16 July 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


GCMS tops in BBA (Hons)

Students from Government College of Management Sciences clinched top positions and a GOLD medal in BBA (Hons) 8th term results announced by University of Peshawar. According to a statement issued by the college on Wednesday, UoP announced results on July 7 in which GCMS bagged all the top positions.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/921532/term-results-gcms-tops-in-bba-hons/

132 scholarships in the name of APS victims

Absolute Pakistan has created 132 scholarships in the name of every student that passed away in the terrorist attack on Peshawar APS. In the aftermath of this deadly attack, the only way forward is to create the opportunities those students missed, to never forget their sacrifice.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-16/page-14/detail-8


KP CM asks C&W department to carry out work on 200 schools

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has directed the Communication and Works (C&W) Department to initiate the construction work for improvement of deteriorated buildings of 200 government schools within two months.

Complete Story: http://epaper.brecorder.com/2015/07/16/14-page/676873-news.html


Educations secretariat caught fire

Secretariat of Education Department caught fire due to electric short circuit. Fire caught in office of Deputy Secretary Administration. It has burnt all things of the office.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102962516&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150716



Irregularities by VC Bacha Khan University

Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wrote to HEC for a show cause against Vice Chancellor of Bacha Khan University. He is charged for committing the irregularities at University.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102962542&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150716



Students demand UET campus in Swat

Students on Wednesday held a demonstration demanding establishment of a campus of the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, in Swat. They held placards and raised slogans accusing the authorities concerned of shifting the proposed varsity campus in Swat to Dir district. The protest was organised by Swat Students Society.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_07_2015_182_001


Conspiracies being hatched against Gomal University

President, Gomal University Academic Staff Association (GUASA), Mohammad Shoaib Gangohi has alleged that conspiracies are being hatched against Gomal University, D.I.Khan on a wide scale from unknown quarters to get this years old varsity closed. The university, he said has passed through difficult times of its history but has successfully produced skilled staff and students. 

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/172/1207984/




Improvement of Educational institutions is on priority

A high level meeting held in chair of Provincial Education Advisor Raza Muhammad Kakard. They discussed issued of education especially poor infrastructure of schools of Chiltan Town. DDEO delivered a brief about the recent activities and situation of schools at Chiltan Town.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102961685&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150716



Amendments are important for Khuzdar University

Student action committee said that Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology need some amendments this time. BUET Khuzdar has satisfactory funds. A number of departments established at BUET but BUET is not getting progress.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102961701&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150716



Providing 35% house requisitions to university employees

Academic Staff Association Balochistan University said that administration of Balochistan University has approved the 35% house requisitions and it is highly appreciated. It also argued that increment in salaries also provided before eid.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102961607&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150716





Two years on, still no sign of scholarship money

Hundreds of students of grade five and eight, who had qualified for scholarships in 2013-14, are yet to receive their cash awards from the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE). According to the FDE, 40,000 students appeared for scholarship exams conducted by the FDE in 2013 and 2014.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=16_07_2015_153_002




Summer Art Camp to continue till August 1

The Summer Art Camp at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) to continue till August 1 to engage students in healthy activities during their summer vacation. Over 40 students from various educational institutions of twin cities are attending the classes in different fields of visual and performing arts during the three month Summer Art Camps.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-329233-Summer-Art-Camp-to-continue-till-August-1



Pakistan China Teacher Exchange

According to Pakistan china contract 5 male and 2 female students are going to Beijing on 27 July. These students are going on the basis of Pakistan china contract. Chinese government will pay the expenses of the trip. Delegation will participate in foreign policy seminars.

Complete Story:  https://e.jang.com.pk/07-16-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=02_03.gif


USEFP reception to be held on 24th

The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) will host a reception here on July 24 (Friday) in honour of its departing group of 80 students headed to the United States through EducationUSA Pakistan.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-329231-USEFP-reception-to-be-held-on-24th



AIOU to open admissions from August

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) had decided to open admissions in various disciplines across the country from August 1. The vice chancellor also advised all regional directors to set up special camps at their offices for the guidance of the students. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-16/page-13/detail-3




Donors threaten to abandon projects if `government`s anti-INGO` policy continues

in the wake of recent saga of the Save the Children, many donors have warned that in case the government continues with its `antiINGO` policies, it would be difficult for them to carry out the projects. Under the third poverty alleviation fund, the World Bank has provided $224m for tertiary education. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and USAID are also involved in multiple projects including education sector development.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=16_07_2015_003_005


AIOU complaint management centre fully operational

The Online Complaint Management Centre of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) set up at its main campus is fully operational to attend to queries and complaints of students on fast-track basis.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-329240-AIOU-complaint-management-centre-fully-operational



Morocco joins COMSATS as 22nd Member State

The Kingdom of Morocco has joined the COMSATS University as its 22nd Member State after signing of an accession agreement between the two sides. The process was initiated with a formal invitation to the government of Morocco through the Moroccan Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Training, says a press note issued by the COMSATS on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-16/page-2/detail-7




FMDC submits undertaking to PMDC

Students of the Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC), who were earlier denied admission, may be admitted this week following an undertaking submitted by the college, promising to acquire missing facilities within a month. After passing the admission test on April 12, successful candidates awaited a call for admission by the college.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=16_07_2015_152_005




Committed to enroll all children

Chairman Punjab Education Foundation said that they are committed to enroll all children of the region to schools. He said that they are offering free education up to 10th Class through their partner schools.

Complete Story:http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-07-16&edition=ISL&id=1797426_19205289




Pleas against textbook board admitted

The Lahore High Court has admitted for regular hearing two petitions blaming the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board for rule violation in a tender floated for the purchase of 500 metric tons offset printing paper and 8,000 metric tons offset printing paper for academic session 2016-2017. The total value of the paper sought to be purchased was about Rs750 million.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=16_07_2015_002_001


Policy changing for Danish Schools

Due to lack of Fund for Danish Schools, Provincial government is changing their policy for making new schools. It is decided to convert the existing big government schools into Danish Schools.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102962056&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150716



Children of Pakistani Christians burnt to death get free education

Last November a mob lynched and burnt to death a Christian couple, over alleged blasphemy, leaving behind four orphans. Pakistan based Catholic charity in Lahore, Cecil and Iris Chaudhry Foundation (CICF) decided to take responsibility of providing the children with an education.

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/921871/children-of-pakistani-christians-burnt-to-death-get-free-education/



PEF website

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) launched its new official website on Wednesday. The website was launched in a ceremony chaired by PEF Chairman Engr Qamar-ul-Islam Raja. The website has been developed and launched by the information technology department of the foundation.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-329222-PEF-website


Shahbaz gives laptops to under-treatment APS students

Students of Army Public School Peshawar, who are under treatment in Punjab, and their parents met Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday and thanked him for providing best treatment facilities to them at different hospitals of Lahore. The chief minister also gave laptops to the boy and girl students of Army Public School Peshawar.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-329270-Shahbaz-gives-laptops-to-under-treatment-APS-students




‘Online admissions extended to over 650 colleges’

Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) chairman Dr Umar Saif Wednesday said the Punjab government has extended the Online Colleges Admission System (OCAS) to more than 650 colleges across the province this year.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-329207-Online-admissions-extended-to-over-650-colleges



NAB raids Abdul Wali Khan University

A four-member team of the National Accountability Bureau raided the main campus of Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan on Tuesday to check records for any irregularities in staff appointments.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/920914/irregular-appointments-nab-raids-abdul-wali-khan-university/



PU approves 14 PhD synopses

A meeting of Punjab University’s Advanced Studies and Research Board (AS&RB) was held here on Wednesday which approved 14 PhD synopses, seven evaluation reports and one panel of examiners.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-329249-PU-approves-14-PhD-synopses





No unregistered madressah sealed in Karachi, many other districts

The closure of only 28 unregistered seminaries in Benazirabad and 139 in Hyderabad since the launch of a province-wide operation against 1,423 unregistered seminaries has displeased the authorities who have directed the law-enforcers to `go for a fierce hunt`, it emerged on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_07_2015_117_002


Karachi BA exams

6,366 students sat for University of Karachi BA examinations in 2014 2,159 students were declared successful.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201507160099&EN_ID=11201507160046&EMID=11201507160012




High level irregularities in availability of free text books

It is revealed that high level irregularities existing in distribution of free text books at Sindh. Almost one hundred thousand books were lacking at Karachi. In most areas of Karachi Old Text Books Sold. Payment of 1502 million was given to the publisher without any check and balance.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102961779&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150716



Mirpurkhas BISE charge given to Karachi board chief

Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has given additional charge of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Mirpurkhas, to the chairman of the Board of Secondary Education, Karachi, Anwar Ahmed Zai, instead of appointing a new full-fledged chairman.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=16_07_2015_119_004





The Class Divide by Batool Chisty

Majority of the people who have their education in Urdu are left unemployed even if their knowledge and understanding is more than anyone. People in our country need to understand that the word ‘education’ does not mean knowing English; it has much more to it. Learning and educating is important whether it is in any language. Language is just a medium to get educated.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/blogs/16-Jul-2015/the-class-divide


Letters to the Editor


Benazir Bhutto Library

Why is the Library and reading culture not encouraged in Pakistan? In some countries libraries are one of the most fun places to hang out and interact with versatile viewpoints. Here these education sanctuaries are near ruin due to low maintenance and the illiterate Pakistani nation considers reading a burden instead of a refreshing entertainment.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/16-Jul-2015/benazir-bhutto-library

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Restrictions on students’ organizations is unauthorized, says Tauheed Khan

Peshawar: Tauheed Khan strongly condemn the decision of restriction on students’ organizations because students union is the authorized right of the students so it shouldn’t be banned. Tauheed Khan further says these organizations provide a platform for student’s curricular and Non-curricular activities

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=3&date=2015-07-15


Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak has instructed to provide and fulfill all the requirements of Government Schools

Peshawar: Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak has ordered to accomplish and improve the condition of government schools in two months and within two months all the requirements of 200 Schools will be fulfilled. However out of these 200 schools, the work on restoration and re-establishment on 70 schools have been done. Chief Minister has declared to invest 20% of the funds on education, it was discussed in a meeting in which Education minister Atif Khan, Chief Secretary Amjad Khan, Chief Secretary Doctor Hamad Agha, and many other finance secretaries attended the ceremony.

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

Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.1

Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.1



Lakki, instructions to open the school in Monsoon season  

Lakki Marwat: Educational officer has instructed the education institutes administration to remain open the Schools during the Monsoon Season and all the drainage and sanitary Problems will be solved through class four employees,

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




Scholarships embezzlement

District Quetta: Scholarship embezzlement, nepotism in appointments and violation of basic rights of students has become common thing in Baluchistan University said by Insaaf Student Federation.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/



Notice should be taken of DDO absenteeism

District Jhal-Magsi: GTA said in press release that government should take notice of absenteeism of DDO Jhal-Magsi.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page6/


117 ghost teachers identified

District Quetta: Secretary Education Abdul Saboor Kakar said 98 in District Quetta, 14 from Kharan and 05 ghost teachers are identified from Panjgoor district. He said legal proceedings have been started against ghost teachers on high level in whole province.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_8.html


Nepotism in scholarships

District Naushki: Spokesperson BSO Naushki zone said scholarships distributed on nepotism basis. Poor and needy students are still deprived of scholarships.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-16-2015/Quetta/page7.asp


179 job orders distribution

District Kech: Municipal Corporation Chairman Turbat, Qazi ghulam Rasool and DEO Kech distributed 179 job orders of non teaching staff of education department. They said more vacancies will be announced soon for unemployed youth and for education promotion.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_8.html


Village Muhammad Amin is deprived of educational facilities

District Lasbela: Village Muhammad Amin Jamot is thickly populated but still deprived of educational facilities like no primary school is present in village. Education is basic right of every child said by villagers and demanded from government to establish schools in the area.

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


HEC refuses to verify the degrees of private University

District Quetta: HEC refuses to verify degrees of one private university of Baluchistan, 2000 students future is on the risk. Students are demanding from CM and Governor to look into matter towards early resolution.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/backpage/


AC visited educational institutions

Distict Khuzdar: Assistant Commissioner Naal visited different educational institutions and expressed displeasure at staff absenteeism. He said absent staff will be treated with strict rules. 

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


Chairman Board should be change on immediate basis

District Quetta: GTA said due to chairman Baluchistan Board corruption, the board has reached on the verge of destruction. In the wide benefit of board chairman should be changed on early basis.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_5.html


Important meeting chaired by Raza Barech

District Quetta: Advisor Education Baluchistan Mr. Raza Muhammad Barech chaired a meeting with other high officials and critically analyzed the educational situation of Chilton town schools. He directed to provide basic facilities to all schools which are lacking behind in basic facilities like clean drinking water, boundary walls, washrooms & so on.

Complete Story:





Substandard material being used for construction of school

District Rahim Yar Khan: The residents of BastiGharibabad, BaghoBahar have appealed to the Secretary Education and CM Punjab that contractors and overseers are collaborating for construction of Govt. Girls High School BastiGharibabad, BaghoBahar and that the authorities must get an enquiry done because the school after it completion will become a nightmare for the girls.

Residents of

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 2


Government Colleges of Punjab to be linked to online system

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of Punjab has decided to link all its colleges with the online admission system, the training of IT teachers and clerical staff will begin from today and the admissions will continue till 15th of August.  The students will be able to get online registration for admissions while sitting home. 

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 09


High level enquiry of corruption in Education Department needed

District Rahim Yar Khan:Noor HasanGorayya, Additional Secretary General , Bahawalpur Teachers Association has demanded that CM must hold a high level enquiry of the corruption in funds management, fake degrees, and tempering with the mark sheets by the officials and employees of the Education Department.

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


Corruption in checking of Security Cameras in Government Schools (Article by: Maqsood Ahmed Sindhoo, Ausaf Bureau Chief Chichawatni)

District Sahiwal:A gang is tempering with security cameras and making money by charing inspection fees from the management of government schools and none is taking action against them.  This gang has received RS.9000/- per school in the name of DPO and DCO Sahiwal.  The matter was brought to the notice of the EDO, but he did not take any action.  This gang charged RS.1500/- from about 80 schools in the name of linking the security cameras with the DPO and DCO offices.  This gang also detained the female staff of the girls schools till 5 pm and harassed them and extorted money from them.  This gang enters into any school without any advance notice and begins its work.  The EDO, when contacted, said that the government had not assigned any such work to any team.  Nazr Mohammed DEO refused to give his version.  The experts have said that these gangs cannot have access to the security cameras of schools without the support of the internal staff of the Education Department.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaaf, Multan, Page No. 4




12 Teachers and officers Regularized in Benazir University Nawabshah

District Nawabshah: The Vice Chancellor Shaheed Benazir University Mr. Arshad Saleem has regularized the 12 Teachers and other officers on the University on their better performance.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130291138&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150716




Lecturers denied checking examination copies

District Mirpur Khas: The Lecturers have denied checking the examination copies alleging that previous year’s amount was remaining to the education board.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130291341&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150716


Only 26 seats for four districts in Medical College Kahirpur Mirs

District Kahirpur Mirs: Only 26 Seats out of 100 are reserved for four districts, whereas 74 seats are kept for khairpur mirs in Medical College. The students of district shikarpur have challenged the low number of seats in Court.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130291347&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150716



Sindh High Court regularized 28 guards of latif University

District Kahirpur Mirs: Sindh High Court has issued orders to regularize the 28 guards of Shah abdul Latif University Kahirpur.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-07-16/news/page3/1%20(3).htm


Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 3


Complaint cell established in RSU against corruption in funds

Karachi: Compliant cell has been established in Reform Support Unit Office Karachi for receiving complaints against corruption in schools SMC funds, Teachers Salaries and Students Scholarships.

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



Violation in distribution of text books in schools

Karachi: The distribution of books in the schools of Sindh Province has been violated to the top. Up to 35% text books distribution has exposed to be ineffective to distribute in the schools. While keeping in view the violation of distribution, Sindh text book board has installed data based system to count the distribution of books on equal level.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102961779&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150716


400 Schools closed in Thurparker and number appointments on political basis

District Thurparker/ Mithi: it is reported that about 400 schools in district thurparker are closed due to carelessness of education department and huge number of teachers are appointed on political basis. No officer visits closed schools and takes notice to for their restoration. Number of school buildings are turned to sitting places of landlords and other villagers.

Complete Story: http://ummat.net/2015/07/16/news.php?p=d-63.gif


Education works Officers still on the seats of Works Services

Hyderabad: The Three Officers of Education Works are still on their previous posts in Works Services despite the directives of Supreme Court.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 3


Education Lower Staff protested for their regularization in District Qamber

The lower staff of Education department of district Qamber protested for their regularization. They declared before media that despite the order of Court they are not regularized.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_16072015020346.jpg


Old Books Distributed in Government Schools of Karachi

Old Text books are distributed in the Government Primary Schools of Karachi due to carelessness of Sindh Text Book Board Jamshoro and Reform Support Unit.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/07-16-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_01.gif