12th November 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Lakki police not satisfied with security of schools

Police have registered cases against the heads of several private and government schools over inadequate security arrangements at their respective institutions. A local police official told media persons on Wednesday that officials of Dadiwala police station visited several public and private schools in Kotka Mohammad Ayub, Wanda Maghara, Wanda Toregal, Sarkati Michenkhel, Kalchi Kamar, Wanda Aurangzeb and Mash Masti Khani to check security arrangements there.

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CM orders all facilities for two medical colleges

Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has directed the project directors of Nowshera and Gajju Khan Medical Colleges to ensure provision of all facilities on urgent basis for affiliation of the colleges with the Khyber Medical University (KMU) and registration with Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-350730-CM-orders-all-facilities-for-two-medical-colleges


KP govt, vision 21 ink MOU for education uplift

The Elementary and Secondary Education Govt of KP and Vision 21 Foundation inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for partnership to establish and run second shift speed literacy centres (SLC) in five government primary schools in Peshawar. The Managing Director Elementary Education Foundation Allah Nawaz Soomro and Director of Vision 21 Foundation Dr. Khalid Irshad signed the MOU.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278773


One teacher for 113 students

The dream of students to acquire good education may not be realized in the far-flung Terich area of Chitral as only one teacher is available to teach 113 students in Govt Primary School Zondagram.  A social worker from the area Zarajam Khan said the matter has time and again been brought into the notice of the authorities in the Education Department but no remedial step has been taken.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278769


Shortage of teachers in Nastaa School

Parents and teachers have warned to stage protests and sit-ins if the shortage of teachers is not filled within three weeks at the Govt. Higher Secondary School, Nastaa, Charsadda.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-11-12/page-2


Parents should give special importance to girls’ education, says Dr. Amjad Ali

CM advisor Dr. Amjad Ali inaugurated the project of up-gradation of the Govt. Middle School in Parzai, Swat. Rs. 12 million will be spent on the project. Addressing the inaugural function he said that parents should give special attention towards the education of their daughters.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-11-12/page-2


Provision of modern curriculum to students is the first preference, says Maj. Gen Hamid Shafiq

VC Gomal University, Maj Gen Hamid Shafiq has said that it is his top most priority to provide modernized curriculum to the students. The latest syllabus will equip the students with skills relevant to this age..

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-11-12/page-3


Preston University students visit Pepsi industry

B. Tech Engineering students of Preston University went on a study tour of the Pepsi industry in the supervision of the engineering programme’s director Dr. Shazia Aziz Mufti. Students were introduced to the manufacturing processes of carbonated drinks in the factory.

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Technical education is the forerunner of socio-economic revolution in FATA

FATA Development Authority’s chief executive, Dr. Fida Muhammad Wazir visited technical educational institutions like Construction Technology Training Institute Islamabad, Hashoo Foundation Rawalpindi and National Logistic Cell Mandra. He met the trainees from FATA and expressed his satisfaction over the arrangements made for the students of FATA. He said that technical education was the harbinger of socio-economic revolution in FATA.

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Iqbal Symposium in Quaid-e-Azam Public School and College

An Iqbal Day Symposium was organized in Quaid e Azam Public School and College Hayatabad. All students and teachers participated in the function. Baitbaazi competition was held on Iqbal’s eternal poetry in which Class 9th and 10th students participated.

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2nd shift in Peshawar’s primary schools

KPK’s minister for Education and Energy, Muhammad Atif Khan has said that the PTI-led government is putting all its weight behind improving the education sector. Nations do not prosper through beautiful buildings and roads only. He was addressing an MoU signing ceremony between KPK Primary and Secondary Education Department and Vision 21. According to the MoU, Vision 21 will establish and run 5 literacy centers in 2nd shift in 5 primary schools of Peshawar as a pilot project.

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Sports are necessary for a healthy life

Wife of Maj. General Aftab honored the closing ceremony of the sports gala going on at the Govt. Girls College Quetta. While addressing the participants she said that only sports can warrant a healthy society. If sports grounds are populated then the hospitals would become vacant.

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Teacher holds the utmost respect in the society

Vice Chancellor of Balochistan University, Dr. Javed Iqbal chaired the 72nd Academic Council meeting of Balochistan University. He remarked that the teacher held the utmost respect in the society and that if rules and regulations are followed then no administrative backlog would occur.

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Laurels for the best debater

A student of Muslim High Schools has won the debate competition held in Khan Shaheed Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai Sports Festival. He received a lot of appreciation from the local chieftains.

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No society can develop without education, Manzoor Kaakar

Department for Social Welfare and Literacy organized a function on the occasion of World Literacy Day. Addressing the function, MPA Manzoor Kaakar said that education was necessary for growth. The importance of education can be gauged from the developed world. There is no shortage of talent in Balochistan. Only guidance and streamlining of the potential is needed. That can be done only through education.

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NTS Victims’ rally

Chairman of Pakistan Citizen Liberation Forum, Khair Muhammad Shaheen has issued a statement. According to it, NTS Victims Committee will lead a rally at 4 p.m. today. The rally will start from Govt. High School Moti Ram and will end at the Quetta Press Club.

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Master’s classes in General Musa College

Balochistan Shia Conference has put forth the demand for commencement of Master’s classes in Sardar General Musa Degree College. Due to lack of education Baloch people have forgotten the real purpose of their lives. If education were common in Balochistan then there would have been no extremism and sectarianism in the province.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-12-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Failed attempt to plunder school furniture

Robbers had to flea after opposition when they tried to rob the trucks carrying school furniture in Osta Mohammad. Teachers staged a demonstration against the event in front of the police station.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-12-2015/quetta/page8.asp


Promotion quota list

According to the press release of Government Teachers’ Association, all the teachers can see their names in the promotion quota list. They should submit their previous 5 years’ ACRs to concerned District Education Offices so that proceedings for promotion can be initiated.

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SSM College erupts against killing of Gowhar Nazir

Hundreds of students today staged massive pro-freedom protests in SSM College of Engineering and Technology following the killing of Gowhar Nazir and clashed with government forces outside the campus at Parihaspora in Pattan area of Baramulla district on Tuesday. The clashes left four students injured.

Complete Story: http://kashmirglory.com/in-pictures-ssm-college-erupts-against-killing-of-gowhar-nazir-21333/


Prof. Najeeb’s academic services are indelible

Speakers at Prof. Najeebullah’s farewell on his superannuation stressed that only those civilizations prosper which give importance to education. They said that Prof. Najeebullah’s services for the field of education are unforgettable and exceptional.

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Shakoor Mughal invites government for dialect on MIST University appointments

Shakoor Mughal, leader of All Jammu Kashmir Muslim Conference has said that MIST University has made appointments against merit and he is ready for a dialect with the ruling party on the issue. He has also said that the Anti-Corruption Bureau’s proceeding against MIST University is a step in the right direction.

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Sustainable development in education need of the hour: CADD minister

State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Barrister Usman Ibrahim on Wednesday said sustainable development in education is need of the hour and literacy rate can be improved on permanent basis through combined efforts from both private and public sectors.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-12/page-13/detail-6




AIOU develops academic designs to promote outdoor physical activities for schoolgirls

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has developed academic designs through a research study in order to expand outdoor open spaces in Rawalpindi and Islamabad for physical activities of adolescent schoolgirls.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-350737-AIOU-develops-academic-designs-to-promote-outdoor-physical-activities-for-schoolgirls



NAB begins inquiry against AIOU

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has begun an investigation into alleged corruption worth billions of rupees at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU). Several senior officials, both retired and serving, of the varsity were allegedly involved in corruption and NAB has sought a complete record of the issue from the University`s management.

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RIU students protest proposed shifting of depts

A large number of students of Riphah International University (RIU) Al-Meezan Campus yesterday staged a protest demonstration in the premises of the varsity against the proposal of transferring two departments of the University to other institutions in Islamabad.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-11-12/page-14/detail-8


SSC exam result today

Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) will announce results of the supplementary examination held in 2015 of Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSC) here on Thursday. This was officially announced by the RBISE.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278810


Govt. decides to change service rules of teachers of federal institutions

Government has decided to change service rules of the teachers working in educational institutions in the federal capital. This decision was taken in a meeting of the Federal Education Directorate (FED) authorities held under Secretary CADD Khalid Hanif.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/11/11/city/islamabad/govt-decides-to-change-service-rules-of-teachers-of-federal-institutions/


Chinese acrobats performance captivate audience at NUML

Chinese acrobats performance enthralled audience here at National University of Modern Languages (NUML). Wife of Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Mrs. Bao Jiqing, Rector NUML Major General (R) Zia ud Din Najam, Chinese Cultural Counselor Zheng Guojin, officials of the embassy, registrar, deans, directors, head of departments and a large number of participants attended the colorful ceremony.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/11/12/city/islamabad/chinese-acrobats-performance-captivate-audience-at-numl/




Senate wants assault on Christian student investigated

As Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told members of the Hindu community in Karachi that rights of minorities would be protected at all costs, his leader of the house in the Senate on Wednesday was sought more information from on the Christian girl who had been beaten up for using the washroom.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/989752/rights-of-minorities-senate-wants-assault-on-christian-student-investigated/


Students learn about basic traffic rules, precautions to take while driving

Students were briefed about traffic rules and precautions that need to be taken while driving, at a workshop titled ‘Safety Is Your Priority’ conducted by National Highway and Motorway Police, South Zone, at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/989613/speeding-kills-students-learn-about-basic-traffic-rules-precautions-to-take-while-driving/


Primary schools are the limit

There are very few options left for students after they complete primary education in Sindh’s public schools as 90 per cent of the 46,039 schools in the province are primary level.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/989586/dropout-rates-primary-schools-are-the-limit/


Digital libraries to be set up in schools

The Punjab government is going to establish digital libraries in schools and colleges across the province, Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan said on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/989637/promoting-learning-digital-libraries-to-be-set-up-in-schools/


Curriculum committee of Allama Iqbal Open University

AIOU has made a seven member curriculum committee that would bring the outdated curriculum in line with the latest trends in the fields of education and research. The curriculum of all the faculties like Mass Communication, Agriculture, Toefl, Business Administration, Computer Sciences, Islamic Studies and History, etc.

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All countries should collectively fight against climate change effects

Environmental experts, at the story writing competition amongst ten universities of twin cities, stressed that environmental protection was the joint responsibility of all the countries. They declared that upcoming Cop-21 would prove crucial for global policy making on environmental protection. The event was organized by Peoples Empowerment and Development Alternative (PEDA). The purpose of the event was to educate the students regarding environmental implications of erratic climatic changes.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-11-12/page-8/detail-42


Enlightenment movement of Wafaq Al-Madaaris Al-Arabia

Wafaq Al-Madaaris Al-Arabia has launched an enlightenment movement against the undue raids, indifference and propaganda against religious institutes and has vowed to protect the sanctity and sovereignty of the madaris.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-12-2015/pindi/page2.asp



Balanced use of science is inevitable for sustainable development

Federal Secretary for Science and Technology has said that only balanced use of science can ensure sustainable development. He was addressing scientists’ convention in Pakistan Science Foundation on the occasion of International Science Day 2015.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-12&edition=ISL&id=1982776_46552724


MoU Between IIUI and Riphah University

Riphah University and IIUI have signed an MoU for joint efforts to organize a conference on Islamic Business. They will also formulate plans to Islamize the business studies.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-12/page-3


Collaboration Between Urdu University and Bahria Town

An inauguration ceremony for “Disaster Management Mobile App” was held in Urdu University yesterday. The App has been made by IT Department of Federal Urdu University. Bahria Town sponsored the launch of the App. CEO of Bahria Town said that Bahria Town would continue to supports research and social activities in FUU.

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Model colleges’ daily wagers to adopt legal course

The daily wagers of the model colleges that come under the Federal Directorate of Education, have decided to go to the High Court on account of contempt of court by FDE. The High Court had ordered FDE to regularize the daily wagers and give them their unpaid salaries. The daily wagers have also announced the boycott of upcoming mid-term exams.

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USAID provides Rs.20 million for upgrading school

Jhelum DCO Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of upgrading a government girl’s school in a remote Pall Mirza village, Sohawa tehsil. New classrooms, equipment, science and computer labs will be constructed with Rs.20 million funds being provided by the USAID. The Mari Petroleum Company Limited will contribute toward the funding.

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Over 6,000 Punjab schools, colleges to have digital libraries: Minister

More than 6,000 schools and colleges of Punjab will soon have digital libraries, initially to be set up in the computer labs of these institutions. Education Minister Rana Mashhood Khan announced this at the inaugural session of three-day International Conference on Information Management and Libraries, organised at Punjab University`s Dr. Pervaiz Hassan Environmental Law Auditorium here on Wednesday.

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No progress on hospital, schools for labourers

More than 4,000 workers and their offspring, registered with the Social Security Department, have yet to benefit from a proposed social security hospital and two workers` welfare high schools.

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Students compete in 32 events at Punjab games

Students contested in 32 disciplines on the third day of 6th Punjab Inter-School, Inter Collegiate Games 2015 being held at Punjab Football Stadium here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=12_11_2015_178_007


Senate wants assault on Christian student investigated

As Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told members of the Hindu community in Karachi that rights of minorities would be protected at all costs, his leader of the house in Senate on Wednesday sought more information on the Christian girl who had been beaten up for using the washroom.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/989752/rights-of-minorities-senate-wants-assault-on-christian-student-investigated/


Universities can`t run on vacant offices: GCU staff body

The Academic Staff Association (ASA) of the Government College University (GCU) has said universities do not run on vacant offices, and despite the severe crisis, GCU has made no regular appointment on any key positions without the approval of the chancellor.

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Iqbal’s ideology key to muslims’ survival, prosperity: V.C

The two-day celebrations in connection with the birth anniversary of poet of the East Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal commenced at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) yesterday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-11-12/page-14/detail-10


Speakers for revisiting nursing curriculum

A seminar titled “Nursing Needs of Pakistan” was held here at a university yesterday in which over 100 participants from national and internal nursing institutions were present.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-11-12/page-14/detail-7


Education programme for children with minor disability

Provincial Minister for Special Education Asif Saeed Manais said an education programme had been launched to send children with minor disability to general schools by providing them facilities. He was addressing a ceremony regarding the provision of instruments to children with minor disabilities here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278766


Digital libraries in 6000 educational institutes of Punjab

Rana Mashood Ahmed Khan has said that the government has started working on the establishment of digital libraries in computer labs of 6000 educational institutes of Punjab. He also said that libraries would be made in every corner of the Punjab. He was addressing a conference in PU’s Information Management Department. The conference was arranged to commemorate 100 years of library sciences in Asia.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103170758&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151112



NUML University delegate spent a day with soldiers

More than 91 teachers and students of NUML University spent a busy day with soldiers in the Lahore Garrison. They were given a briefing on the professional affairs of Pak Army.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-12/page-2/detail-10


Political intervention in construction of new colleges

The construction of 20 new colleges at inappropriate locations all over Punjab has caused loss of millions to Higher Education Department. The cause for choice of inappropriate locations was nothing other than political interventionism.

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Plethora of V.Cs’ complaints against HEC

Rana Mashood chaired a meeting of public universities’ Vice Chancellors. The VCs made a lot of complaints against HEC. They said that they had to visit the HEC office repeatedly for very petty issues.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-12&edition=LHR&id=1983547_76855390


Punjabi language should be implemented at the primary level, Fakhar Zaman

Chairman of International Punjab Congress, Fakhar Zaman has said that Punjabi language is spoken by millions in England, Denmark, France, Australia, Netherlands, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand. Whereas, Punjabi has been declared as the third parliamentary language in Canada after English and French. However, Pakistan’s government has taken no serious steps for promoting Punjabi language. Punjabi should be implemented at primary level and there should be a separate university for Punjabi language.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103170765&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151112


Murray College and Gordon College won’t be allowed to be privatized

Dr. Zahid Sheikh chaired a consultative session with Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association. The professors and lecturers present at the meeting said they would not let the privatization of Murray College and Gordon College. They were of the view that privatization would jeopardize the future of hundreds of students.

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Reduction of minimum attendance to 80% is revelry

Punjab Teachers Union has commended the government’s decision to reduce the minimum attendance requirement to 80%.

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Report from Medical Colleges’ heads

Governor Punjab has sought report from the heads of medical colleges for their non-inclusion in top ranking international institutes.

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Dream of uniform curriculum and uniform examination system unfulfilled

The owners of private schools have refused to conduct examinations for grade 5 and grade 8 according to the Pack system. This aggression will not let the government’s dream to introduce uniform curriculum and education system. The education department has thrown the towel in and has allowed the private school owners to act as per their own will.

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Date sheets of PU

PU’s Department of Examinations has issued date sheets for LLB Part I, II and III supplementary, B. Com Part I and II supplementary and MBBS first professional part I and II annual.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103170240&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151112






Primary schools are the limit

There are very few options left for students after they complete primary education in Sindh’s public schools as 90 per cent of the 46,039 schools in the province are primary level.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/989586/dropout-rates-primary-schools-are-the-limit/


Elimination of child labour a collective responsibility, seminar told

Both the government and the state’s citizens needed to work together to eliminate child labour from the society, stated University of Karachi Department of Social Work Chairperson Prof Dr Nasreen Aslam Shah at a seminar on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-350688-Elimination-of-child-labour-a-collective-responsibility-seminar-told


The golden age of Islam reinterpreted

One of the laments the Muslim world regularly indulges in is about the decline of the golden age of Islam, an era that saw scientific developments in the Muslim world in the field of science and mathematics, in fact in all rationalist disciplines. Many believe this decline, 1200CE onwards, was caused primarily by Muslim theologian and philosopher Mohammad al Ghazali. This populist claim was challenged at a talk titled, `Islam`s invented Golden Age and the Golden Age of Islamic studies`, held at IBA on Wednesday

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Medical colleges should be fully equipped first for affiliation, says CM Khattak

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has directed the project directors of Nowshera and Gajju Khan, Swabi Medical Colleges to make all the facilities available on urgent basis that are required for affiliation of the new colleges with Khyber Medical University (KMU) and their registration with Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC).

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/11/12/national/medical-colleges-should-be-fully-equipped-first-for-affiliation-says-cm-khattak/


International Diabetes Day Seminar in Sir Syed Medical College

International Diabetes Day will be celebrated on 14th November. An awareness seminar was held in Sir Syed Medical College yesterday on the occasion of International Diabetes Day. VC of SMC said that it is high time to formulate comprehensive policy for controlling diabetes.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103169423&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151112


Inter Part-I results

The results of Inter Part-I engineering, medical, arts and IT groups will be announced today.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103169738&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151112




Launch of data sets of Sindh Educational Profile

Reform Support Unit has launched the 24th Sindh Educational Profile. Sindh’s provincial Minister for Education, Nisar Khoro, has said that the data sets of Sindh Educational Profile have made rich contributions towards formulation of effective education policies.

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Appointment of Chairmen

CM office received 150 applications for the appointments on the posts of chairmen of 6 educational boards of Sindh. 137 applications have been accepted and 137 applicants have been called for the interviews. All Ph.D holders have been called for the interviews.

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Awareness Seminars in Daud University

Daud University arranged two awareness seminars yesterday. A seminar on “Persuasion for Higher Education” was arranged for all teachers and students. While a seminar on “Health Safety” was held for the engineering students specifically.

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Eradication of child labor is the joint responsibility of rulers and public

Chairman of Karachi University’s Center of Excellence for Women Studies, Prof. Dr. Nasreen Aslam Shah has said that the eradication of child labor is the collective responsibility of government as well as general public. Child labors are subjected to non-conducive and harsh working environment.

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Rs. 150 billion worth of scholarships for girls

Nisar Khoro has said that the Sindh government is spending Rs.150 billion on the scholarships for girls. High scorers of every board will be given Rs.10,000 in cash.

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Corrupt mafia has destroyed the education system

In an important meeting of All Pakistan Clerks Association (APCA), it was stressed that the corrupt mafia has actually destroyed the education system. The participants condemned the discriminatory behavior against the clerks and low income employees.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-12&edition=KCH&id=1982381_14946276



Extracurricular activities are important for students, Abida Tahirani

VC Hyderabad University, Abida Tahirani, has said that extra-curricular activities are as much important in university life as curricular activities are. The University will always encourage the students who take part in extra-curricular activities.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-12/page-3


Protest of Degree College Students

The students of Jacobabad Degree College protested against the hike in fees. They said that two persons are claiming the charge of the principal’s seat. Neither one of them is capable to address the issues of college.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-12/page-3


International Book Festival

Karachi’s 11th international book festival will start from today in Expo Center Karachi. Syed Khursheed Shah will inaugurate the festival.

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A neglected emblem of knowledge by Zubair Torwali

Prince Karim Aga Khan was a spiritual leader who tried to increase the living standards and quality of education for people in the mountainous regions of Pakistan, especially education of the people living a harsh life in the mountains of Hindukush, Pamir and Karakorum. Jahanzeb, on the other hand, believed it to be his political and royal responsibility to change the lives of people living in Swat.

Complete Story:  http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-350803-A-neglected-emblem-of-knowledge


A brief review of curriculum By Muqtada Mansoor

Academic curriculum is a conglomeration of those systemized outlines which are followed by every educational institute with a view of intellectual, practical, intuitive and academic grooming of the new generation.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103169401&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151112


Q & As on academic career by Syed Azhar Husnain Abidi

Q: Whether I should do Bachelor’s in Maths or Physics?

A:  If you are equally good in Maths and Physics then you should go for four years computing science degree.

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Copy Culture – Unfair to talented students by Kiran Aziz Kashmiri

In our country, copy culture has flourished rapidly in recent times. Students use cramming and cheating as the best tools for passing the exams.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-12/page-11


Letters to the Editor


Open letter to students

My dear students, remember these words of your coach and teacher. The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/12-Nov-2015/open-letter-to-students


Career counseling

The Intermediate (FA) level is the phase where one has to decide which profession he or she is going to pursue. But we mostly go by family, relative or peer pressure. In most cases there is no realisation of how important it is to choose a profession that matches your personality. 

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Tribute to a good teacher

Hamid Ali while reviewing the poetry book Bang-e- Israfeel, as published by Pakistan Observer on 7th November, has offered a masterful analysis of Muslim position in the changing political stances in the last of half of 20th century. It was a tangled era. Narration of political history of that period is a delicate task. It is like rowing a boat in turbulent waters without wetting one’s clothes. It is indeed correct that with the publication of bang-e-Israfeel another untold sad story of Punjab has come to the fore. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278793


Our educational system

Education is the delivery of knowledge and skills. According to literacy definition “the process of receiving or giving systematic instructions, especially at a school or university”. Education is considered as the cheapest defence of a nation. But the down-trodden condition of education in Pakistan bears an ample testimony of the fact that it is unable to defend its own sector. Even after over 67 years of our independence, our educational sector is waiting for the arrival of a saviour. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278790


Few things other than Metro, please

Almost one year after the terrorist attack on Army Public School (APS), Peshawar, stakeholders responsible to the implement the counter-terrorism measures as outlined in National Action Plan (NAP) met this Monday. Regrettably the progress review of actions under NAP was not very promising

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/11/11/comment/few-things-other-than-metro-please/


Demand for High School

A primary school of Chalambhar, Mianwali; was given the status of middle school. It should be up-graded to high school now.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-12/page-15/detail-0

Regional Press:



IJT demands assignment of teachers in Abdul Azeem Shaheed School

Jamrud: Islami Jamiat e Tulaba Nusrat Khan Afridi and others in a joint statement said the lack of teachers for the first year of Government Higher School Abdul Azeem Shaheed causes to damage the education of students.  They demanded the government immediately provide teaching staff failing which they will stage a protest.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


Education promotion is top priority of PTI government: Muhammad Atif

Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Education Minister Muhammad Atif Khan said promotion of education is our top priority and people must cooperate with us in this good job. He said we welcome all those organization and institutions who want to help us in this regard. He shared these views on the occasion of to signing an MOU with Vision 21 Foundation and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  for the establishment of  Speed Literacy Centre in 5 Primary schools’ second shifts.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page No. 8


Order to provide basic facilities on emergency basis to Nowshera and Swabi Medical Colleges

Peshawar:  The Chief Minister of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak issued necessary orders for the provision of basic facilities to new medical colleges of Nowshera and Swabi for affiliation with the Khyber Medical University (KMU) and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on emergency basis. He also order to start educational session after provision of necessary all facilities and registration.

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


Reconstruction of affected schools should be completed immediately, Fayaz Abbassi

Abbottabad: Social worker Fayyaz Abbassi said in a press statement that in the Pattan Khurd Abbottabad area the 2005 earthquake affected the Government High School building very badly and in 2010 the school building was demolished and its debris auctioned.  The school began in the area mosque and after the lapse of ten years the school building is not reconstructed.  He demanded government to immediately reconstruct the school building.

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar Page No. 2


Primary School Raheem Abad needs immediate attention for its issues to be resolved: Fazal Hakeem Khan

Swat: The delegation of Raheemabad’s elders and elected representatives met with Dedak Chairman and MPA Fazal Hakeem Khan informed him about the issues the primary school at Rahimabad faces. He assured them that he would help resolve them as soon as possible. He issued the order to the SDEO Syed Mukhtiar to resolve the building issues of the school according to the law.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar Page No. 3


D.I.Khan different government schools reconstruct and reinstate work completed

Peshawar:  The FATA Secretariat issued a press release saying the political administration FR DI Khan has completed reconstruction and reinstatement work in different government schools of D.I.Khan and provided them with furniture. He also issued a list of these schools.

Complete story:  Daily Subah, Peshawar Page No. 3


Landi Kotal teachers’ threats in favor of their demands

Peshawar:   The President Professor Shad Muhammad of Government Post Graduate College Landi Kotal chaired a meeting demanding provision of basic facilities and assignment of teachers to their college, threatening to stage a protest if their demands aren’t met in a reasonable time frame by the authorities who are responsible.  

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103170507&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151112


Cell phones openly used in Peshawar schools; the future of students seems to be dark

Peshawar: Cell phones are being used openly in schools in Peshawar which is affecting the attention they pay to their studies. The students using these cellphones in classrooms and canteens, which is a major distraction since they don’t know how to balance their priorities. The demands are creating from the government to immediate ban on it.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/65/akhbar-e-khyber/page/2




Demand for bus in Government Boys High School Wandir

Somyani Wandir: The social activist Mr. Ghulam Muhammad said in a statement that a bus should be given to the Government Boys High School in Wandir. Students are facing trouble reaching school on time because of the lack of transportation facilities. He urged the provincial government to provide a school shuttle as soon as possible.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Ghost schools and bogus teachers will be eliminated: Advisor for Education

District Quetta: Balochistan government has withheld funds of 650 ghost schools and terminated 450 continuous absent teachers. Provincial Secretary Education Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar said hundreds of teachers are present who did not teach even single day and taking salaries in their homes and many schools are present just on document while in reality there is no existence of such schools. He said ghost schools, bogus teachers and political based recruitments will be eliminated in the government’s crackdown.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html


High School Old Police Station Khaliqababd Maghchar faces a shortage of classrooms

District Qalat: Khaliqababd Maghchar Civil society network spokesperson said in a statement that the Khaliqabad Maghchar Old Police Station High School is the sole school in the area which is propagating education in the area. Classrooms’ shortage is a big issue here in school due to the increasing number of students that are enrolled every year. CM Balochistan, Education Advisor and Secretary Education should take effective measures for the expansion of this school. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Education is invisible in Balochistan: Ibrahem Baloch

District Lasbela: Ex-Nazim Mr. Abdul Shafoor and Councilor Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim Baloch and others said in a joint statement that education in Balochistan is invisible. They said NTS recruitments should be based on transparency and merit for uplifting the standard of education in Balochistan. They added every child will sacrifice for development and prosperity of Balochistan.  

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Master classes should be inaugurated in General Mousa College: Shia Conference

District Quetta: Shia Conference recommended that the Master’s degree classes should be inaugurated in General Mousa Degree College for the propagation of education so as to benefit the youth of the area. Due to the lack of education sectarianism and barbarism, ignorance is prevailing in the society there and can be eradicated only through education and peaceful atmosphere can be created. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-12-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


NTS candidate’s hunger strike is going on

District Kharan: NTS pass candidate’s strike is entering its 11th day where Mr. Tahir Wafa, Mr. Niaz Ali and others said due to violation of merit by Education Officials successful candidates are wandering on roads instead of legitimate recruitment. They said nepotism of Education Officials is the main cause of delay in recruitments. They demanded relevant authorities to take notice of such violations.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-12-2015/Quetta/page8.asp


No society can progress without education: Manzoor Kakkar

District Quetta: MPA Mr. Manzoor Kakar said no society can progress without education. He said youth of Balochistan is remarkably talented which can contribute in the progress of its country. He said education is a tool which keeps people away from anarchy and propagates a peaceful atmosphere. 

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Latif University’s second semester examinations will be held on 24th November, 2015

District Khairpur Mirs: The Controller Examinations Shah Abdul Latif University has declared that examinations of BS, BBA, BPA, B.Com, B. Ed and LLB will be starting from 24thNovember.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130329940&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151112


Hunger strike against stoppage of salaries

District Khairpur Mirs: More than 314 JST and HST teachers were on hunger strike before the Session Court against the stoppage of their salaries. They declared before media that salaries were not issued for the last three years.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130330021&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151112


Daily Kawish Page No. 11


Sindh’s education still suffering despite the investments made in it

Karachi: According to the report of Sindh Education Department that admission and attendance of the students in schools goes to bottom level despite millions of rupees of budget for education in Sindh. In 2010 there were 32 lac students in schools but has now decreased to 26 lac. There were 44,522 primary schools in 2010 which have now decreased to 41,725. 2977 schools have been nonfunctional and have been closed down. It has happened due to ineffective government policies against Sindh’s education.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-01.jpg


Mono Technical College Qamber students protested against principal

District Qamber: The students of Mono Technical College Qamber protested against their principal after he refused announce the commencement of their classes.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish Page No. 11


Sindh High Court took notice of the crumbling school building

District Larkana: On the publication of news about the dilapidated condition of the Government Primary School Village Dili Jan Khakhrani, Sindh High Court took notice of the poor condition of the building. The Education Department had promised to have the building’s repairs started within fifteen days of taking notice of the issue which still haven’t begun.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Nov/12-11-2015/Page2/P2-27.jpg




Departmental extra duties by Teachers bring them disrespect

District Rahim Yar Khan: Qazi Afzal, Chief Pattern of Elementary Teachers Association while addressing the media said that teachers should be allowed to perform their teaching duties and should not be forced to perform extra duties like elections duties etc.  This brings disrespect to teachers. 

Complete Story: Daily PAKISTAN, MULTAN ,Page No. 11


Students must concentrate on character formation

District Rahim Yar Khan: DCO Zafar Iqbal while addressing a function at Sheikh Zayed School said that performing well in studies was not a big deal, students must concentrate on character formation and to use their education and abilities for the welfare of people and progress of Pakistan.  

Complete Story: Daily KHABRAIN, MULTAN, Page No. 2


Children of brick kiln could not be admitted in schools

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of Punjab could not meet the target of getting the children of brick kiln workers in schools admitted in schools within the period of 6 months.  Only 7823 out of 23,000 registered children could be enrolled in schools.  

Complete Story: Daily AUSAF, RAHIMYAR KHAN ,Page No. 8


Private schools and academies mushrooming in Bahawalpur

District Bahawalpur: Private schools and academies are mushrooming in Bahawalpur in collaboration with the Education Department and these schools and academies are extorting millions of rupees from students by tempting them in the name of excellent education and getting them excellent jobs. 

Complete Story: Daily AUSAF, RAHIMYAR KHAN, Page No. 8


3 terrorist raid a Girls’ Primary School

District Bahawalpur: Three terrorists entered the premises of Government Girls Primary School Thath Warren, their faces covered, located in the jurisdiction of Police Station Dhorrkot, Uch Sharif, before the school timings, the girls locked themselves in the classrooms, the terrorists threatened them to keep quiet and open the door.  However, they disappeared before the arrival of the teachers. 

Complete Story: Daily SANG-E-MEEL, RAHIMYAR KHAN, Page No. 11


Special Education Centre to be setup in Muzaffargarh

District Muzaffargarh: Asif Saeed Mains, Provincial Minister for Special Education said that a Centre for Special Education will be set up in Muzaffargarh.

Complete Story: Daily SANG-E-MEEL, RAHIMYAR KHAN ,Page No. 3