15th March 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


WFP to provide RS200 Million to enhance FATA girls’ enrolment in schools
Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has appreciated the efforts of World Food Programme (WFP) in promotion of female education in FATA.

Complete Story: http://www.radio.gov.pk/14-Mar-2017/jhagra-lauds-efforts-of-wfp-in-promotion-of-female-education-in-fata




Balochistan higher education secretary abducted from Quetta
Armed men kidnapped Balochistan Higher Education Secretary Abdullah Jan in Quetta on Wednesday morning.
Complete Story: https://www.dawn.com/news/1320641
Complete Story: https://arynews.tv/en/balochistan-education-dept-official-kidnapped-in-quetta/
Complete Story: https://www.samaa.tv/pakistan/2017/03/hec-official-kidnapped-quetta-abdullah-jan/
Complete Story: https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/headline/secy-hec-balochistan-abdullah-jan-goes-missing-from-quetta/




Govt. utilizing all resources to promote quality education 
The President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan has said after completion, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will bring economic revolution in the entire country including Azad Kashmir.
Complete Story: http://www.radio.gov.pk/14-Mar-2017/govt-utilizing-all-resources-to-promote-quality-of-education-masood


Revamping education policy: Student unions to be revived in AJK
Suggesting that a new youth policy was in the works, Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan on Tuesday suggested that student unions in the region would be revived soon.

Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1355387/revamping-education-policy-student-unions-revived-ajk/




Census begins in 63 districts today
Pakistan’s largest-ever population census will kick off on Wednesday (today) in 63 districts of the country after a delay of 19 years.
Complete Story: https://www.dawn.com/news/1320624/census-begins-in-63-districts-today
Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104082798&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20170315





Punjab minister’s hijab proposal sets off furore
A minister’s “proposal” making it mandatory for government college girls to wear a hijab and offering them “extra” marks for covering themselves up created an embarrassing situation for the Punjab government.
Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1355428/punjab-ministers-hijab-proposal-sets-off-furore/
Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104081798&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20170315

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/192257-Punjab-minister-backtracks-after-uproar-over-Hijab-statement


‘A Roadmap for Transforming Maths and Science Education’ launched
‘Pakistan Alliance for Maths and Science’ launched the Third Volume of the report ‘Powering Pakistan for the 21st Century’ which indicates that the education system in Pakistan should be reformed into fun and activity based teaching to gain attention of the students.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/14-Mar-2017/a-roadmap-for-transforming-maths-and-science-education-launched


Minister proposes to make hijab mandatory in Punjab colleges
A senior Punjab government official proposed on Tuesday to make hijab mandatory for female students enrolled in the province's colleges.
Complete Story: https://www.dawn.com/news/1320465





Turkish teachers' deportation stayed for two more days
Further staying the deportation of Turkish teachers by another two days, the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday once again directed the federal law officer to submit laws under which Islamabad had ordered the deportation of the teachers.
Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1355193/turkish-teachers-deportation-stayed-two-days/


Editorials/ Op-eds


I am a teacher not a terrorist


Students failing


Education and the GDP