18th November 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Pak-Turk Schools: Teachers, students request government not to deport staff

Teachers and students of the Pak-Turk School, Peshawar, have requested Pakistan and Turkey’s governments to withdraw the decision of deporting the Turkish teachers and their families associated with the institution in Pakistan.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-18-2016/page2.asp


Private school owners want law reviewed

Owners of private educational institutions on Thursday staged a protest against the proposed introduction of a regularity authority bill for the sector, asking the government to review the proposal.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-18-2016/page2.asp


CM promises greater share of budget for health, education

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa made a statement on Thursday, stating he would spend maximum resources on education and health in order to build and educated and healthy society capable of planning for its future.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-18-2016/page4.asp


KP IGP cautions governor about tense Hazara University situation

Inspector General of Police Nasir Khan Durrani has written a letter to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor, asking him to summon a meeting of all stakeholders to discuss and find a solution to the prevailing tension at the Hazara University.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/165812-KP-IGP-cautions-governor-about-tense-Hazara-University-situation


PM urged to review decision about turkish teachers

Expressing their concern over the government’s decision to deport Turkish teachers from Pakistan, teachers, students and parents have urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to review the decision.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1297079/pm-urged-to-review-decision-about-turkish-teachers




Directorate for teachers

Leader Senior Educational Staff Association Balochistan, Haji Abdul Ghafoor, said that female teachers are facing many problems in Balochistan. A separate directorate with female staff for them is required.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103864307&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161118


School closed due to security issues

Senior member Balochistan National Party, Javaid Chaudhry, has said that the government allocated additional budget for security, but still some educational institutes are closed due to inadequate security measures.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103864547&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161118


Boundary wall for Girls High School

Leader National Party, Dr. Mir Usman Tareen, has said that enrolment in Girls High School Hernai is around 1,000 students; these students are facing problems due to the absence of boundary wall at the school. 

Complete story:  http://e.jang.com.pk/11-18-2016/Quetta/page8.asp





Kashmir: Government announces mass promotion for classes V to IX and XI

Putting an end to the confusion, the Held Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday announced to waive off the Term-2 examination for the students of classes 8th, 9th and 11th for all Government schools and the recognized private schools of Kashmir valley for the current academic session, said a spokesman.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/165799-Kashmir-Govt-announces-mass-promotion-for-classes-V-to-IX-and-XI


AJK President emphasizes on importance of varsities for country’s progress

Eulogizing the performance of the state-run Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST), in delivering the quality education of science and technology harmonious to the need of the modern age, the President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Muhammad Masood Khan emphasized the importance of the universities for the speedy development and progress of the nation.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/18/kashmir.php





Confucius Centre at AIOU

Management of the country`s largest distance learning educational institution, the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and the Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication (BIGC) will come together to establish a Confucius Centre at AIOU where Chinese Language will be taught.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?storyText=18_11_2016_153_003


Students protest against Turkish teachers’ expulsion orders

Political developments in Turkey will have consequences for Pakistani students enrolled in the Pak-Turk schools, as the government has asked Turkish teachers at these schools to leave the country by Nov 20.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?storyText=18_11_2016_153_002



Students rally behind Turkish teachers

IHC directs school admin to approach Ministry of interior for and extension in visas. 28 PakTurl schools and colleges operate in Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Quetta, Karachi, Hyderabad, Khairpur and Jamshoro.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611180356&EN_ID=11201611180131&EMID=11201611180053









Turkish Teachers’ Expulsion to Exacerbate Pak Education Woes: Amnesty

Amnesty International (AI) says that the politically motivated expulsion of Turkish school in Pakistan teachers will exacerbate education woes. Amnesty International’s South Asia Director Champa Patel said: “With 24 million Pakistani children out of school, Pakistan’s decision to expel teachers from the Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges will only hurt Pakistan’s children.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/165803-Turkish-teachers-expulsion-to-exacerbate-Pak-education-woes-Amnesty


Reconfiguration of medical education stressed

Punjab Higher Education Commission’s (PHEC) Chairman, Prof Dr Mohammad Nizam-ud-Din, has said that medical education should be reconfigured to produce technically competent, socially sensitive, ethically correct and ready-to-serve health professionals who can respond to the diverse demands of country’s growing health needs.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-18-2016/page14.asp



23 American Universities receive grants to work with Pakistani Universities

The United States and Pakistan are increasing collaboration to work mutually on various research and academic projects. According to a statement of US State Department, 23 American universities from 16 states have received grants to work with Pakistani universities in fields ranging from business development to gender studies.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/11/18/national/23-american-universities-receive-grants-to-work-with-pakistani-universities/


CADD promotes women lecturers

After a long delay, the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has promoted nine women lecturers (BPS-17) of Islamabad’s model colleges as assistant professors.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-18-2016/page13.asp


Department of Tourism & Hospitality to be setup at all universities: PDDC MD

Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Managing Director Ch. Abdul Ghafoor Khan has said that Department of Tourism and Hospitality will be set up in all leading universities.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-18-2016/page19.asp


PM Education Reforms

Education Minister, Baleegh-ul-Rehman, has said that schools are being upgraded under PM Education Reforms Programme. We also raised the education budget. He said this while addressing a ceremony in FG Model College for Girls F-7/4.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-18&edition=ISL&id=2742484_46098124


Turk Cooperation in Female Education

First Lady of Turkey said that Turkey will cooperate Pakistan to provide female education in Pakistan. She said this while addressing a ceremony for Special persons.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-11-18/page-8/detail-23


‘Celebrating Diversity’ at BU

Bahria University Islamabad Campus celebrated Student’s Week from 15th -17th November, 2016. The main objective to celebrate this week is to provide a platform to students as well as faculty to learn, cooperate and show their true potential by participating in different activities.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-18-2016/page20.asp


China to establish Confucius Institute in BU

Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai, who is on a visit to China is leading a delegation of twenty members, mostly tribal elders and will be visiting Beijing, Shanghai and Urumqi.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/18/national.php


Veteran scientist urges public sector to invest in science, technology

Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad, veteran scientist and former Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Strategic Programmes, has stressed the need for making concerted efforts for the promotion of science and technology in the country.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/18/islamabad-1.php


BISP, YPF, Oxfam Sign MoU to provide vocational training to youth

Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) and Oxfam International to provide vocational training to the youth.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/18/islamabad-2.php





Students, teachers protest against ‘forced’ deportation of turkish staff

Aghast at the news that the Interior Ministry has directed the Pak-Turk International Schools staff to leave the country by November 20, scores of students and teachers Thursday held a protest demonstration inside the Pak-Turk School located on Raiwind Road against the "forced" deportation of the Turkish staff.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-18/lahore/7887/50151  


LHC allows Punjab University senate to work

Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah on Thursday allowed Punjab University’s (PU) senate to work. The chief justice passed the orders while disposing of a petition, filed by one Javed Sami and others, questioning the working of PU senate.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/18/lahore.php



UHS Convocation: ‘Need to revise medical curriculum’

The second convocation of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) was held on Thursday where 212 graduates were conferred degrees and awarded medals. They included four PhDs, 134 MPhil, 43 MS, one MSc of medical technology, one MSc of nursing, two MDs, four MDS, and seven masters in health profession education.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1297006/uhs-convocation-need-to-revise-medical-curriculum


Spiteful teacher clubs students

A teacher allegedly thrashed on Thursday five of his students who had complained to the principal about “academic’s habit of attending his mobile phone most of study hours”.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1296989/spiteful-teacher-clubs-students


HEC Traces Rs357m irregularities in BZU affairs

The Higher Education Commission has traced serious irregularities in the selection of foreign scholarships, recruitments, grant of affiliations, promotions, development work contracts and distance learning programme in Bahauddin Zakariya University, dubbing the lapses as serious academic crime, nepotism, favouritism and malpractices, revealed a report compiled by the Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the HEC.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-18/page-2/detail-1


Pak-UU Agri Centre opens at UAF

US Consul General Yuriy R.Fedkiw on Thursday inaugurated $30 million US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF).

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/national/18-Nov-2016/pak-us-agri-centre-opens-at-uaf



Research-friendly environment in varsities stressed

Communal efforts and tangible measures are required to provide research friendly environment. It is the era to exchange the expertise with each other to bring innovation and ensure it for its commercialisation.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-18-2016/page13.asp


Army Chief delivers a lecture at GCU

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Shareef visited Government College University (GCU) Lahore, (his alma mater) and interacted with the students and faculty members on Friday. To revive old memories, he visited various sections of the premier institute specially those parts where he had spent his days as a student.



Scholarships for Deeni Madaris

Provincial Zakat Council Punjab has released money for the 62 Deeni Madaris situated in 9 districts of Punjab. They released this fund as scholarships for Madaris students. 

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103865438&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20161118



PU MA xxam results announced

Punjab University Examinations Department has announced the results of MA Arabic Part-II annual examination 2016 and other disciplines.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-18-2016/page19.asp


For enlightened doctors: need urged for overhaul of medical education

Medical education needs to be reshaped for producing technically competent, socially sensitive, ethically sound and ready-to-serve health professionals who can respond to diverse demands of Pakistan’s growing health needs.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611180033&EN_ID=11201611180015&EMID=11201611180005


Students educated on medical profession

The newly admitted students of Nawaz Sharif Medical College, University of Gujrat (NSMC-UoG) were welcomed during a ceremony held here the other day.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-18/page-22/detail-0




Pak-Turk school students, teachers protest against deportation orders

A large number of students of the PakTurk International Schools and Colleges, along with teaching and non-teaching staff, on Thursday staged a protest outside the Karachi Press Club against the government’s orders asking all the Turkish citizens attached with the educational project to leave Pakistan by November 20.




Registration of private schools and colleges

It has been reported that more than 150 private colleges and higher secondary schools have been unable to get registered yet. This could lead to the loss of students’ educational year who are enrolled in these institutes.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-18-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=216370


US services for education in pakistan

US Consulate General Karachi and Provincial Education Minister inaugurated a school in Rohri with the cooperation of USAID. US Consulate General Karachi made a statement while addressing the inauguration ceremony that US is committed to helping Pakistan in the education sector.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-11-18/page-12


Students denounce corruption

An inter classes debate competition was held here at Govt Degree College Kandhkot on Thursday on the topic, ‘Say No to Corruption’. The competition was held in connection with the campaign initiated by NAB Sukkur to raise awareness about corruption.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-11-18/page-14/detail-9





Value of Education by Samra Khan

Provincial governments have been trying to get every child enrolled in school. Public education systems, across all provinces, have gone through a plethora of reforms in last couple of decades to achieve higher enrollments.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/18/comments-2.php


Legal Corruption Part II by Yousuf Abbasi

Admission of MBBS and BDS in Private Medical and Dental Colleges in Punjab is in progress these days. Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) order helped to centralize the admission in all private medical colleges. The new policy adopted by the PMDC would help to stop private educational institutes to exploit the students.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103865534&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20161118


Effective Education by Muhammad Aoun Shahid

Education can produce civilized persons from educational institutes. Our education system is not producing the persons with required characteristics. Teachers don’t pay any attention on the character building of students.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-18/page-15/detail-4


Pak-Turk Schools Fiasco

Just when everyone had thought that the Pak-Turk school fiasco is over for good, the Interior Ministry issued notices to Turkish staff of the school chain to leave Pakistan by 20th November. A very clear indicator for such a move is the ongoing state visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-18/lahore/7880/50223



Letters to the Editor

Fees and Education Quality

School fees are increasing day by day in educational institutes and the standard of education provided by these institutes is not improving. This issue must be addressed as soon as possible.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-18-2016/lahore/pic.asp?picname=09_10.gif


Basic Purpose of Education

The basic purpose of education is to build the character of a person, but educational institutes in Pakistan are not paying attention towards this aspect.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-18&edition=LHR&id=2742894_55964854


Appeal by a Student

A student has appealed for financial help, in order to continue his education at a university. He has provided his contact details in the link given below.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-18/page-15/detail-2