16th March 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Teachers give govt two weeks for their promotion

The All Teachers Coordination Council, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter, has warned of launching a province-wide protest campaign if the government failed to accept its demands for award of time-scale promotion, jobs quote for teachers’ siblings, and teaching allowances within two weeks.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_03_2017_183_002


Students protest against Peshawar Board

Large number of private school students demonstrated against the Peshawar Board for spoiling their precious year after the board did not issue Roll number slips to 42 students, however, exam of the class 9th commenced today.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-16/lahore/10354/73756




Census begins in five AJK districts

Population census began on Wednesday in five out of 10 districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, as in the rest of the country.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_03_2017_005_009


Afghan students may miss exams due to border closure

The continuous closure of Torkham border has jeopardised the academic career of over 350 Afghan students who had been studying in two private schools on Pakistan side of the border.

Complete Story: https://www.dawn.com/news/1320815/afghan-students-may-miss-exams-due-to-border-closure

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/03/16/fate-of-afghan-students-left-hanging-in-the-balance/

Complete Story: http://menafn.com/1095317410/Afghanistan--School-students-in-trouble-after-crossing-ban




No colleges for girls in Ormara

Ambreen Rafique, 24, appeared for her intermediate examinations privately a few years ago in Pasni as there are no colleges for girls in Ormara – the city she grew up in.
Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_03_2017_004_008




Reconstruction of ‘dangerous’ school buildings by April 30

The local administration on Wednesday said the buildings of various educational institutions which were declared ‘dangerous’ should be reconstructed by April 30 and directed the building department to complete the work within the stipulated time.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_03_2017_152_004  


Academia urged to build linkages with industry

Academic research should facilitate the social and economic development of the society, while academia must build linkages with industry.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703160042&EN_ID=11201703160018&EMID=11201703160010


President urges nation to extend full cooperation in 6th national census

President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the nation to extend full cooperation for the successful holding of 6th national housing and population census, which started on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/2017/03/15/339356/president-urges-nation-to-extend-full-cooperation-in-6th-national-census/


Arrangements for upcoming National Book Fair enter final stage

The arrangements to organise the grand festival of National Book Fair in the federal capital from April 22-24th have entered into final stages.

Complete Storyhttp://epaper.pakobserver.net/201703/16/page10.php


Census kicks off

The country’s 6th census kicked off on Wednesday amidst tight security in 63 districts after a delay of 19 years, taking almost twice as long as the constitutionally mandated period between census - 19 years.

Complete Storyhttps://issuu.com/abidoon/docs/epaper-lhr_16-03-17

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703160057&EN_ID=11201703160024&EMID=11201703160013

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201703/16/page04.php


State cannot confiscate private enterprise, maintains IHC in Pak-Turk schools case

The Islamabad High Court has ordered that no private enterprise could be confiscated by the state while announcing its decision in Pak-Turk schools case.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/03/15/state-cannot-confiscate-private-enterprise-maintains-ihc-in-pak-turk-schools-case/


Rawalpindi’s private school deprives teachers of salaries

In what appears to be a startling revelation that Asif Public School System Rawalpindi— known for providing quality education— has deprived its teachers of their salaries for the last few months.
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/03/15/rawalpindis-private-school-deprives-teachers-of-salaries/


Panic alarm buttons introduced in educational institutes
In order to make police security more effective in schools of Rawalpindi (and punjab) details and introduction of panic alarm buttons in schools is being considered.
Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104083763&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170316


Call for mingling Islam, contemporary education in young minds

Rector of the International Islamic University (IIU) Dr. Masoom Yasinzai has called for mingling the Islam and contemporary education in the young minds.

He made these remarks addressing to a 40-member delegation of students hailing from Cadet College, Jaffarabad, Balochistan which called on him at new campus of the university.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/call-for-mingling-islam-contemporary-education-in-young-minds/




CM launched scholarship scheme for girl students in 16 districts

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday launched “Khadam-i-Punjab Zewar-i-Taleem Programme” in 16 districts of south Punjab under which educational scholarships worth Rs 6 billion will be disbursed every year among girl students.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_03_2017_176_011
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/283452-todays-print-city-news

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/3-16-2017/page8.asp

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Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201703/16/


CM opens 6th population census in Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Wednesday opened the sixth population census in Punjab by marking his house count '6' at his Model Town residence.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-16/lahore/10359/73818



Sixth census gets under way in 16 districts of the province

The long awaited and eagerly anticipated sixth Population and Housing Census kicked off in 63 districts of the country, including 16 in Punjab. Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir were also among the areas where enumeration was taking place on Wednesday.

Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1356251/sixth-census-gets-way-16-districts-province/

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/192351-Census-to-produce-useful-data

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104084338&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20170316

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104083501&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170316


MPA withdraws hijab resolution over ‘error’

A clerical error in a resolution related to the wearing of the hijab at educational institutes created a stir in the Punjab Assembly session on Wednesday.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703160096&EN_ID=11201703160039&EMID=11201703160024 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/16-Mar-17/clerical-error-in-hijab-resolution-creates-confusion-in--pa-


‘Differently-abled people are being neglected’

In our society, differently-abled people are being neglected despite the fac that they need special attention, said Punjab University Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Mueen.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703160025&EN_ID=11201703160010&EMID=11201703160006 


Punjab college holds arts exhibition for girls
An arts exhibition for girls was held at Punjab College Multan. The exhibition displayed exceptional art skills and inspiring paintings and art pieces.
Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104084079&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170316


Cheque distributed among students of Govt. College For Women Chungi No. 14
Member Zakat Committee, Tamkina Zahid claimed that the party is making serious efforts for the health and education sector the evidence of this can be seen by the fact that over 8 Lakh rupees were distributed among 147 students in the form of cheque.
Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104084079&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170316




BIEK releases results of supplementary exams

The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi on Tuesday announced supplementary results of science general, science pre-engineering and science pre-medical (private and regular) groups of the higher secondary school certificate, part-II.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/192541-BIEK-releases-results-of-supplementary-exams


Census gets under way in Sindh’s eight districts and Sehwan taluka

Wearing green jackets and caps, enumerators on Wednesday visited hundreds of blocks across the metropolis, Hyderabad and Ghotki districts as well as Sehwan taluka of Jamshoro district to count housing units and register the heads of the families residing there.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_03_2017_117_004


Sukkur board announces exam schedule for SSC-I, II

The Sukkur Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) issued on Wednesday the schedule for annual examinations of the secondary school certificate part-I and II (Class-IX and X) in affiliated high schools of Sukkur, Ghotki, Khairpur and Naushehro Feroze district.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_03_2017_119_004


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