17th March 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Fazl asks students to exercise restraint

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman on Thursday urged the seminary students to discourage the use of force and dedicate their lives to the cause of humanity.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/192832-Fazl-asks-students-to-exercise-restraint


PTI delivered in education, health sectors: minister

 The Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Imtiaz Shahid Qurashi has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Government delivered unprecedented services in education and health sector and reforms made by the government advanced important sectors of the province.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-17/lahore/10380/73877


Abbottabad deploys online monitoring for SSC exams

Despite facing perennial problems such as power outages and slow internet speed, the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) in Abbottabad has decided to introduce to online monitoring of examination hails to clamp down on cheating.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703170140&EN_ID=11201703170051&EMID=11201703170022


High court to hear all pleas on APS carnage together

A Peshawar High Court bench on Thursday decided to club all petitions filed the parents of students killed in the 2014 Army Public School attack to seek different reliefs from the court, including disclosure of all related information and fixing of the responsibility of the criminal negligence about the carnage.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=17_03_2017_182_005


Teacher on census duty dies in accident

A teacher deputed at the population census duty was killed, an army man and the driver sustained injuries when a jeep plunged into the ravine Khun area in the district on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/3-17-2017/page3.asp 




Quota for Baloch students

A special quota has been introduced in the Daanish School System and endowment fund to facilitate students of Balochistan. Bahria School is also being established in Gwadar, said Punjab School Education Minister Rana Mashood.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703170040&EN_ID=11201703170014&EMID=11201703170006  


Notice should be taken for delay in giving out textbooks

Deputy General Secretary Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam, Haji Noor Gul Khilji and others complained that the Balochistan Textbook Board has yet to provide textbooks to students.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/283919-todays-print-city-news 




G-B girls schools, colleges get buses

Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman on Thursday handed over buses to various government schools and colleges to provide better transport facilities to girl students.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703170131&EN_ID=11201703170048&EMID=11201703170022


CPEC to build orphanage in Gilgit

As part of CPEC, an organisation formed last year would build and an orphanage, schools and hospitals along the corridor’s route.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703170068&EN_ID=11201703170026&EMID=11201703170011


100 model schools to be setup in GB: CM

Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman on Thursday said that his government was providing free books to students of class-I to class-X to promote education and 100 model schools would be setup during next five years in province.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201703/17/page02.php




Japan decides to fund five developmental projects

Japan has decided to provide financial support worth Rs 4.1 million to five Pakistani organizations for the implementation of social development projects for disadvantaged communities of the country.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-17/lahore/10380/73876

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/3-17-2017/page13.asp

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201703/17/page10.php


SC orders government to count persons with disabilities separately

The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday ordered the registration of persons with disabilities separately under the ‘male’, ‘female’ and ‘transgender’ categories in the ongoing population census.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=17_03_2017_151_008

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-17/lahore/10382/73855


Education access with gender equality responsibility of the state: NCHD

Pakistan has told the United Nations that gender equality and women development is part of the country’s long-term national planning framework, known as Vision 2025.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201703/17/page02.php

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-17/page-5/detail-2


Matric students were asked to give Rs 120 to get roll slips

In the federal capital, it has been found that in order to get roll slips, students were asked to pay Rs 120, causing parents to protest against this.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104085320&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170317


Beaconhouse’s ‘School of Tomorrow’ concludes

Beaconhouse School System concluded its annual event ‘School of Tomorrow’ this weekend at the Pak-China Friendship Centre Islamabad. The event themed as ‘A World of Tomorrow: Seeking Inspiration and Equilibrium in a New Age’ was a two-day event held from 11 March 2017.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-03-17/page-14/detail-9




Minister highlights role of private sector for promotion of education

Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani has said that the role of private sector is equally important for the promotion of education, and that it has been provided a suitable atmosphere to grow and extend learning opportunities to students.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-17/lahore/10383/73990


Textbooks issue haunts FDE again

Students of the schools run by the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) suffer due to the unavailability of textbooks each year but the delay in the printing may run even longer this time.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=17_03_2017_153_005


Class 9 exams from today

The matriculation (Class-10th) annual examination 2017 conducted by the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE), concluded on Thursday.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/192752-Class-9-exams-from-today


Punjab takes the lead in education sector: report

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif chaired a high-level meeting, in which the schools secretary briefed the participants on the educational statistics of Pakistan 2015-16 issued by the Academy of Educational Planning and Management.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-17/lahore/10383/73996

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/3-17-2017/page13.asp  

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/283977-todays-print-city-news

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104085846&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170317

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-17/page-13/detail-4

Complete Story: https://www.pakistanpoint.com/en/pakistan/news/punjab-leaves-behind-all-other-units-in-educa-114995.html


High-achievers in trouble over laptops

Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore, instead of making it a comfortable experience for the intermediate level students has made it difficult and a bit pricey for them to get free laptops under the Chief Minister’s Laptop Scheme.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/3-17-2017/page13.asp


Teachers to protest in front of civil secretariat today

Teachers to protest in order to demand attention towards teachers up gradation issue.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/284019-todays-print-city-news


Education authority has become problematic for retired teachers

Retired teachers have not received their pensions for the last 2 months.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/284026-todays-print-city-news


21 e-libraries to setup in Punjab: Shahbaz

Headway on the programme of establishing E-Libraries in Punjab was reviewed in a meeting presided over by Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here Thursday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/21-e-libraries-to-be-set-up-in-punjab-shahbaz/

Complete Story: https://timesofislamabad.com/77205-2/2017/03/16/




‘Gender bias limits success of Pakistani women in science’

The British Council on Thursday hosted a panel discussion, titled ‘Women in Science’, and discussed their journey in the field and factors that inhibited further progress.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/192746-Gender-bias-limits-success-of-Pakistani-women-in-science


Education uplift

Provincial Minister for Cooperative Housing Society, Sindh, Jam Ikram Ullah Dharejo Thursday said that Sindh government has taken a number of steps for the promotion of education in the province.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201703/17/page02.php


Farewell given to students of class 10th

Director School Education Hyderabad, Syed Rasool Baksh Shah said that Schools should not be about infrastructure but should be the place where quality education is given.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104084636&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170317


MDGs unachieved due to inconsistent policies: Bijarani

Minister Planning and Development Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani said that MDGs 2000-15 remained unachieved due to inconsistent policies and weak institutional structure but present Sindh government is fully committed to achieve the targets set in SDGs 2030.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201703/17/page17.php




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