24 June 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Delay in result irks students

The future of at least 50 students is at stake as the University of Haripur has refused to announce the results of Post Magistral Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PMDCP) even after six months.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-325342-Delay-in-result-irks-students

Ehtesab Commission restrained from arrests

The Peshawar High Court restrained Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission from arresting former University of Peshawar office-bearers in a purchase of land case on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/908665/parallel-enquiry-ehtesab-commission-restrained-from-arrests/


Mafia sabotaging the education officials

A mafia of some employees of education department is altering the higher officials to work. They are also affecting the examination process and results. Higher officials of Education Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are unable to do any work freely.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102921918&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150624




Ending corruption and irregularities at Education Department

Education audit committee said that process of hiring of SSTs through service commission is not satisfactory. They said that candidates are spending a lot in degree attestations. They said that CM and secretary education should focus this issue.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102920779&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150624


Balochistan govt ignores opposition’s concerns

Debate on the provincial budget concluded at the Balochistan Assembly on Tuesday with a call for civility by Mir Khalid Langove, the finance adviser to Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch. Langove said the provincial government has upgraded the Agriculture College to a university at a cost of Rs750 million.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/908700/budget-2016-balochistan-govt-ignores-oppositions-concerns/




Upgrading the educational institutions

Minister Mr. Chowdhry Muhammad Rasheed said that government is upgrading the 378 educational institutions and it will generate 2620 opportunities. Government of AJK is focusing on education.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-06-24&edition=ISL&id=1760203_92267997


The grass is greener on the other side

With donkeys and horses the only mode of transportation, the six-kilometer track leading from the scenic Ghizer Valley to Mayoon village is straight out of the medieval era. Locals from these areas are undoubtedly hoping the next chief minister of G-B, Hafeezur Rahman, will keep his promises of improving road networks and the quality of health care and education.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/908530/waiting-for-connection-the-grass-is-greener-on-the-other-side/




Enrolment of children in private sector is around 37 percent

In Pakistan currently enrolment of children in private sector is around 37 percent whereas enrolment is concentrated in urban areas as 54 percent of the total urban enrolment is in private schools as compared to the rural areas where 26 percent of the total rural enrolment is accounted for by the private sector. 

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/172/1199188/


NA smoothly passes budget for 2015-16, supplementary grants amid opp boycott

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government got approved its third budget from the National Assembly without any resistance due to the boycott of the opposition parties that continued for the second day on Tuesday. The House accorded approval to the demand of Rs 950 million for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education Division

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-24/page-1/detail-1


Pakistan fails to achieve most MDGs

The National Assembly`s parliamentary task force on sustainable development goals on Tuesday learnt that Pakistan had failed to achieve its targets to improve the quality of education, women empowerment, healthcare facilities and environment.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=24_06_2015_004_004


SSC Part-II exam result likely on 26th

The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education is likely to declare the results of the annual Secondary School Certificate examinations -- Part II (10th grade) at the end of the current week. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-325367-SSC-Part-II-exam-result-likely-on-26th


Wary of backlash, CDA reluctant to raze illegal seminary

Despite orders from the Islamabad High Court (IHC), the capital city`s administration seems reluctant to proceed against a seminary that was illegally constructed on private property in Sector G-11/3, for fear of a Lal Masjid-like backlash.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=24_06_2015_151_006


Senate panel seeks report about ghost employees in capital schools

Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat Chairperson Talha Mehmood recommended that the curriculum wing be shifted back from CADD control to the federal education ministry. To a question on security for schools and colleges, CADD Secretary Khalid Hanif said Rs180 million had been released for PWD to build boundary walls at four schools.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/24-Jun-2015/senate-panel-seeks-report-about-ghost-employees-in-capital-schools




USAID supporting primary students

USAID planned to support the programs related to basic education for primary students. They decided to serve 1.9 million children of primary.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-06-24&edition=ISL&id=1760768_91087444


Decreasing paper marking rate

Federal board of education is decreasing the rate of paper marking. Teachers said that relevant officials should make sure the agree rate for the marking papers.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-06-24/page-3


Corruption in hiring at schools

It is revealed that recently big corruption/irregularities highlighted in hiring process at schools of Islamabad. Department is investigating the case and transferring the concerned persons.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102921170&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150624


FDE fails to start vocational training

Over a year after Rs1.44 million were released for the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) to carry out a vocational training programme in two colleges, the directorate has still not started the programme.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/908529/a-year-on-fde-fails-to-start-vocational-training/


Employees warn to shut QAU if demands remain unmet

The protesting employees of Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) have cautioned the management to pay heed to their longstanding issues or else they will shut down the campus fromMonday. The employees, who have been protesting since Thursday last over various issues against the administration, said they would lock the campus and would not let university transport run.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/24-Jun-2015/employees-warn-to-shut-qau-if-demands-remain-unmet


Malala campaigns for girls` education in US Congress

Malala Yousafzai spent Tuesday on Capitol Hill, talking to US lawmakers about her global campaign to promote girls` education. The talks focused on spreading universal secondary education for girls, congressional aides said after some of the meetings.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=24_06_2015_003_007





Three Filipino missionary workers, including the principal of the IslamabadConvent School in Sector H-8, have moved a petition in the Islamabad High Court against forced expulsion from the country.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=267091





PEF schools set up in backward areas

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) Chairman Engineer Qamar-ul-Islam Raja has said educationally backward areas are being identified through the use of information and communication technologies in the province. He said new schools had been set up in these areas as a result of which free quality education had been made available to resource-less children, especially girls near their homes.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-325337-PEF-schools-set-up-in-backward-areas


`Private educational institutes regulation bill in next PA session`

Punjab Assembly`s Standing Committee on Education Chairman Qamarul Islam Raja has said a bill will be introduced in the next session of the legislature to regulate private educational institutes in the province.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=24_06_2015_176_011


Murder case against cops for killing schoolboy

A murder case has been registered against four policemen, including the People`s Colony station house officer (SHO), on charges of killing a schoolboy and injuring another on Monday on Susan Road.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=24_06_2015_178_002



College building stopped on school ground

Government of Punjab approved construction of college on 9 acre land at Lahore. MNA Shazia Mubashir taken stay to stop this construction and approved 24 Kanal lands for college that was allocated for school ground.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/24-06-2015/p3/story.aspx?param=lhr.jpg


Punjab govt offering 157 programmes

The Punjab government has announced 157 skill development programmes for the youth in 14 districts under the Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF). The Punjab government provides books, uniform and a stipend of Rs1,500 a month to each student. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/908546/vocational-training-punjab-govt-offering-157-programmes/


Position holders visit Scotland

Position holder students visited office of Pakistani consul general in Scotland. According to a handout issued on Tuesday, the students had reached Scotland from Britain the other day. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-325344-Position-holders-visit-Scotland


APS children getting best treatment’

On the directives of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, treatment of children of Army Public School (APS), Peshawar has started in different hospitals of Lahore and Adviser to the CM on Health Kh Salman Rafique is personally monitoring all arrangements.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-325335-APS-children-getting-best-treatment


Pattoki College’s Students Visit LSE

Lahore Stock Exchange Corporate Communications Department (LSE-CCD) on Tuesday arranged a general visit of students of Punjab College of Commerce, Pattoki to the Exchange. The students were briefly informed about the regulatory framework, market indicators, investment products, financial services & opportunities accessible to investors in Pakistan

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=267081


Workshop on 'molecular diagnostics' begins at UVAS

The Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology and Quality Operation Lab and University Diagnostics Lab of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore organised a three-day national workshop on 'molecular diagnostics' in collaboration with the Penn State and United States Department of Agriculture Research Service on Tuesday. 

Complete Story:  http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/172/1199173/


PhDs synopses

A meeting of Punjab University’s Advanced Studies and Research Board (AS&RB) was held on Tuesday which approved 22 PhD synopses, six evaluation reports and eight panels of examiners.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-325343-PhDs-synopses




Sindh closes schools, govt offices

In his first comments on the issue of heat wave that has claimed around 700 lives in the province, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah made a surprising decision Tuesday directing schools, colleges and government offices to close.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-24/page-2/detail-4


Load shedding for a long time at Karachi University

Due to electric load shedding the final examinations of MA could not be conducted. Chemical material in chemical labs are expired and there is no electricity at computer labs.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102921138&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150624


Irregularities in hiring chairman education boards

There are high level irregularities committing in hiring the chairpersons of Education boards at Sindh. The posts are advertising but no further official process happen. Chairpersons are transferring from Karachi to other districts of Sindh internally.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102920927&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150624


When hearing isn’t needed to hear the words of love

It is the last day before summer holidays and the students of Deaf Reach School are busy in building a nursery for children. When the school will reopen in August, the staff of Deaf Reach, many of whom have met and married each other while studying or teaching, will no longer have to leave their children at home.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-325322-When-hearing-isnt-needed-to-hear-the-words-of-love


The need for a practical youth policy in Sindh

Aurat Foundation regional coordinator Malka Khan addressed a consultation meeting on ‘Youth Policy, Sindh’, organised by Aurat Foundation and attended by members of civil society at Marriott Hotel on Monday. According to her, the youth in small districts of Sindh face immense issues. “The issues are many, from girls who can’t travel long distances to lack of colleges for students,” she said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/908659/raising-issues-the-need-for-a-practical-youth-policy-in-sindh/




Pakistan: new directions by Dr Atta-ur-Rahman

The prerequisites for Pakistan to migrate from the present low-value agricultural economy to a knowledge-based economy are:  a visionary leadership that can understand and implement government policies for transitioning to a knowledge based economy;  the need to unleash the talents of about 100 million young people of Pakistan with high-quality school, college and university education; establishment of world class universities and centres of excellence and establishing strong links of these institutions with the process of industrial and agricultural development among others.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-325254-Pakistan-new-directions


PU teachers’ concern  

Uncertainty has again gripped hundreds of teachers of the Punjab University as they have expressed serious reservations over the visits of survey officials to their housing society. Allegedly, the Punjab government plans to usurp the land of the Punjab University Housing Society located on the Raiwind Road in a bid to build a depot as part of the Orange Line Metro Train Project. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-24/page-6/detail-3


Pakistan Education Foundation and advice for cancelling the law By Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema

Few years ago when I was Divisional Police Head of Gujranwala, there was a group who met with me and had a private talk on education. I heard them carefully. They said that our education is not being accepting outside the country and there are a lot of problems in our examination system.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102921513&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150624


Our Universities By Yasir Pirzada

Main purpose of university is to 1) providing advance and modern education to students, 2) providing solution to government related to governance issues and 3) to flourish the education and research in the society. Out universities are not doing any of these aims.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-24-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=06_06.gif


Letters to the Editor


Pishin: govt schools

THIS refers to private school teachers` woes. On an average, teachers in private schools are paid a minimum wage of Rs4,000 through which they can hardly make their ends meet. Even though their counterparts in government schools are paid up to Rs50,000.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=24_06_2015_009_005


Murder of merit

I stood first in my district with 91 percent marks but I have been denied employment as a primary school teacher despite the fact that many others who were far behind me on merit have been selected and are drawing salaries.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-325229-Murder-of-merit


LCWU needs Dr Sabiha

Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) and its students owe respect, gratitude and absolute admiration to the worthy Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr Sabiha Mansoor for her pure will and dedication towards the development of this institution, resonating with the thoughts of thousands of students on the campus, all bewildered at the idea of having a new Vice Chancellor.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/24-Jun-2015/lcwu-needs-dr-sabiha


The curse of child labour

Paradoxically, it is stated in the constitution of Pakistan that education is compulsory for the children between 5 and 16 but on the other hand the employment of Child Labour act 1991 defines child as a person below the age of 14 and adolescent as a person below the age of 18.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/06/23/comment/the-curse-of-child-labour/

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Achievement of Al-Farooq Islamia Public High School in Peshawar Board

Peshawar: All the students of-Farooq Islamia Public High School are passed with A grade, 9th class result is also 100%.

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


Disappointing matric result, consult to court against the board

Para Chanaar: Disappointing matric result of Kohat Board forces the private schools to consult to court against the Kohat board.

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.2


Primary school Ajmal bar lashti deprived of facilities

Bannu: Primary school Ajmal Bar Lashti is deprived of facilities; the school consists of 2 rooms which will lead to the fear of dark future of students. In school 500 students are studying; government has provided 2 lacs for water supply but problem of lack of classrooms is still not resolved.

Complete Story: Daily Akhbare Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.2


Without education success is not possible, Naeem Shah.

Hangu: without education prosperity is not possible. One cannot succeed in his mission without education. Govt School is playing a positive role in education rate. These views were expressed by Head master Naeem Shah who believes that education is compulsory for success and prosperity.

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2


Bannu panel high School achieved great positions in board

Bannu: Matric result of Bannu panel high School is excellent this year as well. Student Syeda Shafiq Shah of this school got 3rd position in Bannu board.

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


Tameer e milat School and College raise the abilities of students

Swabi: Best Teacher Award ceremony held in which Vice Principal Waheed Murad presented awards to the best performing teachers. Parents, staff members, president of district Usman Nagyal attended the ceremony in which Usman Nagyal addressed that Tameer e Milat School and College raise the abilities of students. Position holders were also awarded in the ceremony.

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




Development is impossible without education

Naseerabad: Neither challenges can be faced nor the developmental goals can be achieved without acquiring education said by DDEO Jafferabad.

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


UC Ajram of Pasheen is deprived of basic facilities

Pasheen: UC Ajram of Pasheen is deprived of basic facilities like school education, furniture in schools, clean drinking water and educational material said by LSO of Alif Ailaan.

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


Education system is completely destroyed in Baluchistan

Quetta: BSO spokesperson said corrupt officials of Baluchistan University are distributing fake degrees. Spokesperson said socio political and educational system of Baluchistan has completely destroyed.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_8.html


Stop corruption in education department

Quetta: Chairman Education observation committee Baluchistan A.N Sabir said process PSC of accepting applications for advertised SST posts is totally bullshit and illogical. In such tactics government is not minimizing gape of unemployment but widening it day by day. Before selection of test, candidate document verification is totally illogical and wastage of money.  

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102920779&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150624


Copy culture supporting organizations are not loyal with students

Quetta: Hafiz Asghar of JTI said copy culture supporting organizations are not loyal to students; it is prime duty of provincial government as well as student organizations to stop copy culture by morally and ethically.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102920751&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150624




Ban to be lifted from 1st July on teacher transfers

District Multan: The Punjab Government is going to lift ban on teacher transfers from 1st of July, 2015.  The EDOs will be authorised to issue transfer orders on merit. 

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


NIFT given contract for paper marking by Multan Board

District Multan: The Multan Board has given the contract for paper marking to NIFT (National Institutional Facilitation Technologies)

Complete Story: Dail Khabren, Multan, Page No.8


Cuban Government to give scholarships to 1000 Pakistani students

District Multan: The Cuban government has decided to give scholarships to 1000 Pakistani students. The travelling scholarships will be borne by the Pakistani government and for this purpose RS.97 million have been sanctioned. 

Complete Story: Dail Khabren, Multan, Page No.8


Awareness about importance of education is very essential

District Rahim Yar Khan: MNA Maiza Hameed Gujjar, while addressing a meeting of Civil Sciety members said that it was very important to promote awareness about the importance of education.

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


5000 schools showing best results to get solar system

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab government has decided to give solar systems to 5000 schools showing best results.  The project will be completed in 2017.

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


Ghost staff appointments unearthed in Islamabad schools

District Islamabad: Khalid Hanif, Secretary, Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) told the Standing Committee of Senate that Islamabad Schools have been appointing ghost staff and the responsible officers had been transferred. 

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.3




Village without School building; contractor fled away

District Dadu: The construction work of Primary School building village Ali Sher Jamali is not completed since years. The contractor of the construction work is fled away. The villagers protested for the construction work of their village school and demanded for action against the contractor.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130283417&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150624



Budget of 6 Crore rupees did not spend

District Tando Allahyar: The budget of 6 Crore rupees for sports material and other necessary things for schools is about to be lapsed. The amount is not spent within time frame. The amount is not spent due to raids of the National Accountability Bureau. The officers are worried about spending the budget before it is lapsed.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-06-24/news/page3/1%20(57).htm


Teachers protested for salaries

District Mirpur Khas: The NTS Test pass teachers from city Malkani Sharif protested for their salaries before press club. The Teachers declared that Sindh Government is treating with as a step mother; their salaries are not issued since 11 months and they are living difficult life. They have warned that if their salaries would not be issue they would expand protests in Karachi.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 3


Karachi University M.A Examination Papers suspended due to non availability of electricity

Karachi University has suspended the examination papers of M.A due to load shedding of electricity in the city.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102921138&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150624


Education board Chairmen are appointed against rules and regulations

Karachi: The post of Chairmanship of the education boards of Sindh is just like musical chair. The retired chairmen have been successful in their planning to rejoin the same posts. No announcements, no interviews and no any committee were formed to select the same board chairmen.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102920927&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150624


Anti-Corruption completes investigation of appointments in tenure of former Education Minister

Karachi: The investigation of appointments in the education department of Sindh has been completed by Anti-Corruption. It is declared that in the times period of former Education Minister Mr. Pri Mazahar Ul Haq 1500 Sindhi Language Teachers and Arabic Teachers and drawing teachers were appointed through corruption and bribe. Anti-Corruption has called for action against 10 Higher Officers of Education Department.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130283663&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150624


Steps are needed for Secondary Education of Girls: Malala Yousafzai

Washington: Nobel Prize Holder Ms. Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan met President of World Bank. During her meeting she declared that joint struggle and steps are needed for Secondary Education of Girls. World Bank and UNO would ensure free education for children under age of 12 years.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 11


Teachers continued portest 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. 3


3 Lac poor students would be given free education through Vouchers

Lahore: Punjab Government has decided to provide free education to the poor students up to matric class though vouchers. The vouchers have been issued to the deserving poor students. The system would be fruitful for the students in their future.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/06-24-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_14.gif