18 June 2015

National Press:

Khybe Pakhtunkhwa


Teachers deem salary raise insufficient

Primary schools teachers across the province rejected the 10% increase in their salaries as outlined by the 2015-16 budget and demanded the figure be increased to 30%.

Uniting under the banner of the All Primary Teachers’ Association, they took to the streets on Wednesday and protested in front of press clubs in their respective districts.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/905389/not-enough-teachers-deem-salary-raise-insufficient/

School blown up in Bajaur Agency

KHAR: A government school was blown up, while a local administration official was slightly injured in an IED blast in separate incidents here on Wednesday. Sources said that an explosive device planted by unknown miscreants alongside the government primary school for boys in Tnagi Ghari Gall area of Mamond tehsil went off on Wednesday morning, destroying all the three rooms and veranda of the school. The record and furniture of the school were also damaged, they said.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1188926


Science students top Bannu board matriculation exam results

LAKKI MARWAT: Hazrat Bilal, a student of Faiz Model High School, Lakki Marwat, topped the matriculation examination results which were announced by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Bannu on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1188880


School in miserable condition

Government High School Amnawi is in miserable condition. There are not facilities at school. Children seeking education open air grounds.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-06-18/page-3


High court said to promote students to third prof medical

Six student gone to court for not to promote them to next prof because they failed in one subject of second prof. Peshawar High Court advised to promote them and seeking explanation from admin department of that private medical college.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102910120&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150618


Irregularities at Bannu University

Teacher Association, Bannu University said that there are irregularities in recruitment process at Bannu University. They said that in syndicate meeting candidates are selecting purposefully.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102910129&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150618


Primary teachers protesting against budget 2015-16

All primary teachers protesting in front of press club Timar Grah. They are protesting against new provincial budget 2015-16. They are saying, in this budget they are not motivated and they need their basic rights.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-06-18/page-8




Pak Army Medical university

Lt. General Dr. Syed Muhammad Imran Majeed visited institute of Medical sciences Quetta. He said that Pakistan Army is starting national university of Medical Sciences. He said that this university hospital will serve all Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-18-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Non merit postings in education department

Department of education recently released advertisement of vacant posts at UC level. Eligibility was the locality in UCs. But concerned officers make their own merit lists and submitted to the department. Some candidates complained to the department but they did not properly treat.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-18-2015/quetta/page4.asp



Distribution of books in Coal Mines schools

Major Aftab, commissioner Zhob etc.  attended the ceremony of distribution of books and education material to school working under Chmaling Coal mines project at Lorelei. It was argued that private institutions are bringing revolution to the education sector in the region.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-18-2015/quetta/page7.asp


2500 candidates for 60 posts of education

On sixty vacant posts at Education Department Panjgur, almost 2500 candidates took NTS test for qualification of posts. There is high competition against them.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-18-2015/quetta/page7.asp




Govt striving hard to elevate education standards: Rajwana

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana on Wednesday said the government is striving hard to elevate the standard of education in the country to ensure economic stability and national development.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-18/page-13/detail-5




Celebrating Cultural Diversity: Exchange students reflect on experience

A reentry seminar for 60 exchange students returning from the US was arranged on Wednesday by the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange Study (YES) Program in collaboration with the Society for International Education.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/905477/celebrating-cultural-diversity-exchange-students-reflect-on-experience/


Workshop held for utilization of digital library resources

The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) organized a two-day workshop on 'Understanding and Utilizing Digital Library Resources' in order to promote authentic research and writing culture, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-324280-Workshop-held-for-utilisation-of-digital-library-resources


Open Day held at Bahria University

The Bahria University (BU) hosted its first 'Open Day' here on Wednesday giving an opportunity to HSSC students from all over Pakistan to come and see the academic institution situated in Sector E-8. Parents were also invited.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-324288-Open-Day-held-at-Bahria-University


Exhibition, book launch held

US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G. Olson, along with Dr. Yasmeen Lari of the Heritage Foundation and Aziz Boolani, CEO of Serena Hotels, welcomed artists, architects, archaeologists, and students at the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) book launch and photography exhibit at the Satrang Gallery in the Serena Hotel here.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-324281-Exhibition-book-launch-held




Education for all: ‘Private institutions playing pivotal role in education sector’

Excise and Taxation Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman said on Wednesday that private educational institutions had been playing a pivotal role in ensuring the provision of quality education. He said the nongovernment sector was playing an effective role in providing children from disadvantaged backgrounds with education.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/905433/education-for-all-private-institutions-playing-pivotal-role-in-education-sector/






Heavy on the pocket: ‘Private schools told not to collect advance fees’

Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi of Lahore High Court has scheduled final arguments on June 19 on a petition seeking action against the administration of private schools charging advance fees for summer vacation.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/905461/heavy-on-the-pocket-private-schools-told-not-to-collect-advance-fees/


Final arguments on school fee plea on 19th

LAHORE: Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi of the Lahore High Court ahs sought final arguments on June 19 on a petition seeking action against the administration of private schools charging fee of summer vacations at once from the students. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-18/page-14/detail-9


Teachers protesting for their rights

Teacher Associations are still protesting for their demands. In their long protest some of teachers received show cause notice from department. some beaten, and cases registered against some teachers to police. They are protesting for provision of scales and up gradations.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-06-18&edition=LHR&id=1751220_25095938


Opposition flays govt for ignoring schools in Punjab

The opposition in Punjab Assembly on Wednesday, third day of the post-budget 2015-16 discussion, continued its criticism against the government for increasing the spending on CM Secretariat and VIP security, lack of funds for missing facilities in government schools, lapses in development spending, and poor condition of farmers in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-324354-Opposition-flays-govt-for-ignoring-schools-in-Punjab


Technical courses for Gujranwala jail inmates 

The administration of the central jail Gujranwala with the help of Tevta has arranged technical courses for jail inmates. Talking to reporters on Wednesday, Superintendent Jail Kamran Anjum said the aim of imparting technical training to inmates was to turn them into useful citizens.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-324366-GUJRANWALA-City-News


MBBS result

University of Health Sciences (UHS) has announced the result of Third Professional MBBS supplementary examination. According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, a total of 1,009 candidates from 29 affiliated medical colleges appeared in the exam, out of which 907 passed and 81 failed. Result of 21 candidates was put on RL list. The pass percentage remained 91.80.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-324261-MBBS-result


Hands-on training for veterinary faculty

Departments of Theriogenology, Clinical Medicine and Surgery and Pet Center of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore in collaboration with the Selcuk University of Turkey organised a four-day hands-on training for the faculty members of the University College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Islamia University Bahawalpur. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-324266-Hands-on-training-for-veterinary-faculty


‘Self-sacrifice noblest of all virtues’

Training is an essential part of education, as it goes to form the character of a youngster. Without proper character-building of its young ones, no nation can register any progress whatsoever. 
Chief Justice (r) Federal Sharia Court Mian Mehboob Ahmad expressed these views while addressing the students on the 9th day of the 15th annual educational session of the Ideological Summer School being jointly run by the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust and Pakistan Movement Workers Trust at the Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-18/page-14/detail-8


Beaconhouse – ready to change the game

LAHORE: Not satisfied with simply maintaining the status quo, Beaconhouse is geared up to bring about a change in the educational landscape of the country. Beaconhouse, a household name in the field of education, will be offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in five authorised IBDP schools across Pakistan starting September 2015. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/18-Jun-2015/beaconhouse-ready-to-change-the-game


Asma tells girl students Stand up for yourself and other individuals

LAHORE: Eminent rights activist and former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association Asma Jahangir advised graduates of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lums) to work together to build institutions that will promote sustainable change in society. “Don’t do things in isolation. Collect people for a greater impact and learn from diverse ideas,” she said in her keynote speech at the 27th convocation of Lums on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1188895/asma-tells-girl-students-stand-up-for-yourself-and-other-individuals



Graduating class: Final year projects showcased at UET

At least 36 final-year projects were showcased at the University of Engineering and Technology (IET) in the city on Wednesday. According a press release, the exhibition, which was organised by the department of mechanical engineering, provided a platform for graduating students to present projects they had been working on during their final semester. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/905392/graduating-class-final-year-projects-showcased-at-uet/




Need to depoliticize and lower influence of NGOs in education sector

Tanzim Usatza Pakistan said that we need to lower down the influence of NGOs in and depoliticize the education sector. They said that Due to low utilization of development budget, a big amount of budget is wasting each year.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-18-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=08_11.gif


Sindh University and CPDI collaborating

An MOU signed between CPDI and Sindh University. Aim is to make students eligible to standup on their feet. Both institutions will work together in education and research.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-06-18&edition=KCH&id=1750462_29291027


Un merit posting hampering the matric and FA Results

Employees if Education Board Mirpur protesting against un merit posting of a research officer at Board. They said that they stop working and it will harm students of matric and intermediate.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-06-18&edition=ISL&id=1751884_22827449


International Children’s Day: Sindh govt to educate 300 street children

As many as 300 children will be registered with the Sindh government and will be provided education and other facilities, said Rizwan Jaffer, the founder of Youth Parliament at the Youth Summit held at FTC auditorium on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/905253/international-childrens-day-sindh-govt-to-educate-300-street-children/


Fostering critical thinking: Preparing students for an evolving world

Thirty years ago, no one could have imagined highly-paid jobs in the IT sector. Today, the scenario is completely different. With this example in mind, the Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) is preparing students for the jobs that do not exist today.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/905419/fostering-critical-thinking-preparing-students-for-an-evolving-world/


FIA arrests KMC’s education officials for fraud

The Commercial Banking Circle of the FIA has arrested seven people, including education officials of the Karachi Municipal Corporation, for bank fraud, said a statement on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-324234-FIA-arrests-KMCs-education-officials-for-fraud


256 seminaries registered

Deputy Commissioner Mirpurkhas Reasheed Ahmed ZARDARI has said that 256 seminaries didn’t exist in the district. He said that unregistered seminaries would be seized.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-06-18/page-13


SSUET passes Rs 1.025bn budget for FY 2015-16

KARACHI: The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) has passed its Rs 1,025 million budget for the financial year 2015-16 showing a deficit of Rs 2 million.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-18/page-15/detail-5



New BIEK chairman

KARACHI: Former additional secretary for education and current secretary to the governor Akhtar Ghori has been appointed chairman of the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) by the provincial government, it emerged on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1188797





Peaceful, educated and prosperous Balochistan By Syed Abdul Hafeez

Cm Balochistan is working for progress and making change in Balochistan. 38369.228 million rupees are allocated for education sector with is contributing 18.71% of the total budget. It’s a big change.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-18-2015/quetta/page10.asp


The ghosts of APS  

This Tuesday, June 16, marked the six-month anniversary of the Army Public School (APS) attack in Peshawar, which claimed the lives of 145 people, 132 of them schoolchildren between eight to 18 years of age. Civil society members came out on Tuesday in front of the Parliament House in Islamabad, as they have every month since the attack took place, to remember the victims and to protest the fact that none of the perpetrators had yet been apprehended.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/editorial/18-Jun-2015/the-ghosts-of-aps


Letters to the Editor


Technical training

At the two-day Skills Expo and Job Fair-2015 arranged by the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) in Lahore, Shahbaz Sharif stated that the Punjab government has fixed a target of imparting skills on two million youths according to market needs during the next three years.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-324298-Technical-training


Wallowing in ignorance

This has now become a vicious circle, an alarming news about water crisis appears in the papers and The Nation promptly puts out an editorial, pulling up the Govt for its inaction, no attempt is made to find out the reasons that are paralyzing the Government, whether or not there is need for educating the public opinion on this crucial matter, whether or not the press has a more concrete role to play. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-18/page-7/detail-2

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Primary teachers rejected the increase in salaries, announced agitation

Peshawar:  All Primary Teachers Association rejects 10 increases in the KP budget and announced agitation. The Association holds protest in Peshawar Press Club. The protesters hold banners and play cards.

Complete story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTE5MzA4

Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3


Termer Garaha All Primary Teachers Association holds protest in favor of their demands

Temer Garah:  All Primary Teachers Association holds protest in front of District Press Club Termer Garaha. The Provincial General Secretary APTA Badshah Mehmood lead the protest rally. The protesters hold play cards where written the slogan in favor of their demands.

Complete story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.3


One thousand Girls Community School, 500 I T Labs establishment announcement

Peshawar: Provincial Minister for Education Atif Khan said for the new fiscal year government will be open 1000 girls community school and 500 IT labs. He said education development is our top priority.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102910611&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150618


GHS Changli got outstanding success in Matric exams

Boner: In the recent Swat Board Matric Examination results Government Higher Secondary School Changli got outstanding success. Matric Science Group Abbas get 896 number and got first position.

Complete story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=6&date=2015-06-18


A project of the wellness will be sooner started for the boys and girls students. Hafeezullah

Peshawar: Khyber Medical University (KMU) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hafeezullah said KMU Institute of Medical and Dental Sciences Kohat new building construction work will open the development work of Model Medical and Dental College establishment door in the area.

Complete story:  Daily Subah, Peshawar, Page No.3


Provincial Government given special attention to education department, Dr. Amjad

Peshawar: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Special Assistant for Housing Dr. Amjad Ali said that the provincial government giving the special attention to the education department and for this purpose for the fiscal year 2015-16 we reserved the huge amount.

Complete story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8


Private Schools Management holds protest against the Swat Board

Mangora: Mangora in Nishat Chowk Private Schools Management Association District Swat hold protest against the Swat Board. A large number of students and teachers participated in this protest. The protesters holds play cards and banners which written about the corruptions of Swat Board administration.

Complete story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.3




Student politics has destroyed university

Chaman: GTA said in press release that student politics has destroyed Baluchistan University completely.

Complete story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page2/


Save educational year of female students

Muslim Bagh: All Parties Muslim Bagh said save educational year of female students, previous 16 years male teachers were teaching in female college but due to lingual clerk appointment in college the issue has raised.

Complete story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/backpage/


14 new colleges and campus will be established

Quetta: 14 new colleges will be established in Khuzdar and campus of Baluchistan University will be established.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_1.html


Wheelbarrows in front of schools

Quetta: Wheelbarrows are security risk in front of all private and government schools and there is no security plan for such problem.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102909691&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150618




School boundary wall without barbed wire

District Bahawalpur: The residents of the area have appealed to the DCO Bahawalpur to take notice of the Government Girls High School Chak No.114/DNB which is still without barbed wire and the wall is also lower than the required standards.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-06-18/page-11

Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.4


Ali Garh College Kehror Pacca without facilities, charging heavy fees

District Lodhran:  The parents of the children have demanded action against the management of Ali Garh College, Kehror Pacca, which is charging heavy fees, but is not providing basic facilities to the students; the rooms are insufficient as compared to the strength of the students, the students are facing load shedding in severe weather and the officials of the Education Department are keeping their eyes closed.    

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.8


Higher Education Department Punjab decides to terminate all security guards

District Multan: The Higher Education Department Punjab has decided to terminate the services of all the security guards posted at the colleges of the province. The could render hundreds of families without livelihood.  These guards have not been given three months salaries.  The HED, Punjab said that the guards were appointed on contract and they will be given three months salaries before termination.         

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.8


PEF partner schools compelling students to come to school in the name of summer camp

District Bahawalpur: PEF partner schools in Choona wala are keeping the schools open in the name of summer camps and are compelling the student to come to school in coloured clothes.  The schools include: Garrison Public School, Oxford Public School, Aslam Public School, and Bright Future School Public School.  The citizens have appealed to the authorities to take action.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.7


57 government schools remained closed, 81 teachers drawing salaries at home

District Rajanpur: The Parrho Punajab, Barrho Punjab campaign has failed, 57 schools of Government in Rajanpur remained closed, 81 teachers were absent and continue to draw their salaries while staying at home and the management of schools sent fake lists of student admissions.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-06-18/page-08  


High School becomes a sewerage pond

District Bahawalpur: Government High School Mangheran Sharif, Dahranwala has become a pond of sewerage water because the school is located in low area and the sewerage water of the area goes into the school.  The headmaster said that the school staff had put some ground into the school yard, but the people of the area threatened the staff, demolished the boundary wall and sent the sewerage water back to school.      

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-06-18/page-06 




Educational pact between Sindh University and Center for Peace Islamabad

District jamshoro: An Educational pact has been signed between University of Sindh and Center for Peace and Development Institutions Islamabad. According to that both institutions will boost up Education and research among students through seminars. MOU has been signed.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130281567&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150618


Primary Teachers from District Khairpur Mirs protested for salaries

The Primary Teaches from district khairpur mirs protestd for their salaries before press club and raised slogans. They were having play cards in their hands. They told media that their salaries are not issued since six months.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130281609&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150618


Education lower staff protested for salaries

District Khairpur Mirs: The lower staff of Education Department of Khairpur Mirs protested before Session Court for their salaries. They told media that salary is nit issued since 4 years. They declared that they were performing their duties with honesty, but salary is not issued.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130281598&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150618



Protest against closure of schools

District Jacobabad: Jeay Sindh Latif Sangat members protested against closure of schools in Sindh. They organized a rally and demanded for restoration of closed schools.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130281623&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150618




NTS Pass teachers protested for salaries in Mithi

District Thurparker: Hundreds of teachers from district thruparker Mithi protested for their salaries. They gatherers on the roads and organized a march for 5 kilometers. On the immediate basis Deputy Commissioner Thurparker called District Accounts Officer and DDOs of Education Department to resolve the matter.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130281656&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150618




SMC funds being grabbed in Shah Bander Taluka District Thatto

The SMC funds of Primary, Secondary, Middle girls and Boys are being grabbed and violated by the SMC chairmen and Head Masters. The budget is violated by providing fake bills. The residents have demanded for action against responsible persons.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_18062015014444.jpg


NGOs and Political Involvement in Education must be stopped: Teachers organization Pakistan

Hyderabad: Teachers Organization Pakistan has declared that NGOs and Political Involvement in Education must be stopped. They told that representation of education of Pakistan is not that much good; it is responsibility of state to provide free books and education to the children.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/06-18-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=08_11.gif