17th August 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The quality of KPK government schools cannot be better than private schools

Despite the KPK Government’s continuous efforts to increase the quality of Government schools , the quality of these schools is going down in comparison to private schools due to which students of government schools fail to make a place in Pre-Medical or Pre-Engineering  and also Matric .

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103692332&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160816

Court Orders: Government Restrained From Taking Action Against AWKUM VC

A Peshawar High Court bench stopped the provincial government from taking action against the vice chancellor of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan and sought a reply from the Higher Education Commission. The bench, headed by Justice Syed Afsar Shah, heard a petition on Tuesday filed by AWKUM Vice Chancellor Professor Ihsan Ali through his counsel Syed Arshad Ali.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1164020/court-orders-govt-restrained-taking-action-awkum-vc/


The case of converting FEF colleges into Government College is postponed

FEF Girls College in Mardan, Peshawar, Sawabi and Kohat face uncertainity about their conversion. Once again their case of converting into Government Colleges has been postponed for the next three years.

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Technical School In Lower Dir Closed For The Last 10 Years

Due to the negligence of those at the helm of affairs in the provincial government, the lone Government Technical & Vocational Centre (GTVC) for boys, at Samarbagh Dir Lower, has been closed for the last 10 years compelling local male students to travel to far flung districts to get technical and vocational education.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/16-Aug-16/technical-school-in-lower-dir-closed-for-the-last-10-years





Provision of education is necessary

Sardar Muhammad Nasir said during the inauguration of 4 new classrooms in a public high school in Loralai that we can end the backwardness in our society only through education. To compete with developed, countries children must get education.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103692618&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160817


Reforms in education department are the need of the time

Secretary Secondary Education Dr. Mohammad Imran Khan Babar has said that reforms in the education department of Balochistan are the requirement of the time now. The Education Department signed written contracts with UNICEF and World Bank, and board exams for 5th and 6th class are part of the action plan

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A Plea To CM Balochistan

Government Atta Shad Degree Collage Turbat is the only government collage across the whole Turbat for poor students to get education, and fortunately many students did succeed in achieving their objectives from this college. However, the non-availability of course books for students is hampering their future.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/a-plea-to-cm-balochistan/


Announcement from Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University

According to an announcement from Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University the last date for registration for classes of CSS and PCS 31 has been extended till 31st August and regular classes will start from 5 September.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103692614&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160817


Announcement for students of Degree College Mastung

According to an announcement by Principal of Degree College Mastung, classes of second, third and fourth year have been started whereas the classes of first year will start from 22nd August.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-17-2016/quetta/page2.asp


We are making efforts for the betterment of education institutes of Gawadar

Deputy Commissioner Gawadar Tufail Ahmad Baloch has said that the district government is making efforts by cooperation of provincial government for the betterment of educational institutes of Gawadar and to provide modern facilities and quality education to students.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-17-2016/quetta/page2.asp




Suggestion to take central admission test in Medical colleges

Ministry of Health has suggested that all Government and Private Medical and Dental Colleges of Islamabad to take central admission test.

Complete story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103693718&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160817



FDE To Hire Teachers For Its Schools

The federal government has allowed the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) to hire new teaching staff for 422 educational institutions under its administrative control. The schools have been facing shortage of teachers for the last many years, but the FDE has made no attempt to recruit the staff through competitive process. During the last few years, particularly during PPP government, hundreds of teachers were hired on daily wage basis, without following any recruitment process which deteriorated the quality of teaching. Despite hiring of daily wage teachers, the schools were still short of more than 1,500 teaching staff.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1278061/fde-to-hire-teachers-for-its-schools


22 Federal, 8 Provincial Institutions To Be Upgraded As Smart Schools

As many as 25 schools of the capital and eight provincial institutions will be upgraded as smart schools under the Vision 2025 Program. The on card projects of reforms in the examination system, curriculum, teachers training and modern education in Madrasahs would be completed till 2017-18.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/08/16/city/islamabad/22-federal-8-provincial-institutions-to-be-upgraded-as-smart-schools/


Federal Board Inter 2nd year exam result will be announced today

Result of Federal Board Higher Secondary School Certificate part two annual exams 2016 which were held in April-June 2016 will be announced today. Yesterday’s announcement from Media office of Federal Education Board said that result of 12th class will be announced on 17th August 2016 (Today) at 12:30 P.M.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103693110&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160817



Government Girls Islamia College Sports Conclude

Better education plays a pivotal role in promoting social development, said Deputy Commissioner Ghanwar Ali Laghari here Tuesday. He expressed these views while addressing the prize distribution ceremony at concluding of Sports Week organized by Government Girls Islamia College. He said that success could be achieved by promoting better education.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/govt-girls-islamia-college-sports-conclude/


Open University, B.Ed. Admissions open

Allama Iqbal Open University has formed the teachers training course B.Ed according to the road map of HEC and has also opened the admissions for B.Ed program. According to HEC policy two program of B.Ed have been put forward. One program is of 2 year duration and other one is of 4 year duration.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-08-17/page-2





Poor security conditions in Education Institutes is the failure of Government

Head of Islami Jamiyate Talba Pakistan Syed Sohaibuddin has said that poor security condition in educational institutes was the proof of Governments’ failure, Full security should be provided to these institutes. Kidnapping of children is becoming a threat to students’ education.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103693471&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160817




Floodwater Exhorts Government To Prolong Vacation

Three-to-four feet water accumulated in Government Girls High School Both here kept the educational activities halted as the Education Department had to prolong the summer vacation after remaining failed to drain the floodwater off. There was no let-up in the miseries of perturbed students and their teachers.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/national/17-Aug-2016/floodwater-exhorts-govt-to-prolong-vacation


HEC Thumbs Up To UoG Lahore, Sialkot Sub-Campuses

The High Education Commission has issued ‘No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to the University of Gujrat sub-campuses in Lahore and Sialkot, which have been established under Public-Private Partnership initiative. With the issuance of the NoCs, the HEC accorded its approval to both the UoG campuses. Director Lahore Campus Farooq Baluch and Director Sialkot Campus Rehan Younus called on UoG Vice Chancellor Dr Ziaul Qayyum and greeted him on the achievement.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/national/17-Aug-2016/hec-thumbs-up-to-uog-lahore-sialkot-sub-campuses


Notification issued for commencement of classes in Lawa Girls Degree College

According to details yesterday secretary education issued a notification for the commencement of classes in Lawa Girls Degree College. First year classes which include classes of FSc Pre medical/Engineering and Arts will be started in the College during the current year.

Completes story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-08-17/page-2



LHC Moved For Extending Summer Vacation

The Lahore High Court yesterday sought reply from the Punjab government in a petition moved to extend the summer vacations due to alleged rising tide of children’ kidnapping in various parts of Punjab. Javed, a local resident, filed the petition and submitted that children’ kidnapping had risen to high level while the summer vacations had also ended up. Millions of children would attend the schools but there were no security arrangements for the children students, he said.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/17-Aug-2016/lhc-moved-for-extending-summer-vacation


Regulation Resolve: Hospitals With Transplant Facility To Be Monitored

A regulatory system will be evolved to control illegal human organ transplantation and to award exemplary punishment to those found involved in such activities. Monitoring and evaluation committees would be formed at the district level to oversee affairs of hospitals equipped with facilities to undertake organs transplantation surgeries. The committee would ensure that transplants were performed in accordance with the law. The DCOs would be put in charge of these committees. Other members would include a professor from a medical college and the Health EDO concerned.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1164083/regulation-resolve-hospitals-transplant-facility-monitored/


Upholding standards: ‘teachers take your job seriously’

The government will disburse development funds to heads of schools directly so they can initiate projects according to needs and requirements, Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan said on Tuesday. “The idea is to make the schools’ environment pleasant and conducive to children’s education.”

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1164079/upholding-standards-teachers-take-job-seriously/


Government To Take Poultry Business To Schools

In a rare move, the Punjab government is all set to start poultry farming cum nutrition boost move in 1,000 public schools by spending a hefty amount of Rs.190 million. Interestingly, the purpose of the project seems to create awareness among the girl students about poultry farming and to address their nutrition issues but there is nothing for the boy students who too face the problems

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/17-Aug-2016/govt-to-take-poultry-business-to-schools



Kidnappings on the rise: ‘how can we send our kids to school?’

Lahore High Court on Tuesday sought a reply from the provincial government on a petition requesting an extension of summer vacations owing to an alleged increase in the number of kidnappings in various parts of the province. Javed, the petitioner, said the rise in the number of missing children had coincided with the end of summer vacations.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1164089/kidnappings-rise-can-send-kids-school/



Mashhood Educated On Sadder State Of Education Affairs

PML-N local leaders sensitized Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad to the poor condition of educational institutions in their respective areas. During his visit to different schools, Chaudhry Ejaz Shafi, Mian Islam Aslam, Masood Alam, Sardar Nawaz and others informed the provincial minister about the problems in education institutes, and told the provincial minister that they will not compromise on the education standards.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/national/17-Aug-2016/mashhood-educated-on-sadder-state-of-edu-affairs


Schedule announced for registration in first year

Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore has announced the schedule for registration in first year. For this purpose the date for submission of admission form of First year is 20th September.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-17-2016/lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_12.gif


School improvement program

Seven committees have been formed on district and tehsil level under the School improvement plan.  No committee is formed for Kotli Satiyan. These committees will monitor the infrastructure and security of the schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-17-2016/pindi/pic.asp?picname=427.gif


Application to increase in school fees has been rejected

Punjab Government has rejected the 8% annual increase in fees of private schools, summary of the ordinance has been send to Government house. As per the Government orders private schools are not allowed to make more than 8% increase in the school fees and for permission they have to write and application to Government Punjab.

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Danish Authority failed to take over 13 schools

Danish Authority failed to take over thirteen Schools of Lahore, even after the three months’ notice they are still unable to take over the management of these schools. According to the sources they are not given the schools of their choices due to which they have issues.

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Degrees to the students of BZU Lahore Campus

Decision to give certificates to the students of BZU Lahore Campus has been made. Proper notification will be issued on 13th of August in this regard.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103693551&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160817

Poor infrastructure of Schools and Colleges

Due to the recent monsoon rains walls of more than 20% schools have been demolished. According to the sources poor concretes were used in these walls due to which they were unable to stand in these sequential rains.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-08-17&edition=LHR&id=2553228_34774969


Punjab Educational Budget

Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed khan has said that government of Punjab is working for promoting the education. Education Budget of Punjab has been increased from 2 billion to 22 billion rupees.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-08-17/page-2/detail-22





Inter Pre Medical result will be announced by the end 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 result of Inter Pre Medical will be announced by the end of this month.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103692894&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160817


Mehran University, announcement for failed students of batch 4, 7 and 8

According to announcement from Head of Examination of Mehran University Jamshoro , The failed students of batches 4,7 and 8 of City and Regional Planning, Architectural and other relative departments are being given a last chance for special supply for completing ( )and the exam for it will start from 5th September.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103692529&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160817



Education should be promoted for development of country

Chairman of Hyderabad Education Board Dr. Muhammad Memon has said that education is a pillar of progress. We have to make the quality of exams better in the field of education by fulfilling our responsibilities.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-08-17/page-2



Attitude Change A Must For Education, Says Dahar

Sindh Minister for Education Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that there is a dire need to bring change in our attitude if we want to spread education in the province and to get 100 percent literacy rate as well. Due to lack of comprehensive education policy we could not get our targets in education sector.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/16-Aug-16/attitude-change-a-must-for-education-says-dahar



Schools’ Security: Government Given Three Weeks To Submit Compliance Report

The Sindh High Court took on Tuesday serious notice of the provincial authorities’ failure in submitting a report on compliance of the court’s directives for providing security at educational institutes across the province. Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, who headed the two-judge bench, directed the provincial law officer to submit the report by September 8.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1164007/schools-security-govt-given-three-weeks-submit-compliance-report/


University Sindh, semester exams in registered colleges will start from 23 august

Examination of First Semester 2016 of Government Colleges registered from University of Sindh will start from 23 August.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-17-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=158826

Letters to the Editor


Mobile Libraries

Promotion of education for every child as well as reviving and developing book reading habits among the people particularly the youth is dire need of the hour. Only an educated and fully literate society can face the challenges confronting the nations and the countries squarely, boldly and courageously. Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his government fully realizes this and taking all possible measures for enrolment of all school going children, honoring the talented and intelligent students securing top positions in various examinations and spreading and promoting education both in the rural and urban areas of the Province.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/mobile-libraries/


Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

It is an injustice to Waziristan IDPs to deprive them of admissions

Peshawar: The Central Leader Pakhtun Students Federation, Taj Muhammad Wazir, condemned the lack of quota seats for Waziristan IDPs students in different colleges of the province, and demanded from the Central and Provincial government to fulfill their commitments, otherwise precious time of students will be wasted.

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

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


Teachers to end political interference in the education sector

Katlung: Teachers of public sector schools have demanded an end to political interference in the affairs of the district Mardan education department. The District Education Officer Mr. Siraj Muhammad said that political interference will not be tolerated in the education department. The Education Coordination Council will otherwise announce a boycott of classes and carry out a protest.

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


Future of 1100 IT Lab employees at stake in schools

Peshawar: Future of 1100 IT Lab employees is at stake in government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa High and Higher Secondary Schools. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa started two billion rupees project in KP province government schools under this program 1100 employees deputed from grade 7 to grade 17 but now the project one portion ending in December, 2016 which affect the 327 employees and remaining portion of the project ending in June, 2017 which affect 714 IT’s employees. Government totally silences and employees’ future at stake.

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


Students hold protest against irregularities in Malakand Board exams in Timergarra

Timergarra: Mutahida Tulaba Mahaz announced a protest movement against Malakand Board irregularities and demanded immediate and fair inquiry into the board irregularities in the recent Inter exams. The students organized an action committee comprising all student organization representatives, with the name of Mutahida Tulaba Mahaz.

Complete Story:  Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3

Complete Story:  Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.8


The lack of government college seats is similar to closing the doors of education for students

Peshawar: The General Secretary Jamiat-e-ulma Islam Peshawar and Former Provincial Minister Maulana Aman-ul-lah said that on one hand the government has announced an Education Emergency and on the other hand the government is closing the doors of education for poor students. He further said that they claimed to build new educational institutes but they are limiting the seats for students in the already available institutes.

Complete Story:  Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.2

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




NTS pass aspirants are in frustration: Nasir Ali

District Panjgoor: NTS pass aspirant Mr. Nasir Ali along with others demanded from the Secretary Education that passed candidates should be appointed as soon as possible on vacant positions of Panjgoor. He said passed candidates are becoming overage and facing financial problems.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=panjgor-na.jpg

Most Primary Schools of Wadh are closed: Mir Jalil Mengal

District Khuzdar: Balochistan National Party Tehsil Wadh organizer, Mr. Mir Jalil Ahmed Mengal, said in his statement that many Primary Schools of Wadh are closed and lagging behind in basic facilities. CM Balochistan and the government should take serious notice of the situation.

Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No: 03


Dozens of schools in Usta Muhammad are closed, Government claims are baseless

District Jafferabad: Dozens of Jafferabad schools are closed; teachers are taking salaries in their homes without fulfilling duties; thousands of children’s future is at risk due to lack of education in the district. Government Primary School Ali Dost, Primary School Hyder Zaman, Primary School Chakar Muhalla, Primary School Wali Khan and many other schools have been closed for many years. Social groups demanded that the government take notice of the closure of schools and take steps for teachers’ accountability.

Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 02


Balochistan Government is focusing on the propagation of education: Manzoor Kakar

District Quetta: MPA Mr. Manzoor Kakar said we as nation have to develop through education. He said the Balochistan Government is taking revolutionary steps for the betterment of education and the education budget has been increased to 24%. He distributed laptops among position holders.

Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 06


Educational institutions look like archeological sites: Watan SF Aali

District Quetta: The central organizer WSF Aalai Mr. Muqtadir Baloch and others said in a joint statement that educational institutions are presenting like archeological sites and corruption is at its peak. They said PSF is fighting for the rights of students and people should raise their voice against poverty and social injustice.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 08




Holes in school building

District Vehari: The building of Government Girls Primary School Garah is cracking at different places due to the negligence of Education Department Officials. The school is facing a shortage of basic facilities of infrastructure and washroom.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-08-17/page-03      


No compromise on school security: DPO Layyah

District Layyah: The District Police Officer Layyah called a meeting of the Deputy Superintendents of Police and Station House Officers from 8 Police Stations and instructed them to visit all the schools and monitor their security systems. He stated that the security of students will be taken as a priority.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-08-17/page-02  


Government to take notice of security systems of Private and Government Schools

District Layyah:  After the opening of all Schools in District Layyah and Punjab, the security arrangement is very poor as Security Guards have disappeared, said the local and civil community.   People of the area and parents of students demanded that the Government take notice of the security of all private and government schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-08-17/page-11


Government starts crackdown against unregistered educational institutes

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of Punjab instructed all the District Education Officers to close unregistered education institutes of Punjab including Rahim Yar Khan. The Education Department started this crackdown at once.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-08-17/page-08

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


Repairing of classrooms of Government Girls Higher Secondary School

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Assistant Commissioner Khanpur Mr. Ahmed Raza stated that he sent reports to the Punjab Government to release funds for school facilities and more classrooms construction. The previous day, the Assistant Commissioner along with District Coordination Officer Rahim Yar Khan visited the Government Girls Higher Secondary School, and on the instructions of the Chief Minister Punjab, work of repair and construction of more class rooms has been started. He also stated that grouping in schools will not be tolerated at any cost.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.02


IT Teacher of Elementary School transferred despite a ban

District Muzaffargarh: The Punjab Government has banned loan basis transfers in Punjab, but the IT Teacher of Government Boys Elementary School transferred to Taleri School Muzaffargarh. Students and parents protested and requested the higher authorities to take notice of this illegal transfer.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.07


Primary School without a boundary wall

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Government Boys Primary School Shadan Lund has no boundary wall and the futures and lives of students are in danger. People and parents of students requested the District Coordination Officer Dera Ghazi Khan to take notice of this.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.09




Shortage of basic facilities in High School

District nawabshah: The Government High School Bodar Form, near Sufi Faqeer, is under acute shortage of basic facilities of furniture, drinking water and compound wall.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130424043&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160817


NAB starts inquiry against 170 employees of education department

District Jacobabad: National Accountability Bureau Sukkur has started an inquiry against the Education Department, on changing the cadre of 170 employees of the department.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130424057&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160817



Mehran University conducts examinations on 5th September

Jamshoro: The Controller Examination Mehran University of Engineering and technology has declared that failed candidates of 4th, 7th, and 8th batches of City and Regional Planning and Architecture have been given a last chance of special supply, to appear in examinations starting from 5th September.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130424174&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160817



94 Government Schools exposed to be dysfunctional

District Khairpur Mirs: Education of Taluka Faiz Gang has reached the verge of devastation because of the closure of 94 Government Schools due to non-verification through biometric. No teacher could be deputed in the schools.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-17/news/page2/1%20(4).htm


Protest against usage of substandard material in school construction work

District larkana: The residents of village Sanhira Machi, near Waris Dino Machi, stood against the usage of substandard material in the school construction work.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-17/news/page3/1%20(20).htm


Shortage of basic facilities in Primary School

District Ghotki: The Students of Government Primary School Muhammad Arshad Arain protested against unavailability of electricity in the school for several years.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_17082016010325.jpg