10th November 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Family of Slain Schoolteacher Seeks Compensation

The daughter of a slain school teacher has asked the government to compensate her family, here on Wednesday. It may be recalled that the teacher, Shabana Shaheen, was going home after performing election duty when she was hit by a stray bullet in the head.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/11-10-2016/page5.asp



Education is the Priority of KP Government

Education Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Muhammad Atif Khan, talked about the importance of education for the development of a country and said that education is the priority of KP government. He said this in a meeting for a review of different projects of elementary and secondary education. 

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103849410&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161110


Low Attendance on Iqbal Day in Upper Dir Schools, Offices

The employees of various departments enjoyed a holiday on the occasion of Iqbal Day despite the fact that government had declared it a working day. The attendance of students in almost all government-run schools has remained very low, since most teachers stayed at home and enjoyed the unannounced holiday. Private schools had already announced a holiday on Wednesday.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=10_11_2016_183_009




Protest in Balochistan Residential College

Teachers and employees of Balochistan Residential College Khuzdar, Turbat, Loaralai and Zhob are protesting from last week. They sent college students back to their homes, but the education ministry is not taking any action against them.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-10-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Low Standard Research in Balochistan University

Baloch Student Organization said that nepotism and mismanagement in University of Balochistan is leading to low quality of education and research, an issue that need to be addressed as soon as possible.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-10-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Meeting of Students’ Unions

All students’ unions met to discuss issues that students of Balochistan University are facing these days. They discussed these issues with the Professors Association of the university. Issues included increasing admission and examination fees by university.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103849265&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161110



Bajaur Girls Protest Lack of Education Facilities

Female students have protested in the Sharbati area, some 34 kilometers from Khar, the agency headquarters of Bajau, the other day. They were holding placards inscribed with their demands, the most prominent one being a sever lack of education facilities.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=10_11_2016_182_006


Dissolution of FATA PSF Demanded

Activists of Peoples Students Federation (PSF), Fata, on Wednesday demanded that the Pakistan Peoples Party leadership dissolve the existing PSF body or a parallel body will be formed within a week. Speaking at a press conference at Peshawar Press Club, a candidate for president`s slot of PSF, Fata, Malik Siraj Afridi demanded that PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to declare null and void the elections of PSF held recently in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=10_11_2016_183_011


Rich Schools of Poor Kashmir

The dream of an inclusive society crumbles and a ‘better future’ becomes the monopoly of few Haves. No matter what quality you try to maintain in education, the lesson you unwittingly impart to the children is that even education does not have ethics.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/10/kashmir.php


Ban on Staff Hiring

It has been reported that District Education Officer Elementary and Secondary Schools, Mardana, Mirpur, has decided to fill vacant positions in the department. According to the Education Package 2016, there are many vacant positions, but the ban on hiring is making it difficult to fill the gap.

Complete story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-11-10/19218/20.jpg


Lab in Boys High School

Boys High School Islam Garh, don’t have enough equipment in science lab of the school. The absence of these facilities and Science teacher is causing low standard of education, here. 

Complete story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-11-10/19218/13.jpg




Iqbal Day Shows Private Schools are Unregulated

Some private schools in the capital city were closed on account of Iqbal Day, while others remained open on Wednesday exposing the lack of the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority’s control over them.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-10-2016/page13.asp


FBISE Holds Training Sessions for Employees, Examiners

Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) has organized an extensive training program for its employees, principals, examiners, paper setters, and exam supervisory staff members to build their functioning capacity.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-10-2016/page13.asp


Sang Jani Girls School Gets Basic Facilities

Under Prime Minister Education Reforms Programme Phase-II, basic facilities like construction of new classrooms, washrooms and furniture have been provided to Islamabad Model School for Girls Sang Jani, besides appointment of teaching staff.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-11-10/page-14/detail-5



Teachers Call off Strike on CADD Assurances

Central Academic Staff Association (CASA) yesterday announced to call off the strike in model colleges of the city after Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) assured teachers of fulfilling their demands.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-11-10/page-14/detail-6


‘Education Key to Development’

Education is a key to achieving sustainable development and prosperity of a country like Pakistan. This was stated by a senior British educationist David T.P Game while talking to newsmen here at Taxila Museum on Wednesday.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=10_11_2016_152_003


Laptops Distributed to IIU Students

International Islamic University President Dr. Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh distributed laptops among female students under the Prime Minister’s scheme here on the new campus of the university.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-10-2016/page13.asp


7th International Thaap Conference 2016

THAAP is organizing ‘7th International THAAP Conference 2016’ in collaboration with Government College University and with support of HEC and SCE on the theme "People and the City" to be held from 11-13 November 2016 at 43-G, Gulberg-III.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-10/page-13/detail-0


AIOU Web TV, Radio Special Transmissions on Iqbal Day

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Wednesday broadcasted live program on Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, over its web TV and FM radio network to celebrate his birth anniversary.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-10-2016/page14.asp


QAU Unable To Construct Boundary Wall Due To Encroachments, Lack of Funds

QAU Vice Chancellor Dr Javed Ashraf said Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) was on the hit list of terrorists due to its stature, but is yet to construct its boundary wall due to encroachments, civic agencies’ failure to cooperate and lack of funds. He expressed these views while addressing a press conference on Wednesday. He discussed the illegal occupation of varsity land was causing creating problems for the administration.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/11/09/city/islamabad/qau-unable-to-construct-boundary-wall-due-to-encroachments-lack-of-funds/


HEC Fails to Achieve its Own MTDF 2010-15 Targets

The top educational monitoring body known as the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has failed to achieve its own planned targets under the Medium Term Development Framework-II (MTDF) 2010-15, Daily Times learnt from a reliable source.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-10/lahore/7716/48687


32nd Spelt Int’l Conference 2016 at FJWU

Two-day 32nd SPELT International Conference 2016, organized by Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) in collaboration with Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT) and Oxford University Press concluded yesterday.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/10/islamabad-2.php


All Pakistan Declamation Contest at FG Public School

All Pakistan Declamation Urdu/English contests were held under the auspices of Federal Government Educational Institution FGEI Cantonment and Garrison at FG Public School No. 2(Boys) Tariqabad here on Wednesday.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/10/islamabad-2.php




Call to Bring Children Up as Per Iqbal’s Teachings

Pakistani mothers should bring their children up in light of teachings of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, this is the only way we can achieve high rank among other nations. A number of poetry competitions of Kalaam-e-Iqbal and speech contests were held at schools, colleges and universities. Art competitions regarding work of Iqbal, Iqbal ka Pakistan and other topics were held in the city.  

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-10-2016/page13.asp


College Staff Goes on Strike

Clerical staff of Sahiwal Medical College went on strike as a stenographer of Sahiwal Medical College was tortured by security guards of the Sahiwal commissioner.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-10/page-21/detail-7


GCU Conference Highlights Deficit in Regional Connectivity

At an international conference on ‘Inter-Regional Connectivity: South Asia and Central Asia’ at the Government College University (GCU) on Wednesday, the minister asked scholars to contribute to the formation of conceptual as well as methodological framework for economic cooperation in the region.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=10_11_2016_177_012


Second Public College for Women Opens in Sahiwal

Graduation classes will commence from Thursday (today) at the newly-constructed women’s college in the city. More than 250 girls have obtained admission to the maiden graduation session of the Government Women College, Farid Town.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=10_11_2016_178_006


Iqbal Day at Educational Institutes

A delegation of Punjab University, under the leadership of Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, visited the mausoleum of Allama Iqbal and laid a floral wreath and offered Fateha for the departed soul. In his message, Dr Mujahid Kamran said that Iqbal’s poetry had deeply influenced the Islamic world.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/10/lahore.php




PU VC Protests Canadian Professor’s Suspension

Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has strongly protested suspension of Professor Anthony Hall, a professor at University of Lethbridge, Canada and one of the most distinguished scholars on international relations.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/10/lahore.php


Approval for Teachers’ Promotion

Punjab Education Department approved the promotion of EST and SST male and female teachers. Total 1 lac and 77 thousand teachers of the province and 3 thousand of district Rawalpindi will be promoted under this decision.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-10&edition=ISL&id=2725010_21973197


Increasing School Fee

Punjab government has decided to allow private schools to raise school fees up to 8 percent. Fee hikes above 8 percent will require permission from District Education Authority. Previously, government passed a law in January 2016 that allows them to raise school fee up to 5 percent.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-10/page-12/detail-12


Two Medical Universities to be Set Up in Rawalpindi, Multan

On the orders of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif two medical universities in Rawalpindi and Multan will be set up soon. The establishment of medical universities will promote medical education in the province, besides strengthening and developing the public health sector, in areas of nursing and allied health sciences.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/10/lahore.php





Lacking Facilities: Education Minister Takes Notice of Poor Condition of School Buildings

Sindh education and literacy department minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has directed education officers to look into the poor condition of school buildings immediately and to ensure the safety of students on Wednesday.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611100026&EN_ID=11201611100008&EMID=11201611100003




KU’s ‘Street School’, a Ray of Hope for Poor Children

Under the trees on the walkway towards the entrance of Karachi University (KU), there is an informal academy commonly known amongst students as 'KU-Street School'. Criminology Department student, Aqsa Mehboob Akhtar told Daily Times that initially a group of three students started this 'KU-Street School' with their own finanaces and there were no donors at the initial stage.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-10/lahore/7727/48727


MAJU to Introduce Media Sciences Programme Next Year

The Karachi chapter of the Muhammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU) is set to launch a four-year bachelor’s degree programme in BS Media Sciences from next semester in January 2017, an official said on Wednesday.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/163642-Maju-to-introduce-media-sciences-programme-next-year



Education Department and Private Schools

It has been reported that private schools in Karachi have raised tuition fees up to 65 percent. Private schools must be restricted to raise the school fee up to 5 percent. Director General Private Institutions Sindh issued notices to private schools.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103849246&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20161110





Corruption in College by Sana Samad

Besides, as students of the institute, it should be our right to avail free student identification. This is a clear example of corruption.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-10/page-7/detail-5


Iqbal Day Closure

This is a country characterised by abysmal rates of literacy and school enrolment figures. It is also a developing nation with a population skewed heavily towards the young.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=10_11_2016_008_003


Alook at Iqbal’s actual room at Govt College’s Quadrangle hostel by Hassaan Ahmed

It was an ordinary room constructed with bricks and walls but a person gets surrounded by great reverence and an inexpressible feeling when he comes to know that the ‘poet of east’ Muhammad Iqbal spent five crucial years in this room during his five-year stay as a student at Government College, Lahore from 1895 to 1900.

Complete story:http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/11/09/city/lahore/a-look-at-iqbals-actual-room-at-govt-colleges-quadrangle-hostel/



Letters to the Editor

Importance of Education by Wafa Aftab

Education is basic right of every child and a very important aspect for progress of any nation. In Pakistan, the illiteracy rate is increasing day by day and total figures have reached millions.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-10/lahore/7720/48642


Female Education by Safia Sattar

Education is a process in which and by which the knowledge, characteristics and behaviour of the human beings are shaped and molded. Education is a lead to the enlightenment of mankind. Now is our turn to focus on female education.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/10/comments-2.php


Education in Sindh

The federal and provincial governments are not taking interest in solving education issues and problems. Sindh is the province with worst situation of education sector. Inner Sindh don’t have enough educational institutes. 

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-10-2016/lahore/page9.asp#;


Boys Primary School

Locals of Kot Kamboh and its surroundings don’t have a public school in their area. They have requested the government to establish a school to facilitate the population living there.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-10/page-15/detail-3