21st April 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Karak Varsity reserves two seats for GB, Chitral students

The academic council of the Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak has approved two seats for the students of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral. The decision was taken at a meeting of the council presided over by Vice-Chancellor Dr Ibrahim Khattak on Wednesday. It also approved to give fee remission to those students who were appearing in the university examinations from jails.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1253443/karak-varsity-reserves-two-seats-for-gb-chitral-students

Order of ceasing procedure against the private schools

Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court Mazhar Alam Mian Khel and Justice Muhammad Dawood Khan ordered to stop the procedure against some Private schools at Hayatabad.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103469873&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160421

No society can progress without education

President of Olympic Association Shahid Shanwari said society cannot develop without education. Parents must focus on the study of their children. There are few educational resources in the tribal area due to which students are unable to get high education.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-04-21/page-3


Rich people must donate for spreading education

President Misbah-ul-Islam of Teachers organization said revolution can be brought by raising learning activities of needy and poor students in this regard donation from rich people can be very helpful.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2016-04-21/page-8/detail-24 


Court stays cancellation of UoP land lease

A Peshawar High Court bench on Wednesday stopped the Nowshera district government from proceeding further on an order through which the lease of a vast piece of land of the botanical garden of the University of Peshawar in Azakhel area was cancelled and the university administration was directed to hand it over to the government.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1253446/court-stays-cancellation-of-uop-land-lease


Mohmand teachers plan protest in Islamabad

Teachers of the state-run schools on Wednesday announced boycott of the classes to press the government to accept their demands. Leaders of the Watan Pal Teachers Association and Tanzeem Asatiza, including Marjan Ali, Dast Ali and Haji Mushtaq told reporters that government had assured them of upgrading their scale.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/114157-Mohmand-teachers-plan-protest-in-Islamabad


Parents not sending kids to school to be held in Mohmand

The political administration on Wednesday said that parents of the out-of-school children in Mohmand Agency would be arrested. The Fata Secretariat had started enrolment campaign from April 8 that would continue till May 31 under the education emergency announced by the governor. Several functions and walks were being held in Mohmand Agency to create awareness among parents about the importance of education.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/114159-Parents-not-sending-kids-to-school-to-be-held-in-Mohmand


Striking a deal: Girls school in Mattani reopens after 25 years

Closed for nearly 25 years, Government Girls Primary School (GGPS) Mattani No.1 in Peshawar district reopened for girls on Wednesday. Classes could not commence at the school for over two decades as owners of the land would not let teachers and students enter the building because of a land dispute. Finally it was agreed that one relative of the owner would be appointed at the GGPS.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1088831/striking-a-deal-girls-school-in-mattani-reopens-after-25-years/




HEC distances itself from rejection of QAU faculty appointments

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) said on Wednesday that it has nothing to do with the rejection of promotions and appointments of faculty at the Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU), whose cases were turned down by the varsity’s own syndicate.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1253433/hec-distances-itself-from-rejection-of-qau-faculty-appointments




Demand of teachers union, not to handover public schools to PEF

Members of teacher union told express news to not handover the government schools to Punjab Education Foundation it will restricts the poor kids from getting education and their future will be destroyed.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103470291&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160421


570 contract employees to be permanent

DCO Kanza Murtaza of Attock ordered to permanent the 570 employees on Contract

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103470289&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160421


One teacher catering to 250 students in Govt School

In April this year, the government launched a nationwide school enrolment drive, claiming that improving the enrolment of children in schools lies at the forefront of improving Pakistan’s education system. But the other side of the same coin seems to have gone untouched.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1253428/one-teacher-catering-to-250-students-in-govt-school


Students display life-changing solutions through projects

Students of different universities displayed solutions that can change the way we live, work and play at the national final for Imagine Cup 2016 organised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Microsoft on Wednesday. HEC Executive Director Dr. Arshad Ali was chief guest on the occasion. Microsoft Pakistan Country Head Nadeem A. Malik and HEC Director General (IT) Anwar Amjad also attended the event.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/114170-Students-display-life-changing-solutions-through-projects


Quranic education to be imparted in public schools

Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman attended the 4th Annual Day organised by Al Huda International School at Pak-China Friendship Centre here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/114176-Quranic-education-to-be-imparted-in-public-schools



FAST National Solutions Convention ends

National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, FAST, three-day flagship event titled NaSCon (National Solutions Convention) concludes here, says a press release. The student-run event with 51 sub-events related to business management, computer sciences, engineering and socials and sports, successfully catered over 4,000 participants from all across Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/114179-FAST-National-Solutions-Convention-ends


Dilapidated structure of education directorate turns into haunted house due to govt negligence

A dispute over ownership of 155 years-old building of district’s directorate of education has not been resolved since 32 years and the building has turned into ghost bungalow due to negligence and lack of interest by the Punjab government, district management and education department. This ancient and precious building is now in shambles owing to lack of proper upkeep, renovation and decoration and lives of scores of employees and applicants have been put at stake.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/21-Apr-16/dilapidated-structure-of-education-directorate-turns-into-haunted-house-due-to-govt-negligence


Minister terms proper education for children best investment

Minister of State Engr Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman has said that spending on proper education of the children is the best investment made by parents. He said this while addressing the 4th Annual Day of the Al Huda International School at Pak China Friendship Centre Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/21/minister-terms-proper-education-for-children-best-investment/


NICON is a superior institution: Dr. AQ Khan

Renowned scientist expressed that NICON group of colleges is a superior institution in the field of technical and vocational courses. He was glad to express that its branches have now spread in Middle East and America.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-21&edition=ISL&id=2315183_93284205


Convocation of PIEAS held

The convocation of the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences was held at the university auditorium where Dr. Ahsan Iqbal distributed the degrees among the students. Chairman PIEAS stated that 100 of the 143 faculty members at PIEAS are foreign qualified (PhD).

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-21&edition=ISL&id=2315184_75333415


QaU syndicate nullifies out of merit appointments

The Higher Education Commission has stated that the syndicate of the Quaid -e-Azam University Islamabad has nullified the appointments that were made out of merit.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-21&edition=ISL&id=2315188_59676231


IIUI: Spring Gala starts with book-fair

Spring Gala of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) commenced with a two-day book-fair at new campus of the university which was inaugurated by the President IIUI, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Dariweesh. Spring Gala 2016 of the university is series of more than 30 events such as literary events, social events, book-fair, speeches, sports, exhibitions and seminars in which a large number of university students would showcase their talent. Book-fair which is a kick-off activity of the varsity’s spring gala, is being organized by the Student Advisor’s Office and Central Library of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI).

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/21/iiui-spring-gala-starts-with-book-fair/ 



Preston University holds Inter-University ‘Qirat’, ‘Debate’ Competitions

Preston University organized inter-university ‘Qirat’ and ‘bilingual (English/Urdu) declamation contests held here under varsity’s on-going mega annual event “Spring Splash 2016”. According to a news release here Wednesday, the public and private universities of eminence from Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Kohat, Peshawar, Lahore and other cities of Punjab participated in these competitions.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/21/preston-university-holds-inter-university-qirat-debate-competitions/


Real heroes of Pakistan: A Seminar at Iqra University

A seminar on Social Entrepreneurship was arranged Iqra University Islamabad Campus under the umbrella of “Iqra Centre for Social Responsibility” by Assistant Professor “Mr. Usman Kemal”. Mr. Muhammad Ayub Khan, also known as Master Ayub who is a Pakistani teacher, humanitarian and public servant, renowned for spending his after-job hours and weekends, teaching children was invited as to deliver a lecture on social entrepreneurship.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/21/real-heroes-of-pakistan-a-seminar-at-iqra-university/  


Ahsan for adopting modern techniques in research

Convocation 2016 was held at Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), the leading engineering institution of the country, with Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal as chief guest. The minister conferred degrees on the successful candidates of PhD, MS, and BS in the disciplines of nuclear engineering, systems engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear medicine, radiation and medical oncology, medical physics, physics, materials engineering and process engineering.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/21-Apr-2016/ahsan-for-adopting-modern-techniques-in-research




‘Renewed Commitments required for Quality Education’

The representatives of the Punjab government, the School Education Department, the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, UNICEF and UNESCO have stressed the need to focus on sustainable development goal - 4 (SDG-4).

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1253401/renewed-commitments-required-for-quality-education


Modern Knowledge a useful investment: Shahbaz

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the younger generation is guarantee to a bright future of Pakistan, and provision of resources for equipping the youth with modern knowledge is a useful investment and the government will provide all-out funds for this purpose. He said the Punjab government had devised a programme to send 500 youths to China to learn Chinese language. He said the first batch of 66 students would leave for China tomorrow.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/114136-Modern-knowledge-a-useful-investment-Shahbaz




PU wins performing Arts Festival

Punjab University students from various departments have participated in different competitions and shown their outstanding performances in CDES 18th All Pakistan Performing Arts Festival 2016 (APPAF) and declared Overall Champion.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/114142-PU-wins-performing-arts-festival


Cultural Session

Society for Cultural Education in collaboration with ‘Thaap’ will organise a special session on Anna Molka Ahmed, a renowned artist and art teacher of the sub-continent, titled ‘Remembering Anna Molka Ahmed at 37-D, Main Gulberg at 4pm today.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/114144-Cultural-session



The Pet Centre of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore organised a seminar to create awareness about 'Zoonotic diseases of pets and human health' here on Wednesday. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/114147-Seminar 



KEMU students protest

The students of King Edward Medical University held a protest demonstration on Wednesday against what they called injustice in the examination system. The students’ protest got the impetus when a 4th year student of MBBS staged a suicide drama by climbing a water tank for failing/detention in the examination a day before yesterday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/114150-KEMU-students-protest


UET Seminar: ‘Academia-Industry linkages can boost growth’

The gap between education and its practice can be narrowed by linking up academia and industry, Prof James Trevelyan from the University of Western Australia said on Wednesday. Trevelyan was addressing the seminar titled: Bridging the Education-Practice Divide: Developing Graduate Engineers Who Stand out from the Crowd, held at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1088802/uet-seminar-academia-industry-linkages-can-boost-growth/


MoU signed between Us Embassy, ITU to Build Lincoln Corner on University Campus

Deputy Chief of Mission for the American Embassy in Pakistan Jonathan Pratt and Information Technology University (ITU) Vice Chancellor Dr. Umar Saif signed a Memorandum of Understanding on April 19 that establishes a partnership between the University and the U.S. Consulate General in Lahore to build a Lincoln Corner in the University’s campus.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/21/mou-signed-between-us-embassy-itu-to-build-lincoln-corner-on-university-campus/


Minister terms proper education for children best investment

Minister of State Eng. Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman has said that spending on proper education of the children is the best investment made by parents. He said this while addressing the 4th Annual Day of the Al Huda International School at Pak China Friendship Centre Wednesday.

Complete Story: www.pakobserver.net/2016/04/21/minister-terms-proper-education-for-children-best-investment/


TEVTA inks MoU With Millat equipment

TEVTA signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Millat Equipment Ltd. to start 4 demand driven courses. These courses, including CNC Operator, Electricians, Machinists and Quality Inspectors Programmes, will be started in respective TEVTA Institutes. After successful starting of these courses, new courses relevant to engineering sector will also be initiated to promote public private partnership.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/21/tevta-inks-mou-with-millat-equipment/



KE University protest continues

The protest by the students of the King Edward University continued. The students have threatened to stage a sit-in on the Mall road if their demands were not met in 24 hours. The protests had begun after the suicide of a student.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-21&edition=LHR&id=2316007_37786940



Students will go China for Learning Chinese

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said youngsters are the future of our country, we will provide them with all resources for learning modern studies. He further said Punjab Govt. will send 500 students to China for learning Chinese all the expense related to it will be spend by Govt.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103471094&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160421



Date sheet of intermediate annual exams 2016

Date of Punjab Board Intermediate exams 2016 has been issued, according to schedule exams are starting from 7th of May.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-04-21/page-8/detail-27


Technical Education is important for eradication of unemployment

Modern technical education is the need of Country. Newtech is working so as to promote technical education in order to eradicate unemployment from the country.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103471065&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160421


Wrong calculations by Education Department, Books extinct from market

Parents and students faced difficulty because of the shortage of books in schools as well as in market.

According to the source books must be available till 31st March but due to wrong calculations of education department 25% shortage was seen in Govt. Schools and 80% in Market.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103471052&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160421


National Language is helpful for the progress of country

Dr. Muhammad Allama Iqbal spread his message through Urdu and Farsi all over the world. Dr. Sadaf Ali said nations of the world feel proud of their national language and this is the reason of their success our bad luck we haven’t follow Urdu language even after the Court order for implementation of Urdu Language.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103470406&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160421


Opening of Micro Lab of Bio-Chemical Lab at Federal Urdu University

Registrar Muhammad Saarim on the eve of opening of Bio-Chemical micro lab at Federal Urdu University said that they will provide all the resources to students and teachers for modern research.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103469484&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160421


PEF instructs schools to submit registration

The Punjab Education Foundation has instructed the schools to submit the registration forms under the New School Program. Meanwhile free books were distributed in partner schools in different regions of Punjab.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-21&edition=LHR&id=2316019_19353769


Prize distribution ceremony in DHA Senior Girls School

The prize distribution ceremony was held at the DHA Senior Girls School where prizes were distributed among 125 students. Administrator DHA Lahore Brig Zafar Yasin Babar was the chief guest at the occasion.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-21&edition=LHR&id=2316022_97637593


Stay order in VC Case extended till 25 April

The stay order in the appointment of the vice chancellors case of the 4 public sector universities has been extended till the 25th of April. The court has summoned Advocate General Punjab for assistance in the case.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-21&edition=LHR&id=2316012_36597166


Traders protest against not repairing the school

The traders of the area protested against the authorities for not repairing Shaukat Government Girls School. The protesters said that the building structure is old and it can come down to earth any time.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-21&edition=ISL&id=2315659_29654918


Improper security at 400 schools

The administration has issued notices to 400 public as well as private schools that have been identified as lagging behind in the security arrangements. Cases would be registered against the schools that do not make adequate arrangements within the stipulated time.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-21&edition=ISL&id=2315669_83456698


Handing of schools to PEF despite assurances is wrong

The Punjab Teachers Union District Rawalpindi has stated that the handing over of the schools to the Punjab Education Foundation despite earlier assurances is a wrong act.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-21&edition=ISL&id=2315680_65787115




Transfer of Principal recommended after his row with teachers

Two committees tasked to probe a long-standing stand-off between the principal and teachers of the Govt Degree College have recommended transfer of the principal to restore peaceful academic atmosphere at the college and save student’s future, Dawn learnt on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1253366/transfer-of-principal-recommended-after-his-row-with-teachers


NFEH, VU sign three-year agreement

The Virtual University of Pakistan and National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) have entered into a three-year agreement under which students will be given special orientation and awareness session to help them be fully conversant about environmental issues and protect natural resources.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/114121-NFEH-VU-sign-three-year-agreement


KU announces admissions for MPhil, PhD Programmes

The registrar of the University of Karachi, Professor Dr Moazam Ali Khan, on Wednesday announced admissions in MPhil, PhD, MS and MD programmes for the year 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/114122-KU-announces-admissions-for-MPhil-PhD-programmes  


Project for supporting women it graduates launched

The project of supporting female Information Technology (IT) graduates access to information Technology Sectors through internship program was launched here at Hamdard University Campus on Wednesday. The project was launched under the Gender Equity Program (GEP) of Aurat Foundation with support of USAID and the project would be executed by Hamdard University.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/21/project-for-supporting-women-it-graduates-launched/


Building of Degree College still not completed at Tandu Allah Yar

Degree College at Tandu Allah Yar was planned to be completed in 2010 but still after 5 years it is pending. Local residence installed their wheat processing machines in the rooms of college.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-04-21/page-2


A government school near Quaid’s Tomb is deprived of electricity

In Karachi a Qureshi government high school near Quaid’s tom is without electricity for the past 6 years. Due to heat intensity in summer students are not attending the school.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-04-21/page-8/detail-12


School monitors get appointment letters across Sindh

The Sindh education and literacy department has handed over appointment letters to monitoring assistants recruited for regular monitoring of schools. Under the directorate of monitoring and evaluation at every district, monitoring system has been put in place including chief monitoring officers and assistant monitors to monitor schools using the mobile application Sindh Schools Monitoring System, said a statement issued on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/04/20/city/karachi/monitors-get-appointment-letters-to-monitor-schools-across-sindh/


Admissions start in Karachi University

The admissions in the M.Phil., PhD, MS and MD courses have started in the Karachi University. The last date for the submission of applications is 28th April. The forms can also be downloaded from the university website.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-21&edition=KCH&id=2315025_90197476


Sindh Madrassat-ul-Islam clarifies on employees issue

The Sindh Madrassat-ul-Islam has issued a clearance on the employee’s issue. According to the Director Public Relations of the university, the hearing of the case had been postponed till the 3rd of May without any indictment by the court.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-21&edition=KCH&id=2315031_14289635


STBB has hurt the religious sentiment

Islami Jamiat Talaba Karachi representative Sajid Khan has stated that the Sindh Text Book Board has hurt the religious sentiment of the masses by excluding chapters from the syllabus of the 6th class.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-21&edition=KCH&id=2315033_16931128


Lecture at Karachi University today

A lecture on “Ways to deal with Corruption in Pakistan” would be held in the Karachi University today. The lecture is organized by the social sciences department of the KU. Renowned economist Dr. Shahid Hussain Siddiqui will be the keynote speaker.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-21&edition=KCH&id=2315509_37789740


45 candidates caught cheating on the last day

As many as 45 candidates were caught cheating at the last day of the examination of the matriculation. Special vigilance teams were on duty in the six districts of Karachi to curb the cheating mafia in the examination.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-21&edition=KCH&id=2315520_51935427


CM orders enrolment drive in central district

The chief minister Sindh has ordered to start an enrolment drive in the central district of Karachi. The monitoring committees of the education department would visit the schools to assess the results of the schools.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-21&edition=KCH&id=2315525_55633282




Sensible Career Planning By ‘Syed Najaf Raza’

What truly is education? We have grown up but do we remember anything that we remember our percentage or marks we obtained in our school or college exams. The thing we mostly remember only from our progress report card was any good or bad remarks written on that report and as the history repeats itself, now the remarks on the reports of our children is equally important for them. A progress report card cannot define the success or failings of a person in his / her future life. A report card can’t show the actual interest one has for his future.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/21/sensible-career-planning/


Load shedding & exams By ‘Sahira Baloch’

Load shedding has become a major problem for the citizens of Turbat, especially for the students who confront difficulties in their study. According to the weather researcher the centigrade of the region has reached about 38 degrees which can gradually increase in coming days.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/04/21/comment/load-shedding-exams/


Text Books of Balochistan By ‘Niaz Meer’

Textbooks play a vital role in the development of a country. No doubt, textbooks are the sources which promote the reading culture and make us aware about manifold information. Unfortunately, the provided textbooks of Balochistan board are not satisfactory. They are full of grammatical mistakes, spelling errors and incorrect figures. The government and the concerned authorities should take step regarding this so that the textbooks must not be misspelled.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/04/21/comment/text-books-of-balochistan/


Sindh’s education By ‘Fida Zaman’

Quality education plays a great role in bringing positive changes. But the education in Pakistan, however, appears worse than other Asian countries, especially the education in Sindh, which is next to nothing. Due to the apathy of the government, literacy rate is reducing and getting worse day by day. Above all, some schools contain no proper infrastructure and the teachers remain absent.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/04/21/comment/sindhs-education/


Robbery in the premises of University

Karachi is suffering from law and order situation, where law enforcement agencies are not able to control the robbery, snatching and stealing of public property from street criminals. Similarly, the premises of University of Karachi are also affected from thieves, neither students’ bikes are saved nor their mobiles phones. Silver Jubilee Gate, Sheikh Zahid Gate, Maskan Gate, Pharmacy Canteen and surrounding areas of Mahmood Husain Library are the most affected area of University of Karachi.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/04/21/comment/robbery-in-the-premises-of-university/


Lessons in education

Even in our time, the main source of learning in schools is the textbook. No, I do not reduce the teacher to be less important, both in transmitting knowledge, values, skills and being the motivator and organiser of the learning process and its outcome. Sometimes, audio-visual materials are included, as well as excursions, practical and vocational activities, group discussions and other things. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/columns/21-Apr-2016/lessons-in-education


If education department wasn’t given proper focus

Nations who gave priority and put their resources in Education and educational institutes are successful today in making their names. And those nations whose priority was something else are dependent of other nations.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-21-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=15_10.gif

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

We will construct Higher Secondary Schools in Loi Shulman: PA Khyber Open Kachery

Landi Kotal: During the Landi Kotal Loi Shulman area elders meeting, the PA Khyber Capt. (R) Khalid Mehmood said we will do development work in the area without any discrimination and it will positive change in the area. He said we will negotiate with IG, FC and other officials for the appointment of the educated youth in FC, Frontier Constabulary and Military.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103470103&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160421

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.6

Female teachers reject allegations against ASDEO

Sarai Norang: All Khawateen Teacher Circle Kala Mangi Wala rejected the allegation against the Ashraf Ul Nissa ASDEO and said all these allegations are baseless. They hold protest against her transfer and demanded from the Education Department for her immediate re transfer of her old seat otherwise they don’t stop their protest until they all sacrifices for her re transfer.

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

Thousands of children deprived of education even in 21st Century

Peshawar:  Thousands of children of Peshawar ring road area Qazi Kalay & other attached area are deprived of government schools, due to which they are unable to have an education Although Private Schools are there in the area but their fees are not affordable by poor people. This statement was given by social worker Amanullah Khan Mohmand who said that government must provide facilitates of government schools in this area as there are lots of families living in the area  & their children want to have an education.

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

Demand for provision of basic facilities in schools

Peshawar: The Union Councilor Sheikhabad Lady Councilor Mrs. Shoukat Ali said that there are no facilities in government girls schools, so government must provide facilities to government primary & secondary girls school as government is getting a great amount as fund for these schools & government also claim that their first priority is education & to resolve all issues which hinders the education establishment there is no clean water in these schools for students so government must take notice & try to resolve these issues by providing basic facilities in school.

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

Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.6

Education awareness walk

Malakand Agency: The Education awareness walk was held in government Primary School Wirteer Dargai, to aware the people importance of education & its role in success. Many influential people, counselors, Teachers, students, parents, coordinators, leaders attended the walk and said that it is very important for students who are not school going so that they will know that it’s very important for them to be in schools, it will create a decent society which will improve our image.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3

Security issues due to no boundary wall in school

Basham: The Shangla, the greatest education institute of Basham, Faizan School & Degree College lacks a one side boundary wall, due to that more than 600 student lives are in danger, because one side boundary wall is an issue with a local person. So government DIG Malakand & Pak Army leaders must take notice of the situation. These views were expressed by Managing Director of School. He said that Malakand Division was a victim of terrorism for the last many years & government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in this regard issued the strict security instructions to all the schools for the safety of the students’ lives but in this school lives of students are facing a great risk. So Pak Army must interfere to resolve this matter.

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

Girls school students forced to get education under open sky

Takht Bhai: The Municipal Committee Takht Bhai Ex-Councilor Umair Din said that government girl’s school students are forced to get an education under open sky, because construction work has stopped there for the last two months and educational activities in school are almost zero which is destroying students’ precious time so government must take steps to resolve the matters.

Complete Story:  Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3


Demand to issue NTS teachers’ salaries

District Turbat: The President GTA Tehsil Turbat, Mr. Comrade Murad Ali said in statement that NTS pass teachers are still deprived of salaries, for past four months and due to such circumstances teachers are facing financial problems. He demanded from Education Minister, Secretary Education, CM Baluchistan & concerned officials to release salaries of teachers as soon as possible.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/karachi/today/p2/story.php?param=nts-f.jpg

Ghost teachers’ salaries will be stopped: DEO Harnai

District Harnai: The District Education Officer Mr. Muhammad Rafique Tareen said Education department officials are suddenly visiting school for proper check and balance. He said Ghost Teacher’s salaries stopped and they will be treated according to law. He said Provincial Education Minister is also taking efforts for rectifying Education system in Baluchistan and supporting to activate Educational institutions in Baluchistan. He added basic Educational facilities will be provided free of cost in all schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-21-2016/quetta/page7.asp

Khuzdar students in mental confusion due to deprivation of text books: BNP Awami

District Khuzdar: The Tehsil spokesperson Mr. Shafiullah Umrani of BNP Awami Khuzdar & Deputy General Secretary Mr. Aaqib Nadeem said in joint statement that poor parents of Khuzdar took active part in admission campaigns but now is in mental confusion due to unavailability of text books in school. Government Educational emergency is nothing but to make fool of poor public. 70% of Khuzdar population is living lives under poverty line, cannot afford private school’s fees and expenditure of text books so Government should take steps for providence of free & qualitative Education to poor people at their door step being considering basic right.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 4

Primary cause of underdevelopment is lack of education: Liaquat Agha

District Pishin: Mr. Syed Liaquat Agha, Member of Assembly Pashtoonkhwa Map, said Primary cause of underdevelopment is lack of Education; no one paid heed towards this issue in past Governments. Present Government allocated handsome budget for Education development in Province. Nations can only succeed in desired targets when they prioritize Education over all other things. 

Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No. 6


School gate occupied by sewerage water

District Khanewal: The elected Vice Chancellor Mr. Younus Anwer Lodhi shared with Press that the contractor has bungled more than Million rupees in the contract of sewerage system.  Dirty water ponds and its smell causing problems for Students and Teachers of Government Boys High Schools Basti Ahmed Nagar. He shared that they has given applications to Tehsil Municipal Authorities several times but they have not taken any action.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-04-21/page-09

Students are deprived of Higher Education after Matriculation

District Multan: Sikanderabad with the population of near about 50,000 has not a single Government Boys or Girls Degree Collage. The Students (Girls/Boys) have to drop their study after matriculation. Political representatives do not fulfill their promises in this regard.

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.2

Decision to add education budget

District Lahore: The Punjab Government has decided to add Education Budget in year 2016-17. For this RS.5 Billions are sanctioned for Laptop Scheme, while the recommendation reports are demanded from District Governments of Punjab.

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No. 6

Decision to shift teachers in Government Middle and High Schools

After handing over the Primary Schools to Punjab Education Foundation (PEF), the Punjab School Education Department has decided to shift EST and English Teachers to Government Middle/High Schools.

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

Teacher tortures a student

District Rahim Yar Khan: Mr. Moulvi Fayyaz Ahmed of Madarsa Tibba Kareemabad Sayed Pur physically tortured a 7 years old Student. Student’s Father has submitted FIR in Police Station.

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No. 2

Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 8

Teaching of the Holy Quran compulsory in Government Schools

District Islamabad: In a meeting the Education Minister address that Government has decided the teaching of the Holy Quran would be compulsory for the Students, while from 6th to 10th grade students will teach the Quran with translation

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No. 1


Protest against shortage of basic facilities in High School

District Larkana: The Students of Government High School Moen Jo Daro protested against the non completion of construction work of the School and shortage of basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130385208&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160421

Middle School building in crumbling condition

District Khairpur Mirs: The Building of Government Middle School, village Shahan Shar, is deteriorating. Its different parts of walls are tumbling, while student lives are in danger.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-04-21/news/page3/1%20(1).htm

Girls Primary School building deteriorating

District Larkana: The Building of Government Girls Primary School, village Relan Abra, is deteriorating for past two years. The higher authorities are informed about its condition, but no notice is take for its repairing to save student lives.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-04-21/news/page3/1%20(41).htm

243 Primary Schools dysfunctional in district Dadu

District Dadu: The Primary Teachers Association and CRC Dadu organized award program for selection of the Best Teacher, Best Student and School, where Deputy Commissioner Raja Shah Zaman Khuhro, former Assistant Commissioner Nazir Ahmed Soomro, civil society members, students and teachers were present. It was shown in the documentary film that 243 Primary Schools, out of 1966, are dysfunctional, whereas number of schools is without basic facilities of bathrooms, electricity, paly grounds and others.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130385378&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160421


Hunger strike continued against capturing of school plot

District Dadu: The Chairman School Bachayo Committee continued hunger strike, along with other members, against grabbing of plot of Government School Bhan Saeedabad.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130385405&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160421

Villagers stood against closure of school

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of Village Ali Bux Teewno held protest against the supervisor, on closure of Government Boys Primary School.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130385419&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160421

NTS pass teachers protest against not releasing of salary

District Larkana: 217 NTS pass Teachers held protest strike against the education department, on not releasing of salary.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130385434&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160421


No building for school

Karachi/ Malir: More than 600 Students of Government Primary School village Hassan Panhwar are getting education on open ground, due to unavailability of building. Even there is acute shortage of basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130385299&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160421

Protest against Director and EDO Education

District Mirpurkhas: The residents of different villages stood against Director Education Mirpur khas and EDO Jhudo, alleging that both are involved in corruption to release teachers on visa system, by taking monthly bribe.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-04-21/news/page2/1%20(6).htm

School books sold at scrap shop

District Larkana: New Year education session has been started, while the distribution of free text books is running. According to secret information, media persons reached at a scrap shop in Radhan City and took the footages of text books, which were sold on the shop.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_20042016205312.jpg

Teachers protest against stoppage of salary

Karachi/ Malir: The teachers from Malir held protest on National High Way, against stoppage of salary, for past two months.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_20042016205527.jpg

Teacher’s hunger strike against not releasing of salary

District Dadu: The Teachers from Dadu held protest strike on not releasing of salary of 400 Teachers, for past three months.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_20042016205527.jpg

More than 20 schools dysfunctional since years

District Sujawal: More than 20 Girls and Boys Primary Schools of Union Council Jhok Sharif are dysfunctional, since years. Whereas the staff is taking salary without attending the schools; while most of the buildings are turned to storage houses and cattle farms.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_20042016205527.jpg

Rally for children enrolment

District Mirpurkhas: Students and teachers from different schools of Kot Ghulam Muhammad organized a rally for enrolment of children in schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_20042016205527.jpg