15th August 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Private Schools in Residential Areas are Illegal

Head of town three Peshawar Arbab Muhammad Ali has said that a private school in university town area is illegal. Through a court order, they have been given notice to shift their schools to other areas.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103686278&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160813


Our Aim is to Increase the Quality of Government Schools

KPK Minister of Sports and Culture Mehmood Khan has said that in the past, the public has been made a fool in the name of education but Tehreek-e-Insaf’s government has increased the quality of government schools in accordance with the latest standards, and taken practical steps to provide all facilities to them.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103687665&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160814


Summer Camp Underway in Government High School Babra

Summer camp is underway in Government High school Babra. Students are taking part in different activities in the summer camp, under the supervision of Principal Khamid Khan.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-08-14/page-3


Second Shift should be Started in Colleges of Bara

Pakhtoon Students Bara Khyber Agency has demanded that the political management to resume scholarships, start second shifts in colleges, and abolish the affidavit for admissions.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103685695&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160813


Steps to Bring Seminaries into Mainstream to Continue: CM

Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Sunday said his government would continue taking steps to bring seminaries into the mainstream. Speaking at events in connection with Independence Day celebrations in various seminaries here, he said the students at Darul Uloom Islamia would be provided with opportunities to learn English, computer science, and other science subjects besides religious education.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/142560-Steps-to-bring-seminaries-into-mainstream-to-continue-CM#


A Diamond in the Rough

A scavenger-turned-student, Abdul Museeb has expressed the wish to become a software engineer after getting the top position in his school by getting 832 marks in his matriculation examination and securing admission in the prestigious Edward College Peshawar. He said that earlier when he was working as a scavenger, he wished to join school but his financial situation did not allow him to do so.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/national/15-Aug-2016/a-diamond-in-the-rough


Official Neglect: Vocational Center in Lower Dir Closed for 10 Years

The Government Technical and Vocational Centre (GTVC) for Boys at Samar Bagh in Lower Dir has been closed for 10 years. This has compelled students to travel to other districts of the province to obtain training. The institute is the only training college in both Lower and Upper Dir. It was established during the tenure of the Muttahida Majlis–e–Amal (MMA)-led provincial government. It is widely believed that the institute was established at a cost of Rs5 million. However, it could not be reopened for the youth of Upper and Lower Dir due to a cycle of neglect shown by successive governments.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1162506/official-neglect-vocational-centre-lower-dir-closed-10-years/


Department of Education has been Advised to Make Full Use of Given Funds

Minister of Primary and Secondary Education KPK Muhammad Atif Khan has strictly advised related officers of the Department to maintain the exemplary performance of last 2 years and make 100% use of the funds given to the education department to increase the quality of government schools.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103685713&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160813



Poor Students of FATA should not be bereft of education

Students protested in front of press club against the closing of the scholarship scheme. The President of Landi Kotal student association. Abu Dard Shenwari, said that poor students of FATA should be provided education and the bad treatment of students should be put to an end.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-08-14/page-3





Practical Examination of Matric not Delivered to Board Office

PMLN Labour wing Naseerabad’s Divisional President Lal Bakhsh has said that due to the irresponsibility of the management, the practicals of matric examination candidates were taken but not delivered to the board office.

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Special Children Celebrate 14 August

Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry on Sunday went to the Al-Farabi Special Education Centre, G-8/4, to join the Independence Day celebrations by children with disabilities. He said five special education centers operating in the capital would be upgraded through provision of the latest facilities under the Prime Minister’s Education Reforms Program. The minister said he had shown up to share the joys of Independence Day with special children.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/142515-Special-children-celebrate-14-August


HSSC-II Exam Results on 17th August

The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education is going to announce the results of the annual Higher Secondary School Certificate Part-II (12th grade) examinations on Aug 17 (Wednesday).

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/142516-HSSC-II-exam-results-on-17th



Defeat to Terrorism through Education

The Chairman of Islamabad Career College Javed Intizar has said that only education can end the terrorism in the country.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-08-13/page-3


FDE Repatriates Teaching Staff Back to their Institutions

To enhance educational standards, and in compliance with the law, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has finally repatriated the teaching staff to their respective educational institutions. According to the FDE notification obtained by Daily Times, in the body it has been notified that eight teaching/non-teaching officials were being sent back to their respective colleges/schools. The staff was working on various administrative positions against rules and regulations. Under the signed letter of Shakeel Ahmed Bhatti, it reads that the measure has been taken with the approval of the Director General FDE, (Shahnaz Raiz). Bhatti, who, when contacted, confirmed the decision. The document states that the functioning of teachers on the admin positions was a clear violation of the law as well non-compliance of the Federal Government Audit (FGA) observations.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/15-Aug-16/fde-repatriates-teaching-staff-back-to-their-institutions


2000 Million Rupees have been Allocated to Deserving Students

Chairman Federal Board Dr. Ikram Malik has said that Federal Government has allocated 2000 million rupees funds to the Higher Education Commission. Students will be given interest free loans for higher education from this fund, and the loans will be recovered after the start of their practical life.

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Youth should Focus on Education for the Development of the Country

Allama Iqbal Open University’s Vice Chancellor Dr. Shahid Sadeeqi has said that the youth is the future of the country and it is necessary for them to focus on their education for the development of Pakistan.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103689088&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160815


Open University, Special Workshop for B.Ed Program will Start Today

According to the announcement of director of Allama Iqbal Open University Rawalpindi Campus Dr. Malik Tauqeer Ahmad, the special workshop for B.Ed. program will start from today 15th August 2016. This workshop is being organized for those students who missed the workshop on 18th July 2016.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103689091&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160815


Patriotic Spirit: Twin Cities Resonate with Independence Day Celebrations

Quaid-i-Azam University, International Islamic University and the Allama Iqbal Open University organized flag-hoisting ceremonies to commemorate the day. Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) celebrated Independence Day with zeal and enthusiasm through holding a colourful show, participated by the university’s employees. Meanwhile, a seminar was held at the Waqarun Nisa College for Women in Rawalpindi.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1162611/patriotic-spirit-twin-cities-resonate-independence-day-celebrations/


HEC Doles out Billions to ‘Blue-Eyed’ Contractors

The administration of Higher Education Commission doled out billions of rupees illegally to their blue-eyed private contractors without observing the prevailing procedures and concerning laws, according to an audit report. The corruption of the vice-chancellors of various universities were pointed out to HEC chairman and the federal secretary concerned but these two baboos also kept mum and failed to take any punitive action against any VC.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/15-Aug-16/hec-doles-out-billions-to-blue-eyed-contractors


IELTS Test Result could not be Announced Yet

Result of last month’s IELTS test taken under the arrangement of British Council has not been announced yet and several Pakistani students all over the country are feeling doubtful. IELTS test result is announced within 15 days but the result of last month’s test which was taken on 16th July has still not been announced.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103685833&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160813


Devolution Woes: Senators Question the Existence of NCC

Senators have begun heaping scorn at the formation of the National Curriculum Council (NCC), placing a huge question mark over its future. The NCC was formed in October 2014 after detailed deliberations with provincial education ministers. The council works as a centralized body at the federal level to coordinate with the provinces about the formation of a curriculum. It also helps in implementing the curriculum in the provinces. However, questions have been raised about the council’s role and function. Many senators believe that it goes against the 18th Amendment which has ensured the devolution of powers.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1161944/devolution-woes-senators-question-existence-ncc/





Private Schools Advised to Increase Security Level

District management and the Department of Education has declared that security of all big schools, including private schools, is very weak. He has advised them to increase their security within 10 days.

Complete story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103685826&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160813


Danish School Project has also Become a Victim of Corruption

Tehreek e Insaf’s member of Punjab Assembly Dr. Murad has said that like all other projects, Danish Schools Project has also become a victim of corruption. He said that the Punjab Government has made litigations about the Danish Schools Project but corruption reports have started emerging in the media.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan1/13-Aug-2016/428399


Educational Projects of PEF Provided Special Help in Bringing Children Back to School

MD PEF Tariq Mehmood has said that the Educational Projects of Punjab Education Foundation have provided special help in bringing out of school children back to school by making their parents realise that education is not a burden.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/13-Aug-2016/428444


PST Teachers 3 Day Training on New Syllabus Ended

According to the vision of Chief Minister Shahbaz sharif, Secretary Education and Program Director Punjab 2057 PSTs Teachers three days training for new syllabus has come to an end in Tehsil Kasur.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-08-13/page-12/detail-9


Schools Monitoring System should be Made Stricter

Toba Tek Singh: DCO Amir Aijaz Akbar has said that students are our future, and it is our responsibility to provide them with education. Hence the monitoring system of schools must be made more strict. Action should be taken against teachers who have shown weak performance.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-08-13/page-2


Punjab Education Institutes Advised to Keep Very Strict Security till Monday

Education institutes of the whole Punjab have been advised to maintain very strict security until 15th August. They have been instructed that security guards must give duty both inside and outside the main gate.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-14-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=06_01.gif


Education Institutes will Open Today

Education Department and All Pakistan Private schools Association have announced the opening of all government and private schools and colleges from today 15th August 2016.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103689095&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160815



1237 Teachers of FGEI didn’t Receive Salary for 3 Months

1237 teachers of Federal Government Institutions Garison Cantt have not been given their salary for the last 3 months. Teachers warned that after the summer holidays end, they must be given their pending pay, otherwise they will protest

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103689098&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160815


Decision to Include “Bazme Adab” in Extracurricular Activities of Schools

The government has decided to include the arrangement of “Bazme Adab” in government and private schools in the extracurricular activities for students. For this purpose, weekly programs will be organized which will develop patriotism in students and hone their skills.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103689581&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160815


Bogus Allowances to Teachers

Millions of bogus allowances were taken by headmasters and teachers. A list of 215 teachers was sent to the Prime Minister. They were receiving pay without teaching any subjects.

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Acceptance of “Khadm e Punjab School Program”

A session of Prime Minister Punjab has been held in which building of extra rooms in schools under the program “Khadam e Punjab Schools Program” has been accepted. The designs of these rooms were also accepted in the session.

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EDO System Finished, Decision to Reinstate Divisional Directorate

A decision was taken to immediately end the current district education system. Instead of this, the EDO system previous Divisional Directorate system is getting rehabilitated by establishing District Education Authorities in all 36 Districts of Punjab.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103685835&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160813


Results of Punjab University Announced

Punjab University has announced the results of entry tests of BS Architecture, Fine Arts, MA Music and MA Painting.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-13-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=06_10.gif


Independence Day Marked At Universities

Educational institutions across the city celebrated the Independence Day on Sunday by arranging flag-hoisting ceremonies, walks, prayer sessions and seminars. Acting Vice Chancellor Shahid Kamal hoisted the national flag at a ceremony at the Punjab University (PU). Kamal said August 14 was a great day in the history of Pakistan. “It is our duty to work together for country’s prosperity and to protect its heritage. Pakistan is the result of efforts of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal. Millions of people sacrificed their lives and property for the country.” Kamal said promotion of education was necessary to rid the country of terrorism and bring about peace.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1162600/independence-day-marked-universities/



Sovereignty: NIHCR Observes Independence Day

The National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research (NIHCR), Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad on Friday observed Independence Day. The national flag was hoisted and a cake was cut to mark the 69th Independence Day falling on Sunday, August 14. QAU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Javed Ashraf, who was the chief guest, hoisted the flag on the NIHCR building. The chief guest also inaugurated the NIHCR’s publications display corner. The ceremony was attended by a large number of students, teachers and the staffers.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1161260/sovereignty-nihcr-observes-independence-day/


Punjab Higher Education Department Issues Transfer/Posting Orders

Punjab Higher Education Department has issued transfer/posting orders of male/female lecturers (BS-17), assistant professors (BS-18), associate professors (BS-19) and professors (BS-20) across the province. According to Additional Secretary Establishment & General Silwat Saeed, all transfers/postings have been made purely on merit, adding that for the first time in the history of the Higher Education Department, all the process has been completed through an online system. She also assured all those who had not been transferred due to low position in merit, that they would be accommodated soon.

Complete story: http://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pakistan/punjab-higher-education-department-issues-transferposting-orders/


Education and Technical Training of Women will Bring Brightness to our Society

Senior member of PMLN Shumaila Rana has said that education and technical training of women will brighten our society. Work on project of establishing handicraft schools in all districts of Punjab is growing rapidly. This project is helping the women of rural areas.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan1/13-Aug-2016/428382


Flag Hoisting: Siraj Says Basic Necessities should be Available to All

“I want a Pakistan where education and health facilities, speedy justice and employment opportunities are available to all citizens,” Jamaat-i-Islami chief Sirajul Haq said on Sunday. He was addressing a flag hoisting ceremony at JI headquarters in Mansoora. Haq said that after coming to power his party would establish hospitals equipped with all available facilities.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1162583/flag-hoisting-siraj-says-basic-necessities-available/


Study Findings: ‘Twisted Narratives in Textbooks Push Youth towards Radicalization’

A study has called for removing of twisted narratives from textbooks to stop students from falling into radical ideas. This was the crux of the study based on findings of a two-day workshop conducted by The Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS). Around 100 university and colleges teachers from across Pakistan mostly of Islamic Studies and Arabic departments participated in the workshop.

The teachers had been chosen for the study because they also steer and influence the discourse of subjects such as Pakistan Studies, history and social sciences subjects, often singled out for bias against minorities. The study calls for sensitizing teachers about inclusive education and religious diversity in a classroom.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1161271/study-findings-twisted-narratives-textbooks-push-youth-towards-radicalisation/


Non-Registered Private Schools in Rawalpindi to Face Heavy Fine

The Rawalpindi Education Department has decided to take action against 2,000 non-registered private schools with a fine of Rs.20,000 per day until they get themselves registered. Under a new ordinance, registration of those private schools will be suspended which have charged an extra fee from the students. The new drive will kick off on August 15. Education EDO Qazi Zahoorul Haq said that there were at least 2,000 private schools in the districts that were either unregistered or charging an extra fee in violation of the prescribed limit.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/08/13/city/islamabad/non-registered-private-schools-in-rawalpindi-to-face-heavy-fine/


Municipal Library without Electricity for Over a Month

Electricity transformer of Rawalpindi Municipal Library has been out of order for almost a month and the members and staffers of the library are facing hell like situation round the clock due to hot and humid weather, thanks to the apathy of local management and Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco)The concerned authority has not arranged Rs150,000 to buy new electricity transformer while local management is presenting the excuse for lack of funds which has resulted inconvenience to readers and students who have stopped coming to the library. The electricity supply of municipal library near Liaquat Bagh stopped in July 12, 2016.Rawalpindi Municipal Library (RML) In-Charge Chaudhry Shahbaz Ahmed said they have been without electricity for a month and have informed the DCO and EDO (F&P) about it. 

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/142305-Municipal-Library-without-electricity-for-over-a-month


PEF Celebrates Independence Day with Fervor

The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) on Sunday celebrated the Independence Day with full fervor, zeal and a sovereign commitment to continue playing its role in the promotion of education in the low income families. PEF Managing Director Tariq Mahmood performed the ceremony of hoisting national flag at the main building along with other officials in the morning. National anthem was sung on the occasion while PEF staff prayed for the prosperity and progress of the country. Later, while addressing the ceremony, the PEF MD said that the foundation is working hard to make Pakistan an educated country by ensuring that every deserving child makes it to the nearby school, funded by PEF as education is our strong identity.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/08/14/city/lahore/pef-celebrates-independence-day-with-fervour/





Badin, Shaheed Fazal Rahu, Tando Bago Schools Still Inundated

More than 80 government schools in taluka Badin, Shaheed Fazal Rahu and Tando Bago are still submerged in rainwater following showers several days back, hampering smooth academic activities and putting lives of students and teachers in danger. According to the report, school buildings of government Boys High School Agrovil Colony, Girls High School Agrovil Colony, Girls and Boys Primary school Agrovil Colony, School for special children Badin, Laar University Badin, Primary School Ali Ahmed Jamali Kadhan, Primary School Lakha Dino Mehranpoto, Primary School Saleh Soomro, Primary School Jokhio Village, Primary School Sodo Kadhan and others were still under stinky rainwater. No effort has so far been initiated to drain-out stinky rainwater from these school buildings by the district administration showing severe negligence on their part.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/13-Aug-16/badin-shaheed-fazal-rahu-tando-bago-schools-still-inundated


Government Schools Still Drowned in Rain Water, Furniture Destroyed

Rainwater is still inside government schools even after seven days. Their condition is still the same even after the order of the Deputy Commissioner. School furniture has also been destroyed because of rain water and on the seventh day, thousands of students are still bereft of education.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103685351&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160813


Mirpurkhas, Students Involved in Copy Case Advised to Go to Board Office

Head of Examination of Secondary and higher secondary education board of Mirpurkhas , Engineer Anwar Aleem has announced that 12th class students involved in copy case of 2016 annual examination must visit board office on 16th August and metric students involved in copy case must visit board office on 19th August 2016.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-13-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=156395


Complaint Received of Charging Fee for Inter Admission Forms

Complains have been received from some government colleges of Karachi that fee is being received for Inter admission forms and Director General of Colleges Professor Nasir Ansar has taken notice and set up ten monitoring teams that will visit these government colleges and take action against this act.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103685233&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160813



Independence Day Celebrated in High Spirits

Fireworks lit up the dark sky on the eve of August 14, as exhilaration pervaded the air on the streets and a large number of people headed out to celebrate the 69th Independence Day of Pakistan. In Nawabshah, a group of youngsters claimed to have stitched a 900-foot-long flag of Pakistan. Commemorative events were also arranged at Sindh University, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Sindh Agriculture University and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Nawabshah, and other higher education institutions.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1162556/independence-day-celebrated-high-spirits/


Sindh Anti-Corruption Department to Grill All Educational Boards Shortly

Sindh’s anti-corruption and enquiries department will shortly conduct a series of raids at the educational boards of the province to stop manipulation of results and all other irregularities, it has been learnt. While talking to Daily Times, Chairman Enquiries and Anti-Corruption Establishment (E&ACE) Ghulam Qadir Thebo said the department’s officials raided the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi and found massive manipulation of results by the examination department of the board. “We just checked the individual computer in board’s examination department and found shocking manipulation by the staff. The main characters of all the manipulation are controller and assistant controller, including Imran Chishti and Dabeer”, Thebo added.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/13-Aug-16/sindh-anti-corruption-dept-to-grill-all-educational-boards-shortly


Inauguration of Biometric System in Federal Urdu University Karachi Campus

After inauguration of biometric system vice chancellor of Federal Urdu University Salman D. Muhammad has said that non-academic staff are being provided more and more facilities to increase their attendance and for this purpose biometric system has been introduced in the university.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-13-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=156392


Purpose of Education Remains Limited within Classrooms in Pakistan

Talat Hussain, Host of program “NAYA Pakistan” has said that the big problem in Pakistan Education field after English is that how Pakistan Studies should be taught and why we fail to teach it to the students. The Teachers who were guests in his program said that purpose of education remains limited within classrooms in Pakistan.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-14-2016/pindi/pic.asp?picname=51.gif


UNDP Organizes International Youth Day

Young people from Karachi's most troubled neighborhood came together to celebrate International Youth Day as part of a project led by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to train them employable skills and offer opportunities to achieve financial independence. On this occasion, UNDP Pakistan collaborated with the Memon Industrial & Technical Institute and Technical Vocational Education and Training Institutes to showcase handmade dresses, bags and other goods. UNDP's Youth Employment Project helps Karachi youth, both male and female, by empowering them to establish their own businesses at home and generate an income to support their families. At the event, these young people had the opportunity to network and showcase their work to prospective employers from garment companies, boutiques, fashion houses, NGOs, as well as representatives from the Government of Sindh.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/13-Aug-16/undp-organises-international-youth-day


BIEK Approaches Police Against ACE

The chairman of the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi submitted an application against the Anti-Corruption Establishment officials at the Sharea Noor Jehan police station in the wee hours of Saturday for interfering in government work, harassment at work, detaining the board’s employees and taking away its office’s property without providing anything in writing about the action. BIEK chairman Mohammad Akhtar Ghori and other officials of the board went to file an FIR at the police station, but SHO Muhammad Akram Arain told them that he would have to discuss the matter with police high-ups before he could do that. The board officials left the police station after 3:30am and went back to the BIEK building. "The ACE is also a government department and it has received complaints against the BIEK. We have to see look into the matter carefully before taking any action,” the SHO told The News.



Changes In Exam System Overdue To End Result Manipulation

Recent raids by the anti-corruption officials on the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) and disclosures about alleged malpractices have underscored the need to revamp outdated examination system and upgrade it on modern lines. Students of matriculation and intermediate use old system of writing answers of questions on plain copies supplied to them by the education boards. These copies are checked by the teachers and marks are given to the written answers. On the basis of these marks, formal examination results are calculated and announced. Sadly, these results are not relied upon by the universities, medical and engineering colleges and even the government departments that conduct separate tests under the National Testing Service (NTS) for their admissions or recruitment

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/08/14/city/karachi/changes-in-exam-system-overdue-to-end-result-manipulation/





Improving Basic Education System in Pakistan

Education is a benchmark for excellence and is crucial for any developing country’s efforts to achieve sustainable development and prosperity. Well-being of a nation comes with education, as illiterate individuals do not turn out to be fruitful for any nation. It needs to be understood that education not only equips the population with knowledge and creative approach but also acts as an engine to accelerate economic growth. However, although a number of educational policies have been framed by different rulers, unfortunately, they were not put in practice in letter and spirit. With more than 68 million children under the age of 15 to educate, what is required are more efforts to overcome the challenge, and create a sustainable path to a better future for the country and its youth.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/15-Aug-16/improving-basic-education-system-in-pakistan


Ethics and Morality in Education

A driving spirit of the modern age is the desire to banish all speculation about things beyond the physical and observable realms of our existence. This spirit was well expressed by one of the leading Enlightenment philosophers, David Hume, who called for burning all books which did not deal with the observable and quantifiable phenomena: “If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence? No. Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.”

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1162458/ethics-morality-education/


How to Choose Best College 2016

Learning and knowledge are correlated terms that go alongside and have crucial value. Learning right knowledge from the best college plays a vital role in one’s life. Today, with most options of the colleges in Pakistan, it has become not only difficult but also confusing task both for the parents and their children to choose the best college. Choosing a college is personal and frequently traumatic decision which teens and their families have to make. So, the question is how to choose the best college for making your future? A good start almost guarantees for success. Selection of college will be the first step towards the flourishing career. Selection of the best college is a key to success, so the first and foremost thing for a good career is the status, high-quality education and character building quality of the college.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/15-Aug-16/how-to-choose-best-college-2016


Ethics and Morality in Education

Ad riving spirit of the modern age is the desire to banish all speculation about things beyond the physical and observable realms of our existence. This spirit was well expressed by one of the leading Enlightenment philosophers, David Hume, who called for burning all books which did not deal with the observable and quantifiable phenomena: “If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence?

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1162458/ethics-morality-education/


Are Pakistanis “Really” Independent?

Every year on August 14, Pakistan commemorates Independence Day. Yet, 69 years after independence, many would say, “How can Pakistan be independent when there is poverty, crime, corruption and other deviations of the society present.” The education system is divided in Pakistan, where there is Pakistan sponsored education on one side and British sponsored on the other. A person would consider a great privilege for his/her children to be in British education system, which is though quite expensive but worth it because people believe O-Level and A-Level people get good jobs easily and higher salary even though it’s not true. Rulers in Pakistan thought of themselves as monarch because of British monarchical system before and after partition and they still think of themselves as monarch even though reality is that the British prime minister has more power than the unchallenged British monarch does. Yet, the rulers never pondered on this fact and neither did Pakistanis themselves.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/blog/14-Aug-16/are-pakistanis-really-independent



Letters to the Editor


A Generation of Lawyers Lost

The tragedy that unfolded at Civil Hospital, Quetta on August 8 has robbed Baluchistan of an entire generation of lawyers. To make matters worse, by most accounts, the majority of the deceased young lawyers were first-generation educated. The bar councils of all provinces should immediately set up a scholarship fund for aspiring lawyers — with the express condition that they practice in Quetta for five years after graduating. Separately, another scholarship program should be initiated for the family members of the deceased so that they can pursue professional education as well.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1161225/generation-lawyers-lost/


Gwadar to Have University

Government has taken an appreciable step to construct a university at Gwadar city. The establishment of a university is a great opportunity for the residents of the city and its adjoining areas. It is a great opportunity for the students of Gwadar to get a proper education in their city since earlier they were compelled to go for higher education to cities like Lahore, Islamabad, or Karachi. However, the decision of the provincial government provides them ample opportunities to carry out their study within the city. Similarly, a reading culture would develop among its residents too. According to a print media report, the construction of the university is being fast-tracked, and it will be able to start the first batch in the coming fall. We request the government to complete the construction as soon as possible.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/letters/14-Aug-16/gwadar-to-have-university

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Plan to Demolish Government Girls High School Yakkatoot

Peshawar: The residents of the area rejected the government decision to demolish the school, which is situated at a historical venue, the house of Sir Sahibzada, where Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah visited in 1936 and met with important political figures of Peshawar for the Pakistan Movement. Afterwards, the government established a high school for girls here. Some corrupt elements under Nazim Samdani want to gain personal benefit through embezzlement.

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2

Admission issue in Third Year Science has become a serious issue

Batkhela: Admission in third year science has become a serious issue. Students and parents threatened to protest against the Principal’s decision to not begin science classes at the college this year. Due to public anger and the importance of the problem the Jamaat-e-Islami Agrah leader Tehsil Councilor Ihsanullah demanded, in a press conference, that the Director of the College and local administration immediately resolve the conflict and provide students with the opportunity to the students to gain admission in the science group.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.5


Education department refuses to provide management cadre vacant posts to public service commission

Peshawar: The Education Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has refused to provide vacant posts in the management cadre to the public service commission. The cold war between the Education Department and Public Service Commission has led to consideration to put this issue in front of the provincial government. Dozens of teachers are working on the management cadre posts, against the rules. Many DEOs have also been found related to the teaching cadre.

Complete Story:  Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.1


Education for KPK has been treated like a joke

Peshawar:  The Minister for Sports, Culture and Youth affairs Mehmood Khan said in the past, education in the province was treated like a joke. He said that they are trying to provide all necessary facilities to the government schools in the province. He said they enhanced the standard of the government schools in the province.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=3

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


Demand for government school establishment in Islam Gut, Bajawar

Bajawar Agency:  The residents of Islam Gut demanded that the government establish a government school in Islam Gut, Bajawar Area. There are four hundred families living here and only one school running here through one project. The project will end in December. The inhabitants of the area demanded approval for girls’ and boys’ schools in the area.

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


Private schools in residential areas are illegal: Muhammad Ali

Peshawar:   Mr. Arbab Muhammad Ali, Nazim Town Three, Peshawar has said that eviction notices were given to private schools in the town area, according to the law. He said the notices were served to the private schools and hospital under the orders of the court. He warned the owner of these schools and hospital that if they do not implement the orders, then a heavy fine along with arrest will be imposed on them.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103687531&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160814




Development will be witnessed if education is made widespread: Deputy Commissioner Nasirabad

District Nasirabad: The Deputy Commissioner Nasirabad Mr. Naseer Ahmed Nasir said development and progress can be achieved through education. He said parents should focus on children’s education and admit them in schools. He emphasised that everyone should play their role for the betterment of education. He was addressing an admission campaign organized by UNICEF.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=masry.jpg


Local youth should be recruited on vacants seats in GDA school

District Gawadar: The Spokesperson Gawadar Youth Forum said that local youth should be appointed on vacant positions at GDA school. He said neglecting local people in appointments is a violation of services rules and shatters the hopes of youth. A few black sheep in the community wanted to appoint outsiders but the government should adopt a translucent policy in recruitment to ensure merit and integrity.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 03


Deprivation of rooms & furniture in “Qilli karaiz primary school”: Hameedullah Kakar

District Quetta: The Central President Mutahida Kakar Qaomi Itehad Mr. Hameedullah kakar along with other party officials said in a joint statement that “Qilli karaiz primary school” has been upgraded to a middle school but it is still deprived of rooms and furniture. 300 children are enrolled in the school. It was demanded that the CM Baluchistan visit the school personally to resolve these issues.  

Complete story: Daily Express Century Quetta, Page No: 02


Boys Middle School Raheem Abad is deprived of water due to negligence

District Qalat: Due to the education department’s negligence, Boys Middle School Raheem Abad is deprived of water and other basic facilities. Residents of the area demanded that higher authorities facilitate the school with boundary walls, potable water, watchman, etc.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 06


Educational development is limited to claims: Haji Nasar-ul-Din kakar

District Quetta: Member of Ulma-e-Islam provincial consultative council Mr. Haji Nasar-ul-Din kakar along with others said that leaders have damaged the education system in Balochistan with their hollow slogans instead of carrying out practical work. He said that no nation can excel in any field without education. Unfortunately, Balochistan is deprived of education due to the hollow slogans of politicians.

Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 05


Educational institutions have reached the brink of destruction: Baloch Talba

District Quetta: A Baloch Student Action Committee delegation, under the leadership of central president Mr. Rasheed Karim Baloch, met with Principal of Government College of Technology. They briefed the Principal about illegal, non meritorious admissions in the college. They said that Balochistan is facing hindrances in education, even though modern science and technology education is the backbone for excellence. The Principal ensured the delegation that he would admit students based on merit and resolve the problems in the college.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=balochstan-ma-.jpg


Climate of fear in Educational institutions: GTA

District Quetta: The central president GTA Mr. Haji Habi-ur-Rehman along with others said that a climate of fear is exists in the educational institutions of Balochistan. He said that law enforcement agencies and other departments inspect educational institutions on a daily basis while education department personnel also exist for this purpose. Such a panic situation is deteriorating the education and nourishment of students and affecting them negatively. He demanded that the government facilitate students.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=taleemi.jpg


Uniform education system should be implemented in the country: Shia Conference

District Quetta: The Balochistan Shia Conference issued a media cell statement that due to the erroneous policies of the government, the public is facing issues. The educational system is poor and millions of children are out of school, while educated youth is deprived of employment opportunities. Terrorism & extremism can only be uprooted from the homeland through the implementation of a uniform education system throughout the country.

Complete story: Daily Jang Quetta, Page No: 03


Modern age challenges can be overcome through education: Sardar Razza Barech

District Quetta: The Advisor for Education Mr. Razza Barech said that any nation’s sustainability depends upon education and the promotion of merit. He said in a result announcement ceremony in Government Boys High School Staff College Quetta Cantt that the present century is one of education, and thus students must focus on attaining it.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 08                                                                        


Balochistan Government will keep on helping students financially:  Advisor for Education

District Quetta: The Advisor for Education Mr. Razza Barech said that the Balochistan Government will continue helping intelligent students financially, in order to promote education. He distributed endowment scholarships among the students, saying that the Balochistan Government believes in merit, transparency and the promotion of education. 

Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No: 06




HEC orders for security audit before opening of schools & colleges

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Higher Education Department (HEC) issued instructions to all relevant authorities to conduct a security audit before the opening of colleges and universities, with the cooperation of Punjab Police, Counter Terrorism Department, and Special Branch. The Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have already been issued.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-08-15/page-08


Lives of 2339 Students of Girls Model Higher School are at risk

District Rahim Yar Khan: The building status of Government Girls Model Higher School Khanpur is in a dangerous position. Students are compelled to study under trees, surrounded by heaps of garbage. Local people also reported that the cleanliness of the school is not well maintained, due to which there is also a threat that Dengue virus may spread. Local people requested the higher authorities to take notice of tha inquiry against the principal regarding the non-payment of salaries.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.11


NAB starts inquiry against Punjab Education Foundation regarding corruption and illegal appointments

District Lahore: A monitoring team of Chief Minister Punjab submitted a report against the corruption of Punjab Education Foundation. The Supreme Court issued an order to the National Accountability Bureau to start an inquiry against corruption in the funds of and illegal appointments in the Punjab Education Department. As per the notice issued by the NAB Chairman, the board has to submit a record of illegal appointments in thirty days.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.08


Transfer orders of Primary Teachers through rationalization should be cancelled

District Rajanpur: A teachers’ representative requested the District Government to cancel all the Rationalization transfer orders of Primary School Teachers, as they are in a distressed situation.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.07


Corruption in Education Department, Inquiry report is still pending

District Layyah: The Education Department Layyah committed corruption during the purchase of furniture for 400 boys’ and girls’ schools. All the code of conduct and policies of the department were ignored in this purchase. Applications are under the hearing of Lahore High Court Multan Bench, Anti-Corruption and Punjab Inspection Team but the inquiry process is still in process even after one year.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.07


Illegal appointments in Education Department Muzaffargarh

District Muzaffargarh: The Executive District Officer (Education) Muzaffargarh appointed many people under Grade 4 after receiving bribe. People requested the Chief Minister Punjab and District Coordination Officer Muzaffargarh to proceed with the inquiry against the Executive District Officer (Education).

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.08


Punjab Teachers Union requests to extend date of promotion test

District Multan: The Punjab Teachers Union requested the Executive District Officer (Education) Lahore to provide at least 15 more days for receiving applications of in-service teachers. Many teachers were not informed or updated about this test because of summer vacations.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.08


Approval of Punjab Chief Minister’s School Program

District Lahore: During a meeting presided over by the Chief Minister Punjab in Lahore, a school program for the construction of new rooms was approved under the title ‘’Chief Minister’ School Program’’.  CM-Punjab shared that these rooms will play important role in creating a better education environment for students, and an additional 15 billion will be spent for this project. 16 districts of South Punjab will be given priority to receive additional rooms where needed.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, MULTAN, page No. 01

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, page No. 01


Corruption confirmed in school construction

District Dera Ghazi Khan: A case was filed against the SDO, Sub Engineer and contractors of Buildings Rajanpur. Corruption was confirmed after the inquiry of Deputy Director Technical Anti Corruption during the construction of the school building of Government Boys Primary School, Tehsil Rojhan, Basti Sharu Chandia, Union Council Shah Wali.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, MULTAN, page No. 03


Demand for teachers’ transfers on merit

District Rahim Yar Khan: Bahawalpur Teachers Association organized a meeting in Government Ajmal Bagh High School Sadiaqabad. During the meeting, a resolution was passed that the transfers of teachers should be on merit and their up-gradation criteria must be understandable to all.

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


Union Council Aliwala without basic education facilities

District Muzafarghar: There is only one primary school for boys for a population of 60,000, while in the whole Union Council there is no school for girls. The local residents of the UC requested that these issues be resolved on a priority basis.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, page No. 03


Assistant Education Officer occupied school building and established his office

District Bahawalpur: Local residents of One Unit Staff Colony requested the Secretary Education and DCO Bahawalpur to take notice that Assistant Education Officer, who established his office in the building of a Boys Primary School having only two rooms. As a result, all students are compelled to study in a single room, which has decreased the school strength from 100 to 25.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, page No. 02



Celebration of 14th August

District Sijawal: Students, Zanwar Itehad, and Ahl-e-Sunnat Jamat organized a program in celebration of 14th August in different cities of Mirpur Bathoro. Private and government school students participated in a speech competition.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130423435&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160815


No Nation can get success without Education: Ayaz Latif Palijo

Hyderabad: The President Qaumi Awami Tahreek and a well known Lawyer, Mr. Ayaz Latif Palijo has said that no nation can succeed without acquiring education. He also said that it is a conspiracy against Sindhis that they are being deprived of education.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-15/news/page5/1%20(2).htm


More than 50 schools dysfunctional in Taluka Manjhand

District Jamshoro: The education of thousands of students is being ruined due to the carelessness of the educational authorities of Taluka Manjhand, where more than 50 government schools have been dysfunctional for a long time. SMC funds have been violated. Some of the school buildings have been occupied by families who are not willing to vacate.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_14082016221524.jpg


Girls High School building in crumbling condition

District Naushehro Feroz: The building of Government Girls High School Pad Eden Station is in crumbling condition due to the carelessness of higher authorities. Students’ lives are in danger.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/images/2016/Aug/15-08-2016/Page2/P2-26.htm


Chief Monitoring Officer raids different schools

District Nawabshah: The Chief Monitoring Officer Nawabshah made a surprise visit of different schools of the district and found fifty teachers absent from their duties. A report was sent to the Secretary Education.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130423177&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160814


Civil Judge visits different Schools

District Naushehro Feroz: The Civil Judge Sanghar, Mr. Farooque Ahmed Abbasi made a surprise visit of different schools of Taluka Kandiaro and found most of the schools closed. He has issued directives for immediate action to be taken.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130423170&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160814


School building in crumbling condition

District Sijawal: The building of Government School Madarsa Hashmia was constructed in 1934, but has not been repaired since then. The building is filled with recent heavy rain water, leaving students’ lives at risk.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-14/news/page5/1%20(1).htm