13 November 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


KP to spend Rs 43 billion to renovate schools: Atif

KP government would spend Rs 43 billion on provision of missing facilities to 30000 government schools to ensure better health atmosphere for students, its minister said yesterday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-13/page-15

Swat varsity gets FM radio licence

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday allowed the University of Swat (UoS) to formally run its FM radio transmission in Swat valley. According to a UoS statement, acting chairman Pemra Kamaluddin Tipu handed over the FM radio licence to the university registrar, Mehboob-ur-Rahman.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1219377/swat-varsity-gets-fm-radio-licence


Experts fear prevalence of mental disorders among children

Peshawar: Experts have feared widespread prevalence of mental disorders among children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa due to poverty and prolonged terrorism. They have called for school-based programmes to promptly rehabilitate the affected children and take preventive measures.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1219375/experts-fear-prevalence-of-mental-disorders-among-children




Early payment of stipend to displaced students demanded

Peshawar: Displaced students of North Waziristan Agency have demanded that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan ensure early disbursement of the stipend announced by the Higher Education Commission for them.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1219366/early-payment-of-stipend-to-displaced-students-demanded


Interesting case of disunity over uniform in a govt school

Peshawar: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government may be still hesitant to decide about the uniform for the boys of government schools after sensing reservations from its conservative coalition ally Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) but young boys of Government Boys Higher Secondary School No.1 Peshawar Cantonment recently renamed after Shaheed Mubin Shah already know what uniform suits them best.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1219376



Contractors concerned over criteria for tenders

Addressing a press conference, the association’s president Malik Mehar Zaman said the new policy of depositing a huge amount as post-qualification is totally injustice and should be ended.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-350943-Contractors-concerned-over-criteria-for-tenders




Sincere efforts are needed for improving quality of education

Provincial head of JI, Abdul Haq Hashmi has said that sincere efforts ought to be made in order to improve the standard of education. Privates Schools Regulation Bill is an injustice to the private schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-13-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Rally against unjust postings of teachers

Pakistan Citizen Liberation Forum and NTS Victims Committee lead a rally against the corrupt and unjust appointments vacant posts of teachers. The participants were of the view that all the appointments were politically influenced.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103171446&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151113


Jaffarabad police fails to protect teachers

Leaders of Govt. Teachers Association Nasirabad Division have said that Jaffarabad police has failed to provide protection to the teachers. A head master was brutalized in Gandakha and school’s furniture was stolen.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103171463&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151113


BUITEMS delegate’s visit to Tokyo

A delegate of Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences visited Japan in the leadership of Vice Chancellor Ahmed Farooq Bazai. The visit had been sponsored by Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA).

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103171481&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151113


Students should fulfill their ancestors’ dreams by focusing on education

Leaders of Pashtunkhwah Milli Awami Party and Pashtunkhwah Students Organization have stressed that young Pakhtuns should focus on education so that they can transform the fate of Pakhtuns and fulfill the dreams of their ancestors.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103171670&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151113


Ban on offering Jumma prayers in Sandman School’s Ground should be lifted

Office bearers of Jamiat Ulma Islam Nazriati Quetta have opposed the ban on offering Jumma prayers in Sandman School’s ground. They are of the view that ban on offering Jumma prayers in Islamic Republic of Pakistan is illogical and unacceptable at all.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103171216&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151113


Grade 4 student tortured

A teacher broke the arm of a student by beating her brutally. The incident took place in Girls Middle School Nawankali Bashir.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103171222&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151113


SESA thanks Secretary Education

Leaders of Senior Educational Staff Association Balochistan have expressed their gratitude towards Secretary Education for his expedient mode of action regarding the notifications for promotions.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103171230&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151113


There will be no compromise on merit, Samina Khan

Samina Khan chaired a meeting for addressing the issue of alleged corruption in NTS. She said that there will be no compromise on merit in Balochistan. The appointments in Barkhan have been nullified and new appointment letters will be issued after investigations.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103171238&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151113




Role of Millat School is exemplary, says Wajid ur Rehman

AJK’s minister Wajid ur Rehman has said that the role of Millat School and Degree Science College has rendered unparalleled services for promoting education and educating the children of AJK.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/Muzafarabad/13-11-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=22%20copy.jpg


Opponents of Women University will have to face public’s wrath

Sardar Zia ul  Qamar has said that PPP government is doing its best for state’s people. Opponents of women universities and women education will soon have to face the brunt of the public of AJK. Public knows very well that which party is better for institutionalization of AJK.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/Muzafarabad/13-11-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=6%20copy.jpg


Accused harasser freed on bail

The Chakswari’s local madrissah’s administrator, who had been accused of sexually harassing a girl, has been granted bail. The local public protested against the grant of bail to him. They said that such misanthropists should be brought to justice in order to set example for future.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/Muzafarabad/13-11-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=3%20copy.jpg


Ch Majeed grants Rs. 5 lacs to Girls Degree College Rerha

Prime Minister AJK visited Rerha yesterday. He also went to Girls Degree College Rerha. During his visit to the college, a very talented student, Madiha Imtiaz brought PM’s attention to transport issues of the college. PM announced a grant of Rs. 5 lac at her demand.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/Muzafarabad/13-11-2015/p3/story.aspx?param=7%20copy.jpg




Matric supplementary exam results announced

Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) on Thursday announced the results for Secondary School Certificate (SCC) Supplementary examination held in 2015.  According to the gazette notification, the pass percentage was 43.21 as total 15758 candidates including 5245 girls appeared in the examination. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278918



Hamdard Naunehal Assembly pays tribute to Allama Iqbal

Special Session of Hamdard Naunehal Assembly was held in the Auditorium of Hamdard Foundation, Hamdard Markaz, Rawalpindi. In connection with Allama Iqbal Day, topic of the session was fixed as “Taleem hay iss dore main amraz e millat ki dawa.” Eminent Research Scholar (Iqbaliat) Mr.Naeem Akram Qureshi was the chief guest on this occasion. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278917


AIOU develops liaison with industrial sector to share latest research

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has formally set up a separate office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) to maintain liaison with industrial sector to share latest research in the relevant fields.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278916



Function held to highlight Allama Iqbal’s vision

Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi has arranged a two-day activity to highlight Allama Iqbal’s life. On first day of the celebration, different competitions including essay writing, poster and bilingual declamation were held.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278809


Political leaders can’t even keep own schools in order

ISLAMABAD: Even though politicians across the political spectrum have promised to improve the education sector, it appears that they are not even capable of improving educational facilities in their own constituencies.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1219361/political-leaders-cant-even-keep-own-schools-in-order


Chinese acrobats perform at NUML

Chinese acrobats put on a performance at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML). The group of acrobats from South Central University of Nationalities, China was visiting the university on an invitation from Confucius Institute and Numl.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1219351/education-watch


‘National heroes are our assets’

Speaking at the National Speech Competition, President Mamnoon Hussein said young people should learn from the lives of our national heroes, who sacrificed everything for preserving the sovereignty of our country.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1219351/education-watch


British envoy inaugurates TMUC

The Roots Millennium Schools held the inauguration ceremony of The Millennium University College (TMUC) to further its academic mission by providing transnational education through a range of international qualifications to the youth of Pakistan, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-350887-British-envoy-inaugurates-TMUC


Cyprus University team in town

A two-member delegation from European University of Lefke, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, headed by its rector Professor Dr Mehmet Ali Yükselen, is visiting Pakistan to meet university teachers and Higher Education Commission (HEC) officials.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-350892-Cyprus-university-team-in-town


Two panels to finalise madrassa reforms

The government on Thursday formed two committees to finalise the much delayed educational reforms for madrassas even as it cracks down on those seminaries who have ties to extremists.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/990465/revamping-seminaries-two-panels-to-finalise-madrassa-reforms/


AIOU sets up new money-transaction system

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will soon switch over to a new money-transaction system for paying around 70,000 tutors across the country through mobile wallet or credit card, according to a press release.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/913144/aiou-sets-up-new-money-transaction-system/


I am not Malala: Teachers release novel against Nobel winner

The All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF) launched a rebuttal to Malala Yousafzai’s novel ‘I am Malala’ by releasing a book titled ‘I am not Malala, I am a Muslim, I am a Pakistani’ at the National Press Club.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/11/13/uncategorized/i-am-not-malala-teachers-release-novel-against-nobel-winner/


Physical education teachers warn Assembly’s seal off

KPK’s physical education teachers have warned to seal off assembly in case their issues are not resolved and their due rights are not ceded.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103172025&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151113


Healthy environment in schools

KPK’s Minister for Education and Energy, Muhammad Atif Khan has said the health of school going children is a very critical issue. KPK government will initiate a project that will cater to health and hygiene needs of children in schools. Rs. 43 billion will be spent upon the projects.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103172116&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151113


Growth is impossible without knowledge and research

KPK’s Minister of Labor and Mineral Resources, Aneesa Zeb Tahir has said that in order to face contemporary challenges, we shall have to register growth in modern sectors. That growth is possible only through research and education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103172117&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151113


Hiring of SSTs

Director Education KPK has called on a meeting to finalize the appointment of 1200 SSTs who cleared the NTS test. A departmental committee has been formed in this regard. Notification for appointments of 1200 male and female SSTs will be issued after approval from the committee.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103172105&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151113


Most of the sub-campuses of government universities are illegal, Aftab Iqbal

Express’s anchorperson Aftab Iqbal has revealed that in Pakistan there are 17 sub-campuses of government universities. Most of those sub-campuses are illegal. Parents should check the status of a sub-campus before their wards take admission in it.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103172100&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151113


Workshop in COMSATS

HEC arranged a workshop on ‘Planning and Catalysts of Growth’ in COMSATS Islamabad. The workshop was arranged as part of Modern University Governance Program. COMSATS’ Faculty Development Wing collaborated with HEC for arrangement of the workshop.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103172566&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151113



First International Rehabilitation Science Education Conference

The first international Rehabilitation Science Education conference will be arranged in Islamabad from 15th to 31st November. The purpose of conference is to introduce the researchers to innovations in rehabilitation science.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-13/page-7


PEIRA to submit reply on school fees hike case

Justice Amir Farooqi of Islamabad High court has given the deadline of 25 November to Private Educational Institutes Regulatory Authority to submit its reply while he was hearing the petitions against private schools fees hike.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103172577&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151113


Research conference in AIOU

AIOU has decided to organize an international conference in February 2016. Well-known researchers and academicians from Pakistan and all over the world will participate in the conference.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103173150&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151113


New faculty in AIOU

A new faculty of Research Innovation and Commercialization has been founded in AIOU. The department will disseminate the scientific research to industry.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-13&edition=ISL&id=1984225_79353936


Educational institutes are being facilitated, Usman Ibrahim

Minister of State for CADD, Usman Ibrahim, has said that the PM has given exclusive directions for facilitation of educational institutions. In view of those directions, library, transport and infrastructural facilities will be provided to the schools.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-13&edition=ISL&id=1984231_95508344




‘Punjab literacy, enrolment rate increases ’

Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that literacy rate and students’ enrolments in Punjab have been improved due to the revolutionary measures taken by the Punjab Government in education sector. Talking to APP here Thursday, he said that in view of the Punjab Chief Minister’s initiative “Parho Punjab, Barho Punjab”, literacy rate was increased upto 70 percent while 100 percent children from the age group of 4 to 16 years also will be admitted to schools by the end of 2015.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278876


Seminar on ‘Akhuwat: a success story’ at UE

University of Education (UE) organized an informative seminar on “Akhuwat:A Success Story” in Township Campus here on Thursday.  Founder and Chairperson of Akhuwat Foundation Dr. Amjad Saqib was chief guest of event while Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr.Rauf-i-Azam participated as guest of honor.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278904


Microsoft launches ‘upgrade your world’ campaign

Microsoft has launched ‘Upgrade Your World’ campaign in Pakistan to create awareness among schoolchildren about the benefits of upgrading computers to the latest Microsoft ‘Windows 10’.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-350918-Microsoft-launches-upgrade-your-world-campaign


52pc pass Matric supplementary examination

Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) on Thursday announced the result of Secondary School Certificate (Matric) Supplementary Examination according to which overall pass percentage remained 52.02 percent.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-350921-52pc-pass-matric-supple-examination


PU results

Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department declared the results of different examinations on Thursday. These exams included MA Arabic Part-II Annual Examination 2015, MSc Physics Part-II Annual Examination 2015, MSc Home Economics Part-II Second Annual 2014 and Diploma in Anaesthesia Part-I Annual 2012.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-350922-PU-results


Turkish delegation visits PU

Rector Yasar University Turkey Prof Dr Mehmet Cemali and Director International Office Ms Patricia Turmenoglu called on Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran at his office here on Thursday. According to a press release, PU Director External Linkages Dr maria Maldonado and a PhD scholar at Yasar University Khawaja Ahmed Muneeb Mehta were also present on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-350925-Turkish-delegation-visits-PU


Allama Iqbal bilingual declamation contest

The 35th All Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal Bilingual Declamation Contest began at Government College University (GCU) on Thursday. According to a press release, the best orators of more than 40 educational institutions from all the federating units of the country are contesting for the coveted trophy at the two-day event spread over three sessions.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-350934-Allama-Iqbal-bilingual-declamation-contest



SSE Supplementary exam result declared

The results of the Secondary School (Supplementary) Examination 2015 were announced on Thursday, showing an overall pass percentage of 52.02. According to a Lahore BISE announcement, out of 27,679 candidates who appeared in the examination, 14,398 were declared successful.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1219305/sse-suppl-exam-result-declared




Primary and middle exams

Punjab Examination Commission will conduct primary and middle exams in February 2016. Students will have to appear in the exam of six subjects each. On the other hand, school administrations will take exam of remaining five subjects. The primary and middle exams have been declared compulsory by PEC.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103171757&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151113



Punjab Inclusive Education Project

Punjab’s Minister for Special Education, Asif Saeed Minhais, has said that Rs. 1.2 billions will be spent upon Punjab Inclusive Education Project. He was addressing a hearing aid distribution ceremony in a special education school.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-13/page-2/detail-16


Renaming of Degree College Khuzroo

College administration has notified the change in name of Degree College Khuzroo to Shujah Khanzada Shaheed Degree College in honor of his services for his native area and the country.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-13/page-4


20 Million Rupees worth scholarships for minority students

Minister of Minorities, Tahir Sindhu has said that during the current fiscal year scholarships of worth 20 million rupees were given to the minority students. 2000 applications were received. Needy and deserving students have been given scholarships after perusal of the applications.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103172924&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151113


Rector of Yasir University Turkey visits Punjab University

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kamali, Rector Yasir University Turkey, visited PU yesterday and called upon VC Dr. Mujahid Kamran. Areas of bilateral interests were discussed and need for long term liaison was stressed upon.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103172915&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151113




Seminar in university for education

A seminar was held in Education University on ‘Akhuwat – Journey of Success’ by Akhuwat Foundation. Dr. Amjad Saqib Nisar of Akhuwat Foundation was the chief guest of the occasion. He said that brotherhood was a sacred and spiritual concept which had had its roots in brotherhood of Madina.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103172903&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151113



Sports festivals in schools and colleges

Punjab Olympics Association organized inter school and inter college sports festival on the eve of Iqbal Day. Rana Mashood was the chief guest of the event. Thousands of boys and girls participated in the event.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-13/page-17/detail-1


2nd day of Conference on Libraries and Information Management

The international conference on libraries and management sciences continued on the 2nd day in Punjab University. Last session will begin at 12:00 p.m. today. Rana Tanveer will be the chief guest in concluding session.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103172930&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151113


PhD degrees in Punjab University

PU has issued PhD degrees to Muhammad Tauqeer and Muhammad Zaeem ul Haq Bhatti in Mathematics. Similarly, Muhammad Mughees Nosha has been given PhD degree in Punjabi.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103172921&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151113



Iqbal Day function in Javed Manzil

Campus Education System arranged a lavish Iqbal Day function in Javed Manzil Garhi Shahoo. Students projected Iqbal’s philosophy ofkhuddi through their speeches.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-13/page-12/detail-15


Inquiry of branch incharge for issuing to roll numbers to same candidate

Inquiry has been initiated against BISE Rawalpindi’s Raja Arshad for issuing two roll numbers to the same candidate. The inquiry has been initiated according to the PEEDA Act.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103172581&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151113


New secretaries and controllers of 8 Boards of Secondary Education

Government of Punjab has given the approval for appointments on the posts of Secretaries and Controllers in eight Secondary Education Boards. The posts were vacant since six months in Lahore, Rawalpinid, Bahawalpur, DG Khan, Sahiwal, Gujranwala and Sargodha Boards.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103173125&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151113


Faisalabad Literary Festival

Illustrious literary personalities have started to gather in Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Auditorium of Faisalabad Arts Council. Rao Manzar Hayat, a senior bureaucrat and well known columnist is the convener of the Festival’s organizing committee. Atta ul Haq Qasmi will recite ‘Bazmaan e Qaasmi’ in the festival.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103173150&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151113


Annual Examinations of Matriculation

Annual Exams of Matriculation will begin from 1st March 2016. The date has been announced by spokesperson of Punjab Education Committee.

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Results of PU

PU has announced the results for MA Arabic Part-II Annual 2015, MSc Physics Part II Annual 2015 and MSc Home Economics Part II Annual 2015.

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BZU Lahore’s partner’s son takes provisional bail

Lahore high court has granted provisional bail to the son of 50 percent shareholder of BZU Lahore. The court has sought reply from NAB regarding BZU fiasco.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-13/page-8/detail-15


International Iqbal Conference in Lahore College for Women University

Ruling class is always averse to Iqbal’s philosophy of Khuddi because it challenges status quo. Whole world admires the vision and message of Iqbal. These views were expressed by the speakers of three days international Iqbal Conference in Lahore College for Women University.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-13/page-12/detail-3


Convocation of Academy of Medical Sciences

The 17th Convocation of Academy of Medical Sciences will be held today. Governor Punjab, Rafeeq Rajwana, will preside the convocation.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-13&edition=LHR&id=1984873_48471493


Delay in Daud University’s result has raised questions of university’s merit

Nazim of Islami Jamait e Tulaba has said that the delayed announcement of Daud University’s entry test has rendered its merit apocryphal.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-13&edition=KCH&id=1985500_37928050


International Diabetes Day Seminar in Sir Syed Medical College

An awareness seminar was conducted in Sir Syed Medical College on the eve of International Diabetes Day. Experts highlighted the need for awaking public about hazards of diabetes.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-13&edition=KCH&id=1985498_41076371




Inter Part-I Results

The results of Inter Part-I engineering, medical, arts and IT groups were announced yesterday. 17882 students appeared in the exams. 8852, 2329, 2315, 1808, 1346 and 936 candidates passed in six, five, four, three, two and one papers/paper respectively. The passing percentage improved by 3%.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-13-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_01.gif




Awards distribution ceremony in Sheikh Khaleefa Bin Zaid College

A colorful awards distribution ceremony was held in Sheikh Khaleefa Bin Zaid Collge DHA at the end of annual sports festival. Administartor DHA Brig Zubair Ahmed was the chief guest of the occasion. He appreciated the higher education standards of the college and emphasized the importance of sports in students’ life.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-13/page-3


World refuses our claims of 62% literacy rate

Khursheed Shah has said that we have become habitual of making fool of ourselves. He said that we claim to have 62% literacy rate but the world does not agree with our figures.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-13-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_09.gif


Jang stall at Karachi Book Festival

People from all walks of life rushed to the Jang book stall to purchase books, magazines and journals. Jang group is giving 30% to 50% discount on its publications.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-13-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_07.gif


Protest of teachers

314 teachers of Khairpur have been protesting for last six days against the non-payment of salaries. Teachers established a sit-in camp on court road and threatened to prolong their sit-in until their demands are met.

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Govt. College for Women Korangi wins Allama Iqbal quiz

Pakistan Quiz Society arranged Allama Iqbal quiz on the eve of his 138th birthday in Govt. Premier College for Women, North Nazimabad. The team of Govt. College for Girls Korangi won the first prize in the quiz.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-13/page-3


Qadianis are misguiding in educational institutes, says Allama Hammadi

Ameer of Almi Majlis e Tahafuz e Khatm e Nabuwat, Allamd Hammadi has said that the Qadianis are misguiding other children in educational institutes. They are turning our children into atheists.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-13/page-12


Higher success rate proof of board’s untiring efforts: Imran

Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) Controller of Examinations (CE) Muhammad Imran Khan Chishti said the ratio of successful candidates for the annual exams of Pre-medical has gone up by 3 percent, which is a candid proof of the untiring efforts of the BIEK for curbing the use of unfair means by the candidates during exams. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278924


Book fair draws thousands to Expo Centre on opening day

The distinctive smell of new and old books drew people in large numbers to the Expo Centre, where the 11th Karachi International Book Fair opened on Thursday morning. People of all age groups took a break from their daily routines to visit the numerous stalls put up at the fair and buy books of their choice.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-350898-Book-fair-draws-thousands-to-Expo-Centre-on-opening-day




In Karachi, madrasas eye a shot at greater political power

In a bid to extend the traditional influence they enjoy in local power circles, a number of religious seminaries, or madrasas, of Karachi have either fielded independent panels for the third phase of the local government elections or have come out in support of political parties vying for seats in their localities.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-350899-In-Karachi-madrasas-eye-a-shot-at-greater-political-power


International moot on legal education to begin on Dec 4

The Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto University of Law (SZABUL) is to hold the first-ever international conference on legal education on December 4, 5, and 6 in Karachi.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-350904-International-moot-on-legal-education-to-begin-on-Dec-4


NAPA to stage young directors’ festival from Nov 18

The National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) is to sponsor a festival of young directors, involving fresh graduates of the academy, from November 18 to 29.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-350905-Napa-to-stage-young-directors-festival-from-Nov-18


Warm your way around 330 stalls at this year’s book fair

The wait is over for book lovers in Karachi as the annual book fair has kicked off with over 330 stalls at Karachi Expo Centre on Thursday. The five-day fair features 140 national publishers along with 13 international exhibitors from eight countries.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/990297/calling-all-book-lovers-worm-your-way-around-330-stalls-at-this-years-book-fair/


Iqra University students to finalise dissertation

Two PhD students at Iqra University have finalised their dissertation and will be holding a public defense of their research at 11:30am on Saturday, November 14 at the university’s main campus. Muhammad Irfan Khan of the business administration department has finalised his PhD dissertation titled ‘Development Financing and Economic Governance: Analysis of the Liquidity Crisis and Circularity Debts in Pakistan’, under the supervision of Professor Dr Muhammad Ayub Khan Mehar.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/990314/public-defense-iqra-uni-students-finalise-dissertation/


Displaced students criticize govt; UOP over broken promises

At least 37 students of University of Peshawar (UoP) from Waziristan bitterly criticized the varsity administration and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government for failing to provide free education. The displaced students had been promised free education and scholarships in 2014 by the government and university.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/990333/free-education-displaced-students-criticise-govt-uop-over-broken-promises/


Americanised’ school uniforms and misuse of religion for political gain

Uniforms are imposed upon students to encourage unity and harmony. They aim to encourage solidarity with one’s school over and above individual expression. So the news that emerged this week of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) objecting to the trouser and shirt uniform for boys in government schools was enough to make my eyes roll.

Complete Story: http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/30224/americanised-school-uniforms-and-misuse-of-religion-for-political-gain/


HEC planning to establish a new university in Sindh: Senate

Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman on Thursday informed the Senate that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) was planning to establish either a new university or a sub-campus of the existing universities at district levels across Sindh during the next three years.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/11/13/national/hec-planning-to-establish-a-new-university-in-sindh-senate/




Language policy in higher education — III by Sabiha Mansoor

The importance of English in national development cannot be denied as Pakistan has lagged behind other South Asian countries in both availability and quality of education, particularly in higher education

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-13/page-7/detail-4


HEC found lacking

As many aspects of political and administrative life in Pakistan lack uniformity, procedure and strictly enforced systems, so too does the functioning of the Higher Education Commission (HEC). It has now come to light that the body lacks the necessary tools to accurately verify the authenticity or otherwise of any degree referred to it for scrutiny and attestation. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/990258/hec-found-lacking/


Our anti-book faction By Tanveer Qaiser Shehzad

Saeed Jan Qureshi was the founder of the largest book store of Islamabad. He has been fond of book reading since his childhood. He has spent most of his life in book reading.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103172159&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151113


Letters to the Editor


Election and education

College education plays a crucial role in the career of an individual. Private tuitions and coaching centres are no substitute for college life and education. In Karachi, the session for first year classes in government colleges start in October and examinations are expected to be held in May next year. This delay in the commencement of the session is mainly caused by the late announcement of high school results.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1219294/election-and-education


‘KU incident’

THIS refers to Anis Haroon’s letter ‘KU incident’ (Nov 7). I do agree with her that the administration of Karachi University did not handle the matter properly. Some students’ organisations have spread fear among the students. They threaten students and commit unacceptable activities be it in a classroom or elsewhere on the campus.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1219290/ku-incident

Regional Press:


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s educational system still in a bad condition: Safeer Durrani

Peshawar: Mr. Safeer Durrani, Central Chairman of Democratic Students Federation, said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s educational system is still odd. He said the curriculum needs to be overhauled from the primary to the Master’s level in keeping with scientific and the modern foundation system. He reminded the government of their duty to provide free quality education to children from ages of 5 to 16.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx


Quota should be allocated to Waziristan’s students

Peshawar: The Waziristan Students’ Society demanded from the government to save future of the Waziristan students who study at Peshawar University. It’s President Raheem Daud and General Secretary Laik Shah Wazir said during a press conference in Peshawar that 84 thousand students’ education is suffering because of the Zarb-e-Azab operation.  They said the University is obliged to reserve a one percent quota in different departments as scholarships for them but when students take admission the University refuses to financially aid them.

Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar Page No. 3

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar Page No. 2


Increase in fees - IJT holds protest demonstration against the administration of Peshawar University

Peshawar:  IJT held a protest demonstration in protest of an increase in fees, against the administration of the Peshawar University at the Academic Block opposite to the Vice Chancellor’s Office. Dost Muhammad addressed the protesters and said the increase in fees is 40% instead of a legitimate 10%.  He demanded the University reduce the increase or face more protests right before the V.C’s office.

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar Page No. 3

Complete Story:  http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/index.php?city=peshawar&page=16&date=2015-11-13


Rise and fall of nation’s lies in education: Muhammad Atif Khan

Peshawar: The Minister for Education, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Muhammad Atif Khan said government calculated Rs.43 billion amount to spend on 30 thousand government schools to provide better healthy environment.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar Page No.8


School uniforms according to the western style; PTI originality disclosed

Charsadda: The schools uniforms according to the western style opened the originality of the PTI. The shalwar and qameez are symbols our Pakhtun and Islamic society. The Jamiat Uleme Islam Charsadda Ameer Moulana Muhammad Hashim Khan criticized the dress change decision of the provincial government for schools. 

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar Page No.3




Teacher physically tortures Grade 4 student

District Quetta: A Grade 4 student of Qilli Bashirabad Girls Middle School was physically abused by r teacher and she broke her hand for gossiping in the classroom. She was given medical aid at a nearby civil hospital. The victim’s parents demanded justice from relevant authorities and called it a brutal incident.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103171222&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151113


Jhal-Magsi promoting girls education female teachers deprived of salaries

District Jhal-Magsi: Promoting Girls Education in Balochistan conducted a survey in 12 districts of Balochistan and started imparting education in such districts for minimizing the literacy ration where schools were not working. According to a contract after certain time the government has to pay salaries to teachers for promoting girls education but regrettably the staff is deprived of salaries and facing starvation. CM Balochistan, Secretary Education and other related officials have been urged to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-13-2015/Quetta/page7.asp


We have to adopt modernization for educational development: D.C Mastoong

District Mastoong:  Educational development is possible through relearning and use of information technology in the Education sector for a bright future. Dr. Zaffar Qadir, Chairman Taleem Foundation Grammar School System and Deputy Commissioner Mastoong Mr. Ali Akbar Baloch said while on a visit of the Taleem Foundation that educational reforms are needed and their implementation in the field of information technology is necessary for raising the overall standard of education.

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


NTS accused of merit violation: Mir Sanaullah

District Kharan: The socio-political leader of Kharan Mir Sanaullah said merit is violated in NTS recruitments, nepotism, reshuffling of candidates from one union council to another. Successful youth is going astray; government should take notice of such violations to youngsters’ trust and commitment.

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


Islami Jameat Tulba announces to run a movement for unanimous education system

District Quetta: Islami Jameat Tulba has announced to run a movement against class education system. A spokesperson said from the 17th of November awareness lectures will be given in all educational institutions while call for the implementation for a homogenous education system will be staged on the 24th of November. It was stated that the class education system has widened the gap between the prince and the pauper, high fees is also an issue for poor parents. Government educational institutions are the sole means of getting an education for poor people but regrettably those are also in a terrible state.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-13-2015/Quetta/page3.asp

Loralai: NTS pass candidates’ demand for the merit list to be published/displayed

District Loralai: Huqooq Teachers Association (HTA) Loralai released a statement from their District Secretariat protesting how the NTS merit list has still not been displayed in Loralai while the process has progressed to recruitments in all other districts of Balochistan. HTA demanded from the government makes an effort for displaying the merit list in Loralai to save the youth from anarchy and agitation.  HTA also disclosed the arbitrary reduction of vacancies from 195 to 132 by education officials.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-13-2015/Quetta/page7.asp




“Let’s Go to School” programme in school

District Larkana: Sindh Community Mobilizers Gerelo City organized a programme for the promotion of education with the title “Let’s go to School” with the support of USAID at Government Higher Secondary School. Parents, students, girls and others attended the programme. It was declared in the programme that teachers should play their role to upgrade education. The program was chalked out in keeping with the theme of the National Anthem.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130330318&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151113


School building dangerous for students lives

District Thatta: The building of Government High School Chutto Chand in Thatta is completely damaged; students’ lives are under threat.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-03.jpg


Teachers continue hunger strike against stoppage of their salaries

District Khairpur Mirs: More than 314 JST and HST teachers were on a hunger strike in front of the Session’s Court against stoppage of their salaries. They declared before media that their salaries have not been issued for the past three years.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-11-13/news/page2/1%20(16).htm


Mono Technical College Qamber students protested against principal

District Qamber: The students of Mono Technical College Qamber protested against their principal for refusing to announce the commencement of their classes.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-11-13/news/page2/1%20(4).htm


Scholarship cheques distributed among Commerce College students

Hyderabad: Chairman Sindh Zakt Council retired Justice Mr. Zahid Qurban Alvi has said that poor students are being assisted with the help of the Sindh government. He distributed scholarship cheques among the students of the government run Sachal Sarmast Commerce College.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103171321&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151113




More than 200 teachers and other employees protested for their restoration

District Nawabshah: Two hundred primary teachers along with other employees protested for their restoration in Taluka Sakrand. They were suspended in the year 1998. They demanded from Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro and Chief Minister Sindh Mr. Qaim Ali Shah to take notice of their issue.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Nov/13-11-2015/Page5/P5-12.jpg


Sindh High Court issued a notice to the Chief Secretary, Secretary Education and Director Education

Karachi: The High Court Sindh has issued a notice to Chief Secretary Sindh, Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho and Director Education Hyderabad on the petition of Advocate Mr. Kamran Hesbani on non-compliance of providing education to the poor students in private schools on a 10 percent quota. The Court has demanded an answer within 15 days.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-13-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=09_04.gif




School building shows cracks shortly after completion

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The school building and boundary wall of Government Boys High School Wohwa began showing cracks shortly after its completion. Building Department’s officials and the contractor have allegedly bungled Rs. 4.5 million in the construction of the said school. The headmaster of the school said if action is not taken against those responsible the staff and students will stage a protest.  

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


Supplementary Matriculation examination results declared

District Multan/Bahawalpur/Dera Ghazi Khan: Results of Supplementary Matriculation examinations have been declared by Multan, Bahawalpur, and Dera Ghazi Khan Boards. Multan has shown 59.13 percent results, Bahawalpur has shown 49.17 percent while Dera Ghazi Khan Board has shown 53.47 percent results. The examinations of Class 5 and 8 will be held in the last week of February 2016.

Complete Story: Daily KHABRAIN, MULTAN, Page No. 8


Action against unregistered colleges begins by HEC

District Rahim Yar Khan: Higher Education Commission has, under the instructions of the Punjab Government, begun action against unregistered colleges.  Rawalpindi has 12 such colleges, Sargodha has 8, Lahore has 11, Faisalabad has 13, Multan has 10 and Gujranwala has 9 colleges which have been issued show-cause notices.

Complete Story: Daily KHABRAIN, MULTAN, Page No. 8


Punjab Government to gather data about students with technical education

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Government has decided to gather data about the people who have completed their technical education and those among them who are jobless and those who have gone abroad for employment.

Complete Story: Daily KHABRAIN, MULTAN, Page No. 8


Youth protests against uprooting the Education Camp

District Bahawalpur: The Progressive Youth Alliance protested against the police action of uprooting the Education Camp at University Chowk, Bahawalpur. The leadership of the Alliance said they had submitted an application to the DCO for permission for the said camp, which got lost in official processes and uprooting the said camp was contrary to the promotion of education and that claims by the government with regard to free education for all was a pile of lies. 

Complete Story: Daily AUSAF, RAHIMYAR KHAN, Page No. 2


Radical steps being taken for special children

District Bahawalpur:  Punjab Provincial Minister for Special Education Mr. Asif Saeed Mains while addressing a function said that the Punjab Government was taking radical steps for special children and the government intends to mainstream them to study with normal children.


Complete Story: DAILY NAYA DAUR, MULTAN, Page No. 3