13th June 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Technical Education: New UET Campus to be established in Upper Dir

 In order to enhance technical education in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the provincial government plans to build a new campus of University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar in Upper Dir. Till its completion, classes for civil and electrical disciplines will be held at Government College of Management Sciences and will commence from Monday (today).

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1121349/technical-education-new-uet-campus-established-upper-dir/


Sports with education

Ilyas Khan Awami National party has said that youngsters along with education must focus on sports in order to keep themselves fit and active. So they may progress in future and worked for the development of this country.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-06-11/page-2


Refresher courses for teachers

President of Teachers Union Buner Liaquat Hussain said in a statement that the Education Department must organize refresher courses for teachers of Buner.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-06-11/page-2


GSTA demands filling of 1000 vacant positions of Subject Specialists & 600 Head  Masters

Government Schools Teachers Association (GSTA) on Friday demanded of the Minister for Education Atif Khan to issue directives for filling 1000 vacant positions of subject specialist (SS) and 600 of headmasters in different government schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-11/lahore/4582/18265


100th meeting of UET syndicate held in Peshawar

The 100th meeting of Syndicate of the University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar was held at University’s Conference Hall. Prof. Dr Iftikhar Hussain, Vice Chancellor UET Peshawar, chaired the meeting. Dean Faculty of Engineering, UET Peshawar, Prof. Dr Noor Muhammad, Registrar Sami Ullah Khan and other Syndicate members were also present on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-11/lahore/4584/18247


Plan to give Colleges Degree awarding status faces delay

The Higher Education Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has put the plan of declaring seven government colleges in as many divisions as degree awarding institutions on the back burner as some vice-chancellors of public sector universities have opposed the idea, according to sources.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1264486/plan-to-give-colleges-degree-awarding-status-faces-delay




Interference in education sector will not be beard

A session was held by Baloch students front I whose members of organization said that no compromise will make if any interference occurs in education matters. Some people are against evening session in poly technical college.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-13-2016/Quetta/page2.asp




Quran recitation will be made part of National Curriculum: Minister

The federal government has decided to make recitation of the holy Quran compulsory in the national educational curriculum, Minister of State for Education and Training Baligh-ur-Rehman announced while addressing a press conference at the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII).

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/06/11/national/quran-recitation-will-be-made-part-of-national-curriculum-minister/


Only physical revamping of FDE schools may not work

Although renovation and retrofitting of some 422 federal government schools and colleges has been undertaken to honour the APS martyr students through Prime Minister’s Education Reform Programme, yet more resources are required to improve faculty members’ capabilities to make it a complete success story.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-06-13/page-14/detail-0


Political links must to get admission to capital schools

Massive irregularities have emerged during the admission of students to major school and colleges of the capital. Due to political interference during admission intelligent students have been deprived of their right to be admitted to schools on merit.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-13/lahore/4617/18699


Senate Session of Federal Urdu University

Senate Session of Federal Urdu University was ended without any end results. In this senate budget of two trillion rupees for Federal Urdu University was rejected.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103568346&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160611


Tech College inoperative due to lack of teachers & equipment

The College of Medical Lab Technology (CMLT), once home to students who travelled from abroad, has become largely inoperative due to lack of teachers, equipment and basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1264330


USAID offers merit and needs-based scholarship to Pakistani students

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in conjunction with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is offering a scholarship to the financially disadvantaged students. An official of USAID informed that the programme offers of scholarships in the fields of business administration, agriculture and veterinary sciences, social sciences, medical/nursing and engineering and technology programmes.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-11/lahore/4584/18245


HEC bars students from taking admission in AJK Varsity

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has halted the operation of the Al-Khair University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and stressed the students from all over the country to “not to take admission in the university”.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-06-13/page-4/detail-5


IIU & Saudi Varsity Sign MoU on Psychology

The Department of Psychology International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan and Department of Psychology College of Social Sciences Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for cooperation in which faculties of both institutions will share experiences in the field of Psychology for excellence.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/127192-IIU-Saudi-varsity-sign-MoU-on-psychology


20,948 trainees benefit from PM Youth Skills Development Scheme

A total of 20,984 trainees benefited from the Prime Minister Youth Skills Development Programme Phase-II during the period from August 2015 to February 2016. According to official sources, around 24,831 trainees were given skills-based training in different market-oriented trades during the year 2014-15 in the first phase.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-13/lahore/4615/18669


CITT suspends pro-rector for plagiarism

COMSATS Institute of Science And Technology (CIIT) has finally suspended from service its Pro-rector Muhammad Haroon Rashid over his plagiarised thesis of PhD. The CIIT's Board of Governors in its meeting held here on Saturday decided to suspend the top official over the plagiarism charges against him, well informed sources told Daily Times.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-13/lahore/4617/18698


IIUI promoting Unity & Faith in the country

International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) President Dr Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh and Rector Prof Dr Masoom Yasinzai have hosted an Iftar dinner in honour of journalists. The dinner – Interaction with Media – held at the Iqbal International Institute for Research & Dialogue, Faisal Masjid campus of the university, was also attended by Senators Shibli Faraz of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Shahi Syed of Awami National Party, APP Managing Director Masood Malik, former President National Press Club Afzal Butt, anchorperson Salim Safi, AIOU Vice Chancellaor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui, IIUI deans, directors and other officials.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/12/iiui-promoting-unity-faith-in-the-country/


QAU Young Professor’s book wins HEC  award 2013-14

An Oxford University Press Pakistan (OUP) publication “Old World Empires: Cultures of Power and Governance in Eurasia” written by Ilhan Niaz, was judged the winner of the Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) national award for ‘Best Book Publication in Social Sciences, 2013-2014’, to be awarded this year.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/11/qau-young-professors-book-wins-hec-award-2013-14/


QAU flouts ban on creating new positions

Despite the ban on creation of new positions in public sector employments by the federal government, the country's rank one Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) does not take that into account and has created a post of Adviser Finance and Administration (AF&A).

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-12/lahore/4605/18524




13 schools handed over to Punjab Danish School authority

In a surprise move, the School Education Department, Punjab has handed over it 13 good performing schools of Lahore to Punjab Danish School Authority claiming that it would improve the standard of education of these schools. Teachers of public schools protested against the decision of government before Ramadan.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/12/13-schools-handed-over-to-punjab-danish-school-authority/





PTU says ‘Education Dept. making CM fool’

The Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) has said that the School Education Department (SED) is making Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif fool’ by manipulating the figures of public schools being handed over to private sector and Danish School Authority (DSA).

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-13/lahore/4631/18830


Verification of Educational Certificates Of new LGH staff  

Post Graduate Medical Institute and Lahore General Hospital Principal Prof Khalid Mahmood has directed verify all the educational certificates of those 300 employees who have recently recruited. The principal directed to complete the verification of the educational documents of the newly inducted staff in a month. He made it clear that those employees who would not cooperate with administration or use delaying tactics would face legal action. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-13/lahore/4631/18829


Govt committed to eliminating child labour: CM

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) government is determined to eliminate child labour from Punjab. He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, practical steps have been taken for eliminating child labour from the province.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/06/13/city/lahore/govt-committed-to-eliminating-child-labour-cm/


Thesis show: Students grapple with gender fluidity, antiquity and war

Five textile design major students from Kinnaird College for Women University have displayed their final thesis projects, inspired by issues as diverse as Mughal era architecture, gender fluidity and military and war.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1121449/thesis-show-students-grapple-gender-fluidity-antiquity-war/


Thirteen schools handed to DANISH Authority

Thirteen schools of Lahore have been handed over to DANISH. These schools are being converted into center of excellence DANISH School Authority will be completely independent in making decision of these schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-12-2016/lahore/pic.asp?picname=06_10.gif


Decision to hand over more schools to DANISH Authority

After being handed over thirteen big Public schools of Lahore, final decision of handing over more fourteen big schools of Lahore to DANISH Authority has been taken. Now the total number of schools associated with DANISH Authority is twenty seven.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-06-13/page-9/detail-0



False education statistics Presented to Minister

General President of Punjab Teachers Union Syed Sajjad Akbar said in a combine statement that false data has been presented to Prime Minister Punjab regarding education ranking for the past eight years. Instead of real statistics artificial statistics were produced.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-06-13/page-9/detail-16


To end Un-employment & promoting technical education

Government must promote technical education in order to meet the challenge of eradication of un-employment from the country. Professor Ahmed Shafiq of Tourism and Hotel Management College express his views in a conference on ‘Budget and expectations for the upcoming fiscal year’ he said that tourism must be promoted.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-06-13/page-12/detail-10


Downsizing of lady teachers before summer holidays

Many of the private schools like previous years downsized the lady teachers’ before the start of summer holidays, so they won’t needed to pay them summer holiday salaries. According to source Private schools took heavy fees form students but hire teachers on low salaries. And continue the tradition of terminating of teachers before summer vacations.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-11-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=48.gif


1000 Primary schools will be handed to PEF

1000 Primary schools will be handed to Pakistan Education foundation by the end of this year. Education board Rawalpindi increased in the salaries of staff and officers of examination centers. Superintendent will pay 1300 instead of 900; Deputy Superintendent will get 1000 instead of 700.  

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103570281&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160612


Failure in admission policy of Public Colleges

Education Department failed to continue admission policy in government colleges due to this 90% of students will seek admission in private colleges. Reason of this failure is in competent planning.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103568674&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160611


MPhil, PhD admissions open at FJWU

The administration of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) has announced admissions for M.Phil and Ph.D in various disciplines. Last date for the admission form submission would be July 20. Candidates waiting for the results may also submit their admission forms within the due date. The students can check the university website for further details.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/11/mphil-ph-d-admissions-open-at-fjwu/


Verification of educational certificates of newly recruited staff at LGH ordered

Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute and Lahore General Hospital Prof. Khalid Mahmood has directed to get verified all the educational certificates of those 300 employees who have recently been recruited. “The process of verification of newly inducted staff’s diplomas, degrees and other documents must be verified from their concerned educational boards and institutions within one month span of time,” the Principal directed to MS LGH, Nursing administration and Additional Dean PGMI.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/13/verification-of-educational-certificates-of-newly-recruited-staff-at-lgh-ordered/




Education gets top priority this year

Education seems to be the top priority of the Sindh government this year, with a lion’s share of the budget for the fiscal year 2016-17 being allocated for education.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1120823/knowledge-power-education-gets-top-priority-year/


Student’s Career, varsity reputation on the line as MUET scandal unfolds

A student’s career, a varsity’s reputation and another student’s peace of mind are all on the line as the degree scandal at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) unfurls.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1120273/students-career-varsity-reputation-line-muet-scandal-unfolds/


University Associations against DUHS head’s appointment

The appointment of Prof Dr Khawar Saeed Jamali as pro-vice-chancellor (PVC) of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has raised many concerns among university bodies and associations.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1121378/university-associations-duhs-heads-appointment/



Home Minister Orders to remove police station established in school

Sindh Home Minister Suhail Anwar Siyal ordered on Sunday that the girl’s primary school in Ghotki, which was turned into a police station, be restored to its original shape, adding that no school in future should be converted into a police station.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/06/12/city/karachi/home-minister-orders-to-remove-police-station-established-in-school/


Translation of Quran to be a part of School Syllabi

President of Pakistan Education Foundation Shehzad Akhtar has said during an address that a change was needed in the traditional school syllabi and this adding Quran translation in the syllabus is a good decision.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-13-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_02.gif


German Language Course in Karachi University

International department of biology and life sciences in Karachi University successfully conducted six months German Language Course. Basic knowledge of German language was imparted to students for knowhow.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-13-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_03.gif


Primary School Converted into Police Station

In a Primary school of Ghotki Police station has been formed. Employees of school have been getting salary for last three years without going to school. Interior Minister of Sindh took the notice of the issue and ordered to take up this police station from school and shifted to other place.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Rawalpindi/2016-06-13/page-8/detail-43


Increase in fees of Medical and dental colleges

Department of health has suggested an increase of 10 % in fees of Public Medical and Dental Colleges. According to details this increase will be start from admission 2016-2017 under uniform education policy.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103571171&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160613


Sindh Education budget 2016-2017

Sindh budget 2016-2017 make it more difficult to get the basic amenities of life. Education and health sector were given zero importance in the budget.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-06-12/page-1/detail-5


NAB arrests ex-education official over ‘Illegal’ appointment of teachers

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested former Education and Literacy director Karachi over his alleged involvement in myriad illegal appointments of teachers in return for heavy kickbacks, it is learnt.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-11/lahore/4586/18216


German language course concludes

The German language course entitled “Fit for Germany” has been successfully concluded at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi. An official of the Center said on Sunday that the ICCBS organised this three-month long German language course in collaboration with the Goethe-Institute, Karachi.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/13/german-language-course-concludes/





Education and unsavory politics Editorial

In a sad display of the government’s ignorance, an under-construction building of the Government Degree College for Women in Rawalpindi is now being used for keeping cattle and chickens. The Punjab government has not been providing funds to complete the project since 2008.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-06-11/page-6/detail-1


Letters to editor


Effects of technology on students

There is a general belief among teachers that students’ constant
use of technology is harmful. The widespread use of computers, phones and video games affects students’ capability to learn. The modern technology is impacting fast on the overall behaviours and brains of the students.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/12/effects-of-technology-on-students/


Quality Teachers?

Last evening, I have had the opportunity to attend one Iftar-dinner along with more than five dozen of educators, academicians, educational administrators and literary figures, jointly hosted by two educational organizations of a two-friendly countries operating in Pakistan and around the globe, arranged in the hostel of their prestigious chain of international schools.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/13/quality-teachers/



Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Tanzeem-e-Asatzah Pakistan demands for the promotion of SST teachers in grade 17

Hangu: The Rehmat Khan Bangash, Tanzeem e Asatzah Pakistan demanded grade 17 promotions for SST teachers as the provincial Assembly passed the resolution in this regard during ex-budget but the bureaucracy ignoring it.

Complete Story:  Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3

The Quranic education is the legislative need: Asif Qazi

Pabbi: The leader & Member of Central Shura of Jamat-e-Islami Asif Luqman Qazi said that the Quranic education is our legislative need. He said we appreciate the decision of central government in this regard and demanded from the provincial government to take practical steps for the education of Holy book in educational institutions of the province.

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

Recruitment in education department is purely on merit

KP Minister for Education, Muhammad Atif Khan has said that corruption is the biggest hurdle in dispensation of justice. KP government has made a new record of recruiting over teachers purely on the basis of merit. He told PTI to come to government with slogan of change.

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

Notification issued for the up-gradation of Teacher's

Mardan: The Education Department District Mardan issued notification for 57 teacher's departmental promotion. According to the notification 35 PSTs teachers assigned CT and 22 PSTs assigned PSHT Scale 15 up-gradation. APTA provincial Vice President appreciates this act and said that the teachers got their due right in time. He is hopeful that the teachers will perform their duties up to the mark.

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

Errors in Chemistry book, inquiry started against the textbook board employees

Peshawar: According to the sources due to the class 9th and 10th Chemistry book’s errors, it is decided to again start the inquiry against the textbook board employees involved in this scandal. The appeal against the forceful retirement from the Member Textbook board and subject specialist rejected.

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

One-Click SOS alert system being installed in 22,978 educational institutions in KP

Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police has installed ‘One-Click SOS system’ in 22978 educational institutions and 2000 other sensitive installations in the province to thwart any type of militants’ misadventure like that of the Army Public School attack. The One-Click SOS system is an android-based application. With the help of this system, a simple click on the alert button sends message to 10 different locations including nearby police stations, relevant police control, field officers and Central Police Office.

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.1

SPARC calls for the formulation of legislation and taking of administrative measures to curtail child labor in country

Peshawar: The International Day against Child Labor will be observed today (Sunday) in Pakistan like entire World in order to raise awareness for eliminating child labor in the country. The Day was marked at Peshawar Press Club with theme to end child labor in supply chains in general in Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in particular. Speaking at a news conference on Saturday, Mr Jehanzeb Khan, Regional Manager of Society for the Protection of Rights of the Child (SPARC) said that the child laborers were significantly increasing in Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Referring an International Labor Organization (ILO) statistics, he revealed that there are an estimated of 12 million children engaged in labor while UNICEF projects roughly 10 million child laborers across the country. Regretting over delay in launch of the survey, he said the federal and KP provincial government are yet to carry out a survey to find the factual figures of child laborers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103569703&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160612


Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.3

Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.2

Swat University approval in response of struggle: Aisha Syed

Mingora: The Member National Assembly Aisha Syed said that the approval of the Women University in Swat is response to her three years efforts. She said that she presented the resolution about the Swat women’s university for four times and finally the National Assembly has taken this resolution on his agenda and after detailed discussion approved it.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2 

Distribution of free Uniform among poor students in Bakhshali

Bakhshali: The leader of Pakistan People’s Party Bakhshali, Hajji Usman-ud-Din distributed free Uniform and school shows among the poor and needy students of Bakhshali. He demanded from the rich people to continue this act because the students are our country’s bright future.

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

Teachers in need of salaries in Pabbi Nowshera

Pabbi: The Primary and High School teachers of Pabbi, Nowshera are deprived of salaries, for past 4 months. The affected teachers are on condition of anonymity and said that they have approached to the office of DEO Nowshera on a number of occasions for resolution of the problem, but decision was yet to be implemented.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2

Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3

Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.2

Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3


University dispensary to be made operational: social groups

District Lasbela: Social groups demanded from the Vice Chancellor to made University dispensary operational. They said that teachers as well as students have to go outside for seeking first aid. It is necessary and demand of time to be made university dispensary operational with availability if medicines.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p2/story.php?param=ramzan.jpg

Condemnation of admissions made against merit

District Mastung: The President BNP tehsil Mastung, Mr. Muhammad Yousif Lehri blamed in statement that admissions have been given in Cadet College Mastung without merit; higher officials should investigate the matter and ensure merit.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103571054&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160613

Unanimous education system should be implemented in country: Shia Conference

District Quetta: Balochistan Shia Conference issued statement to media cell that due to erroneous policies of government; public is facing music in all walks of life. Educational system is poor in country millions of children are out from schools and educated youth is wondering over roads for employment opportunities. Terrorism & extremism can only be uprooted from homeland with implementation of unanimous Education system in all Educational institutions of country.

Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 3

Text books unavailability is regrettable: Karim Baloch

District Quetta: The unit organizer BSO Pachar Balochistan University, Mr. Karim Baloch & Mr. Aziz Baloch of Quetta zone along with others said in joint statement that unavailability of text books in Balochistan educational institutions is due to a planned strategy to keep Baloch nation in darkness. BSO warned Government to rectify direction & provide text books in schools within no time.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 8

Government did not take any step for education: Engineer Zamraq