17th June 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Five girl students injured as gun goes off accidentally

Five girl students of a government-run primary school sustained injuries when the gun of a watchman went off accidentally in the Madyan area of Swat district on Thursday, official sources said. They said that girl students of the Government Primary School in Madyan were busy in their study when the gun of the school’s watchman, Rahimullah, accidentally went off. As a result, five girl students sustained injuries.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/128539-Five-girl-students-injured-as-gun-goes-off-accidentally


Peshawar Education Board matric result

According to the press release issued by the examination board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Peshawar, the result of Matric final exam will be declared on 21st of June 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103578657&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160616


Mardan Board matric result

Board of Intermediate and Secondary eEducation Mardan has declared the result of Matric. Altogether 60606 students appeared in the exams out of them 46842 students pass the exams. The overall result is 77.29%.  First, two position holders are female students.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103578656&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160616


Governor's backs plan to develop Edwardes College

Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has backed the proposed development plan for the Edwardes College Peshawar. Presiding over a meeting of the Board of Governors of the college at the Governor’s House, on Wednesday, the governor, who is also its chairman, opined that the initiatives were underway for making the role of this college more meaningful in the institutional and educational development is appreciable.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/128252-Governor-backs-plan-to-develop-Edwardes-College


Delay in the appointment of VCs in nine KP Universities

The much-delayed process of appointment of full-time Vice Chancellors of nine public sector universities in the province may suffer a little more delay in view of the reservations about the qualification of some final candidates for University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar, and Technology University, Nowshera.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/128535-Appointment-of-VCs-for-nine-KP-universities-suffers-more-delay


Student alleges Swat Varsity teachers demand bribes

A student of the varsity, Fazal Wahid Fahim, told The Express Tribune  on Thursday that he had completed his Master’s degree in business management in 2014, after submitting his thesis to his supervisor, Abdul Mateen.  “However, another professor, Dr. Faisal, instructed me to do some changes in my thesis, which I did,” Fahim added. “But later, he canceled my thesis and told me to meet a person called Amjad to settle the matter, by paying him money.”

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1124294/corruption-student-alleges-swat-varsity-teachers-demand-bribes/


Karak University to receive major up gradation

In order to promote higher education opportunities in the Southern districts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led government announced on Thursday that the newly established Khushal Khan Khattak University in Karak (KKKU) would be upgraded. The preparation of PC-1 and discussion on the location, as well as the purchase of land, was also discussed at the meeting. It was chaired by Chief Minister KP Pervez Khattak.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/17-Jun-16/karrak-university-to-receive-major-upgrade


Former JI leader steps up calls for Chitral University

Former MNA and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Shura member Abdul Akbar Chitrali on Thursday threatened to launch a countrywide movement if University of Chitral (UoC) was not established. “We do not believe on the up-gradation of the so-called Abdul Wali Khan University campus in Chitral, ” he said in a press conference at Peshawar Press Club.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/17-Jun-16/former-ji-leader-steps-up-calls-for-chitral-university




Montessori Certification Programme concludes

Roots Academy of Professional and Intellectual Development RAPID organized a two-week Montessori Certification Programme at its state of the art training facility at H-8 campus. This open enrolment programme was attended by 35 participants from all walks of life. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/128460-Montessori-certification-programme-concludes


AIOU dispatches 90 percent of books to its 700,000 students

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has, to date, dispatched 90 percent of the course materials to as many as seven hundred thousand students enrolled in the varsity’s spring semester, 2016. The spokesman of the AIOU told media sources on Thursday that timely mailing the course books to students was a big challenge this year, largely, because of the increase in enrolment.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/17-Jun-16/aiou-dispatches-90-percent-of-books-to-its-700000-students


Decision to sell 17 acres of Quaid-e-Azam University

Management of Quaid-e-Azam University decided to sell 17 acres of its land to Research Institute Pakistan Institute of Development Economics for fifty trillion rupees. Vice Chancellor of the University had decided about the selling of this land last year but faculty member opposed this decision.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103579924&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160617




All Teachers Alliance Punjab protest

The All Teachers Alliance Punjab staged a protest in search of their demands. The protest was staged in front of Lahore press club. The speakers said that the right to education from the poor is being snatched away by handing over the schools to the NGOs.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-17&edition=LHR&id=2432474_89067692


Matriculation results to be announced on July 25

Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore has announced that the results of matriculation examinations would be announced on the 25th of July. A ceremony would be held at Al-Hamra hall in honor of the position holders.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-17&edition=LHR&id=2432479_98738833


Destruction of school education system

Members of Punjab Teachers Union has said that interference of departments PMIU, PEF, PEC and DSD running under education department has badly affected the systems of educational institutes. And now Government is planning to hand over Public schools to DANISH Schools

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-17-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_11.gif


Public education: Stop meddling in department’s affairs: Union

The Punjab Teachers’ Union (PTU) on Thursday demanded the government to stop other departments from meddling in School Education Department (SED) affairs. In a statement, the union said the Directorate of Staff Development (DSD), the Punjab Education Commission (PEC), the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) and the Programme Monitoring and Implementation Unit (PMIU) had been continuously meddling in SED affairs.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1124282/public-education-stop-meddling-departments-affairs-union/


College building to be declared dangerous

The Buildings Department declared the intermediate classes block of Govt. Jinnah Islamia Boys College Sialkot as dangerous due to its miserable condition and advised the management not to hold classes on the block after summer vacation. The officials of the Buildings Department said that the college’s admin block has also been declared dangerous.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/16-Jun-2016/college-building-declared-dangerous


Weapons licenses issued to educational institutes

The DCO Rawalpindi has stated that weapons licenses have been issued to educational institutes in accordance with the security act. Licenses of the weapons like 30 bore, 9 MM, and 12 bore are being issued to the educational institutes.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-17&edition=ISL&id=2432933_32605587


Rescheduled date sheet issued

The examination department of Punjab University has issued the rescheduled date sheet for the examination for MA/MSc annual 2016 part two. The examinations would start from the 14th of July.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-17&edition=LHR&id=2432445_77692980


Teachers Training Camp in University of Education

The university of Education Lahore and Higher Education Commissioner jointly organized a twelve days training camp for new teachers hired by college cadre. This training is organized in nine places of the Province. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-17-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=62.gif


Laptops were given to talented students

The Government College University, Faisalabad, in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission Wednesday gave 2,770 laptops to talented students of the university in the second phase while only 236 laptops were given to qualifying students of the MPhil and Ph.D. disciplines.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/128299-FAISALABAD-City-News


Shahbaz lauds British cooperation in education

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that British Department DFID is also extending cooperation in this programme of the Punjab government. He said that 11,000 out of 36,000 new classrooms will be constructed with the cooperation of DFID in next two years which will cost Rs17.60 billion.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/128416-Shahbaz-lauds-British-cooperation-in-education


South Punjab allocations: Infrastructure, education get the biggest share

Projects prioritised in the budget include the Metro Bus Transit System in Multan, establishment of Khawaja Farid Engineering Information Technology University, a cadet college, the construction of a bridge on River Indus connecting Rajanpur and Rahim Yar Khan, upgrades at the teaching hospital in Dera Ghazi Khan and the establishment of a veterinary university in Bahawalpur.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1123676/south-punjab-allocations-infrastructure-education-get-biggest-share/




Fake appointments 188 teachers on in KMC Schools

The scrutiny committee of the Sindh Local Government Department has detected at least 188 fake appointments of primary school teachers appointed for the schools under Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC), Daily Times has learned. Sources said that the scrutiny committee was formed by Local Government Secretary Baqaullah Unar under the supervision of Additional Secretary Ghulam Abbas Detho to scrutinize the particulars of the primary school teachers in all the districts of the city.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/17-Jun-16/188-teaching-on-fake-appointments-in-kmc-schools


Inter-school Naat competition tomorrow

The inter-school Naat competition would be held tomorrow. The competition is organized by Pakistan Crescent Youth Organization. Students from more than 50 schools are participating in the competition. Dr. Qayyum Soomro will be the chief guest at the occasion.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-17&edition=KCH&id=2431444_36418647


Medical Research Center to be established at KU

A medical research center would be established at Karachi University. The Pak-China Ethno Medicine Research Center would be established at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Studies (ICCBS).

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-17&edition=KCH&id=2431422_98754088



Laptop scheme is the key to bright future

The Vice Chancellor of Karachi University has stated that the laptop scheme is the key to a bright future for the students. He stated that it is the era of digital knowledge. He was addressing the laptop distribution ceremony at the Karachi University.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-17&edition=KCH&id=2431441_12129443


KU gives away 107 laptops to students

Of the 2,400 laptops allocated for the second phase of the Prime Minister (PM) Laptop Scheme, a total of 107 were distributed among the MPhil and Ph.D. students of the University of Karachi (KU) at a ceremony held on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1124178/going-digital-ku-gives-away-107-laptops-students/



HU signs agreements with International Universities

Habib University (HU) has signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with four reputable International Universities, mainly from the United States, as part of its efforts to increase opportunities for Pakistani students, an HU spokesperson announced on Thursday. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/128406-HU-signs-agreements-with-international-universities


IG Sindh orders action against Cleric for torturing seminary student

Inspector General Sindh Allah Dino Khawaja on Thursday took notice of the case pertaining to the alleged torture on a seminary student by a cleric and ordered speedy delivery of justice to the victim.

According to a statement released by Sindh police, the IG Sindh ordered Senior Superintendent Police East to submit a report regarding the incident pertaining to alleged torture on the child — a student of Madressah Usmania in Ali Akbar Goth area of Karachi.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1265249/ig-sindh-orders-action-against-cleric-for-torturing-seminary-student






Educating the underprivileged

All of us, while we are still young and enthusiastic, in our student life or in the beginning of our careers think of doing something extraordinary for our society aimed at bringing change by promoting education, eradicating poverty, empowering our women, facilitating people in times of disasters and conflicts with food and health assistance etc. We all do think but only a few of us transform the same into actions and those few really become a source of inspiration for the rest.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/editors-picks/17-Jun-2016/educating-the-underprivileged


Decoding Punjab’s budget By  Amanat Ali Chaudhry

What really struck me in this budget was the pronounced shift of the PML-N government from infrastructure projects to social sector development. A total of Rs168.87 billion was allocated for various social sectors such as education, health, water supply and sanitation, women’s development and social protection; this is 31 percent of the Rs550 billion development budget of FY2016-17.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/128481-Decoding-Punjabs-budget

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

There will be no compromise on standard of Education: Atif Khan

Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Minister Atif khan has strictly instructed the significant department of influential officers not to waste their time in usual activities and start a speedy work on Educational Reforms to prove the PTI slogans of Revolution & Change and those who are not supporting this agenda will no longer be the part of the department. He said that we are trying our best to make Government School standard equally promising as Private schools during his addressing in a meeting of quality reforms. Many people and leaders including Secretary Education Afzal Lateef were also in the meeting. Education Minister Atif khan further said that we have introduced the quality education and have been improving the standard of education for the last three years, now everything has organized and done on proper time in Education Sector.

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

Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3

Chief Minister has won hearts of public by setting up Buner University:  Haji Habib-ur-Rahman

Peshawar: The Provincial Minister for Usher and Zakat Haji Habib-ur-Rahman said that in the recent budget 2016-17 government has proved its sincerity with public by making a plan of Buner University setup which is a pleasing project and for this we are thankful of the Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak .He has won the hearts and respect of public for taking this step. This plan shows that government is interested in promoting education. He said that more such developmental projects will be established in Buner soon.

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

Students facing problems in issuance of their Domicile in Charsadda

Charsadda: Students from Charsadda protested because of facing problems in the issuance of their Domicile.They demanded to make the Domicile procedure easy otherwise they will record a great protest. They say that now domicile cannot be made easily and all the rules and regulations are very difficult and in past we can get them easily, but now we can get them only from Assistant Commissioner office after several visits to the office and by filling stamp paper and paying 1000 Rupees.

Complete Story:  Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.8


Former JI leader steps up calls for Chitral University

Peshawar: A former Member of National Assembly (MNA) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali demanded from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to establish a full-fledged university in Chitral instead of up-gradation. He said that they do not want universities in the name of political leaders wherein students get involved in politics instead of getting an education and they were in favor of UOC. He threatened to launch a countrywide movement if the University of Chitral (UOC) was not established. He added that funds were allocated to developmental projects from national exchequer which was collected from the masses through the budget, therefore the university should not be named after political leaders.

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


Teachers should play role for eradication of copy culture and upliftment of education standard: Dr. Javeed Iqbal

District Quetta: The Vice Chancellor University of Balochistan Dr. Javeed Iqbal said teachers should play a role in the eradication of copy culture and upliftment of education standard. While addressing in oath ceremony to the newly elected cabinet of academic staff association Balochistan University, he said teachers should focus on writing of new research papers and beautify the skill and abilities of students. He said teachers, as well as students, should be punctual of duties and strive hard for excelling in Education.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=astad.jpg

Political interference should be stopped in education department: GTA

District Zhob: The President GTA  Zhob Mr. Fatah Khan Mandokhel along with other association members said that political interference has diminished the soft image of Education department; administrative posts are operated by junior officials which are a violation of services rules. He said educational emergency in the province is a drama than nothing. He said political inclusion in Education department has allowed the roots of the department. He demanded from concerned officials to take effective measures to amend Education system in Baluchistan.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 3

Higher Educational institutions are facing deterioration: PSF Azad & JTI

District Quetta: PSF Azad & JTI jointly condemned the lack of provincial Government interest not to arrest killers of barrister Amanullah Khan Achakzai. Higher Educational institutions are facing deterioration. Nationalists are raising slogans of Educational emergency while realities are quite drastic. Corruption, infected Education system, and nepotism is the distorting face of Educational institutions.  

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-17-2016/Quetta/page3.asp

Demand to take notice of ghost teachers

District Bolan: The President GTA Tehsil Mach Mr. Nazir Ahmed & Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim said 30 ghost male and female teachers in Tehsil Mach and district Kachhi are taking salaries at home while Education department is a silent spectator. They demand to take notice for such ghost teachers.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 6

Baloch students are kept away from education deliberately with planned strategy: Israr Baloch

District Quetta: The Chairman Talba Action Committee TAC Mr. Amanat Ali welcome to new joiners in the committee. Mr. Israr Baloch and Mr. Malik Kamran along with a large number of members joined the TAC. Mr. Amanat Ali said the present era is of science and technology and hardships only can be faced through the tool of Education.

Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 2


12 schools hand over to Danish Authorities

District Multan: After handing over 13 schools of Lahore, the Government has been decided to hand over 12 more Schools to Danish Authorities in Multan.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-17/page- 08   

2 million students in PEF partner schools

District Multan: Under 6 thousand Punjab Education Foundation Schools, 2 million Students are registered and PEF paying the fee Rs.550 to 1100 per Student for different classes including minorities Student.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-17/page- 08 

Private schools of Jatoi still continue their study

District Rajanpur: As per instruction of Government Punjab all Government/Private Instauration has been closed in summer vacation but in surrounding of Jatoi private schools are still continue with their educational activities without electricity arrangement, Students faint due to high temperature. District Management have been failed to close the private Schools in summer vacation.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 2

School built with substandard material

District Lahore: The School staff, local political and social workers highlighted the use of substandard material of 15.2 million in the construction of Government Boys High School, Baseera Town .Some walls had not been properly plastered and damaged because contractor used low stuffed construction material in them. In response the Contractor, Mr. Kubra expressed his satisfaction over the quality of work and said that he is accountable only to the authorities instead of people.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-17/page- 11 

Only one High School under 30Km in Layyah; question mark on educated

District Layyah: Due to lack of political interest in education, except for Government Girls High School Juman Shah ,no other High School could be established under 30Km from Layyah to Kot Sultan.  Mr. Maher Ijaz Ahmed, along with other social and political focal persons of the area while talking to media demanded up gradation as High School of Government Girls Middle School soon that our children get an education.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 9


Protest against corruption in Girls College

District Naushehro Feroz: Different Social and Political Parties from Naushehro Feroz protested against the Principal of Government Girls Degree College, on her corruption in Millions of rupees of College Budget.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-06-17/news/page8/1%20(6).htm

Shortage of basic facilities in Library

District Thurparker: The only ray of Hope for Students in Mithi, Shah Latif Library is under shortage of Basic facilities. The Students are worried about their future.

Complete Story: Daily Ibrat, Page No. 7