18th May 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PUTA to move against Nowshera Nazim & DC in court

The Peshawar University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) has condemned the District Nazim and Deputy Commissioner of Nowshera for leveling baseless allegations against teachers of University of Peshawar. PUTA representative said that they would soon sue the two officials for defaming the teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259093/puta-to-move-court-against-nowshera-nazim-dc



Excellent results have emerged from the education reformation process

Excellent results came from government steps taken for bringing reform in the educational sector according to Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani. In the past teacher checked the attendance of students while now attendance of teachers is monitored through bio-metric system.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2016-05-18/page-1/detail-26 


KP Ad-Hoc doctors urge govt to restore services

The terminated ad-hoc doctors of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa demanded that the provincial government to restore their services, and warned that if their demands weren’t accepted, they would be compelled to start an agitation campaign against the decision.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/05/17/city/islamabad/kp-ad-hoc-doctors-urge-govt-to-restore-services/


21 wounded in school van-coach collision 

Twenty-one people including school children sustained injuries in a collision between a passenger coach and school van in the Piran area of Malakand Agency on Tuesday, according to police officials.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120823-21-wounded-in-school-van-coach-collision


School staff stages protest over the non-payment of salaries

The teachers and other staff member of the Working Folks & Grammar School on Tuesday set up a hunger strike camp against the non-payment of their salaries for last four months. They were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favour of demands. The protesters initially gathered on Mardan-Malakand road and blocked the traffic.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120824-School-staff-stages-protest-over-non-payment-of-salaries


Educationists and students in ‘The News Education Expo 16’

The beautifully arranged ‘The News Education Expo 16’ of the Jang Group attracted thousands of educationists and students, mostly girls from across the province who evinced a keen interest in the stalls of different education institutions. Some 40 institutions from across the province had established outlets in the one-day ‘Expo’ at the Shiraz Arena - on the top of Deans Trade Centre.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120827-Educationists-and-students-throngThe-News-Education-Expo-16 

Educationist joins PTI

An educationist along with his family members on Tuesday joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and announced full support to the party. Qazi Mohammad Aslam and his son Riaz Daavi advocate along with other family members announced joining the PTI at a ceremony here.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120835-Educationist-joins-PTI


UoP Officials say botanical garden yet to be reopened

The deputy commissioner Nowshera has refused to comply with the court order on reopening the Botanical Garden and Centre of Bio-Diversity of the University of Peshawar in Azakhel area in the Nowshera district, the university officials said.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120839-UoP-officials-say-Botanical-Garden-yet-to-be-reopened




Bajaur students complained against teachers’ absenteeism

Students on Tuesday complained against majority of teachers who had not been coming to the schools since the FATA teachers ended their protest on Friday. Talking to Dawn, students from different areas of the agency said many teachers were still absent from duties in their respective schools despite the schools had reopened on Saturday after the government issued a notification for up-gradation of teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259096/bajaur-students-complain-of-teachers-absenteeism




Opening of Primary Schools

Provincial Advisor Sardar Mohammad Nasir Butt did the opening of Primary Schools in Nabi Kot while inaugurated other schemes such as water supply scheme in Government Girls High School, Science Lab, Primary and community centers in Kulli Nawab Khan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103521454&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160518


Quality education is the basic right of every child

President of Hamdard Welfare Foundation Hassan Achak Zai said that illiteracy can be ended with the light of education; quality education is the right of every child.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103521433&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160518




Student killed, 4 other injured in car accident

A university student was burned to death while four others received severe injuries after a vehicle crashed into their car and burst into flames on Jhelum Road, opposite the Golf Club, on Tuesday, police said.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259037/student-killed-4-others-injured-in-car-accident



Senate Committee Members stage walkout over the regularisation of teachers

Members of a Senate standing committee staged a walkout over the regularisation of daily wage teachers on Tuesday. The members later resumed the meeting, and directed the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Secretary to find a solution and inform the committee on May 24.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259036/senate-committee-members-stage-walkout-over-regularisation-of-teachers


Workshop Organized by NUML and North Texas University

A workshop was organized by the collaboration of National University of Mother Languages and North Texas University. The workshop was titled “Scholarly Writing and Publishing”. The resource person for the workshop was Dr. Masood Ashraf Raja of North Texas University.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-18&edition=ISL&id=2370328_15579471


Demand of Educational Budget, Federal Ministry of Education and training

Federal Ministry of Education and training demanded more than three trillion rupees budget for developing and non-developing activities. They demand for more than two trillion rupees for their 18 projects. Out of these 18 projects 8 projects are continuing projects and 10 are new.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103521922&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160518


Students address moral degradation

A theatrical play titled Zameer Saat Pardon Main was staged at the National Art Gallery on Tuesday, which presented flaws in human nature that have led to moral degradation in society. The production was the second play in the Youth Drama Festival 2016. It was produced by students from the Fatima Jinnah Women University, and featured only women actors who played male and female characters.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259035/students-address-moral-degradation



AIOU sends exam schedules through SMS

For the first time in the history of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), exam schedules have been sent to the students through text messages on their mobile phone numbers. So far, 400,000 students have been communicated about the ongoing autumn 2015 Examinations through SMS (text messages), it was stated by the controller examination here on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120845-AIOU-sends-exam-schedules-through-SMS


19th meeting of COMSATS Council

Federal Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology Fazal Abbas Maken has said the Government of Pakistan is committed to support the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) in view of the critical role it is playing for S&T capacity-building to relieve the developing countries from the bonds of poverty and underdevelopment.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120846-19th-meeting-of-Comsats-Council

NUML workshop on scholarly writing and publishing concludes

The Department of English Studies, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), organised a two-day workshop titled ‘Scholarly Writing and Publishing’ under UNT-NUML partnership programme, which concluded here on Tuesday, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120849-NUML-workshop-on-scholarlywriting-and-publishing-concludes

Youth Drama Festival starts at PNCA

A week-long Youth Drama Festival 2016, organised by Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), starts at PNCA auditorium. During the week-long drama festival a number of educational institutions including universities and colleges are presenting with their stage plays.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120851-Youth-Drama-Festival-starts-at-PNCA



CIIT holds Art Exhibition of SOS Village’s Children

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad, organised an art exhibition, showcasing paintings and greeting cards created by students of SOS Village Islamabad, during a workshop on painting arranged for them, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120852-CIIT-holds-art-exhibition-of-SOS-Villages-children



Abandoned vehicles in AIOU triggers security fears

Abandoned vehicles have raised security fears in Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), it has been learnt. The university administration is seemingly perturbed over the unclaimed vehicles parked in the university premises since long. The owners of the abandoned vehicles did not return after moving them to the parking lot of the university long before which, in the wake of precarious security situation in the country, is a source of concern for the administration.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/18-May-2016/abandoned-vehicles-in-aiou-trigger-security-fears


Seminar calls for quality research in Social Sciences  

The Department of English Studies, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), has organised a two-day workshop titled “Scholarly Writing and Publishing” under the UNT-NUML partnership programme, which concluded on Tuesday. Dr. Masood Ashraf Raja, a renowned scholar and professor of Post-Colonial Literature and Theory in the University of North Texas, USA was the resource person of the workshop.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/18-May-16/seminar-calls-for-quality-research-in-social-sciences


Govt fails to meet health, education targets in Capital

The claims of the government to invest in health and education sectors are far from the practical as it has failed to achieve the targets of Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the current financial year. About Rs 9.77 billion earmarked for development projects of the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) under PSDP, out of which only Rs 90 .26 million were released during fiscal year of 2015-16.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/18-May-16/govt-fails-to-meet-health-education-targets-in-capital


President: NDU playing commendable role

President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday said the National Defence University (NDU) was playing a commendable role in imparting quality education, training to both civilian and army officers and proposing defence strategies.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/18/president-ndu-playing-commendable-role/


Govt assures all-out support to COMSATS, its S&T initiatives

The Government of Pakistan is committed to supporting the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) in view of the critical role it is playing for Science & Technology, capacity-building for poverty alleviation and fast-track development in the developing countries.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/18/govt-assures-all-out-support-to-comsats-its-st-initiatives/


IIUI’s Chinese Student Bahuddin laid to rest

Ma’ Xueyi (Bahuddin), a Chinese student of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) was laid to rest here on Tuesday. Bahuddin was an MA student at IIUI who died in an accident few days ago outside the university at railway track where he was hit by a train while crossing the Railway line on his bike, said a press release. Namz-e-Janza of the late student was offered here at hostel lawns, new campus of the university. He was laid to rest in H-10 graveyard, Islamabad in the presence of bereaved family.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/18/iiuis-chinese-student-bahuddin-laid-to-rest/




Monitoring of private schools fee structure

Private schools can only increase the fees up to only 8% per annum. The Provincial Minister Rana Mashood Ahmed Khan said that School Education Department is properly monitoring private schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103522850&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160518


One thousand Middle Schools transferred into Private Schools

Punjab Education Department converted one thousand middle schools into Primary Schools and which will be soon privatized and handed over to PEF. Process of privatizing is speeded up.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103522322&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160518


Non-availability of cold water in the schools

Students in school started fainted due to the unbearable heat of summer. Many of the students of Lahore demanded for filtration plants and water cooler for their schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan1/18-May-2016/383120  


Four UET Professors hold dual positions

Four professors from University of Engineering and Technology hold dual positions. The Higher Education Commission had directed all the universities that the professors conducting research must not be given any other post.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-18&edition=LHR&id=2371234_70046968


Session on Women Empowerment

A session was held on women empowerment at Bahria University Lahore Campus. MPA Dr. Alia Aftab was the chief guest on the occasion. Prime Minister Laptop Scheme’s laptops were also distributed among 79 students of the university.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-18&edition=LHR&id=2371243_51969492


Book Fair at school

A book fair was held at Benazir Bhutto Shaheed School. Secretary of the education board Nasreen Mehdi also visited the book fair. She stated that it is imperative to befriend books. The parents and the students took special interest at book stalls.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-18&edition=LHR&id=2371237_59892731


Final examinations from tomorrow

The final examinations of Punjab Technical Board would start from tomorrow. 379 examination centers have been established throughout Punjab, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. Around 0.2 million students will take the examinations.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-18&edition=LHR&id=2371586_85384970


Exam and registration fee waiver decision challenged in Court

Government’s decision to waive off the examinations and registration fee has been challenged in the Lahore High Court. The representative of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Sargodha stated that the boards are autonomous according to the constitution and the fee waiver has put the boards under financial crisis.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-18&edition=LHR&id=2371593_77314263


Fun Fair at FMH College

The annual fun fair and musical night was organized at FMH college of Medicine and Dentistry. The fun fair had many interesting booths and activities including jail, torture cell, water balloons, painting, photo booth, mehndi and gaming zone etc.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-18&edition=LHR&id=2371608_99786481


Action hinted against Summer Vacations fee charging

The government has hinted at taking action against the schools that will charge the summer vacations fees in single payment. The government intends to cancel the licenses of such schools.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-18&edition=LHR&id=2371609_29321693


Teachers’ attendance to be checked through third party audit system

The government has decided check teachers attendance through third party audit system. The special branch is under consideration for the checking of 9000 teachers. The EDO education has stated that the machinery would do whatever the government decides to do.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-18&edition=ISL&id=2370601_85268073


PU Senate Polls (Phase-I) held

The Punjab University Senate election (phase-I) was held here on Tuesday. The panel of Front Graduates has swept the polls on five seats of registered graduates. According to results, Dr Kamran Abid, also additional registrar, Mujtaba Baqir, Madiha Batool, Zaid Mahmood and Raja Munawar Ali have been elected its members.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259073/pu-senate-polls-phase-i-held




UoG launches audit of its first eight years

The management of the University of Gujrat (UoG) has launched internal audit of the varsity affairs during the first eight years since its inception in 2006. Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Ziaul Qayyum issued the order last week for the audit of the university’s working with special focus on admissions, examination and financial and student affairs as well as appointments of the teaching and administrative staff.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259067/uog-launches-audit-of-its-first-eight-years


Agriculture Secretary visits PMAS

The Punjab Agriculture Secretary, Muhammad Mahmood visited Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi and met with University’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad here on Monday. The University Vice Chancellor briefed Punjab Agriculture Secretary about the research and development activities of the University which was also attended by the Deans, Directors and administrative staff.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/18/agriculture-secretary-visits-pmas-aaur/



Punjab University (PU) Academic Staff Association General Secretary Dr Mahboob Hussain has been selected as General Secretary of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association.  In a press release, PU Academic Staff Association (ASA) President Prof Dr Sajid Rashid and other office-bearers have congratulated Dr Mahboob Hussain.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120810-Selected


Medical Education: Respond to concerns over research quality, UHS asked

Lahore High Court on Tuesday directed the University of Health Sciences (UHS) vice chancellor to respond to letters sent to his office by an applicant for the university’s doctorate of philosophy (PhD) degree programme. The petition filed by Dr Qaisar Rashid was disposed of with these directives for the UHS vice chancellor.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1105305/medical-education-respond-to-concerns-over-research-quality-uhs-asked/


Iqbal’s Alma Mater lacks Education facilities

Amidst the government’s tall claims, about 2,200 girl students of Govt Murray College Sialkot, that is alma mater of Allama Iqbal and Faiz Ahmad Faiz, are still deprived of even basic facilities like hostel, sufficient classrooms and furniture. The girl students belonging to the far-off areas of Sialkot district are forced to live in the local houses on rent for getting education because they have no other option.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/18-May-2016/iqbal-s-alma-mater-lacks-edu-facilities


UAF seeks Govt Co-Op for Toba Sub-Campus

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) has demanded transfer of adjacent state land to its sub-campus here and early construction of roads leading to it for development of the region. The UAF vice chancellor urged the local leadership to assist the university in transferring the adjacent state land to the university.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/18-May-2016/uaf-seeks-govt-co-op-for-toba-sub-campus


UB lecturer gets Rs1m HEC grant

Dr. Zuber Shafiq, lecturer, department of Media Studies, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur has won Higher Education Commission grant for a project to study and analysis of stereotypical images of Pakistani women in television dramas. He got Rs. 1 million grants under thematic research program of the HEC and will complete his project in 12 months.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/18/iub-lecturer-gets-rs1m-hec-grant/


Six teaching hospitals to be revamped

Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Punjab Najam Ahmad Shah has said that plan for revamping of tertiary care hospitals of Punjab has been finalized which would be implemented in the next fiscal year. In first phase, at least six teaching hospitals would be selected for revamping which would cost billions of rupees.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/18/six-teaching-hospitals-to-be-revamped/


PU CAD organises memorial reference

Punjab University College of Arts and Design has organized a memorial reference for Mrs. Zubeda Javed at Anna Molka Gallery of the College. Mrs. Javed was born in 1937 at Aligarh and she breathed her last in Lahore on November 20, 2015. The reference was attended by many of her students, colleagues, friends and family members. The principal of the College Prof. Dr. Shahida Manzoor shared her feelings about the deceased mentor.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/18/pu-cad-organises-memorial-reference/


NH & MP launches special drive to educate people

National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP) N-5, has launched a special campaign to educate people about using pedestrian bridges for road crossing. Addressing a ceremony at Marakah here on Tuesday, SSP Masroor Alam said that students of various schools would be used to make the campaign successful. These students would brief and educate the people along with the NH&MP officers, the SSP added.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/18/nhmp-launches-special-drive-to-educate-people/


LHC seeks reply from UHC VC in petition questioning his credentials

Lahore High Court (LHC) has sought reply on May 11, from University of Health Sciences (UHS) Vice Chancellor on a writ petition filed against him, demanding various details regarding the matters of the university.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/05/17/city/lahore/lhc-seeks-reply-from-uhc-vc-in-petition-questioning-his-credentials/




Team “Robot” wins Robocom’16

The team from the department of electronics, named Team Robot has won the Robocom’16 competition held at the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology. Total of 50 teams from Karachi participated in the competition.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-18&edition=KCH&id=2370237_67502747


Boycott decision taken back

The vice chancellor of Karachi University met the chairperson of the department of mass communication and informed her that the university would do all that it can to help the family of the martyred professor. In the light of this announcement, the faculty members have taken back the decision of examination boycott.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-18&edition=KCH&id=2370238_94017944


Universities staff demands accepted

The governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ibad has stated that the government has accepted the demands of the staff of the universities. The vice chancellors and the directors of the universities have now the authority to issue NOC to the staff on leave on foreign vacations.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-18&edition=KCH&id=2370244_44156205


Vice Chancellors are authorized to give N.O.C to teachers

Chancellor of Public Universities and Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-ibaad Khan on the demand of Federation of all Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association has authorized Vice Chancellor to give N.O.C. Vice Chancellor of other Province already have this authority and Sindh was the only province where teacher and officers of grade 17 and above need to seek N.O.C from Governor of Sindh.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-18-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_01.gif 



Practical exams of intermediate

Intermediate annual Practical exams of Medical, Pre Engineering and Science General Group are going to be start from 25th of May 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103521754&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160518


Three Liver Transplants performed at DUHS

The Dow Uni­versity of Health Sciences (DUHS) on Tuesday announced that its surgeons accompanied by a team of surgeons from the Apollo Hospital of India performed three consequent liver transplants. A spokesman for the hospital said team leader Dr Subhash Gupta, who had successfully performed nearly 2,000 liver transplants, helped the DUHS team with other team members in the transplants.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1258962/three-liver-transplants-performed-at-duhs


Dawn Education Fair in Sukkur draws large crowds

The Dawn Education Fair-2016 held in a local hotel on Tuesday drew large crowds of students from many towns including Sukkur, Rohri, Salehpat, Pannu Aqil, Ghotki, Daharki, Mirpur Mathelo, Khairpur, Shikar­pur, Kandhra, Bagarji, Chak and Lakhi to share information with experts about admissions to high-standard institutions around the world.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259002/dawn-education-fair-in-sukkur-draws-large-crowds


VC's & Directors allowed to grant ex-Pakistan leave

Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad on Tuesday authorised all vice-chancellors of varsities and directors of degree-awarding institutes of the public sector to grant ex-Pakistan leave to their respective teaching and non-teaching staff. According to a handout issued by the governor, the authorisation to this effect was given by him in his capacity as chancellor of public sector universities in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120795-VCs-directors-allowed-to-grant-ex-Pakistan-leave


Vacationing GB teacher killed in mugging

A school teacher from Gilgit-Baltistan who was in the city on vacations was shot dead in a mugging bid in the Shah Faisal Colony police limits on Tuesday. According to a police official, the robbers had intercepted 26-year-old Azhar Hussain, near the Green Town railway crossing and shot him dead when he tried to put up resistance.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120797-Vacationing-GB-teacher-killed-in-mugging




Education standards By ‘Shifa Arif’

To raise the standard of education the medium of instruction should be Urdu. There is also is a dire need to make the examination process transparent. All elements indulging in hooliganism should be dealt with strictly.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120678-Education-standards


Are you at home dad? By ‘bobsbanter@gmail.com

A father was called to the school where his son studied. The principal asked him to sit and then told him that his son was a thief. “Never,” said the father. “He has been stealing pens and pencils from the other students,” said the principal gravely. “Never,” said the father, “Why should he, when I bring back enough pens and pencils from the government office where I work at!” Now do you need to ask why the son was a thief? Here’s another incident: A phone rings, a little boy picks it up. “Who is it?” he asks and then turns to his father: “Daddy are you at home?” Sounds familiar doesn’t it? The boy has learnt to tell a lie at home itself!

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/18/are-you-at-home-dad/


To be or not to be a teacher? By ‘Ghazanfar A Garewal’

TEACHING is a sacrosanct profession. Every prophet was a teacher. It is a holy calling. In this sense, the teachers are no less than the angles leading the flocks out of darkness. Educators prepare nation for a better living, fill them with hope, and shower them with a thousand reasons to embrace life. They are the people who prepare leaders.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/18/to-be-or-not-to-be-a-teacher/


Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Demand for increasing admission Quota for Bangash Students

Peshawar: The Bangash Students Society meeting was held in Islamia College Peshawar, which demanded government to increase admission quota and scholarships for them. The meeting headed by Mr. Yousaf Bangash and participated by the Chairman, Organizing Committee, Muhammad Farooq Shah Bangash, Tallal Bangash, Ubaid Bangash and Meraj Bangash and others.

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

Grammar Folks & Grammer School staff holds protest camp

Takht Bhai: The Working Folks & Grammar School, Takht Bhai teachers and other staff holds a protest camp against the non-availability of thier salaries. The school students, girls and boys, and female staff members also participated in the camp.

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


Children getting fainted in a school are a serious incident: Razaq Khan

Dargai: The Ex. MPA and Parliament leader Mr. Jahangir Khan said that children getting fainted in the Government Higher Secondary School Zeeshan Shaheed are a very sad incident. He showed his serious concern and said it is the inability of the school Principal who spends most of the time in the Assembly. He demanded the impartial inquiry of the incident and action against the culprits.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2

Senior teacher must be appointed as an AAEO

Landi Kotal: Jamiat Ulem-e-Islam Landi Kotal Ameer Mujahid Ahmad and Secretary Information Qari Muhammad Saeed said in a joint statement that senior teacher must be appointed as an Assistant Agency Education Officer Landi Kotal. They said non local person appointment disappointed the local community. They appeal to the local senior person appointed as an AAEO in Landi Kotal for the solution of the local community education problems.

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

All Teachers Coordination Council Meeting

Peshawar:  The All Teachers Coordination Council meeting was held under the chairmanship of Islamuddin in Committee Room of Director Education Office. The Provincial President, Mr. Wahab Mansoori and others participated in the meeting. The participants have informed the council & held so many negotiations with the government for the solution of time scale, teaching allowance, teacher’s election and other important issues but all efforts baseless and not succeeded. The meeting announced a protest schedule.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.2

Adhoc Lecturers Association holds protest sitting

Peshawar: Adhoc Lecturers Association holds their protest sitting in front of Provincial Assembly for regularization of their services.

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

Demand to suffice shortage of teachers in girls’ school

Peshawar: The parents of government girl’s high school Barra Lane demanded the Provincial Minister for Education to fulfill the teachers’ deficiency in government girl’s high school. The social worker Noor Dad Khan and other parents said the one thousand students getting an education in this school and only 9 teachers available for them. There is no teacher for Math and science subject.

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

Recommendations demanded for the minority quota in Educational Institutes

Peshawar: International Donors Agencies demanded to overcome discrimination with minorities in education institutions and end all discriminating legislation for minorities and increase the quota for them. The Donors Agencies written a letter to the Federal Government about this situation and pointed out that the students who memorise the Quran are given extra numbers through an ordinance passed 1987 and minority students are deprived from this facility. The Federal government has taken action on this letter and demanded recommendation to increase the quota for minority.

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


Pishin school problems should be resolved: Lala Muhammad Shah Kakar

District Quetta: The Administrator Pishin Balochistan social welfare, Mr. Lala Muhammad Shah Kakar requested the Chief Minister Balochistan, Education department and Education Minister to focus on Educational issues of Qilla Nasir Tehsil Pishin district Barshore School. He said primary school of area has transformed in to ghost school due to absenteeism of teachers and negligence of Education department. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/todaypaper2.php

Claimers have inclined education department towards decline: Munawarah Munir

District Quetta: The Councilor metropolitan corporation Quetta & PTI leader Ms. Munawarah Munir said that baseless educational claims and counterfeit documentation development have deteriorated Education system in all over Balochistan. She said ground realities in all schools of Balochistan are quite worse than imagination. She demanded by Government to focus positively on Educational development in Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-18-2016/Quetta/page7.asp

Annual examinations under scorching beams of sun in Sibi

District Sibi: Students annual examinations are going under the scorching beams and deadly load shedding in district Sibi.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103521461&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160518

Every child in school & every teacher in class is solely a political slogan

District Quetta: ANP stated in press release that Government Educational emergency was a political drama; every child in school & every teacher in class is solely a political slogan. Text books in schools yet have not provided, which is regrettable. The Parents and students are worried about their future. Government & Education department should take effective measures to resolve the matter of text books distribution on time.

Complete Story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No. 2

High School deprived of basic facilities

District Qalat: The Government High School Police line is biggest school of Qalat with approximately strength of 700 students. Even Science room, Drawing room and examination hall is unavailable in school. Students have to face hardships of weather. Funds for repairing and refurbishment are going astray, while education department is silent spectator over destruction of school. Socio political society demanding from concerned officials/departments to find out solutions of school problems.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 8


Government Schools become Hub of problems in 345 TDA

District Layyah: An electric pool exists in the compound of Government Boys’ Primary School Chak 345/TDA. Where bare wires of pool laying students’ lives in danger. In addition shortage of teachers lacks in security arrangements are also affecting children education. The residents have demanded from the District Coordinator Officer and Education Development Officer Layyah to take action for life security arrangements and teachers appointment.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-05-18/page- 02

Headmaster sells school property

District Bahawalnagar: The Headmaster of Government Boy’s High School 112 Murad looting School. He has sold out school trees and building material. The people of the area alleged that Headmaster is a corrupt and incompetent person who engulfed the management fund. They demanded inquiry against said Headmaster.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.6

Local influential occupies school way

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The School Path of Government Girls Primary School Hasil Wadani is occupied by a local influential. He has blocked the school path by constructed a wall, passing by his house. The residents demanded for restoration of School Path.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.01

Poor children unable to get education in tribal areas

District Rajanpur: Despite claiming the Education as top most priority of Punjab Government, mostly Girls and Boys Schools in Pachadah are locked; while teachers are enjoying their salaries at home and children are forced to work at fields. Resident’s complaints were not granted by Education department.

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

Students forced to work as laborer

District Muzaffargarh: Due to Poor monitoring system of Education department, the Management of Government Girls Primary School Chacharwala assigned work to students as laborer during school construction. The residents have appealed District Coordinator Officer Muzaffargarh and Chief Minister Punjab for taking action against the School Management.    

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


Nine students along with Head Master injured due to falling of school roof

District Dadu: Nine Students and Head Master got injured due to falling of roof of Government Primary School, village Wadyoo Minaahoyoo.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130394507&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160518

Monitoring team raids on schools

District Naushehro Feroz: The Monitoring team in charge had a surprise visit of Government High School Kandiaro and other Boys and Girls Schools and found Eight Teachers, Male and Female, absent from their duties, while five Teachers were Ghost.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-05-18/news/page2/1%20(13).htm


Protest against non provision of fans to school

District Jacobabad: The teachers and students of Government High School Camous Bhaledino Abad held protest against SDEO Education Works and Services, on not providing electric fans to the school.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-05-18/news/page2/1%20(18).htm

Primary School under control of local land lord

District Naushehro Feroz: The Building of Government Boys Primary School, village Noor Muhammad Samoor is occupied by the village land lord. He is using it for keeping filed material.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-05-18/news/page3/1%20(38).htm

Citizens continue protest against land grabbing

District Dadu: The Citizens of Bhan Saeedabad continued protest against the local land mafia, on grabbing the land of Government High School Bhan Saeedabd.

Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 2

Seven students injured due to falling of roof pieces

District Dadu: Seven students got inured due to falling of roof pieces at Government Primary School Syed Jo Goth. The incident has happened due to non-repairing of school building.

Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 8

Daily Ibrat , Page No. 5

Cheating Mafia is hammered hard in intermediate examinations: Chairman Board

Karachi: The Chairman Intermediate Board Karachi, Mr. Akhtar Ghouri has said that intermediate examinations 2016 have entered in the last phase, where all group students are appearing in the Papers. He added that Vigilance Teams have caught 213 students while cheating, whereas 82 have been caught in impersonation case. It is a hard hammering to cheating mafia.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-18-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_05.gif

Biometric team visits schools

District Tharparkar: Biometric team visited the Girls High and Primary School Nau Kot and found the Head Masters of both schools absent, while 10 teachers of Girls School were absent from duties.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103521615&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160518


Middle School dysfunctional

District Khairpur Mirs: The Government Middle School Shuhab-ul-Din Katohar is dysfunctional since long time, due to unavailability of seachers. Students have to attend another School in other village.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/May/18-05-2016/Page3/P3-46.jpg