16th August 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Admissions challenged in Peshawar College

Admissions in Islamia College Peshawar were challenged in the high court, as out of 150 open merit seats, 119 seats are for fixed quotas

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2016-08-16/page-8/detail-6

Waste of Resources: Girls in Yar Hussain Rendered College-Less Despite Presence of Building

Departmental negligence has left girls residing in Yar Hussain village without a college to pursue further education. The degree college in the area has still not been inaugurated and sits vacant. “The residents of Yar Hussain village provided the education department above 40 canals of free land. They want to educate girls in their hometown,” Israr Khan, a village elder, said. He added the college was still vacant, in spite of all the efforts made by the people.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1163060/waste-resources-girls-yar-hussain-rendered-college-less-despite-presence-building/


Associate Professor’s Appointment Drags on for Non-Compliance with Court Orders

Despite clear directions by superior courts to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, the departments concerned have failed to appoint an associate professor in English for the last one year. An Assistant Professor in English, Arshad Hussain, of the Technical Education Department, has been waiting for compliance with the court order since June 18, 2015. His seniority in service would be affected if the delay continues.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/142750-Associate-professors-appointment-drags-on-for-non-compliance-with-court-orders


Workers’ Rights: Minister Wants Labour Laws Enforced

Best teacher certificates were awarded to 94 faculty members of Khyber Medical University (KMU) on Monday. The teachers were awarded for scoring high percentages in an evaluation. While speaking at an event held at the new campus of the university, KMU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Muhammad Hafizullah said securing a score of 85% according to the criteria set by Higher Education Commission; Islamabad for teachers’ evaluation was a remarkable achievement. “

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1163186/lauding-success-kmu-teachers-awarded-certificates/


Steps to Bring Seminaries into Mainstream to Continue, Says Khattak

Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Sunday said that 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/142843-Steps-to-bring-seminaries-into-mainstream-to-continue-says-Khattak





Youth should focus on education for the development of country

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

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-08-16/page-2


Employees Give 7-Day Deadline

The call for separation of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) from Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU) grew more emphatic Monday when the leadership of the PIMS Restoration Movement (PRM) announced a progressive suspension of outpatient and emergency services at the hospital from August 22 if the government delays action on its demands beyond a week.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/142717-Employees-give-7-day-deadline


Open University announced result of Matric final examination

Allama Iqbal Open University has announced the result of final exam of their Matric program which was put forward in autumn semester 2015. Exam results have been provided on the website of Open University www.aiou.edu.pk.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-08-16/page-2


The City School Launches Its Alumni Association

The City School launched its Alumni Association for the Southern Region in a simple, elegant ceremony. The event was attended by a select gathering of invitees including Heads and alumni of The City School, prominent citizens and members of the media.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/young-nation/15-Aug-2016/the-city-school-launches-its-alumni-association


FGI Teachers without Salary for the Past Three Months

Non-disbursement of salaries to teachers of Federal Government Institutions (FGI) of Cantt Garrison since the last three months has put their families on the brink of starvation. According to media reports, as many as 1,237 male and female teachers working in FGI Cantt Garrison Rawalpindi have not been paid their salaries since the last three months and this state of affairs has added to their financial woes, putting at stake the education career of their children.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/08/15/city/islamabad/fgi-teachers-without-salary-for-past-three-months/


NUML to Open Campus In China

A simple but well-organized flag hoisting ceremony was held here at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) to mark the 70th Independence Day of the motherland. Director Administration NUML Brig (Retd) Ziaul Hassan Sahi hoisted the national flag at the Jinnah Block of the varsity while deans,HoDs of various departments, directors, officers and other staff of the university were present.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/16-Aug-2016/numl-to-open-campus-in-china


Police Constable Sets New Benchmark by Doing Ph.D

Police constable Tahir Khan, who recently received a doctorate in biotechnology, has become the talk of the town. Talking to journalists, he said when he was recruited as police officer, his family was not doing well financially but he did not let his circumstances discourage him. Despite hardship and adverse circumstances, he kept going. Even though it took him ten years, he eventually completed his Ph.D. During his interview, he said he has neither purchased clothes nor shoes in the last ten years. What makes his achievement noteworthy is that he is employed at a position that requires mere matriculation. Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/blogs/16-Aug-2016/police-constable-sets-new-benchmark-by-doing-ph-d





Education Institutes opened, attendance remained short

All Education Institutes of Punjab opened yesterday after the end of summer holidays but the majority of private schools are still closed and will reopen on 22nd August. Attendance of students was short whereas teachers’ attendance was full.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-16-2016/pindi/pic.asp?picname=02_01.gif




Advance booking started for the CDs of gazette of B.A and BSc exams

Punjab University has started advance booking for the CDs of Result Gazette of B.A BSc Annual Exam 2016 and only 10 CD’s will be sold which will be available on first come first serve base.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/16-Aug-2016/429837



‘Development Funds in Punjab Are Evenly Distributed’

Punjab Finance Minister Dr Ayesha Ghous Pasha, in an interview with The News, said non-development expenditure has to be increased to ensure service delivery of completed development projects. Critics say that Punjab government is not practicing austerity as its non-development expenditure is constantly rising.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/142675-Development-funds-in-Punjab-are-evenly-distributed


Raising Awareness: Traffic Educational Park Opens In Faisalabad

The country’s first Traffic Educational Park has been constructed at the University of Education campus, Faisalabad Chief Traffic Officer, Arif Shahbaz Khan said on Monday. The park features information regarding zebra crossings, traffic lane discipline and safety gadgets.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1163203/raising-awareness-traffic-educational-park-opens-faisalabad/


Counterfeit Increase in Fees, Ordinance for Private school created

Punjab Government has created an ordinance for taking action against private schools that have made a counterfeit increase in school fees. A summary of the ordinance was sent to Governor Punjab for acceptance. According to the ordinance private schools cannot increase fees more than 8% annually.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/back-page/16-Aug-2016/429906


Educational institutes opened under the threat of children kidnapping

Schools are opened now after the summer holidays but on the first day, attendance was very low. Security has become tight due to the cases of kidnapping in Punjab.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103691910&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160816


Pak Turk Schools are working to promote education

Dr. Muhammad Raghib has said that Pak Turk international education foundation is working for promoting quality education in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103691940&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160816   


More than 45 thousand students denied admissions

Due to the poor policies of the education department, heads of government schools denied admission to more than forty-five thousand students under the “enrolment expedition”.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103691462&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160816


New security plans for educational institutes

Police have issued new security plans for all educational institutes that opened after the summer holidays. According to the new plan, a Quick Response force will perambulate during the morning when the schools start, and at the closing hours.

Complete Story:






None of the corrupt officers will be spared for their guilt

Chairman Anti-Corruption Ghulam Qadir has said that any person involved in corruption in Inter Board will not be spared. He said that they have found 94 students’ records, from which it is clear that their result has been changed before sending it to the computer section.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-16-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=162.gif


Notice should be taken on expulsion of students from Nursing School

The first year students of Sir CJ Institute of Nursing protested in front of the club on the expulsion of students from the school. Students have said that they were continuing their education for 9 months after passing NTS test and submitting enrolment form but all of a sudden the management has expelled more than 300 students from the school.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-16-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=158188


Inter Pre-Medical result will be announced by the end of the current month

Head of Examination of Higher Secondary Education Board Karachi Muhammad Imran Khan has said that by the efforts of engineers and IT team of Education Board, the data server machine has started working. All IT data is safe and the result of Inter Pre-Medical will be announced by the end of this month.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-16-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=158142




Announcement of holiday in Federal Urdu University on the death anniversary of Baba e Urdu

According to the registrar of Federal Urdu University Dr. Muhammad Saarm, there will be a holiday in Urdu University on 16th August (Tuesday) because of death anniversary of Baba e Urdu Maulvi Abdul Haq.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-16-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=158136


Inter first year admissions delayed until 18th August

Admissions of Inter First year have been delayed until 18th August 2016.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-16-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=158137


Servers up Again, No Data Lost: BIEK

Days after levelling allegations against the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) for disrupting the main data server of the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK), the board's exam controller, Muhammad Imran Khan Chisti, announced on Monday that the server was functioning once again and all the data was safe and secure.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/142712-Servers-up-again-no-data-lost-BIEK#


We could not achieve good results because of poor education policy

Provincial Education Minister Jam Mahtab has said that to make education common in the whole province and to achieve 100% literacy rate we have to change our attitudes, and we couldn’t achieve good results because of poor education policy.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-16-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=158144





Educating Ourselves for a Better Pakistan By Asma Bangash

It is said that education builds nations and only an educated nation is the guarantee to a bright and progressive future. Pakistan is one of those countries where the education sector is faced with grave challenges. Article 25-A of the Constitution states that “The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years in such manner as may be determined by law.” Similarly, Article 26 (1) of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights reads: “Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory.” In practice, however, we see that education in our country is not a right, but a privilege.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1163313/educating-better-pakistan/


Letters to the Editor


Khadim-E-Punjab Schools Program

In order to promote quality education, the Punjab government has approved the Khadim-e-Punjab Schools Program for construction of additional classrooms in schools all across the province. As per the plan, thousands of additional classrooms will be constructed at a cost of Rs.15 billion and result in better education facilities to the students in the province.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/08/15/comment/khadim-e-punjab-schools-programme/

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Islamia College Quota system challenged in Peshawar High Court

Peshawar: The quota system in Islamia College has been challenged in Peshawar High Court, through a writ petition. The petition says that 119 seats are reserved for the quota out of 150 open merit seats, which negatively affects the open merit and must be banned. The Court issued summons to the Vice Chancellor and Registrar on Friday.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=8

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


Fake admissions exposed in Government Girls Degree College Pabbi

Pabbi: Fake admissions have been exposed in Government Girls Degree College, Pabbi. The college clerk, who received bribes, was involved. The Admission Committee is also involved in this illegal practice. The merit violation has been noted and the students demanded that the Chief Minister, MNA and MPA take notice.

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


New policy introduced for teachers’ appointments and transfers

Peshawar: The Education department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has introduced a new policy for teachers’ appointments and transfers in the province. According to the new policy, a 3 member placement committee will be constituted, which will review the teachers’ cases for transfer. All the District Education Officers have been instructed to implement the policy immediately.

Complete Story:  Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.8




Private school fees should be reduced: BNP Awami Khuzdar

District Khuzdar: Spokesperson BNP Awami Khuzdar Tehsil Mr. Shafi Umrani along with others said in a joint statement that due to the increasing population, people are admitting their children in private schools but private schools are charging high, unaffordable fees. They demanded that authorities reduce the high fees of private schools for parents’ affordability.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p6/story.php?param=naji.jpg


Government Degree College destroyed due to corruption: BSO

District Quetta: BSO party officials said in a joint statement that the educational environment has been destroyed in Degree College Quetta. Baloch students have been diverted from education to other problems. Expensive fees, strict rules for admissions & hostel accomodations are excuses to keep Balochistan away from Education.

Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 02


Polytechnic college has deteriorated: Abid Adeed

District Quetta: Mr. Abid Adeed Baloch & Mr. Shahzad Malik Aasim Shahwani said in a joint statement that Government College of Technology Saryab road has been damaged by a corrupt principal. They said that the principal embezzles funds, violates merit and bypasses higher authorities. They demanded that CM Balochsitan, Secretary Colleges & Director colleges Tehnical Education fire the corrupt principal.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta: Page No: 03


Extremism has incresed due to a lack of education: Abdul Salam Zehri

District Quetta: President Awami Khidmat-e-Khalq Committee Zehri Town, Hazar Ganji  Mr. Abdul Salam Zehri, said extremism has increased in the country due to a lack of Education, misuse of resources & deprivation. In developed countries, education is free for all and modern facilities are being provided to the general public, while Pakistani rulers are busy in snatching resources and making offshore companies in foreign countries.  

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta: Page No: 06


No compromise over education standard: Abdul Saboor Kakar

District Quetta: The Provincial Secretary Education Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar said that no compromise will be made over the education standard. He paid a surprise visit to Qilli Ismail High school and inspected the classes and asked questions from students. He said negligence will not be tolerated and action will be taken.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 08




Land Mafia trespass school building

District Bahawalnagar: The people of a local village of 260/HR stated that a land mafia has taken over the building of Girls Primary School Village Khichi Wala. They also said that the land mafia is supported by local feudals.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-08-16/page-02


Fake news published on media due to conflict between two groups of teachers

District Rahim Yar Khan: The District Coordination Officer Rahim Yar Khan Mr. Cap.(R) Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, along with Assistant Commissioner, EDO works and DDO Buildings,  visited the Government Girls Model High School Khanpur. He said that during the last few days, news was published that the building of said school is in poor and students are in forced to study under trees, but during visit he found the building of the school to be in satisfactory condition, with students learning in a satisfactory environment.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-08-16/page-08

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

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.03

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


Teachers protest against corruption of Education Department Officials

District Rajanpur: The District President of Punjab Teachers Association Mr. Saleem Akbar Jiskani said that Provincial Minister of Education Punjab Mr.Rana Mashood is visiting Rajanpur and millions of Rupees in funds have been withdrawn for his welcome. These funds were taken from teachers through Assistant Education Officers and Deputy District Education Officers. Mr. Saleem Akbar Jiskani requested higher authorities to carry out an inquiry against the corrupt authorities.

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


Teacher beats an 8 year old girl

District Dera Ghazi Khan: A teacher, Miss. Sadia Nazir of Danish School Dera Ghazi Khan, has beaten an 8 year old girl who was working as servant in her house. She was treated by the school dispensary, but when they realized that she was not recovering they sent the victim to her parents.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.03

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

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


Double shift approved in overcrowded schools

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of Punjab issued an order for double shifts in schools which have a large number of Students. During the double shift, officials will be paid 18000-20000 extra, teachers will be paid 15000-18000 and grade employees will be paid 7000 extra, if they will perform duty in double shift.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.03

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.03


Senior Head Mistress suspended on corruption charges

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Provincial Minister for Education visited the Government Girls High School Khanpur, checked the record of the school and monitored its security. He also suspended the Head Mistress of the School, due to corruption in school development funds.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.08




Villagers protest against closure of Schools

District Thurparker: The residents of Khokhra Par stood against the transfer of teachers after biometric verification by closing three government schools.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130423689&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160816


Shortage of basic facilities in girls’ school

District Qamber Shahdadkot: The Government Girls Higher Secondary School Nasirabad is facing a shortage of the basic facilities of drinking water and electricity. School SMC funds are not properly utilized, while teachers and students have to face difficulties.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-16/news/page2/1%20(1).htm


Female Teachers protest against D.O Education

District MirpurKhas: Female teachers stood against the abusive behavior of District Officer Education Mirpur Khas with teachers.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-16/news/page2/1%20(16).htm


High School could not open after summer vacation

District dadu: The Government High School Wahi Pandhi could not be opened after the summer vacation was over as there is an acute shortage of basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-16/news/page3/1%20(27).htm


Protest against teachers’ transfer

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Drib Mehar Shah carried out a protest against the Chief Monitoring Officer on transferring teachers from the village school, leaving more than 100 students deprived of primary education.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-16/news/page3/1%20(7).htm


Entry Test conducted at Benazir University

District Sanghar: An Entry Test was conducted at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Campus Sanghar for its four year program. 115 candidates appeared in the test.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103690516&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160816


Education lower staff protests for demands

Hyderabad: The Lower Staff Association of the Education department held a protest strike in different cities, demanding upgradation and promotions.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/images/2016/Aug/16-08-2016/Page2/P2-10.htm


High School building in crumbling condition

District Jacobabad: The building of Government High School, village Punhu Bhatti, is completely damaged may collapse at any time. More than 250 students have to sit in only two rooms.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/images/2016/Aug/16-08-2016/Page3/P3-45.htm


Primary School dysfunctional for a long time 

District Thatto: The Government Primary School village Haji Alam Chandio has been dysfunctional since the past seven years, leaving 200 children deprived of primary Education.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/images/2016/Aug/16-08-2016/Page3/P3-46.htm


Teachers protest for restoration

District Dadu: The suspended primary teachers of 1998 took out a protest strike for their restoration, before press club Bhan Saeedabad, declaring that they were suspended for no reason.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130423677&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160816