16 November 2015

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

No compromise on student rights: Sangeen Shah

Peshawar: The President of the Pakhtun Students Federation University Campus Sangeen Shah said that they have always raised their voice for the rights of the students and will continue to raise their voice against student discrimination and fee hike. 
Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx

School funds will be utilized transparently: Abdul Shah Khan

Karak: A PTC meeting of the Government High School Kari Dhand was held. The Chairman PTC Sadeequllah and other members participated. The members of PTC reviewed progress on development projects in the school and expressed their satisfaction regarding their completion. 
Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Transfer of Hafiz Ibraheem; teachers take stand against the decision

Jandola: Teachers have taken a firm stand against Education Department’s decision to transfer the District Officer, Dr. Hafiz Ibrahim. In this regard, a meeting of the primary teachers was held in Samar Bagh under the chairmanship of Ibad-ul-lah PST.  A large number of primary teachers attended the meeting and asserted that the struggles of Hafiz Ibrahim have improved the standard of education in Lower Dir District.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/35/akhbar-e-khyber/page/3


No teacher in Girls Primary School Peelagai

Peshawar: No teacher is available to cater to the needs of some 130 students of Government Girls’ Primary School Peelagai. Nazim Shamu Zai Village Council No.1, Zahoor Khan condemned the situation and demanded immediate appointment of school teachers in the school, the failure of which will result in its closure.

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

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


Co-curricular activities complement mental growth in children

Swabi:  A meeting for annual tournament 2015 was held in Government Middle School and was presided over by DEO. An organizing committee has been established for the annual tournament comprising General Secretary Ubaidullah and other members belonging to different areas of District Swabi. The DEO stated sports aid children in mental growth and urged teachers to pay attention to co-curricular activities along with curricular activities.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Hundreds of the teachers deprived of promotion

Peshawar: Thousands of teachers have been deprived of promotions. Performance records of several teachers have gone missing due to poor maintenance by the education department. 
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103120871&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151016


Decision of making 70% schools for girls and 30% schools for boys

Peshawar: The Education Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stated that the PTI government doesn’t believe in gender discrimination and playing a positive role in giving women equal rights. The PTI government is trying hard to make women independent and to empower them in a male dominated society. He addressed this to the Women’s Commission Group in which the Additional Secretary for Education Qaisar Alam was also present. He also talked about the importance of women’s education as women play a vital role as mothers in a society. Educated mothers build an educated nation.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/68/akhbar-e-khyber/page/2


Demand for building a girls’ school in Pandho Payan

Peshawar: A ceremony held in the area of Peshawar ”Pandho Payan” in the supervision of Nazim Zahir Shah in which leaders of the area were present in which they expressed their concern and worries because there is no girls’ school in the area. They said that the government is talking about change in the province but the government has not shown their concern for making a separate girls’ school which is very disappointing as girls are deprived of education so they demand the government make a separate school for girls.

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


Special attention is being paid to the Health and Education Department

Bariykot: Doctor Amjad Ali stated that the PTI has promised change in the country and this change can be observed in the Health and Education Department where the PTI Government is paying special attention and interest for developing the Health and Education Department. If we compare the present facilities provided to hospitals to those provided in past years then we can easily conclude that the condition of schools and hospitals is far better than what is was in past governments.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_PEW&Page=National_Page003&Date=20151115&Pageno=3&View=1


Secular system in the country won’t be tolerated, Molana Hamd-ul-lah

Peshawar: Leader of JUI Molana Hamd-ul-lah stated that they rejected the decision of the government of making “pant shirt” the official uniform as this is a symbol of modern civilization, we will not allow our youth to follow this modern culture, and for this purpose JUI will protest strongly so that the government will be forced to take this decision back. At this event, different leaders reiterated this view and totally rejected the government’s decision.

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

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

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


Pahari Pora students painted the school by themselves

Peshawar: Students painted their school themselves without any precautionary measures, the kind of work that can only be done by professional labourers. They painted the school in their school uniforms, the chemical caused the skin of their hands irritation. This happened at a government school in Peshawar where there are low level educational policies in place which are not benefitting the children of these schools. The public called this a bigger failure of the government, some people claimed that this is the routine of government schools.

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


Instead of a uniform, the government should pay attention to education: Hashmat Khan

Peshawar:  Member of Jamiat Islami and former Provincial Minister stated that the government should pay attention towards development of education, instead of fixating over the children’s uniforms. The government must implement national dress “Shalwar Kameez” as school’s uniform in government schools instead of western culture “Pant shirt”. Different members and leaders of Jamiat Islami also spoke in this ceremony.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Inauguration of library in Benazir Women University

Peshawar: Urdu Department of Shaheed Benzair Women University inaugurated a library. The inauguration ceremony was presided over by VC Doctor Razia Sultana.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_PEW&Page=City_Page002&Date=20151114&Pageno=2&View=1


Mardan: 3 students injured due to gunfire in Gujrat School

Mardan: A student named Ehsan brought his father’s gun to the school and during the course of gunfire, 3 students were injured. The police inquired the students and teachers regarding the tragic incident which reflects the irresponsibility and carelessness displayed by teachers and parents.

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


Struggle to provide facilities in educational institutes

Bannu: Political officials are trying to play a rigorously positive role in provision of basic facilities in academic institutions. A lot of positive steps to enhance girls’ education have also been taken. The political leaders of FATA region have approved two education projects while the construction of Government Girls Degree School has also been completed.

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


More schools and colleges needed in the province

Peshawar: Provincial General Secretary of ANP and Parliament leader Sardar Babak Hussain expressed his disgruntlement over the closure of 15 Girls colleges and declared it to be an act against education. He severely condemned the government for the said closure.

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

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

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Girls’ school occupied by male students

Abbottabad: A girls’ school has been occupied by male students for the last 6 years. Concerned parents have demanded the Chief Minister to take notice of the situation. 
Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 2




Closure of Primary School Qilli Kochal

District Dalbandin: The parents and residents of Qilli Kochal Muhammad Hasani informed upon the closure of Primary Boys School Qilli Kochal due to absence of teachers and demanded the Chief Minister Balochistan to take notice of the issue.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-16-2015/Quetta/page7.asp


Devastation of education system in Panjgoor: Haji Yaseen Zehri

District Panjgoor: The Senior Leader of BNP, Mr. Haji Yaseen Zehri said that the education system in Panjgoor has been subject to devastation. 80% of the city schools are closed and have fallen prey to dilapidation. He urged concerned officials to take notice of these issues and resolve them on a priority basis. 

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


Six primary schools of UC Baracha Dalbadin closed

District Chaghi: The Vice Chairman UC Baracha Mr. Haji Abdul Karim Muhammad Hasani stated in a press conference that six boys’ primary schools in UC were closed due to absenteeism of teachers. Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/


Unanimous education system right of students: Islami Jameat Tulba

District Quetta: Islami Jameat Tulba District Quetta General Secretary Mr. Naimatullah Achakzai said that a unanimous education system is right of the students. He said IJT will run a campaign against disparate education system and demand will be raised for the implementation of unanimous education system. 
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-16-2015/Quetta/page3.asp


Protests held by All Progressive Private Schools Association Balochistan

District Quetta: A protest was held by All Progressive Private Schools Association Balochistan. Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Pandrani, Mr. Muhammad Arif and others said the private schools regulation bill is a conspiracy to undermine private schools and the education system at large. They said the government educational institutions are constantly deteriorating due to lack of accountability and monitoring, whereas on the other hand, private schools are progressively propagating education but facing hurdles from the government.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-16-2015/Quetta/page3.asp


Absent teachers not eligible for leniency: DC Naseerabad

District Naseerabad: The Deputy Commissioner Nasirabad Mr. Naseer Ahmed Nasir paid a surprise visit to Especial High school and Girls Model High School. He expressed grave disappointment over the absenteeism of teachers and asserted that absent teachers will not be afforded any leniency.  

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


U.C Baracha 6 boys’ primary schools closed: Abdul Karim

District Chaghi: The Vice Chairman U.C Baracha Mr. Haji Abdul Karim Muhammad Hasani along with others said in a press conference that 6 boys’ primary schools are closed in the U.C due to absenteeism of teachers. Ghost teaches are looting the public treasury which is lamentable and the reason for the failure of the nation. He said all 6 schools from the beginning of their establishment have been closed and have no register, furniture and text books.

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Educating girls is everyone’s responsibility

District Khuzdar: Woman is the symbol of respect in Islamic society. Speaking to a convention, speakers said women of Khuzdar played an important role in propagation of education. Women should be encouraged in every field especially in education for the development and progress of our nation and country. Educating women our prime responsibility.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-15-2015/Quetta/page12.asp


Facilities should be provided to Government Boys Primary school in village Jangi

District Lasbela: Press Secretary GTA District Lasbela Mr. Abdul Ghani Baloch along with others that due to the lack of essential facilities like drinking water, furniture and text books are the main problems of Government Boys Primary school village Jangi. He said government education officials are not paying heed to these basic issues but pressurising the teachers to close down schools. He said practical efforts should be taken for the resolution of mentioned problems.

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


Absent teachers should rectify their direction: Shazim Noshad

District Sibi: The Deputy District Education Officer Mr. Shazim Noshad warned absent teachers to rectify their direction. He said no excuses will be tolerated in this regard. Education is the sole solution and way to success; absenteeism, lack of facilities and teachers shortage will be fulfilled as soon as possible. He said absenteeism of teachers is running the future of students and decreasing literacy ratio.

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


NTS final merit list is yet not displayed, candidates are waiting for recruitments

District Muchh: NTS final merit list is yet not displayed in District Muchh which is shattering the high hopes of youth. Education officials are changing their statements on a daily basis regarding vacancies which producing negative impacts on the minds of aspirants. Candidates demanded the number of vacancies and the merit list be displayed.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-15-2015/Quetta/page6.asp


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

District Quetta: Islami Jameat Tulba has announced to run a movement against the class education system. Mr. Sabir Nazim Quetta and others said awareness lectures will be given in all educational institutions, a signature campaign will be launched and a demand will be raised to implement the unanimous education system. Class education system has widened the gap in between people. Government educational institutions are the sole means of education for poor people but regrettably those are even lingering on their last legs.

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Closure of Primary School Qilli Kochal

District Dalbandin: The parents and residents of Qilli Kochal Muhammad Hasani informed upon the closure of Primary Boys School Qilli Kochal due to absence of teachers and demanded the Chief Minister Balochistan to take notice of the issue.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-14-2015/Quetta/page8.asp


Suhbatpur NTS pass candidates awaiting recruitment

District Suhbatpur: While recruitments of teachers have taken place in most of the districts of Balochistan, NTS pass candidates of Suhbatpur await appointment in frustration and helplessness.

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


Increase in fees of Secondary Board and Balochistan University 

District Quetta: Increase in fees of Matriculation examination has become an excruciating pain for the parents of children and has jeopardized the future of the students. Majority of students are forced to abandon their pursuit of education due to the unaffordability of fees.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-14-2015/Quetta/page3.asp


Development impossible without education: Habib-ur-Rehman

District Ziarat: Pashtoonkhuwa Map Leader Sardar Habib-ur-Rehman and others said that UC Sanjawi has been neglected in terms of development in the education and health sector during previous government regimes. They added that Pashtoonkhuwa Map will strive hard to facilitate the public in every field, especially in education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103173500&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151114


Corporal punishment of a 4th class student

District Quetta: Sabirah, a grade 4 student of Qilli Bashirabad Girls Middle School was physically abused by the teacher who broke her hand for talking during the class. Advisor for Education Mr. Razza Barech took notice of the grim incident and suspended the teacher while ordering female Education District Officer to investigate the matter.

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Private Schools and Academies detrimental for education

District Bahawalpur: The residents of Bahawalpur protested against private schools and academies, claiming them to be responsible for the decline in education standard.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-16/page-02


Commerce College Mianchannoo without boundary wall

District Mianchannoo: Government Commerce College Mianchannoo does not have a boundary wall.  The construction of the boundary wall was contracted out for an amount equivalent to RS.6, 800,000. The contractor bulldozed the old wall, sold the rubble from the demolished wall and disappeared with the money.  Parents have expressed their concerns regarding the security of their children. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-16/page-09


College Principal commits fraud; case filed with FIA

District Muzaffargarh: Mohammed Riaz Hussain has given an application to FIA against Mushtaq Kharal, Principal Princeton College for opening a sub campus of the Princeton College in Jatoi, constructing illegal buildings, charging additional fees from the students and forcing them to appear for examinations conducted by more than one universities simultaneously, and for defaulting on tax payments for the last several years.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 8


Education part of the agenda in Local Body Elections

District Rahim Yar Khan: An education campaign was executed at Chachraan Sharif by Alif Ailaan in collaboration with a local NGO. Locals attended the event and discussed problems related to their children’s education. District Coordinator of Alif Ailaan said that promotion of education should be the first and foremost demand of people in local body elections. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 6


50,000 contractual teachers to be confirmed

District Multan/Rahim Yar Khan: The government of Punjab has decided to regularize jobs of 50,000 contractual teachers who have teaching throughout the province for the past 6 years. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-16/page-09


14 year old madrassah student disappeared from madrassah

District Rahimyar Khan: Mohammed Jamil s/o Sabir Hussain a student at Khulfa-e-Rashdeen Madrassah, Ahmedpur has disappeared from the madrassah and its administrator has been arrested, but the police is reluctant to take action.  The father of the child has appealed to the IG and Interior Minister for his child’s safe return home.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-15/page-03


Student dies as school roof caves in

District Sheikhupura: The roof of a private school caved in at Machikay, Sheikhupura. A student was killed and the other was injured.  The CM has asked DCO Sheikhupura to report the incident.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 1


Tomorrow last date of registration for Grade 5 and Grade 8’s examination

District Lahore: Punjab Examination Commission has issued a notification to the District Administration that tomorrow, the 16th of November is the last date for the registration of Grade 5 and Grade 8’s annual examinations.

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No. 1


Class 5 and 8 examinations in February, no date sheet issued so far

District Bahawalpur:  The examinations of Class 5 and 8 are going to be held in the month of February, 2016 but so far their date sheet has not been issued by the Punjab Examination Commission.

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


Primary school building in miserable condition, could cause damage to lives

District Rahimyar Khan: The building of Government Primary School Basti Haji Jam Behram is in a miserable condition and looks like a haunted house.  The students’ parents have expressed concern that the building may collapse on their children and is a danger to their precious lives. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 7


University management to create appropriate atmosphere for research

District Bahawalpur:  Dr. Qaisar Mushtaq Vice Chancellor Islamia University Bahawalpur, during a lecture on university governance, expressed that it was the duty of the University Management to create proper atmosphere for research.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-14/page-3


VC instructs to reform history department

District Multan: Dr. Tahir Amin Vice Chancellor Zikria University during his visit to the History Department of the university instructed the head of the department to modernize the History Department. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-14/page-3


Monitoring report of Education Department for October

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Monitoring Office of Education Department has compiled the Monitoring Report for the month of October.  The report has pointed out problems like teacher absenteeism, poor cleanliness and low attendance of students.

Complete Story: Daily Express, rahimyarkhan, Page No. 4


Dr. Asghar Hashmi wins research award from Sweden

District Bahawalpur: Dr. Asghar Hashmi, Dean of Science Department at the Islamia University Bahawalpur has won 90 Million Euros along with a doctorate award from Sweden for conducting research on high temperature solar cell.  

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 8


Sports Gala held at Government College for Women Bhakkur

District Bhakkur: Table Tennis matches were held at the Government College for Women, Bhakkur, on the second day of the Sports Gala.

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


Students hold protests against Bahawalpur Education Board

District Rahim Yar Khan: Students belonging to different colleges held a protest rally against the Bahawalpur Board of Education on account of unjust marking of papers.

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan. Page No. 3




23,000 teachers waiting for regularization since long time

District Shikarpur: Around 23000 high school and primary school teachers await their regularization despite the elapse of five years. 
Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130331402&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151116




7th day of teachers’ protest against non-payment of salaries

District Khairpur Mirs: District Khairpur Mirs: Around 314 teachers of other cadre staged hunger strike before the Sessions Court and demanded for the release of their salaries.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130331327&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151116


MATA teachers protest against nonpayment of salaries

District Shikarpur: MATA teachers protested against the nonpayment of salaries of 275 teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130331334&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151116


Teachers protest over non-payment of salaries

District Larkana: Teachers appointed through National Testing Service protested against the non-payment of their salaries for the last nine months. 226 primary teachers have been deprived of their salaries despite their regular attendance in schools.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130331360&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151116



Awami Jamhuri Party condemns closure of Mahar Medical College

District Sukkur: The Awami Jamhuri organized protest rally from Meer Masoom Shah Library to press club against the closure of Mahar Medical College. On the occasion, Mr. Sattar Zangejo, Mr. Shah Muhammad Indhar and others stated that the Chief Minister Sindh, Mr. Qaim Ali Shah has established a medical college in his home city and wants to transfer the staff from Mahar Medical College.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Nov/16-11-2015/Page2/P2-43.jpg


Sindh Text Book Board Jamshoro’s employees continue protests

Jamshoro: The employees of Sindh Text Book Board Jamshoro continued their protests against the suspension of their salaries. 
Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Nov/16-11-2015/Page2/P2-20.jpg


Larkana Board announces result for 9th grade

District Larkana: The Education Board Larkana has announced the results for ninth class science group.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-16-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_12.gif


Show cause notice sent to absent teachers on closure of school

District Ghotki: Government Girls Middle School village Wasti Jeewan Shah is nonfunctional since many years due to carelessness of higher authorities. Taluka Officer Ghotki found it closed on his surprise visit of different schools; whereas he was told by the villagers that the female teacher of the school had been absent for a long time; village girls have been kept from getting an education. The Taluka Education Officer also issued a show cause notice to teachers on their absence.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130331007&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151115


Teachers continued protest against non-payment of salaries

District Larkana: Teachers appointed through National Testing Service protested against their salaries being withheld for the past nine months, while declaring to perform duties with honesty. 226 primary teachers are facing this despite full attendance. They have approached Secretary Education Mr. Fazlullah Pechuho to have their dues released as soon as possible.

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



Larkana Board announces Grade 9’s result fo 2015

District Larkana: The Education Board Larkana has announced the result of ninth class science group; 636 candidates found in the copy case.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-08.jpg

Teachers protest over non-payment of salaries

District Larkana: Teachers appointed through National Testing Service protested against the non-payment of their salaries for the last nine months. 226 primary teachers have been deprived of their salaries despite their regular attendance in schools.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130330762&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151114


Teachers stage hunger strike demanding for salaries

District Khairpur Mirs: Around 314 teachers of other cadre staged hunger strike before the Sessions Court and demanded for the release of their salaries. Deputy Commissioner Khairpur Mirs, Mr. Munawwar Ali Mithani paid a visit to the said teachers and assured them that their grievances would be redressed. 
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-11-14/news/page7/1%20(5).htm