19th Oct 2017



Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


We will not let lack of funds hinder schools’ construction - Asad Qaiser

Peshawar: New schools are being constructed in PK-35 as well as additional rooms in existing buildings, said speaker of the provincial assembly.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104648297&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20171019


Commitment for education

Bannu: Federal Minister for Housing Akram Durrani eulogized the commitment of President Mamnoon Hussain towards promotion of quality education & science technology in country.

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Beaconhouse inaugurates Abbotabad and Nowshera campuses

Abbotabad: Beaconhouse School System (BSS) inaugurated two new custom-built campuses in Abbottabad and Nowshera. The Abbottabad campus has all the facilities that a modern school requires with playing fields, modern libraries and labs, the school said. Beaconhouse School System Chief Executive Kasim Kasuri was the chief guest and Executive Director Nassir Kasuri was the guest of honour at the occasion.

Complete story: https://dailytimes.com.pk/127345/beaconhouse-inaugurates-abbottabad-nowshera-campuses/


Increments of 183 school heads stopped

Peshawar: Show cause notices have been issued to male and female school heads after poor performance of their schools in the 2017 matric exams.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104648261&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20171019


Government ready to confirm 324 IT teachers

Peshawar: The sit-in of 324 project, ad-hoc, and contractual teachers at Bani Gala in front of PTI Chief Imran Khan’s residence proved successful forcing the provincial government to take steps for the regularization of their services.

Complete story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201710190009&EN_ID=11201710190006&EMID=11201710190001


Bill prepared for time scale of all cadre teachers

Peshawar: The bill also includes permanency of 40 thousand NTS teachers and school-based policy.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104648259&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20171019




Role of global organizations crucial in promotion of education

Quetta: Secretary Education Abdul Fateh Bhangar emphasized the importance of international donor agencies, UNICEF and the whole union of countries in the promotion of education.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104646875&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20171019


Education fund eaten up by corruption - Nasir Baloch

Quetta: Baloch Students Organization leader said making education a political affair has resulted in funds being taken up by corruption.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104646927&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20171019


Political element is being added to educational institutes

Quetta: JTI leaders said that the present provincial govt has brought around the decline of a previously commendable education system in Balochistan.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104646924&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20171019


Medical funds to be provided to teachers

Quetta: Deputy President, Government Teachers Association District Lehri Gul Khan Mastoi that teachers not provided their medical funds is not fair. Authorities should take notice of it.

Completes story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-19-2017/Quetta/page4.asp




Second Children Lok Mela held

Islamabad: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) on Wednesday held second Children Lok Mela under the slogan ‘Harnessing Culture with Education’ in collaboration with training wing of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE).

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Call for reviewing education policy to curb terrorism

Islamabad: Parliamentarians, representatives of the civil society, academicians and policymakers Wednesday unanimously emphasised the need to review the educational policy and ensure training of teachers to eliminate terrorism from the country.

Complete story:https://dailytimes.com.pk/127545/call-reviewing-education-policy-curb-terrorism/




Dangerous school buildings in Punjab await reconstruction

Lahore: The Punjab government needs two more years to implement one of its ‘high priority’ programmes of reconstruction dangerous school buildings in the province, despite labeling it a “Strategic Interventions” in 2014, a highly placed Planning Department source reveals.
Complete story: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/10/19/lahore-e-paper-october-19-2017/

Headmistress, students greeted for winning world award
Gojra: Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has congratulated the headmistress and students of Government Girls High School of Gojra for winning the International School Award of the British Council.

Civic education should be made part of curriculum

Multan: Civic education should be made part of the curriculum to enable youth comprehend their fundamental rights as well as obligations towards the state.

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Health and safety efforts

Multan: Muhammad Ijaz, president expressed that are resources are being directed to bring about an improvement in health and education.
Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-10-19/page-8


Parents and teachers must act up
Multan: District education officer Multan expressed it is necessary for teachers and parents both to act up to bring about improvements in the educational arena.
Complete story:http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-10-19/page-16

Sports important for mental health and education both
Gujranwala: Deputy Mayor Municipal Corporation Salman Khalid emphasized on the promotion of sports for the mental building and development as well as education advancement.
Complete story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_GRW&Page=City_Page002&Date=20171019&Pageno=2&View=1

Education is Punjab Government’s top priority
Sialkot: Deputy Commissioner Sialkot Doctor Farrukh Naveed stated that Sialkot Cadet College is being converted into the best education imparting college.
Complete story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104649558&Issue=NP_GRW&Date=20171019

Cash prize awarded
Hafiz Abad: Government High School No.2 Madina colony’s devoted student was awarded with 50 thousand rupees as cash prize on his performance.
Complete story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104649406&Issue=NP_GRW&Date=20171019

Piles of trash outside a special education centre
Samundri: Government’s special education centre in Samundri which was provided funds more than 5 crore for renovation work earlier is in a bad condition now. There are piles of trash outside the building.
Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104649747&Issue=NP_FSB&Date=20171019


Matric supplementary exam papers uploaded

Multan: According to Controller Examination, supplementary exam papers of matric have been uploaded.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104648434&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20171019


Delay in registration date for grade 5th and 6th

Rawalpindi: Punjab Examination Commission has delayed the registration date for grade 5th and 6th.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104649241&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20171019


Teachers and students problems are being resolved

Lahore: Chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board said Pakistan Model Education Institution is working for resolving problems faced by teachers and students.

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104648931&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20171019


SLS Schools celebrate day of older persons

Rawalpindi: All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning Systems celebrated International Day of Older Persons.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/10-19-2017/page14.asp


Deputy DEO did not transfer NSB grants, renovation work affected

Shujabad: Deputy DEO did not transfer NSB grants in schools’ accounts therefore renovation work and provision of basic facilities at schools were affected.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-10-19/page-2/detail-26




Enrollment in schools increasing gradually

Karachi: Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Dahar has said that enrollment in schools is increasing gradually as the Sindh govt is spending a huge amount on the education sector.

Complete story: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/10/19/karachi-e-paper-october-19-2017/


Govt schools to be provided with basic facilities

Umar Kot: Deputy Commissioner Umar Kot Nadeem Memon has directed to reopen closed primary school.He also instructed to reconstruct the boundary walls of elementary schools & to provide basic facilities in schools.

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Facilities to be provided in 4,000 selected schools

Karachi: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed the Education Department to select at least 4,000 schools and all the facilities should be provided within the next 6 months. Six billion rupees have been approved for this purpose.

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Agreements for management of USAID funded schools

Karachi: Consul General Grace Shelton & Sindh Education Minister Mehtab Dahar has witnessed the signing of agreement between Sindh Education Deptt & private organizations to manage Govt schools constructed by USAID funded under Sindh BAsic Education Programme.

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CM approves Rs6bn for improving 4,000 schools

Karachi: Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday approved Rs6 billion for equipping 4,000 schools in the province with all necessary facilities in the next six months.

Complete story: https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=19_10_2017_117_002




Letters to the editor


Private schools



Child Labor







No compromise on security of educational institutes

Multan: The Regional Police Officer Muhammad Idrees has said that no compromise will be on the security of educational institutes. He was addressing a meeting.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-10-19/page-3


Teachers to put on uniform

Khanewal: Government of Punjab has decided for government teachers to wear uniform during their school hours.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-10-19/page-2/detail-37


Villagers protested against unavailability of school building

Chelhaar: A protest was carried by the residents of Village Saahiyaaro against unavailability of middle school building, furniture and teachers.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130562680&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20171019



Civil Judge pays visit to schools

Naushero Feroz: Third Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate Naushero Feroz Ghulam Madani Memon paid a visit to different schools of the district, checking student and teacher’s attendance; facilities and SMC funds. He directed to present him fund’s report.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130562688&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20171019



C.M approves funds for 4,000 schools

Karachi: The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed the Education Department to select minimum 4000 schools and they should be provided all basic facilities in next six months, by his approval of funds.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130562808&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20171019


Primary school under basic problems

Dadu: The Government Primary School Jalb Deri is facing acute problems of basic facilities; school staff is getting salary at homes without attending duties.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2017-10-19/news/page8/1%20(9).htm


Hundreds of school building dilapidating in Taluka Golarchi

Golarchi: Most of the school buildings of 479 schools in Taluka Golarchi are under shortage of safe drinking water, washrooms and compound walls. Number of school buildings are left to crumbling condition, putting student education at stake.

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Primary school dysfunctional

Umerkot: All claims of Sindh Government for spreading education have been in vain, the Government Primary School Naseer Lala Muhammad Rajar is closed affecting education of about 30 students.

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Girls deprived of scholarship stipend

Faridabad: The students of Government Girls High School Faridabad have been kept aloof of getting scholarship stipend for past seven years.

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Students protest against teacher

Sun: A protest was carried by the students of Primary School Singhar Khoso against school teacher, on remaining continuously absent from school.

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Academic process affected due to unavailability of teacher

Islamkot: Education of more than fifty students was being affected due to unavailability of teacher in government primary school in Taluka Mitthi. The residents declared that no teacher was deputed after retirement of a teacher.

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DC Ziarat directs strict action against absent teachers

Ziarat: A meeting of District Education Group was held under Deputy Commissioner Ziyarat Muhammad Afzal. He directed the concerned authorities to compose a report of absent teachers and dysfunctional schools, stressing to act strictly against ghost teachers.

Complete Story: http://dailyazadiquetta.com/epaper/m/49462/59e796c9a3244


Bogus appointments of teachers is treachery

Mastung: Provincial President Diploma Holders Association Ghulam Murtaza Banglazai and others have said in a joint statement that bogus appointment of teachers is treachery with nation and country.

Complete Story: http://dailyazadiquetta.com/epaper/m/49478/59e797ba92e63


Secretary Education praises UNICEF’s services

Quetta: The Secretary Education Abdul Fateh Bhangar has said extracurricular activities are also important likewise academic activities; there is still a need to promote these extra activities. He also praised the services of UNICEF in provision of education.

Complete Story: http://dailyazadiquetta.com/epaper/m/49542/59e7ed60cb0be



PSF stressed to restore Girls Middle School

Quetta: Pashtoon Students Federation has declared in joint statement that Government Girls Middle School Yousaf Kuch should be restored after bringing absent teachers to school.

Complete Story: https://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page2/


Joint meeting of education, UNICEF and NCH

Zhob: A joint meeting of Education Department, UNICEF and NCH was held at DC Office followed by Deputy Commissioner Azeem Kakar, Education Officer and others. It was jointly decided to restore closed schools and make teachers bound to their duties.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104647008&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20171019


Protest against not upgrading Inter college

Dhadar: A protest was carried by the students of Government Inter College Dhadar against not upgrading the college.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-19-2017/quetta/page7.asp
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

183 school heads’ increments stopped for two years

Peshawar: Provincial Government has stopped annual increment of 183 heads of government schools, on their poor performance in matriculation results.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104648261&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20171019


Asad Qaisar directs to expedite construction work of schools

Peshawar: The Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Asad Qaisar has directed to expedite the construction work of new schools in PK 35.

Complete Story: http://www.dailysubh.pk/peshawar?date=2017-10-19&page=3


15000 more teachers are being recruited

Peshawar: The Minister for Information and Public Health Engineering Shah Farmaan has declared that there was shortage of 55 teachers in the province; forty thousand have been recruited, further 15000 teachers are being appointed.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/m/38883/59e7a5167f7bd