11 June 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Development funds utilisation: Three departments, three varying figures

As the date for the announcement of the next annual budget nears, all eyes are on the utilisation of the funds released in the ongoing fiscal year. However, three varying figures quoted by the three different provincial government departments of the utilisation of development funds for elementary and secondary education shows loopholes in the calculations.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/901467/development-funds-utilisation-three-departments-three-varying-figures/

Increasing salaries of Education Department

Education Department KP suggested to increase the salaries of education department including up-gradation of vehicles and other materials for upcoming budget 2015-16.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102897748&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150611


Building design of Nowshera medical college approved

Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has approved the building design of Nowshera Medical College and asked the relevant authorities to set up an autonomous board to run the new teaching hospital from its very beginning.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_06_2015_007_001



Journalists asked to highlight issues of social sector

A certificate awarding ceremony was organised on completion of the three month development journalism course at the department of journalism and mass communication, University of Peshawar (UoP).

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_06_2015_183_007




Employees of Balochistan University protesting

Balochistan university Employees Association announced to protest from 10th June for their basic allowances and rights. For a long time they did not get approval of medical bulls and recruitment of children of dead employees.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-11-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Commitment needed for development in education sector

CM Balochistan had a six consecutive meeting working group on education. They discussed the education policy draft, budgetary allocation for development in education and long term partnerships.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102897222&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150611


Implementing the Ade instead of Ct and PTC for teachers

Secretary Education attended a high level meeting at Policy implementation unit. He said that Government is defecting the CT and PTC diplomas and introducing two years program of ADE. He said that new education policy is being implementing with some amendments.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-11-2015/quetta/page5.asp


Mastund is the poorest in Education

Coordinator Alif Ailaan and political leaders had a press conference at Mastung. They said that Mastung is poorest in development regarding education standards. Almost 12429 posts are vacant at Kallat Division for a long time. Low students are coming to schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-11-2015/quetta/page8.asp


‘Only quality education can lead a nation to development’

Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said that the secret of development of nations worldwide is hidden in the quality education and the main objective of education is to build the character of a person and make him/her a civilised creature. He expressed these views on Wednesday while addressing the 12th Convocation of the University of Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-11/page-3/detail-3







Fata’s integration with rest of country termed must for its uplift

A seminar on “social, economic and political problems of Fata - way forward” was organised with the support of Peshawar Uplift Programme on Wednesday - the conference focuses themes, including governance and administrative status of Fata; migrants and women of Fata; militancy, post-conflict society and tribal code in Fata; education, media and economics in developing Fata’s image; and governance and reforms in Fata.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1187546/fatas-integration-with-rest-of-country-termed-must-for-its-uplift




Budget FY16: prioritizing education

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has reiterated the PML-N’s manifesto to bring Pakistan’s education expenditure to 4 percent of GDP, saying “we remain committed to this goal.” But is it really possible? The total spending on education is just 1.67 percent of GDP right now, of which federal spending is 0.34 percent of GDP. To achieve this ambitious target, federal spending would have to be 0.8 percent, and provincial spending would have to be 3.2 percent of GDP. The PML-N has only three years to do this. 

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/br-research/44:miscellaneous/5550:budget-fy16-prioritizing-education/


`Developing countries must invest in early education`

`Around eight million children in Pakistan, under the age of five years, are not meeting their development potential because of absolute poverty and malnutrition,` Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Balig ur Rehman said on Wednesday at the inauguration of a three-day workshop titled ‘Orientation Training on Concepts and Methodology of Early Childhood Education for Low Cost Private Schools of Islamabad’ on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_06_2015_152_005








Committee for educational standards setup

Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), Barrister Usman Ibrahim, on Wednesday said the government is carrying out efforts to bring uniformity in the standard of education among the educational institutions of model and federal government set up.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/06/11/city/committee-for-educational-standards-setup/



Protest against child molestation in school

Some civil society members and parents gathered in front of Islamabad Convent School, F-8/4.on Wednesday in protest against the school administration for trying to protect its employee who is accused of molesting a child. The protest was against the school for trying to protect a man who is a sexual predator, they said.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/11-Jun-2015/protest-against-child-molestation-in-school


Students invited to prize distribution ceremony return empty handed

Minister of State for CADD Barrister Usman Ibrahim was invited at the Islamabad Model College for Boys (IMCB) to give cash prizes to ten top scoring students in class five examinations conducted by the FDE and ten top scoring students from matriculation examinations as well as ten teachers whose students produced brilliant results. However, FDE and Educational Institution Regulatory Authority (PIERA) mistakenly invited ten top scoring students in four different categories.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_06_2015_151_009



Private education institutes asked to beef up security

Rawalpindi City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmad Khan Abbasi on Wednesday has asked the private schools and colleges to beef up security by installing closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) and walkthrough gates to ensure foolproof security for the students and the staff. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-11/page-13/detail-3



Taxing broadband

Following the May 28 notification, all internet usage (relating to fixed (e.g. DSL), wireless (e.g. EvDO), and mobile (3G/4G, broadband) would be taxed at a GST of 19.5 percent. The notification exempts from this tax “internet services provided exclusively to educational institutions through dedicated lines or connections for the use solely in education and research activities within the specified premises of such institutions.” 

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/br-research/44:miscellaneous/5548:taxing-broadband/


Senate body seeks funds for APS victims’ families

A parliamentary committee has recommended the government to set aside funds for the families of martyrs and injured of Army Public School (APS), Peshawar attack in the new budget.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/901565/senate-body-seeks-funds-for-aps-victims-families/


Federal Minister Of Commerce Assures Ministry’s Full Support For QAU

Federal Minister of Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan has assured the maximum support of his Ministry for QAU in bridging the gap between industry and university research. He was addressing a round-table “The role of HEIs in Pakistan’s commercial and industrial development” here on Tuesday. The Minister appreciated the university academia for conducting world-class research according to the industrial needs of the country. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=266122


Push for quality education, decent jobs needed to end child labour

Almost 170 million youth are trapped in child labour, deprived of education and facing a life without decent jobs, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. “Children who drop out of school and join the labour force early are more disadvantaged later in life because of a lack of education and basic skills,” Patrick Quinn, a senior ILO advisor told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/foreign/11-Jun-2015/push-for-quality-education-decent-jobs-needed-to-end-child-labour


Labour dept, UNICEF pledge action against child labour

A seminar was organised by the Labour & Human Resource Department in collaboration with Unicef on the occasion of World Day Against Child Labour, says a press release. on the directions of Chief Minister Punjab The theme of World day Against Child Labour on 12 June, 2015was “No to child Labour and Yes to Quality Education”.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/11-Jun-2015/labour-dept-unicef-pledge-action-against-child-labour


CAD fails to stop evening classes

Ministry of CAD is unsuccessful to stop evening shifts at most of schools in Islamabad. A number of students taken admission to evening class programs just like previous years.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-06-11&edition=ISL&id=1739594_55251116


Islamabad Police ASI Beats Young Students Black And Blue

According to details, a group of young students travelling on a Suzuki Mehran were intercepted by ASI Riaz Noon at the police picket located near Best Western hotel at Islamabad Club Road, Tuesday night. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=266111


FUUAST clash — a reflection of brewing issues

The brawl at Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology on Tuesday that landed over a dozen students in hospital and later in the police station was the result of a plethora of the issues piling up at the institute over the last few years.

Complete Story:  http://tribune.com.pk/story/901491/lingering-differences-fuuast-clash-a-reflection-of-brewing-issues/


Ex-Urdu varsity VC booked for instigating violence

As many as 40 students of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) have been sent to jail on a 14-day judicial remand. Vice Chancellor FUUAST, Dr Zafar Iqbal, who is on forced leave, was also booked for `instigating` the students to violence.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_06_2015_004_001



Five big universities to collaborate in applied research

Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, University of Faisalabad, National Textile University Faisalabad, University of Gujrat and Allama Iqbal Open University will work together to strengthen universities-industries linkages for better utilisation of the research, said a press release issued here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-11/page-3/detail-8




No Pakistani varsity in Asia's top 100

Times Higher Education (THE), a leading authority on world-class universities, has launched Asia University Rankings 2015. Bad news for Pakistan: not even a single university could make it to the list.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1187374/no-pakistani-varsity-in-asias-top-100


PIEAS retains its QS ranking

The Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) being run under the aegis of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has once again brought laurels for the country by retaining its position as No.1 University of Pakistan in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking, 2015. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-322980-PIEAS-retains-its-QS-ranking



Urdu University to reopen on June 15

The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) on Wednesday closed its Islamabad Campus for security reasons. The campus will now open on June 15(Monday).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-322979-Urdu-University-to--reopen-on-June-15


FMDC admission issue to be resolved

Protest by 100 students, who were denied admission in the Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC) despite figuring on the merit list, bore fruit as Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on Wednesday decided to resolve the issue immediately.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_06_2015_152_008


Axact sold over 200,000 fake degrees in Gulf countries

Not hundreds or a few thousands, but over a staggering 200,000 people from the Gulf countries bought fake online degrees and diplomas from dubious Pakistan IT firm Axact in the past four years, Gulf News reported.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-323060-Axact-sold-over-200000-fake-degrees-in-Gulf-countries




PEF digital system to monitor schools

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has formally launched a state-of-the-art digital monitoring system to observe its 4,500 partner schools in Punjab. This system will ensure that all the activities of educational programmes are carried out properly in alignment of the established standards towards the achievement of organisational vision.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-322957-PEF-digital-system-to-monitor-schools




Matric, Inter high achievers get Rs180 million prizes

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif distributed cash prizes among the students who got top positions all over the country in matriculation and intermediate examination of 2014 at a ceremony at Aiwan-iIqbal on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_06_2015_177_007




Speakers fire broadside at govt over meager edu budget

The Center for Media & Communication Studies (CMCS), University of Gujrat organised a seminar on “Education, Budget and Media” wherein the speakers flayed the government for ignoring the education sector and allocating a meager budget for it. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/11-Jun-2015/speakers-fire-broadside-at-govt-over-meager-edu-budget


System launched for efficient administration of schools

ManageWISE Pakistan has launched a school management system (SMS) to accentuate the significance and utility of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for learning and management.
The user-friendly SMS for educational institutions has set a new ‘technological precedent’ in the education sector of Pakistan by integrating school administration and virtual learning.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/11-Jun-2015/system-launched-for-efficient-administration-of-schools


Privatization of government schools is fake news

Secretary School Education said that recently news published about handing over almost 500 government schools to private institutions is fake. None of the government is being privatizing.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-11-2015/pindi/page2.asp#;


Action against private schools taking three months advance fees at a time

Government of Punjab started taking action against those private schools which are taking three months advance fees for summer vocations. DEOs will lead it and can un register the defaulters.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-06-11/page-2



LHC ask for explanation from Federal about equitable education system

In a case about equitable education system, Lahore High Court asked for the explanation about it from federal government. In case it was argued that Article 25-A is not properly implemented.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Rawalpindi/2015-06-11/page-8/detail-42


Parents tense from advance fees by Private schools

Parents and children are tense about three months advance fees by private institutions. Parents and students complained to education department about it but nothing is operationalized against this activity by education department.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-11/page-9/detail-0


Will not let government to privatize government schools

Mutahidda Student Muhaz and Mutahida Usatza Muhaz said that they will not ley government to privatize the government schools. In this regard they decided to hold a big protest in from of Punjab Assembly house.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102897928&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150611


PEEF distributes 0.1 million scholarships

The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) has so far distributed as many as 100,000 scholarships among the talented but needy students purely on merit. This was stated by PEEF Vice Chairman Dr Amjad Saqib at a ceremony held at Punjab University`s Al Razi Hall on Wednesday to distribute fund`s scholarship cards among 291 PU students.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_06_2015_177_004





Some universities doing poorly, says Governor

Governor Rafique Rajwana expressed dissatisfaction on Tuesday with the performance of several universities in the province. He was speaking at a press conference at Circuit House.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/900831/do-more-some-universities-doing-poorly-says-governor/


Multan to get Academy of Letters office, says Rajwana

Governor Rafique Rajwana assured a delegation of writers and poets on Wednesday that he would soon recommend to the federal government that an office of Academy of Letters be established in Multan. Other suggestions made at the meeting included the establishment of an institute of languages in Multan on the pattern of the Punjab Institute of Languages and establishment of a Khwaja Fareed Chair at Islamia University Bahawalpur among others.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/901538/literary-endeavour-multan-to-get-academy-of-letters-office-says-rajwana/


Medical students on tenterhooks for teachers

The future of about 500 students of Dera Ghazi Khan Medical College is at stake due to non-recognition of the college by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) despite the passage of over four years in the process.

Complete Story:http://nation.com.pk/national/11-Jun-2015/medical-students-on-tenterhooks-for-teachers


IUB Launches Staff Training Programme

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur has launched a training program for administrative staff in collaboration with Higher Education Commission. In this connection a five weeks course concluded recently and participated by 95 staff members who were imparted training in public administration, information technology, official communication, finance management and examination management. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=266101


80 receive USAID scholarships

More than 80 students from four Pakistani universities received scholarships on Wednesday at a ceremony highlighting the achievements of Merit and Needs Based Scholarship Programme (MNBSP) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-322982-80-receive-USAID-scholarships






Punjab University Examinations Department has issued the schedule for submission of admission fee & forms for medical examinations of MS and MD Part-I 2nd annual examination 2012 and annual examination 2014.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-322960-Admissions

Breast cancer awareness session

A breast cancer awareness session for medical students and doctors was held at a private medical college on Wednesday. Objective of the session was to raise awareness and give an opportunity to medical students and doctors to share their experiences and case studies about the fatal disease.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-322963-Breast-cancer-awareness-session





Curriculum change: ‘It’s time to eliminate hate, conflict material from textbooks’

To develop tolerance and harmony in society, hate and conflict material introduced in the era of Gen Ziaul Haq will have to be undone and eliminated from textbooks, said speakers at the one-day conference on ‘Uprooting Religious Intolerance through Formal Education in Pakistan’.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/901380/curriculum-change-its-time-to-eliminate-hate-conflict-material-from-textbooks/


IB hopes to be not another brick in the wall

Starting September, Beaconhouse School System is going to offer International Baccalaureate (IB), a two-year equivalent of A’ Levels that promises its students a more wholesome experience. Currently, Beaconhouse is offering the diploma at its PECHS and Defence campuses.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/901431/new-system-of-education-ib-hopes-to-be-not-another-brick-in-the-wall/


Inquiry launched on illegally occupied school

On directives of SP special branch Mirpurkhas, inquiry was launched into the matter of illegally occupying building of Government Girls Middle School Deh 381 Talukha Shujaabad by land grabbers.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-06-11/page-14 


No promotion without seniority list

Administrator Karachi said that no recruitment or promotions will be met without seniority list. He said this in a meeting with delegate of female teachers. Administrator said that irregularities will not be tolerated in any department.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-06-11/page-2


Dr Zafar Iqbal retained his place at FUUAST

After decision taken by Supreme Court of Pakistan, Sr. Zafar Iqbal retained his Position of Vice Chancellor at FUUAST. He received a hot welcome.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-11-2015/karachi/page8.asp#;


Administrative changes in federal Urdu University

On the decision of Supreme Court, Dr Zafar equal retained his charge of VC FUUAST. He took his charge in all campuses at Karachi and completely changes administration setup by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102896899&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150611


Protesting for junior staff at high post

Schools of Local Body Wing of Baldia Uzma Karachi a junior officer recruited and thousands of peoples protested against this act. They demanded to Administrator to compile seniority lists for recruitments and promotions.

Complete Story:http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-06-11&edition=KCH&id=1739910_72191759


Allocation Of Rs 71.5Billion For Promotion Of Higher Education Appreciated

President, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi Prof. Dr. Abdul Wahab appreciated federal government’s budget proposals for allocation of Rs. 71.5 billion for the promotion of higher education in the country, to give Rs. 10 thousand PhD allowance to all government employees and introduction of internship program for fifty thousand unemployed youths in government and private departments under Prime Minister Youth Training Scheme every year. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=266137


40 Pakistani students to visit universities in the UK, US and China

As many as 40 Pakistani students will visit universities in the United Kingdom (UK), United States (US) and China as part of IntoFam, the one-week trip programme sponsored by IntoUniversity.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/901416/higher-education-40-pakistani-students-to-visit-universities-in-the-uk-us-and-china/


SSGC signs MoUs with five organizations

Managing Director Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) on Wednesday inked MoUs with representatives of five non-profit organizations working in education and health sectors which included Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro Quaid-e-Awam University of Science and Technology (QUEST) among others.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-322944-SSGC-signs-MoUs-with-five-organisations




The Hammer by Irfan Bukhari

According to a survey conducted by the Education Planning Management (EPM) as many as 2,700 buildings of schools including primary, elementary, secondary, middle and high are dangerous and need immediate attention for rehabilitation and revamping. There are also 2,000 schools functioning without roofs.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/06/10/comment/the-hammer/


6500 Schools and Metro Bus

Latest report by Alif Ailaan and I-SAPS shows that almost 51661 schools of Punjab nearly 6514 schools do not have Electricity. More than 1.3 million children are getting education without infrastructure. In this scenario Punjab government spending most of its money in Matro bus and Orang Matro train. It’s in now good.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-06-11&edition=LHR&id=1740557_42511351


Employees criminals, Teachers  and Common People By Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Niazi

There was a time when people use to praise their teachers. Teachers punish them but they learn from it. But not teachers a protesting in from on assemblies daily. They are being tortured by security during their protest. This is an ethical. Their demands should be fulfilled.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-11/page-3/detail-5


Nazryati Summer School By Naeem Ahmed

Chairman Pakistan trust, Dr. Majid Nizami laid foundation of Nazryati School of character building of students during summer vocations. Its objective was to teacher about Pakistan and its ideology to students.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-11/page-15/detail-4


PU teachers’ protest  

Reportedly, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) is planning to acquire the developed residential area of the Punjab University (PU) Housing Society at Raiwind, where a large number of houses are already built and dozens of families are living. The LDA plans to build a terminal for the Orange Line Metro Train and selected the site of the PU Housing Society on its own without taking the stakeholders into confidence. PU teachers have expressed serious reservations over the LDA officials’ trespassing on their land. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-11/page-6/detail-0


Life and learning during school holidays by Atle Hetland

Finally, the school holidays are here, many children and youth would say. Some would feel like getting out of prison, or they would at least say so. Others would miss the order of the school days and the pleasure of learning in a systematic way. Let us remember, too, that most schools in Pakistan are not bad schools; they are actually good schools or, they have many positive qualities in many fields. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/columns/11-Jun-2015/life-and-learning-during-school-holidays


Letters to the Editor


High education costs

Post-secondary education means a lot for students nowadays. The expenses required to continue a particular field of education, affect a person and his family in a variety of ways. For pursuing different educational fields such as medical and engineering, tuitions are a must with high fee packages. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/11-Jun-2015/high-education-costs


Failing Malala

Let us take a clear stand on Malala without falling prey to baseless conspiracy theories. We will get nowhere if dillydallying remains the central feature of our plan to countering terrorism.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-322994-Failing-Malala


Malala’s attackers

According to the Daily Mail, eight out of 10 terrorists in the Malala Yousafzai attack case have been set free. Pakistan had announced that all the 10 terrorists had been sentenced to 25 years jail each.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-322998-Malalas-attackers


VU’s date sheets issue

The due dates announced by the university for the creation of date sheets have been misunderstood by a small number of students. In the light of the above, the university has extended the date sheet creation date without any late fee from June 1 to 7, 2015. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/11-Jun-2015/vu-s-date-sheets-issue


Budget Far From Poor!

The government allocated Rs. 43 Billion for the Lahore Motorway and nearly Rs. 85 billion for Rawalpindi Motorway and Sindh Government spends lavishly on development projects like Highway / motorway at the cost of three times the actual price. How does that help the poor sections of our society which need education and health care and jobs? 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=266016


The new budget (II)

The new budget has further burdened the poor and the middle classes with increased amounts of indirect taxes. For the ordinary people, it has become difficult to afford basic necessities such as education, healthcare and electricity and even food and shelter.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/901434/the-new-budget-ii/

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Protest Sitting, main Road Blocked against murder of a girl student

Malakand Agency: Dargain Protest sitting, main road blocked against Dargai girls student murder.

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.8

Daily Masriq, Peshawar, Page No.8


Expected flood PMDA contacted Education Department for victim camps

Peshawar: Expected flood PMD contacted to Education Department for the victims camps. PDMA demanded 450 schools from the Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 70 schools from the Higher Eructation Commission. 

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102897763&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150611


For the education development it is necessary to give high status to the teachers

Peshawar: Sarhad Rural Support Program SRCP arranged teachers and position holder’s ceremony in a local hotel.  On this occasion the chief guest Muslim League Q Additional General Secretary Arbab Meer Afzal khan said for the development of the education it is necessary to give due status to the teachers.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3


Jamrud School named the Abdul Azam Afridi name

Fata: Khyber Agency: Jamrud Government Higher Secondary School No.1 named the martyred students of the Army Public School Martyred students Abdul Azam Afridi.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=4&date=2015-06-11




It is duty of HEC to fulfill financial needs of Baluchistan University

Quetta: Provincial Ameer of Jamat-e-Islami said institutions are centers of education, culture and civilization, he said it is duty of HEC to fulfill financial needs of Baluchistan University.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/backpage/


Reforms claiming government ruined education

Quetta: Hafiz Hamadullah of JUI said private educational institutes are busy in money making rate race, on the other hand government who claiming for educational emergency and reforms has ruined the education system completely.

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Poly Technical College has become business organization

Quetta: Students said due to some amount of exam fees students are being failed by teachers which is injustice with students. Now a day’s Poly Technical College has become business organization for generating money.

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Most deprived district in education

Mastoong: Educational institutions have changed into ruined places; educational system is lingering and 12429 posts of teachers in different categories are still fall vacant in Qalat division. 

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International organizations should help to bring out Baluchistan from backwardness

Quetta: CM Baluchistan said to change educational scenario practical efforts will have to be taken. Higher and standard education is prime demand of time; talent will have to be brought forward. He said International organizations should help to bring out Baluchistan from backwardness.

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Balochistan students have to consist with modern requirements

Quetta: Governor Baluchistan said degree holders are treasure of nation, Baluchistan students have to consist with modern requirements to coup with challenges of modern world for success and development.

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Government is taking steps for propagation of education

Quetta: With quality education we can include ourselves in row of developed nations said by Governor Baluchistan. He further added Government is taking steps for propagation of standard and free education for all.

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Universities are centers of education & development

Quetta: Provincial Ameer of Jamat-e Islami Abdul Mateen said it is foremost duty of state and political leadership to take care and support educational institutions for modern education and development.

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Primary school being constructed with substandard material

District Rahim Yar Khan: The citizens of Aabadpurs have complained that the building of Govt. Primary School Aabadpur, Sultanabad, Rukanpur, and District Rahim Yar Khan is being constructed with poor material.   The one acre land of the school has also been occupied by the land mafia.  They have appealed to the authorities to take action.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3

Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.9


Appointment of Principal at Girls College becomes a musical chair game

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Mussarat Shaheen Bukhari, the principal of the Govt. Girls College Kot Sultan got retired on 25th May, 2015 after serving the college for 6 years, and after than the MPAs and MNAs of the area are struggling to get their favourites appointed as a Principal.  There are 7 professors on the seniority list aspiring to become the principal of the said college.   The citizens have appealed to the politicians and government officials to avoid turning educational institutions into political arenas.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.10


School owner threatens journalists for publishing news about his immoral activities   

District Muzaffargarh: Jamil Qureshi, the owner of Misali Public School Muzaffargarh turns against journalists for publishing news about his immoral activities. Parents and students have also protested and appealed to the CM for taking action against the said owner of the school. 

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.6


Private Schools of Vehari District refuse to close down for summer vacations

District Vehari: The private schools of District Vehari have refused to close for summer vacations.  The parents of the children have protest against this action and appealed that authorities must take action against all such schools.

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High School without a sewerage system and extracurricular activities

District Lodhran: Govt. High School Lanjari, Kehrorpur Road, District Lodhran is facing serious problems of proper sewerage system and the students do not have any opportunities of extracurricular activities.  The school management has demanded a proper sewerage system for the school and also resources for providing extracurricular activities for the students. 

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Save Education rally by Alif Ailaan in Naudero city

District Larkana: Social Organization Alif Ailaan Organized Save Education rally in Naudero city. The rally was attended by number of social and political people. The students were having play cards in their hands written with slogans of saving education. The Protestants demanded for 30% increase in the budget for education. They also declared that 350 schools of Larkana are without electricity, 550 without washrooms, 125 without compound walls and 250 are lacking the facility of drinking water.

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Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.2


PPP MPA Destroyed school building and constructed shops in it

District Jacobabad: MPA PPP Mr. Suhrab Sarki has destroyed the building of Government Primary School Thull and has constructed shops in it. Education department is silent and did not take any action and notice. The citizens told that they could not do anything expect weeping over the condition. They demanded from government to take notice.

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16 Primary teacher’s degrees and service books fake

District Ghotki: Education department Ghotki has found 16 teachers degrees and service books illegal. The investigation officer has called all the teachers to Karachi for further verification. On that E.D.O Ghotki at Mirpur Mathelo has issued notice to the teachers to be present in the office of Special Secretary School Karachi.

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Millions of rupees did not utilize on education; to be lapsed

District Mirpur Khas: Millions of rupees under specific budget by World Bank are not utilized on education in district Mirpur Khas due to carelessness of education officers. It is reported that the amount is to be lapsed on 30th June.

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Sindh Gazetted Officers opposed charge of Taluka Education to Deputy Commissioners

Jamshoro: Sindh Gazetted Officers have opposed the decision of Secretary Education to handover the charge of Taluka Education to Deputy Commissioners. They declared that secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has issued order in Larkana and Nawabshah which is totally against the decision of court. They said Secretary Education is imposing his own decisions and they demanded for taking back that decision.

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Raid on Private Schools running during summer vacations

District Mirpur Khas: Most of the private schools of Mirpur Khas remained open during summer vacations. Director Private Institutions has issued notice to the private schools which remained open.

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Protest against construction of Petrol Pump near High School building

District Kahirpur Mirs: The residents of Tando Mir Aali stood against construction of Petrol Pump near Government High School building. They demanded for cancellation of the Petrol pump near school building.

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NAB caught 3 Education officer involved in corruption

Karachi: National Accountability Bureau has caught 3 corrupt Education officers of District Shaikarpur who were caught involved in violation of GP Funds. Ms. Noor Jahan Mangi, Mumtaz Ali Kalhoro and Muneer Ahmed Seelaro were involved in the corruption.

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Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.2



Sindh Government decides to extend Education budget from 134 to 144 Arab

Karachi: Sindh Government has decided to increase education budget from 134 Arab to 144 Arab along with recruitment of 4900 Head Masters and Monitoring Officers in the Schools. According to report, 106 Arab out of 144 would be spent on Salaries, whereas 37 Arab would be spared for Universities, Schools and STEVTA. 1 and half Arab for Students scholarships and two Arab for free books will be given. Whereas public schools and cadet colleges would be granted up to 2 Arab; for development works of education budget of 10 Arab rupees would be spared, 50 new comprehensive English medium schools would be established. It is also highlighted that 4900 teachers and monitoring officers would be recruited through Sindh Public Service Commission.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.1