fuel technology at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Punjab University Lahore in 1955.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-294282-Dr-Ejaz-%E2%80%94-a-pioneer-of-metallurgy-in-Pakistan


MBBS Part-I result announced

Punjab University has declared the result of MBBS 1st professional part-I annual examination 2014.

 Meanwhile, the PU awarded PhD to Sajjad Ahmad, son of Manzoor Ahmad, in Biological Sciences after approval his thesis ‘Protein Engineering of Excellulase/s for Improved Characteristics’.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-294290-MBBS-Part-I-result-announced



VU announced scholarships

Virtual University announced 928 scholar ships including 627 merit based and 301 for money grants.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-06/page-12/detail-4


MOU between ICMA and PU

An MOU signed between ICMA and Business studies department Punjab University. According to MOU, both institutions will work together it includes workshops and special and professional trainings.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-06/page-12/detail-2


Training by JICA

Literacy department is holding two days’ workshop on Master Trainers with collaboration of JICA in 36 districts.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-06/page-12/detail-1


Teachers not allowed to participate in student organizations

Provincial government said that teachers have to take oath for not to participate in activities of student organization. They will not be allowed to support such activities in their institutions.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-06&edition=ISL&id=1478626_83623599


Visit by VC to Hostels

Vice Chancellor Punjab University had a visit to new developing hostels etc. at Punjab University to monitor the activities.

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Sindh Govt. extends winter vacations till 11th Jan

The Sindh government Monday issued a notification, extending winter vacations for academic institutions till January 11. A senior government official told a private TV that all private and public schools would remain closed till next Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/01/06/city/karachi/sindh-govt-extends-winter-vacations-till-11th/



IGP reviews security of schools, colleges and universities

A high level meeting was held here under the chairmanship of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Ghulam Hyder Jamali to review at length the security of schools, colleges and universities in the metropolis and other cities of the province. A comprehensive study report based on analysis, observations and existing situation was compiled and submitted by DIGP/Special Branch Naeem Akram Bharoka. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/06-Jan-2015/igp-reviews-security-of-schools-colleges-and-universities



Sindh police chalk out plan to protect schools

In light of heightened threats at the educational institutes of the province, the Sindh police on Thursday shared details of a special contingency plan that includes increased security measures such as screening of staff members and security personnel, installation of CCTV cameras, higher boundary walls and relocation of parking areas.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-294259-Sindh-police-chalk-out-plan-to-protect-schools


To implement security plan up to 12th of January, 2015

IG Police Sindh said that, all schools and colleges should implement the security plan up to 12 January. He said they made categorized plans according to sensitivity of schools to terrorism.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-06/page-3



Localizing procedure: Cambridge students to find easier to get marks equivalence

The students pursuing Cambridge International Examination’s (CIE) O’ and A’ Levels are likely to have some ease in getting the much-agonising equivalence certificates.

The Sindh Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) has decided to speed up the issuance by processing the certificates in the province instead of its federal offices.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201501060035&EN_ID=11201501060015&EMID=11201501060006


SU extends examination fee submission date

The Controller Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan, Sindh University-Jamshoro said that University has extended the date of submission of examination fee for its BCS, ADE, B.Ed and M.Ed programs till January 6.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/06-Jan-2015/su-extends-examination-fee-submission-date


KU announces MA 2013 result

Karachi University Monday announced the result of MA (Previous) External, Annual Examination 2013.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/01/06/city/karachi/ku-announces-ma-2013-result/



Fuuast put on notice over suspended registrar’s plea

The Sindh High Court on Monday issued notices to the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST), deputy chair of the Senate and others on a petition filed by the university registrar against his suspension. Prof Dr Fahimuddin had impugned the varsity’s 26-member senate meeting being held on December 20 and his suspension as a result.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-294271-Fuuast-put-on-notice-over-suspended-registrars-plea




Students protest for not to give degree on less than 64%

Student of NED engineering did protest against administration for not to give them degrees. University decided not to give degrees to those who received marks less than 64%.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102612993&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150106


Nominations for VC Liari and Sindh University

Three names selected for Vice chancellor ports at Liari University and Sindh University. Liari University received 41 applications whereas Sindh University has received 45 applications for the post of Vice Chancellor.

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Teaching without Salaries

Teachers appointed through NTS test are offering their duties at schools at Samari Umer Kot. They did not receive any salary since 7 months. As reaction, they have decided to protest.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-06-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_24.gif



Napa’s online jazz course conclude

Certificates were distributed on Monday among the participants of a five-week online course in jazz improvisation with Prof Gary Burton, facilitated by Ustad Nafees Khan at the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa), held in collaboration with the US Department of State and the University of Texas at Austin.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-294270-Napas-online-jazz-course-concludes


Opinions/ Editorials


Our education system by Yousaf Abbassi

Our education system is in two mediums. Our National language is Urdu. Education department is failed to make successful the Urdu medium of instructions at primary schools.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102612922&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150106


Growing role of technology in Punjab by Dr. Umar Saif

“If Pakistan wants to keep up with its current level of school education, it needs to build a new school of 400 students every hour,” said a speaker at a recent World Economic Forum meeting. Improving the standard of the public school system in Pakistan is a daunting task. In Punjab, there are over 60,000 schools, 325,000 teachers and 10 million students enrolled in public sector schools. There are an additional seven million out-of-school children in Punjab. We, at the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), started rolling out a series of IT-based initiatives to help improve school education in Punjab. 

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201501060015&EN_ID=11201501060007&EMID=11201501060002


 Madrassa reforms

Debate on the National Action Plan is in full swing nowadays. One of the major points of this plan concerns madrassa (seminary) reforms, an effort to bring some sort of checks on the mushrooming growth of these religious schools. As can be expected, the right wing religious parties such as the Jamaat-e-Islami and Jamiat-i-Ulema-e-Islam-F have shown their opposition to any hint of madrassa reforms. What cannot be resisted is the need for action that is long overdue.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-06/page-6/detail-4 


Schools’ security

The reopening of government-run and private schools has overwhelmingly been delayed by varying numbers of days (depending on when the winter vacations were originally set to come to a close) in different cities, and provincial administrations have asked schools to beef up security.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1155110/schools-security


Security plan at schools

Many private schools still lacking basic requirements for security plan. In this regard, Education Department has submitted nearly 1100 notification for their security to schools not having proper security.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2015-01-06/page-4/detail-1


Letters to the Editor


Actions and reaction

War-mongering extremists, such as; Taliab , Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and so on, realize the importance of education better than successive governments, that is why, banned organizations have targeted schools. In contrast, the successive governments fail to accomplish their pledges to advance education or even to rescue the barren education landscape. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-06/page-7/detail-8


O-level vs Matric

 It is observed that Cambridge/O-Level students have an upper hand in terms of knowledge than their counterparts in the matriculation system. This is because of a good education atmosphere where cheating during examinations is out of question. Also because there is no money involved whereby a candidate can influence his or her examination result.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-294331-O-level-vs-Matric


A holistic approach

Unrelenting terrorist attacks have made it imperative to modify our prevalent security structure and strategy to include political, economical, psychological and civic dimensions as well. The first and foremost is to own the war on terror. But the most essential element is to reform the education sector.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-294333-A-holistic-approach


Creating togetherness

The fact that as a society we live in segmented groups with few links to each other is a well-established fact. This problem was taken up at a conference recently organised in Karachi by the Pakistan Institute for Labour Education and Research.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-294329-Creating-togetherness


Education policy

Education policy refers to educational system and educational system refers to how people perform their function in educational organizations. By saying that education system is properly managed, it means teachers take their classes properly and students come to attend their classes regularly.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201501/06/comments-2.php




Khyber Pakhtunkhua


Educational Board’s present status will not be changed

Primary & Secondary Education Department KP spokesman stated that they have no plans for merging or reducing the educational boards of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa eight Secondary Boards are properly working & will continue their work in their frame work and jurisdiction. He condemned the news about board’s number reduction & merging which were published in the different local newspapers.

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Daily Awamunas, Peshawar Page no. 02


Educational Institution should be re-opened immediately, IJT & PSF

IJT & PSF demanded to reopen the educational institutions immediately. They said that Pakhtuns are brave & peaceful nation and can face any kind  of challenge.  In this connection the educational institutions should be re-opened immediately to save the precious time of the students.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar Page no. 02                                                   



Re-opening of Schools a big challenge in North Waziristan after Peshawar Tragedy

Due to Peshawar tragedy, in North Waziristan the opening of schools is a big challenge. IDP’s step wise return to their homes & educational staff as well as student’s enrollment completion in the educational institutions is a big task.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Peshawar Page no. 01



Ban on re-opening Peshawar Private & Government educational institutions

District Administration imposed ban on re-opening of Peshawar private and government educational intuitions. They warned if private schools are re-opened without permission, their registration will be cancelled and disciplinary action will be taken against these institutions. The Commissioner Peshawar imposed article 144 immediately in Peshawar and ordered that without an N.O.C, no one will be allowed to re-open their institutions in Peshawar.

Complete Story: Daily Nai Baat, Peshawar Page no. 01


N.O.C. is mandatory to open Restaurants in Private Institutions, District Administration

Peshawar District Administration issued a circular to all private schools and colleges that N.O.C is must for opening of new Restaurants in their institutions. The District Administration imposed Article-144 immediately in District Peshawar.

Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar Page no. 01


The closure of Educational Institutions is a success of the agenda of terrorists, PSF

Pakhtuns Students Federation provincial president said that more closure of the educational institutions is helping the agenda of terrorists.  He said that terrorists want to close the door of education for our children.  For their agenda they are targeting our innocent children at schools. He demanded from the government to immediately open the schools so that our youth can continue their education.  The closure of education institutions is increasing the frustration & pressure on the students. He demanded fool proof security for the institutions. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar page#8


FATA School Officers Association stage protest against Director Education FATA

In front of Peshawar Press Club, FATA schools Officers Association held protest against Director Education Fata. They demanded immediate transfer of Director Fata, Mr. Roz Wali Khattak. They said Director Fata is ineligible to solve the issues of the teachers. They said teachers of Fata are facing pending issues of up-gradation, promotion and other day to day problems.

Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar page#2


Security plan issued for all government school

District Deer Payan, Education Department issued security plan for all government schools in District Deer Payan. In all schools, CCTV cameras will be installed & vehicles will not be allowed to park in school premises. In this connection Deputy Commission Deer Payan Muhammad Suhail Khan headed a high level meeting & issued a letter to all primary, Middle and Higher Secondary school’s heads and advised them that during the school timings, the main gates of all schools shall remain closed.

Complete Story: Daily Akhbar, Peshawar Page#8




Closing schools is anti-education, Property and Builders

Quetta: All Baluchistan Property and Builders Association president Amir Hamzah, according to the press release, the office; Asghar Khan, Dr Sharif, Haji Talib etc given a statement about dilemma of sealed schools. Revenue Minister supported the minister's statement said that Jinnah Town schools have been closed. We request to provincial Minister that if the registration papers of the schools are completed then; the school seal order is anti-education. If registration of the school is not complete, Then; the owner of the school should be fined otherwise please stop the destructive steps.

Complete Story: Daily Express news page: 02


NTS will promote merit, HDP

Quetta: Hazara Democratic Party given a statement NTS for the recruitment of teachers in the education department of the induction transparent and free from political interference, such as expected while keeping the first time in the province of youth employment through innovative method is being claims if this process is free from political and using powers to the provinces based on qualifications and unemployed youth have opportunities to get jobs.

Complete Story: Daily Express news page: 03


Lame claims destroyed the educational system: BSF

Quetta: Protest against the Stat for their miss use of provincial resources, under the supervision of chairperson chief Atta u rehman baloch Central cabinet of Baloch student front.
They demand equality for each, in address the BSF chairman said that there is some social parasite existed in the territory of Baluchistan which is violating the educational system. Further said we regret the negative steps of these violating parties, and we will become an anti-corruption system then we will bring the meritocracy for every individual unemployed youth. With this statement they also expose the secret of natural resources of Baluchistan (minerals), which is exported at the very minimum price for their own luxury usage of Government.

Complete Story: Daily Jang, Page no. 02


Written test to be conducted on Jan 11

QUETTA: Principal Cadet College Mastung has informed that written examination of the students aiming admission in class VII for session 2015 is scheduled to be conducted on January 11, 2015 at Government Girls Degree College Quetta cantonment and Baluchistan Residencial College Loralai. According to press release principal Cadet College, roll number slips have been dispatched to the candidates to their respective addresses. In case of non-receipt of the of the roll number slip, one may contact the college administration on telephone Nos. 08438954.

Complete Story: The Baluchistan Times, Page no. 03  


Any kind of step will take for the promotion of Quality Education

QUETTA: In the Annual educational ceremony of the private school under the supervision of Saddiq achackzai along with their teacher association members. They given a message to the students of the same school, if we want to protect our environment, to bring prosperity then; we must educate our community, and if we want to defeat the terrorism then education is the only tool for the elimination of terrorism.

Complete Story: Daily Awam, Page no. 03   


Education is important and more than necessary for the modern world

QUETTA: President of progressive private association address to the people. That excellence and success in the field of education is lame without cooperation of parents. He says to reporter that, if we compete with modern world then we must educate our children and youth, and will be impossible without some financial support. Education teach us a good way of life, education improve the intellect level of a society. He further speaks about the women education it should be primary problem, and in the end of the address he infer the price to the position holder students.

Complete Story: Daily Jang, Page no. 03 




Govt. Primary School Bhatta Sheikhana should be upgraded up-to Middle level

Local community in the leadership Dr. Abdul Jabar and Muhammad Hanif X-Councilor request Punjab govt. for the up-gradation of the school. Further local residents also shared that if quick action will not be taken they will come on the roads for agitation.

Complete Story: Daily Express Rahim Yar Khan, Page no. 02


Umer Public School in Muzafargargh provided with missing facilities

AAWAZ Forum (Aurat Foundation) with the collaboration of SIAD organization (NGO) provided hand pump, motor pump, white board etc. to Umer Public School under the social action project.

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-mile Multan, Page no. 02


9th Class Annual Board Examination will be conducted in March 2015

Deputy Controller Examination Dera Ghazi Khan shared that class 9th Annual Board Examination will be conducted in March 2015.

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-mile Multan, Page no. 08


Behavior of the EDO Education is not friendly and non-professional with the teachers

Punjab teachers union Dera Ghazi Khan shared that behaviors of the EDO Education with teachers is not good if he will not change his behavior teachers will come forward for agitation.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrian Multan, Page no. 11


For the appointment of educators online application deadline is 26th Jan

In Punjab for the appointments of educators applicants can submit online application up-to 26th January 2015 and the final merit list will be available on 26th February 2014. While pre merit list will be available on 31st January in the office of the education department. Candidates can see it and in case of any objection they will have the right to consult the authorities. Selected educators will join on 16th March 2015

Complete Story: Daily Khabrian Multan, Page no. 08


17 Grade non regular teacher decided to be permanent by Punjab Services Commission

As per the Punjab Services Commission the non-regular teachers of education department are going to be permanent. Education department request from all districts to share the list of the teachers. Teacher who are under inquires will not be eligible to avail this opportunity.


Punjab School Education Department School Teachers Promotion policy ready for implementation

For the promotion of the school teachers for the grad 18, 19 and 20 Punjab School Education Department policy is ready for implementation. Along with Higher qualification, dropout ration, examination result and enrollment will also be considered during grading for promotion. Further this time M. Phill and Phd will be given special attention.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrian Multan, Page no. 08


All the head of educational institutions should nominate security officer

ASP City circle Dera Ghazi Khan shared that all the head of the educational institutions should nominate security officer who will be responsible to look after the security measures. During the training of the school security guards he also shared that there will be no compromise on security measures further the guards also got training regarding the use of weapons and other measures.

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-mile Multan, Page no. 08


Appointment of security guards and installation of CCTV cameras should be ensured, DSP

DSP Tonsa met with the heads of educational institutions and shared that installation of CCTV Cameras and engagement of security guards out of the school at main gate should be ensured. Sharing about the importance of education he shared that every child less than 12 years should be in the school.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page no. 06


Bahawalpur Private School’s association demanded to open the schools

During the meeting of the Private School’s Association demanded to open the school because closed schools will have negative affect the students study. In the meeting it was also discussed that as soon as possible govt. should finalize the educational institutions security policy so that students security can be ensured.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page no. 03


Top level students will be awarded with scholarship

99 First top level students will be awarded with 7200 Rs. Per student per month scholarship that passed 5th class Punjab examination 2014. Students who got 60% marks can apply up-to 15th January 2015 after getting scholarship form from the DEO office Rahim Yar Khan.

Complete Story: Daily Express Rahim Yar Khan, Page no. 09


Islamia University releases examination schedule of BA/BSc

Islamia University released first annual 2015 examination schedule for BA/BSC students. The details are available on the website www.iuhedupk. Examination will start on 07 April 2015.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page no. 08




Teachers demand for their salaries

Hyderabad: NTS Pass Teachers were appointed in different schools, but since then their salaries are stopped. They have protested for their salaries demanding from sindh Government. Mr. Gul Lighari said that Teachers’ salaries have been stopped since 8 months and they are living in deplorable condition.

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460 PST and 126 JST orders offered to the candidates

District Badin: Director and D.O Education Matli distributed 460 PST and 126 JST orders to the NTS Pass eligible candidates at High School Badin.

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Teachers protest for salaries

District Qamber Shahdadkot: NTS Pass PST,JST and HST Teachers protested for their salaries. They said they are performing their duties with honesty, but their salaries have been stopped. They have demanded from responsible authorities to take notice and issue them salaries.

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Education Minister inaugurates Post Graduate Building at Degree College Qamber

District Qamber Shahdadkot: Senior Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has inaugurated the building of Post Graduate at Government Degree College Qamber. On the occasion he said, in Education posts of Science Teachers are vacant and will be filled on merit basis; he add that jobs in Education department are being given on merit basis.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-01-06/news/page8/1%20(8).htm