18th Oct 2017



Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Quality education crucial for development of society

Peshawar: KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said Tuesday that provision of quality education is of paramount importance for the development of society.

Complete story: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/10/18/islamabad-e-paper-october-18-2017/



Staff demanded for Landikotal School

Landikotal: An elderly person observed a token strike and asked Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor and Chief of army staff to provide staff to the school built in 2007 in Landikotal.

Complete story:http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/10-18-2017/page3.asp


KP government asked to appoint teachers:

Mansehra:The people and local government representatives of Dolarian, a remote and less developed area have threatened to block the road if vacant positions are not filled.

Complete story:http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/10-18-2017/page4.asp


Disgruntled KP teachers to protest outside PTI chief’s residence today

Peshawar: Ad hoc teachers from across the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province will be protesting outside the Bani Gala residence of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday.

Complete story: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/10/18/islamabad-e-paper-october-18-2017/


Over 1,000 posts of teachers vacant in Haripur

Haripur: More than 1,000 posts of different cadres of teachers have been lying vacant in the government schools in Haripur district, according to sources. They said that about 150 schools in the district were having only one teacher, who was supposed to teach all the subjects to Eve classes.

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Speech contest held in Lakki Marwat school

Lakki Marwat: public and private schools from all over the district participated in a speech and debating competitions organized by Pakistan Debating Society and Professional Youth Assembly.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104644692&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20171018




Programme on Global Handwashing Day

Quetta: On the occasion of Global World Handwashing Day, programmes were conducted in girls and boys schools in Quetta.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-18-2017/Quetta/page3.asp


Strict action will be taken against teacher absenteeism

Ziarat: Deputy Commissioner Ziarat and District Education Group had a meeting in which DC Ziarat Muhammad Afzal said that a strict action will be taken against teacher absenteeism.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-18-2017/Quetta/page3.asp


No compromise on action against teachers absenteeism

Zhob: Deputy Commissioner Zhob, Muhammad Azeem Kakar said that there will be no compromise on action against teachers absenteeism.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-18-2017/Quetta/page8.asp


Insaf Students Federation Quetta’s new cabinet elected

Quetta: ISF announces their newly elected cabinet.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104643731&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20171018




303 water coolers installed in ICT schools

Islamabad: The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), has so far installed 2147 whiteboards and 303 water coolers in the government educational institutions under the Prime Minister’s Education Reforms Programme.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-10-18/page-14/detail-5


FBISE HSSC supplementary exams from Oct 24

Islamabad: Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education will conduct higher secondary school certificate supplementary examination from October 24th.

Complete story:http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/10-18-2017/page13.asp

RIS hosts German Spelling Bee competition

Islamabad: Roots International Schools, a proud partner of Goethe Institute and First PASCH School in Pakistan, got the privilege to host the Second Round of PASCH German Spelling Bee Competition - 2017 today with participating school teams from four schools of Islamabad.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-10-18/page-14/detail-8


AIOU, UNESCO, JICA pledge to strengthen partnership in education sector

Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) will further strengthen their collaborative partnership to promote non-formal learning system, adult education and teaching programmes for drop-out girls.

Complete story: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/10/18/islamabad-e-paper-october-18-2017/


Teachers taught to make children think

News desk: As a part of its constant efforts to empower teachers by imparting pedagogical skills to them, Oxford University Press (OUP) organized two symposiums for school teachers on the theme promoting student’s success.

Complete story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201710180066&EN_ID=11201710180031&EMID=11201710180012


Right to free and compulsory education amendment bill

Islamabad: Member National Assembly, Fouzia Hameed presented an amendment in Bill ‘Right to free and compulsory education’ with hearing and vision tests being made compulsory for children enrolled in schools. Chairman Committee on this occasion said there are missing facilities at schools and absence of teachers.  

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104646418&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20171018




LUMS, Punjab govt to collaborate in policy making, education

Lahore: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and the Punjab government signed on Tuesday two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) to facilitate research-based policy making and innovation in education.

Complete story: https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=18_10_2017_177_014



Special education centers to be set up in Punjab

Punjab minister for special education Chaudhry Muhammad Shafique said that they have initiated a series of projects to establish thirteen special education centers to provide modern educational facilities for special children.

Complete story:http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/10-18-2017/page14.asp


Teachers must impart knowledge after transfer

Hafiz Abad: Government model higher secondary school Hafiz Abad conducted a ceremony on the welcome of its newly appointed Muhammad Altaf and emphasized on how teachers are the key to the future.

Complete story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104645569&Issue=NP_GRW&Date=20171018


Two females transferred from educational department

Hafiz Abad: Deputy Commissioner has transferred Jamila Bibi from the public library to government girls higher secondary school and transferred Raheela Bibi to the public library.

Complete story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104645584&Issue=NP_GRW&Date=20171018


Data entry operator recruited again:

Gujranwala: Data entry operator has been recruited again due to previous issue on sale of computers.

Complete story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104645581&Issue=NP_GRW&Date=20171018


Event held at special education school:

Sargodha: An event was held at the special education school to celebrate the “special charhi” day.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_SGD&Page=Metropolitan_Page009&Date=20171018&Pageno=9&View=1

Awards for officers and field staff who worked on 5th and 6th grade examinations

Faisalabad: Punjab Examination Commission has decided to award officers and field staff on their performance on grade 5th and 6th examinations.

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Games and sports events in schools at Tehsil level

Faisalabad: Under Education Department, games and sports events are being held in differents Tehsils.  

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104645059&Issue=NP_FSB&Date=20171018


Bus conductor arrested

Lahore: CM Punjab ordered CCPO Lahore Amin Wains to arrest bus conductor who tortured children.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104646488&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20171018


Prize distribution ceremony at Girls Higher Secondary School Kharianwala

Kharianwala: Prize giving ceremony was held Government Girls Higher Secondary School Kharianwala in which students who secured good positions in HSSC part II examination were given prizes.  

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104644869&Issue=NP_FSB&Date=20171018


Incorrect lists of teachers issued

Sanghar: Education Officer added names of deceased and retired officers in list of teachers who remained absent.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104643860&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20171018


National Education Conference given final form

Lahore: the 8th education conference will be held on 21st October in Faisal Auditorium of Punjab University.

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Dengue spray prohibited in educational institutes

Lahore: School admin has been ordered to improve cleanliness in order to avoid Dengue as the spray has been prohibited in school buildings.

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15 million children do not go to school

Lahore: Regional Chairman of Federation, Manzoor ul Haq said that there is a problem in the education sector of Pakistan. 15 million are out of school. There is a need for provision of quality education.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-10-18/page-7/detail-5


Literature and Revolution

In a paper “Impact of Russian Revolution on contemporary Art, literature and Theatre”activist and faulty member of the University of Edinburg Dr Talat spoke of the factors that contributed to making of all the India Progressive Writer's association and movement of writers.

Complete story:https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/237749-Literature-and-revolutions


Student injured after violence inflicted by teacher

Rawalpindi: Race Course Police arrested a teacher after a 6-year-old girl student was tortured by teacher of a private school.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-18-2017/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=49.gif




Many government schools closed in Thatta

Thatta: Promises by education Department remained unfulfilled as many government schools are closed, shortage of furniture and other missing facilities.

Complete story:  https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104643846&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20171018


'SPEB is helping to improve quality of education'

Karachi: United States Consul-General Grace Shelton and Education Minister Jam Mehtab Dahar attended on Tuesday an agreement-signing between the schools education and literacy department and private organizations to manage government schools built under USAID.

Complete story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201710180020&EN_ID=11201710180010&EMID=11201710180004





Secretary Schools Education transferred authorities at lower level

Karachi: To make things easier and effective, Security School Education transferred authorities at lower level and notification has been issued.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/detail.asp?id=390697


Women entrepreneurs raise voice for educating girls

Karachi: Ladies fund gathers 150 women professionals and entrepreneurs belonging to different fields of life to see the work of SME artisan craftswomen and raise funds for deserving girls.

Complete story:https://dailytimes.com.pk/126926/women-entrepreneurs-raise-funds-educating-girls/


Report demanded from committee on teachers payment

Karachi: Secretary Schools Education Dr. Iqbal Durrani has formed a committee regarding matter of 7000 teachers and staff payment stopped because of biometric verification.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/detail.asp?id=390543


Letters to the editor


Education is basic right of a child



Increase fees in private schools




Secretary Education Board held charge

Multan: Mr. Khastooraji Shad took as new Secretary Board of Education Multan. He has started his work.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104645893&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20171018


CEO visits Schools

Qadirpuraan: CEO Multan Raees Ahmed paid an unscheduled visit to Government Higher Secondary School Qadirpuraan, checking its cleanliness.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104645895&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20171018


Punjab Teachers Union revolt against privatization of schools

Lodhran: A meeting of Punjab Teachers Union was held under Senior Provincial Vice President Malik Sajjad Akhtar, pointing to protest against privatization of government schools.

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Session Judge visits school

Badin: The Session Judge Badin took notice of crumbling condition of Primary School Muhammad Umar Dilwani after airing of news report about the school. He paid visit to the building and directed the concerned authorities to immediately resolve the issue.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130562259&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20171018


Agitation against unavailability of teacher in school

Islam Kot: A protest was carried by the resident of Village Majni Ji Dhani, along with students, against unavailability of teacher in school, telling that school was dysfunctional since last year.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130562246&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20171018


School building near to collapse

Nabi Sar Road: The building of Government main Primary School Ameer Bakhsh Babar has reached to collapsing condition, due to carelessness of education department. Residents cried that no office cooperates in that regard.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130562253&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20171018



Only one teacher to teach 200 students

Manjhand: Students of the Government Primary School Ali Abad took out a protest against shortage of teachers in the school, stating that only one teacher was available to teach 200 students.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130562425&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20171018



Five teachers to teach 450 students

Mubarak Pur: The Government Primary School Mubarak Pur is facing acute shortage of teachers; only five teachers are available to teach about 450 students. Students recorded protest against the shortage.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130562475&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20171018



Occupied school building vacated

Khanpur: A four room based Primary School of Haji Saiwati Brohi was occupied by local influential since years and its building was utilized as storage house.  But the building was now vacated by the Civil Judge, reinstating the school.

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Professors deprived of postings

Sanghar: Professors getting promotions in grade 20 have been deprived of deputation since long time. It has been exposed that some of them have taken their postings by illegal means of giving bribe to Sindh secretariat staff.

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106 schools are under construction in Karachi and Northern Sindh

Karachi: US Consul General Grace Shelton and Sindh Minister for Education Jam Mehtab Dahar on Tuesday witnessed the signing of agreement between School Education and Literacy Department and private organizations to manage government schools built under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP).

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104643938&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20171018


Most of government schools dysfunctional in Thatta

Thatto: All claims of Sindh Government for Education have been left over to statements, hundreds of students are put behind the curtain deprive of basic facilities. Most of the government schools are reported to be dysfunctional in district Thatta due to carelessness of the department.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104643846&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20171018


Scandal of stopping salary of 7000 teachers

Karachi: The Secretary Schools Education Dr. Iqbal Durrani has issued directives to form a committee to investigate the matter of stoppage of salaries of 7000 teachers due to bio-metric issues. The committee was bound to submit concerned report in 15 days.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/detail.asp?id=390543


Education Department did not take action against exposed corrupt officers

Karachi: No action was yet started against 209 corrupt officer of Education Department after they were exposed by NAB. Still 27 Officers are given the charges of prominent seats.

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Kuli Mir Hassan School under shortage of facilities

Mastung: The Government Boys Middle School Kuli Mir Hassan was upgraded in 2010, but the building is too short to carry over academic process, due to shortage of class rooms; students have to sit under open sky.

Complete Story: http://dailyazadiquetta.com/epaper/m/49294/59e6523a8817d


Demand to depute lecturer in inter college

Naal: It has been openly demanded by public for deputation of Lecturers in Inter College Naal, stating that building was completed and classes are about to start.

Complete Story: http://dailyazadiquetta.com/epaper/m/49298/59e65260dab3c


Dhadar College Students carry protest rally

Dhadar: A protest rally was held by the students of Inter College Dhadar accompanied by Bakhtiar Ahmed Chandio against delay in up gradation of the college.

Complete Story: http://dailyazadiquetta.com/epaper/m/49378/59e66cec73fea


Education is affected due to teachers’ shortage

Bakhtiarabad: The Central Chair Person All Pakistan Tunia Itehad Khan Muhammad Tunia has and others have said in a joint statement that vacant posts in High School Tunia, Girls Middle School Tunia should be filled to suffice the shortage.

Complete Story: https://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/


No compromise with absent teachers: DC Zhob

Zhob: Absent teachers will not be given any leniency and their carelessness will not be tolerated. The views were shared by Deputy Commissioner Zhob.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-18-2017/quetta/page8.asp

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Our focus of education is children and their future, says Atif Khan

Peshawar: Provincial Minister for Education Muhammad Atif Khan has issued directives to concerned authorities of his department to focus on children out of schools to bring them to schools, so that they may not be deprived of education. He also said that his entire focus of education is children and their future.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper-detail.php?image=ODU2Nzk=




There is need to promote education likely to modern period

Peshawar: The Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engineer Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said that standard education is crucial for development of any society and there is dire need to bring education up to mark of modern time period.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper-detail.php?image=ODU3Nzc=




Recommendations demanded for regularization of 324 IT teachers

Peshawar: On the directives of Provincial Government, Education Department has sent details of 500 IT staff and 324 IT teachers to the government for their regularization.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104644604&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20171018