23 June 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Teachers flay govt for `ignoring` them in budget

The local chapter of All Primary Teachers Association (Apta) has rejected the provincial and federal budgets, saying that both central and provincial governments have failed to announce an attractive package for them.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=23_06_2015_182_008

HEC’s delaying tactics in laptops distribution to KMU students flayed

Despite merit-based selection for the Prime Minister Laptop Scheme, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) regional office Peshawar is now allegedly adopting delaying tactics in awarding laptops to the students of Khyber Medical University (KMU).

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/23-Jun-2015/hec-s-delaying-tactics-in-laptops-distribution-to-kmu-students-flayed


UoP withdraws harassment case against dean

The University of Peshawar (UoP) has withdrawn charges of sexual harassment against Department of Life and Environmental Science Dean Professor Dr Amir Nawaz Khan after receiving an order to this effect by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan. The governor is the chancellor of universities.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/908053/matter-of-jurisdiction-uop-withdraws-harassment-case-against-dean/




Opposition reservations to be addressed, assembly assured

Adviser to Chief Minister on Finance Mir Abdul Khaliq Lango has assured the opposition members that their reservation will be addressed and that efforts are under way to resolve people`s problems. Earlier, the treasury bench members had noted that huge allocations had been made for the education and health sectors that would benefit the common man.

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4,000 civilians studying in Army schools: GOC

The Southern Command, 41 Division, has been running several education programmes in Balochistan and 4,000 local students from Baloch and Pashtun communities are benefiting from it.

General Officer Commanding Maj Gen Aftab Khan said that Rs90 million were being spent to provide the students with free books, meal, hostel residence, uniform and other facilities.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1189898/4000-civilians-studying-in-army-schools-goc


Expanding the Chmaling Education Program

GOC Division Major General Aftab Khan distributes the text books and check to students for their fees. He said that they are planning to expand the Chmaling Education program to benefit the deserving children of Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-23-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Protest against Balochistan University

Students association is protesting against Balochistan University. They did boycott of final examinations. They said that University admin should improve their behavior. They said that they are holding a big protest on 25th June 2015.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-23-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Reviving the teachers promotion quota

Government teachers association, Nasirabad, said that government is working on education but not accepting the demands of the teachers. They said that government should retrieve the 50% promotion quota of teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-23-2015/quetta/page10.asp





As fiscal year nears end, large portion of HEC budget not utilized

Only eight days are left in the current fiscal year but a significant amount of funds of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) remain utilised and would have to be returned on June 30. Of allocated budget, cheques worth Rs210 million, which the HEC issued to various universities, vendors and individuals are yet to be cleared and in case of failure, this amount will be surrendered to the national kitty.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=23_06_2015_152_007


Bestway sets up fund at Oxford varsity to sponsor two Pak students every year

A leading British Pakistani businessman and philanthropist has announced that an exciting new £1.8 million endowment fund with the world renowned Oxford University to sponsor two Pakistani students at the university every year.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-325116-Bestway-sets-up-fund-at-Oxford-varsity-to-sponsor-two-Pak-students-every-year


HEC not approving Law Universities

Old management of higher Education Commission planned to establish three law universities one in Islamabad, second in Lahore and third one in Karachi. Now HEC has disapproved this plan and rejected to make three universities

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-06-23/page-3


COL official visits AIOU

A representative of Commonwealth of Learning (COL) Professor Mustafa Kamal visited Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) to monitor and verify its quality assurance system.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-325099-COL-official-visits-AIOU


USAID officials visit UAF

USAID Provincial Director, Punjab, Dr Miles Toder and Maggie Schoch, Deputy Mission Director for Punjab, Pakistan visited US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security at University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) and met with UAF Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Iqrar Ahmad, the Chief of Party Dr Bashir Ahmad and USPCAS-AFS team.

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/172/1198869/


NUST students gear up for world's largest student motorsport competition

Engineering students from NUST-PNEC are on track for the world's biggest student motorsport competition at Silverstone from July 8-12. The competition - run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers - is the world's largest student motorsport event and challenges student engineers to design, build and race a single seat racing car in one year.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/entertainment/23-Jun-2015/nust-students-gear-up-for-world-s-largest-student-motorsport-competition




Two schoolboys injured by police

Police shot at and injured two schoolboys who were taking pictures with a toy pistol on the Susan Road on Monday. The condition of one of them is critical. Both the boys are students of a private school.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=23_06_2015_178_004


Opposition raps Punjab govt in assembly for not resolving education issues

The opposition in Punjab Assembly on Monday led by Opposition leader PTI MPA Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed censured the government for merely increasing the budget allocation for education in Punjab Annual Budget 2015-16 without addressing the prevailing issues of missing facilities, dangerous buildings, poor teacher to student ratio, and millions of out-of-school children in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-325119-Opposition-raps-Punjab-govt-in-assembly-for-not-resolving-education-issues





Rit against father for not submitting the fees

A case is submitted to guardian court against a father for not to submit the monthly fees to school. Court said to father to submit fees as soon as possible.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-23-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=1427.gif


Recruiting 40 thousand teachers every year

In a discussion on budget 2015-16 at National Assembly it was accepted that government will recruit the teachers every year. 56 billion are allocated foe education. Assembly has rejected the resolution of cuts by opposition.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102920076&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150623


Educators lacking salaries

Education Department Rawalpindi recruited educators three months ago. Till now the educators did not get their monthly salary. District accounts officer said that department sis not sent any notification about educators.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-06-23/page-2


Position holders laud CM for arranging Europe’s tour

The position holder students arrived at Scotland, UK. Consul General of Pakistan in Scotland, PML-N President Scotland and other officials welcomed the students. Expressing their views on the occasion, the students said that arranging study tour to Europe for position holder students by Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif was a commendable step. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-325095-Position-holders-laud-CM-for-arranging-Europes-tour


Internship program by NTDC

National Transmission and Dispatch Company started their intership program for students from 33 private and public universities. 230 students will be trained through this program.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/23-06-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=4.jpg


20 injured APS students shifted to Lahore

As many as 20 students injured in the deadly Army Public School attack were shifted to a hospital in Lahore for further medical assistance, while others were shifted to Karachi. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/908060/road-to-recovery-20-injured-aps-students-shifted-to-lahore/


FJMC made medical university

The FJMC, one of the premier medical institutions of the country, has been upgraded to the status of an independent, degree-awarding university by the Punjab governor after the Punjab Assembly approved the FJMU Bill 2015 on May 25.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=23_06_2015_002_005


Syllabus renewal priority: Tevta

Chairperson Tevta Irfan Qaiser Shaikh said that renewal of the curricula being offered in Tevta institutes as per industry requirements was our priority. He said through a gap analysis study, this exercise was being done in consultation with stakeholders, especially taking into account the relevant industry through comprehensive survey by using special tool/questionnaire developed for the purpose. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-325092-Syllabus-renewal-priority-Tevta



Metro train project CM urged to spare PU teachers` land

The Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) has appealed to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to order the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) to spare PU housing society land for the depot of Metro Orange Train and use thousands of kanal alternative land available nearby.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=23_06_2015_177_004







SHC grants pre-arrest bail to former education director

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday granted interim pre-arrest bail to former director education department, Mohammad Sajjan Mallah, in a case pertaining to illegal appointment of teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-325063-SHC-grants-pre-arrest-bail-to-former-education-director



Probe into Sindh Education Department bogus hirings completed

The Anti-Corruption Department has completed a probe into bogus recruitment in the Sindh Education Department during the tenure of former provincial minister Pir Mazharul Haq.
The investigating agency has identified 10 officials in the scandal and a case has been prepared to arrest them for misusing the authority and spreadingcorruption.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/22-Jun-2015/probe-into-sindh-education-department-bogus-hirings-completed





Negligible change in pensions is not enough

Sindh Retired Professors Association said that their pensions are not enough to support their medical and monthly income expenses. They demanded to CM for increasing the 25% allowance for pensions.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-23-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_09.gif


Pick and Drop parking banned in front of schools

Lahore high court has banned the parking of pick and drop vehicles outside the schools i.e. road side near schools. LHC advised city administration to manage the pick and drop parking inside or very near to the educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-23/page-8/detail-5


Academic Day 2015

Higher education commission celebrated academic day. HEC signed MOU with Microsoft for 365 Cloud IT technology. It will benefit a number of universities.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102919324&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150623


47 PhD degrees in various disciplines

The Board of Advance Studies and Research of University of Karachi in a meeting held under the chairmanship of the KU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Muhammad Qaiser awarded 47 PhD and seven MPhil degrees in various disciplines.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-325069-47-PhD-degrees-in-various-disciplines




Crumbling schools of thought By Asghar Soomro

For decades, there has been a tendency to blame poor parents for not taking interest in educating their children. Both temptation and threats have been advocated by policymakers as tools to influence their behaviour. Time and again, stipends, school nutrition and other similar programmes have been employed to increase student enrollment as well as enhance attendance and retention. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/907959/crumbling-schools-of-thought/


Punjab education budget by Abdullah Alam

The education budget for the Punjab, as a share of the total budget has declined considerably. Punjab government on Friday announced a balanced budget of Rs. 1,447.42 billion, registering an increase of 40 percent over the ongoing fiscal year’s budget. The education budget saw an increase of Rs. 50.6 billion in 2015-16, a significant rise of 19.5 per cent over the allocated budget in 2014-15.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/columns/23-Jun-2015/punjab-education-budget


Cost of `security` by Madeeha Ansari

A TROUBLING question has floated to the surface in Pakistan, and is fast growing in salience: what price should parents be willing to pay to educate their children? Before Article 25A made the provision of basic schooling a state responsibility, the cost of school was a barrier to entry. 

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=23_06_2015_009_002


Development in provinces

Development budgets in Pakistan are seldom fully utilised. But that doesn’t stop provinces from making clear their noble intentions for development every year. KP has kept district development is top on priority, having been allocated 17.3 percent of the budgeted ADP which is followed by investments in education at 12.7%. Sindh is spending 7.5 of its ADP on education and Punjab 14%.

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/br-research/44:miscellaneous/5580:development-in-provinces/


Father’s day: Courage or convenience? By Muhammad Hamid Zaman

When it comes to education, can we as fathers, honestly say that our investment of time and resources is equal for our sons and daughters? In terms of our priorities, we choose schooling and careers for our sons, whereas our top priority for our daughters remains finding the right suitor. In higher education at the national level, the majority of our incoming medical students are female, yet the upper administration and decision-makers at majority of our medical institutions are all male. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/907967/fathers-day-courage-or-convenience/


Letters to the Editor


We may perish

Addressing a prize distribution ceremony, for position holders of Matric and Intermediate students, the Chief Minister of Punjab told the audience that “Terrorism, insurgency and extremism can only be defeated through education”, while their real commitment with education can well be seen with allocation of funds in respective budgets.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/23-Jun-2015/we-may-perish


Orange train and Punjab University

Government of Punjab is focusing on Orange train project will support of China. Although teachers of Punjab University are restlessly protesting for their residence/hostel development but government is spending on non-educational projects.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-23-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=06_05.gif

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Vacancies for 30,000 teachers revealed in the province

Peshawar: It has been revealed by Muhammad Atif that there have been 30,000 vacancies in govt schools, 30000 teachers are required in schools. Next year 10,000 teachers will be appointed and this deficiency will be fulfilled in the next 3 years.

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.1


Fighting and disputes in educational institutes on the basis of languages is depressing: Toheed Khan

Peshawar:Toheed Khan who belongs to Islami jamiat tulba feel ashamed of  language based disputes.the use of weapon in educational institutes is also not suitable and administration should reveal the guilty in this regard.

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


Availability of Free education to 65 students through Talent Test

Peshawar: The talent test will held under the supervision of Quaid –e-Azam group of schools and colleges on 5th July. This test will held in Peshawar, Nowshera, Swabi and Mardan campuses. Moreover college administration will also give scholarships to hafiz e Quran, poor orphans, top 10 students of mardan schools and martyred police children.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.4


Lack of facilities in middle School shiwa Banda

Katling: Lack of facilities in Govt middle School shiwa Banda. There is no availability of electricity,water, Furniture,washrooms .Teachers are so depressed of this situation. There are 150 students and 7 teachers staff in the school but deprived of computer lab,library,staff room. This school consists of only 3 rooms and has no washroom.

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.4


Welcoming of the act of confining a good amount for health and education

Siraye Norang: Haji Arab Khan, a PTI member welcome the govt act of confining a good amount for betterment of health and education.

Complete Story:  Daily Akhbare Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.4


Positive steps shall be taken for development of education

Attock: Various positive steps are taken by govt to develop the education ,for this purpose various educational competition like essay competition ,debate competition are held in sports festival to raise the students talent and abilities. This was stated in a prize distribution ceremony of debate and essay competition by district education officer Choudary Ilyas .

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




Absenteeism of teachers is enmity to nation

District education officer Sadiq Umrani said with availability of reading and writing material and other stationary in schools will bring positive change in declining graph of education. He said absenteeism of teachers is enmity to nation.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/backpage/


Fulfill teacher’s shortage

Khaliqabad: Education is sole solution of development; vacant positions of teachers should be filled on early basis. Absenteeism of teachers should be treated strongly to law.

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


Poor condition of schools

Turbat: Schools and hospitals of Buledah wazamran are in poor infrastructural conditions, people of area are deprived of first aid and basic educational facilities.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Illegal appointments in education department should be cancelled

Quetta: JV teachers demanded from government to take notice of cancellation against illegal appointments made in education department.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/backpage/


Government lose control over private educational institutions

Quetta: Opposition Leader of Baluchistan assembly Molana Wasay said government has lost control over private educational institutions. Private educational institutions are totally free from government accountability, charging high fees and teaching self recommended curriculum which shows government ill interest and negligence towards educational affairs.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102919099&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150623



Additional Director of Education & his team

Quetta: Due to corruption of Additional Director of Education & his team, education department has reached on the verge of destruction charged by Faisal Bhatti and others.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/backpage/


Literate & prosperous Baluchistan

Quetta: Major General Aftab Khan said 3500 children are getting education in Loralai and Kohlo educational institutions through chanelling education program of Pak Army. He said program will be expended in other areas as well.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html


Public is satisfied from Missionary school’s educational atmosphere

Quetta: Member of provincial assembly William Barkat said by producing creative thinking in children their personality grooms. He said missionary schools are providing satisfied educational atmosphere to public.

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




245 school buildings begin to breakdown immidiately after corruption

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The buildings of 245 schools of District Dera Ghazi Khan have begun to breakdown even before handing over of the said buildings to the Education Department.  The officials were given 25 per cent commission by the contractors for substandard construction.  

Complete Story:Daily Khabrain, Multan. Page No. 11 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.12


Missing facilities provided in 50 schools of Bahawalpur

District Bahawalpur: Qazi Adnan Farid MPA punjab told the press that 50 schools have been provided basic facilities with millions of rupees. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf. Multan. Page No. 12


5000 Punjab schools to be provided solar system

District Multan: The Punjab government has decided to provide solar systems to 5000 schools and the funds have been sanctioned.  The project will be completed by 2017. 

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.8


Mega Corruption being done in the name of Danish Schools and Education

District Lahore: The Punjab Assembly has passed bills of RS.56.33 Billion for the education projects and 40,000 teachers will be recruited every year.  The opposition, on the other hand has said that Punjab government is doing mega corruption in the name of Danish Schools and other education projects.    

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 08


Private schools still opened 

District Rahim Yar Khan: The private schools of the area are still opened in the summer vacations.  

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 4


Number of teachers to be doubled in 512 schools of District Rahim Yar Khan

District Rahim Yar Khan: Secretary Education, Abdul Jabbar Shaheen has said that the number of teachers in 512 boys and girls schools of District Rahim Yar Khan will be doubled. In the district Rahim Yar Khan, 280 girls and 232 boys schools have only one teacher, the secretary has appointed another teacher in these schools.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 9


Excellent Matriculation Results: 3 girls schools of Rahim Yar Khan among top ten schools of Punjab

District Rahim Yar Khan: Three girls schools of Rahim Yar Khan i.e. Girls High School Eidgah, Tamir-e-Millat Schools, Girls High School Noorewali are among the top ten schools of Punjab on the basis of best Matriculation results.  The principals of all the three schools will be given cash prizes.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 9


CM given application against corruption of Headmistress

District Rahim Yar Khan: A resident of Sehja, Khanpur has given an application agasint the corruption of the headmistress of Govt. Girls School Chak No.94/NP. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 9




NAB raids on Reform Support Unit of Education Department

Karachi: On the information of corruption in education department National Accountability Raided on Reform Support Unit. Four employees have been arrested including Director.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130283319&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150623



Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.1


Primary Teachers protested for salaries

District Khairpur Mirs: Newly appointed NTS pass Primary Teachers from Khairpur Mirs protested for their salaries before press club. They alleged that D.O Mr. Liaquat Khaeskheli and other are enforcing them to give bribe to them for their legal work.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130283258&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150623


22 Schools have been restored in District jamshoro: Nasreen Khan

A meeting was held at Deputy Commissioner Office jamshoro among parents and Social Organizations Thardeep and Alif Ailaan. During the meeting Ms. Nasreen Khan presented the report showing that 22 schools have been restored in Thano Bola Khan, Allah Bachayo Shoro, Manjhand, Manzoor Abad, Amri, Jhangra and Boobak. It was also reported that new teachers have been appointed in the said areas and ghost teachers have been regularized, whereas arrangement of electricity and washrooms were made for the schools.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130283048&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150623


Youth Conference on Education in district Shikarpur

A youth conference was held at shikarpur by social organization Unique Development Organization on the title of Youth and future challenges. Number of people attended it and shared their views. It was highlighted by Professor Mr. Javed Hussain Dayo that with education man becomes human and by learning and taking part in vocational trainings they can develop their future.

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Focus is required on Girls Education along with male education

District Sanghar: A conference was held by social organization Hadi Organization with the support of Alif Ailaan. It was highlighted in the meeting that focus is required on female education along with male education to develop nation.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-03.jpg



Teachers protested for salaries in district Thurparker

Thousands of primary teachers from district thruparker protested for their salries. They declared that education department did not issue the salaries of 1091 teachers who are performing their duties with regularity.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-08.jpg


Employee of Director Colleges reached CIA center along with 9 bogus orders

District Nawabshah: Peon Mr. Baharo Lund reached CIA center along with 9 bogus orders of Supply and Price Control Government. He alleged that Office Superintendent District Education Officer Hyderabad Mr. Usman Khokhar has issued those orders by taking 22 lac rupees. When the orders were shown to the concerned department, they said those orders were fake and bogus. CIA Police investigated the matter in presence of both persons.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_23062015015353.jpg


Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2


Teachers stood against District Education Officer

District Khairpur Mirs: The Teachers from District Khairpur Mirs have alleged that District Education office is hub of corruption; there is no respect for teachers in the office. They have declared that they would start protests all over Sindh against education officer.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2