28th April 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Process of appointments at teaching hospitals near completion

The process of making top appointments at Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) and Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) is nearing completion that will pave the way for implementation of Medical Teaching Institutions Reforms Act, enforced by the provincial government last year to improve patients’ care, according to officials.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1254935/process-of-appointments-at-teaching-hospitals-near-completion

New disciplines approved for UoP

Senate of the University of Peshawar has approved establishment of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Department of Criminology and Department of Tourism and Hotel Management in the university.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1254938/new-disciplines-approved-for-uop


Hazara varsity withdraws order to close hostels

The students’ protest on Wednesday prompted the Hazara University to withdraw its order for them to leave hostels as part of security measures for the prime minister’s visit to the district today (Thursday). Notifying the campus closure on Thursday, the university’s administration on Wednesday asked boarders to leave hostels and premises before noon as a security measure.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1254943/hazara-varsity-withdraws-order-to-close-hostels


Fata Varsity not tribal students-specific: VC

The Fata University established in Darra Adamkhel, the Frontier Region of Kohat, would offer admissions on the basis of open merit, said Vice-Chancellor Dr Tahir. He told Dawn that according to the rules laid down in the statute of the university, 2013, besides students from tribal areas pupils from any part of the country could submit applications for admission.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1254923/fata-varsity-not-tribal-students-specific-vc


PHC seeks BKU attack inquiry report

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has asked the government to submit inquiry report before the next hearing in a writ petition of security in-charge of the Bacha Khan University (BKU), who challenged the inquiry report in the terrorists attack on the university.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/115849-PHC-seeks-BKU-attack-inquiry-report 


Students urged to transform innovative ideas into business

University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar on Wednesday organized an awareness seminar on United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs and Starts Up in Pakistan. The seminar informed the students about how to participate in this year’s clean technology competition and win up-to $20,000.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/28/students-urged-to-transform-innovative-ideas-into-business/


Jhagra stresses need for quality education

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra while presiding over the meeting of the senate of the university of Peshawar which was held at Governor’s House, Peshawar on Wednesday has stressed on quality of education and research and said there is a need to be more focused on introducing demand oriented disciplines adding that through research and innovation we can address the problems and issues faced by our country.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/28/jhagra-stresses-need-for-quality-education/




Worse condition of schools shows false government promises

Provincial president of Pashtoon student’s federation said that they are working for the education of Pashtoon Students. Worse condition of schools shows the faulty promises of government     departments.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-28-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_07.gif


Cancellation of paper of 10 students, Quetta

Controller Baluchistan Board, Secretary Board, and assistant controller during their visit to examination centers cancelled the papers of 10 students who were involve in cheating plus they open 15 cases on students who were using mobile phones during paper.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103482800&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160428




Protest by FATA teachers in front of Parliament House

Teachers of FATA continue their 6th day of protest in front of Parliament house at parade chowk. They continue with their demand of up gradation of teachers.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-28-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_07.gif




Pakistan’s education spending lowest in South Asia

Despite an increase in the 2015-16 education budget Pakistan’s current expenditure on education is the lowest in South Asia. “Pakistan has a literacy rate of 58pc, which has improved from 35pc in 1990-91, but still way behind the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target of 88pc, which was to be achieved by the end of 2015,” a report launched on Wednesday stated.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1254909/pakistans-education-spending-lowest-in-south-asia



School teacher kidnapped

 A school teacher was kidnapped from his home near Government Postgraduate College Asghar Mall, the police said on Wednesday. The 32-year-old school teacher, the son of a local prayer leader, was having a meal at his home last Thursday when the doorbell rang, which was answered by a young girl. The unidentified visitor asked for the schoolteacher and said he wanted to meet him, according to the police.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1254920/schoolteacher-kidnapped


257 degrees awarded in Convocation

The convocation ceremony of the Foundation University was held where degrees were awarded to 257 students. The chief guest distributed 8 gold medals among the toppers of different disciplines.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-28&edition=ISL&id=2328818_24572752



Entrepreneurial week in NUML

Entrepreneurial week has started at the National University of Mother Languages in which stalls of 70 items have been placed. The rector stated that such activities prepare the students for the practical life. He also visited some of the stalls.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-28&edition=ISL&id=2328815_24128450



23.6 million Children deprived of Education

As many as 23.6 million children in Pakistan are deprived of education due to the low educational budget. Institute of Social and Policy Sciences has issued its report in which it states that Sindh has spent the least in education whereas KP has invested the most in education.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-28&edition=ISL&id=2328841_88804533


Mistakes in school books

School books distributed in Punjab were full of mistakes. Two chapters 7 and 8th are missing from the English books of 10th class. The paper used in the printing was also very rough and of low quality.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103482800&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160428


Fair utilization of education funds

Engineer Baleegh-ur-Rehman of Education and training said increase in education fund and its fair utilization is a challenge, there is a need of unity in the provision of quality education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103482800&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160428


Privatization of higher secondary school 

Privatization of higher secondary school in Rawalpindi has been started before that it was decided to privatize the primary, middle and high schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103482800&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160428


CIIT clinches 18th position

According to global research outputs ranking table 2016 released by Nature, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) clinched 18th position among western Asian institutions in natural sciences with 246.2 per cent increase in weighted fractional count (WFC) in 2015 as compared to 2014.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/115832-CIIT-clinches-18th-position


No improvement witnessed in utilisation of education budgets

Though there was visible increase in the education budget for all provinces in the year 2015-16, no improvement was witnessed in the utilisation of educational budgets. The issue was discussed extensively at the ‘National Policy Dialogue on Public Financing of Education in Pakistan 2010-11 to 2015-16 and Education Budget Proposal 2016-17, organised by Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAP) on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/115831-No-improvement-witnessed-in-utilisation-of-education-budgets


Lack of open spaces in schools exposes girls to serious diseases

Ninety per cent teenage or adolescent girls are deprived of open space (sunlight facilities) in their schools in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, which sometimes expose them to serious diseases, say a research study of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/115839-Lack-of-open-spaces-in-schools-exposes-girls-to-serious-diseases


Sports competitions start at FJWU

The Inter-Departmental Sports Competitions kicked off at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) here on Wednesday in a festive way and jubilant manner. The purpose of these competitions is to encourage students to take part in extracurricular and healthy activities. The university also provides the students with best facilities like latest sports equipment and professional coaches.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/115833-Sports-competitions-start-at-FJWU


257 FU graduates receive Degrees

The Foundation University held Convocation 2016 here at its auditorium yesterday. Lt Gen (Retd) Muhammad Haroon Aslam HI(M), Chief Executive and Managing Director Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited (FFBL), was the chief guest while Rector FU Islamabad Maj Gen (Retd) Khadim Hussain HI(M) and Director FU Rawalpindi Campus Brig (Retd) Dr Akhtar Nawaz Malik were also present on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/28-Apr-2016/257-fu-graduates-receive-degrees


NUML business students come up with innovative ideas

An entrepreneurial week, arranged by the faculty of management sciences started yesterday at National University of Modern Languages (NUML). The event was arranged to provide future entrepreneurs not only with an opportunity to take their maiden flight into wide stretch of business and learn tricks of what actually goes into doing a business but also to reduce the industry-academia gap.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/28-Apr-2016/numl-business-students-come-up-with-innovative-ideas




Students protest fellows’ expulsion

Scores of girl students on Wednesday demonstrated at Allama Iqbal Chowk to express solidarity with their 55 fellows expelled due to their alleged poor performance. Carrying banners and placards, the protesting students of Government Girls High School, Pindi Bhaagu, also chanted slogans against the school management.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1254883/students-protest-fellows-expulsion


Teachers protest proposed schools ‘Privatisation’, ‘Retrenchment’

Teachers of government schools in Hasilpur tehsil on Wednesday protested against what they called privatisation of their schools and teachers’ alleged retrenchment. Teachers assembled in front of Bahawalpur Chowk and demonstrated against the Punjab Education Department.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1254884/teachers-protest-proposed-schools-privatisation-retrenchment


Sports festival at FJWU

A sports festival has started at the Fatima Jinnah Women University. The vice chancellor Dr. Samina Amin Qadir inaugurated the inter-departmental sports festival. A large number of students are participating in the festival.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-28&edition=ISL&id=2328649_16430833


Government must not hand over schools to PEF

The teachers union has stressed upon the Punjab government that it should not hand over the educational institutes to the Punjab Education Foundation under the New School Program. The teachers union also threatened to boycott the classes.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-28&edition=ISL&id=2328647_66422737


Annual sports week in RMC

The annual sports week in Rawalpindi Medical College would start from the 2nd of May. The competitions would continue till the 7th of May. The examinations of first year classes have been postponed due to the festival.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-28&edition=ISL&id=2328653_45163254


Eye infection at a government school

An eye infection has spread like a viral in a government school. 400 students of the same school have been suffering from the viral infection. Many students complained that they could not see the words written on the blackboards.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-28&edition=ISL&id=2328632_99329120


Students protest outside VC Office

The students at the Punjab University protested against the university administration and marched to the vice chancellor office where they staged a sit-in as well. Hundreds of students participated in the protest.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-28&edition=LHR&id=2329839_17955716


Agreement for teachers’ pay on the table

The Punjab Education Foundation is considering making an agreement with the partner schools to decide a scale of payment to the teachers at the partner schools of the PEF. The MD PEF claimed that PEF has made education available to 1.9 million children without resources of their own.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-28&edition=LHR&id=2329841_52459770


Softronix Competitions at GCU

A three day competition “Softronix” has begun at the Government College University Lahore. Students from 21 different universities participated in the programming, software and gaming competitions.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-28&edition=LHR&id=2329833_12514143


Educator’s inductions to be rescheduled

The induction of the educator’s teachers would start anew. The new advertisement would be published in the newspapers on the 2nd of May.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-28&edition=LHR&id=2329385_40459960


Donation of 50 million rupees Scholarships

Professor Dr. Zaheer Ahmed Siddique announces scholarship of 50 million rupees for the endowment fund of Government College University plus he also announces the donation of his land of 14 trillion rupees.

Complete Story:  http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-04-28/page-12/detail-4 ]

Ram Pura Primary School cold war between headmaster and teachers

Ram Pura Government primary school headmaster and teachers are busy in their internal Cold War, which began to harm students. Instead of focusing on the education of students they are sending complaint letters of each other to the high officers of education department.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/28-Apr-2016/372095


PEF made possible the admission of 19 million needy students

PEF made it equally possible the admission of 19 million needy students through its endowment fund. Percentage of these students is 45%. This will help to reach 100% target of enrolment of needy students in 2018.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/28-Apr-2016/372146


UoG to translate Punjab laws into Urdu

The Centre for Languages and Translation Studies (CeLTS) of the University of Gujrat will translate all laws of the Punjab government from English into Urdu. An agreement to the effect was signed between the UoG and Punjab law and parliamentary affairs department at a ceremony held at Hafiz Hayat Campus here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1254886/uog-to-translate-punjab-laws-into-urdu


GCU teacher donates land, lifetime savings

A Government College University teacher has announced donating his savings for his institution. Dr Zaheer Ahmed Siddique, the 82­-year­-old eminent poet and distinguished professor of Persian language, pledged to donate his Rs140 million land and Rs5m lifetime savings to the GCU Endowment Fund Trust for the scholarships of financially challenged students.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1254890/gcu-teacher-donates-land-lifetime-savings



PU students’ Demo

Punjab University students held a rally on the campus to press the administration to accept their demands on various issues. Riding on donkey carts, students assembled under the banner of Islami Jamiat Tulaba. They demanded the varsity to ensure security on the premises, ensure polite behaviour of security guards with students, look into high mess fees and give laptops to brilliant students.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1254895/pu-students-demo




COMSATS students plan to move court against HEC

Students of the Comsats Institute of Information and Technology on Wednesday announced moving the court against the chairman of the Higher Education Commission over their dual degree issue. Some 2,800 students of the management sciences and engineering of COMSATS are awaiting recognition of their degrees by HEC. The institution was offering a dual degree in collaboration with the Lancaster University.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1254897/comsats-students-plan-to-move-court-against-hec


PU book fair from May 5

Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Wednesday chaired a meeting of book fair coordination committee to review arrangements regarding the upcoming book fair to be held from May 05 to May 07.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/115829-PU-book-fair-from-May-5


Kids’ Literary Festival

A school trust organised its third school-based children’s literature festival for its wider dissemination and public awareness on importance of reading and literature. According to a press release issued on Wednesday, a large number of students, their parents and teachers including those from different schools participated in the festival and enjoyed numerous sessions including storytelling, creative writing, science workshops, discussions and art workshops.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/115812-Kids-literary-festival


Encouraging sports activities: ‘Why are our playgrounds deserted?’

“It is a shame that most students can be seen glued to their computers, TV and cell phones than in sports grounds,” University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Iqrar Ahmad Khan said at an intra-varsity sports gala on Wednesday. “Our playgrounds are usually deserted.”

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1093237/encouraging-sports-activities-why-are-our-playgrounds-deserted/


Dismal situation: 13.1 million children remain out of school: I-SAPS report

A report on education budgeting and expenditure has revealed that 13.1 million children between the ages of 5 to 16 are out of school. The report titled: Public Financing of Education in Pakistan, prepared by Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS), was launched on Wednesday. “52 per cent of these out-of-school children are females,” the report said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1093244/dismal-situation-13-1-million-children-remain-out-of-school-i-saps-report/


Communal Harmony: ‘Atrocities have taken place in name of Islam’

Speakers at an interfaith harmony conference organised on Wednesday at the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) urged followers of all religions to embrace one another and join hands for world peace. Speaking at Shunning Sectarianism and Promoting Interfaith Harmony for Peaceful Coexistence—a three-day international conference—they said promoting education was the best instrument of fostering world peace.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1093229/communal-harmony-atrocities-have-taken-place-in-name-of-islam/


Sports gala at Education University

An inter-campus Sports and Cultural Gala organised by Directorate of Students Affairs, University of Education, Lahore ended at Township Campus yesterday. MNA Sheikh Rohail Asghar was chief guest of ending ceremony while Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Rauf-i-Azam also participated.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/28-Apr-2016/sports-gala-at-education-university


Exceptional students awarded

Prize distribution to outstanding students is one of the biggest motivational tools to encourage them for competition. Nankana Executive District Officer (Education) Iftikhar Hassan Butt said at the annual prize distribution ceremony of GH School Warburton City here the other day.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/28-Apr-2016/exceptional-students-awarded


UOG to translate Punjab Laws into Urdu

A department of University of Gujrat (UoG) has signed an agreement to translate all the laws and legislations of the Punjab government from English into Urdu. The agreement to this effect was signed between the UoG and Punjab Department of Law and Parliamentary Affairs at a ceremony held at Hafiz Hayat Campus here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/28-Apr-2016/uog-to-translate-punjab-laws-into-urdu




Over 300 students graduate from Ziauddin University

“As you celebrate your success, remember the majority of our people live in rural areas. You may not like my words but I want to ask the academia to look into the possibility of having a mechanism under which students, either during their studies or after completing their professional education and training, undergo two to three years of compulsory service in the rural parts of the country.”

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1254844/over-300-students-graduate-from-ziauddin-university




Teachers protest against the Governor

The teachers of the Karachi University protested against the governor Sindh.  The teachers protest against the interference of the governor in the matters related to the university. They alleged that the governor was involved in nepotism in appointments of different posts in the university.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-28&edition=KCH&id=2330112_92416024


Inter exams to begin today

The intermediate examinations of the Secondary education board Karachi would begin today. 144 has been imposed around the examination centers. The notification also banned the use of photocopy machines in the areas adjoining the examination centers.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-28&edition=KCH&id=2330109_16873314


Education system must be modernized

The chief of the Islami Jamiat Talaba has stated that the education system in the country must be modernized. He stressed that the youth is our asset and investment in science and technology would be beneficial.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-28&edition=KCH&id=2330108_88642817


Heat stroke Center at KU

A heat stroke center has been established at the Karachi University owing to the excessive heat expected in the summer. The students, faculty members and the staff of the university would have access to the heat stroke center.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/news/2016/April/2016-04-28/KCH/103420_48462934.jpg


Students must enhance the conscience

Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani has expressed that the students must enhance the voice of their conscience. He was addressing the convocation ceremony of the Zia ud Din University at the Expo Center.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/news/2016/April/2016-04-28/KCH/103420_48462934.jpg



Examinations of Deeni Madaaris started

The examinations of the Deeni Madaaris of the country have started. The educational session for the year 2015-16 would come to an end after the completion of the examinations.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/news/2016/April/2016-04-28/KCH/103420_48462934.jpg


Last date for admission forms submissions

The registrar Karachi University has announced that today is the last date for the submission of the admission forms for M.Phil, Ph.D, M.S and M.D. the forms are also available at the university website www.uok.edu.pk

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/news/2016/April/2016-04-28/KCH/103420_48462934.jpg


Students must step forward on the basis of truth

Chairman of Senate Raza Rubbani during 13th convocation of Zia ud din University said it is very important that education and expertise must be popped out of practical life of students. There is a need of hard work and honesty while they step forward in their life.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-28-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_02.gif



Opening Ceremony of job fair at Urdu University

Leader of PTI Asad Umer during opening ceremony of job fair in Federal Urdu University Karachi, said that students must see their interest while submitting a job application. A three year experience will be good enough for a job in a good company.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-28-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_07.gif


SIUT’s three-day moot on genital tract fistula begins

A three-day surgical course on genital tract fistula in female population opened on Wednesday at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) as leading gynecologist Dr Sadiqa Jaffery inaugurated its opening session. Organisers said the aim of the course was to train medical professionals in dealing with one of the “most dreaded complications” among women during childbirth.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1254845/siuts-three-day-moot-on-genital-tract-fistula-begins


‘With no space for pluralism, religious intolerance thrived’

A two-day workshop titled ‘Role of teachers in social harmony and religious tolerance’ held at a local hotel saw scholars address the role of religious intolerance in disrupting the social fabric of the present society. Moderated by columnist Khursheed Nadeem, the speakers, Dr Abdul Hameed Nayyer and Dr Jaffer Ahmed, spoke about the sectarian divide and the socio-political scenario in the country with respect to educational institutions and religion.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/115803-With-no-space-for-pluralism-religious-intolerance-thrived


KU to mark Dr Waheed’s death anniversary

The University of Karachi’s Mass Communication department would be hosting a memorial seminar on Friday (tomorrow) on the first death anniversary of slain professor and journalist, Dr Waheedur Rehman, also known by his pen name, Yasir Rizvi. The programme, to be chaired by the KU VC, would be held at the department’s Sarwar Naseem Hall, and is scheduled to commence at 10:30am sharp.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/115801-KU-to-mark-Dr-Waheeds-death-anniversary




Health and Education, worse condition in Country

Supreme Court took strict notice of business of education and health and demanded report from all provincial government of all private schools and hospitals functioning in the country.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103482743&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160428


Letters to the Editor


School fees

School security fees in private schools in Lahore have again embarked on a campaign to fleece parents. Now without providing the much needed security the payment of security fees has been made mandatory. Two months fees during summer vacation have become has become an established practice.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/28-Apr-2016/school-fees


Women education in Balochistan  

Sir: It will not be wrong to say that parents do not give importance to women education because they do not want that their daughters to go out of their homes. Unfortunately, Pakistani girls just do their matriculation and their parents do not allow them to get higher education. I suggest that women should be given their rights because if women and men get education then they can create an educated nation. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/letters/28-Apr-16/women-education-in-balochistan

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Federal Government having serious concern to increase literacy rate: Razmina Alam Khattak

Peshawar:  The Chairperson, National Commission for Human Development and Senator Zarmina Alam Khattak said during the inauguration ceremony of the far flung area Suria Khel and Mera Akora Khattak school enrollment campaign, that Quality education is the need of the time and single source of development; parents should pay special attention towards girl’s education along with boys. She informed NCHD starting 12 thousand vocational institutions were also available minor loans facilities.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103483873&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160428

Students protest against load shedding

Karak: The students of Government Post Graduate students hold protest demonstration against load shedding, blocking the Karak Bannu road and closed the college gate and stopped the entry of their own fellows.

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

Governor must provide opportunities for FATA teachers to make enrollment drive successful

Peshawar: Teachers of FATA, in the start of a new series, protest for their legal rights, which is not appreciable thing. The Government must resolve their up gradation issue & reestablish the educational system. These views were shared by the Ex-Senator Hafiz Rasheed Ahmad in a press statement. Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.2

Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.2

Government girls high school taking double admission fees

Peshawar: The Government girl’s high school is taking double admission fees. Admission fee of 8 to 10 class is Rs.120/- but they are taking 250, the double of the Fees. When a student asks about the scholarship, they don’t give any satisfactory answer and torturing & threatening the parents of students. Local people demanded transfer of principal as there are more students in the school, but there are no facilities for them. There is less room than the strength of students.

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

Poor security of educational institutes, warning issued

Peshawar: Due to security issues in Peshawar, many institutes still haven’t taken the proper security measures & case has filed against 16 schools. Notice has also been issued to schools situated in Gulbahar, Shah Qabool, Pahari Pura & in nearby other area schools. The Capital Police Peshawar themselves inspecting the security measures of school in which 16 schools security was found poor & case have filed against school’s owners & instructed them to improve their security otherwise serious steps would be taken against them.

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

Teacher’s “sit in” protest in front of AEO office

Jamrud: Teachers of Khyber Agency held Sit in protest in front of AEO office, all the leaders & teachers are supported them & demanding to provide FATA teachers their basic rights.

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

Education Minister’s ‘PA’ approved government school on his own name

Bakhshali: The Education Minister ‘PA’ approved to build a government school on his name. Moreover, he has also appointed his brother in this school. PTI member Rasheed Ahmad said that Education Minister ‘PA’ Naimat-ul-Haq is using his authority in a wrong way; he is trying to dominate the Palo Dheri area.

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


Action will be taken against absent teachers in Qalat: District Education Officer

Sorab: The District Education Officer Qalat Mr. Shabir Ahmed Sumalani said during visiting different schools that standard Education is necessary for eradication of ignorance, illiteracy and Educational backwardness. He said strong & sound society can only be formed through quality Education. He said legal actions will be taken against absent teachers and will not be forgiven. He said teaches should not solely be present in schools but also should focus on positive results from students.  

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/karachi/today/p3/story.php?param=qalt-gree.jpg

Condemnation on stoppage of teachers' salaries

District Bolan: The president GTA Tehsil Much, Mr. Nazir Ahmed, along with other leaders, said that NTS pass teachers are deprived of salaries from previous three months & facing financial hardships. They warned Government to issue salaries otherwise strong protest will be held.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103483001&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160428

Government Educational emergency is limited to claims: Jameat

District Quetta: The General Secretary JUI District Quetta Mr. Haji Noor Gul Khilji, along with socio political leaders, said that nationalists & Government Educational emergency is limited to claims. Government Girls Middle school Qilli Shahnoor upgraded to High school six years ago but still school is deprived of teachers & others required facilities. They demanded from Government to resolve the issue as soon as possible. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-28-2016/Quetta/page2.asp

Activation of closed schools; improving education system is a priority: DEO Panjgoor

District Panjgoor: The District Education officer Panjgoor Mr. Dad Jan Baloch said that activation of closed schools, improving quality Education system and to enlighten children with modern Education is our priorities. He said teacher’s role is very important in modifying Education system in Panjgoor. Basic facilities will be provided in all Educational institutions.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 4

Text books unavailability is regrettable: Karim Baloch

District Quetta: The unit organizer BSO Pachar Baluchistan University, Mr. Karim Baloch & Mr. Aziz Baloch of Quetta zone, along with others, said in joint statement that unavailability of text books in Baluchistan Educational institutions is due to a planned strategy to keep Baloch nation in darkness. BSO warned Government to rectify direction & provide text books in schools within no time.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 2


Protest against violence on students

District Bahawalpur: The Government Primary School Talan Wali Students and Parents protested against violence on Student. They said that Private Schools Girls want to get admission in Government School but Head Teacher refused to give admission and pushed them out.

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

Incomplete boundary wall due to corruption

District Rajan Pur: With the favor of Department, Corrupt Contractor used sub standard material in the boundary wall of Government Girls High School Rajan Pur. Due to incomplete boundary wall cattle enters in School. Parents demanded District Communication Officer Rajan Pur to stand inquiry against the Corruption.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 2

Teacher alleged for improper behavior with student

District Bahawalpur: Mr. Muhammad Ramzan, science Teacher of Government High School Mubarak Pur denied the alleged, in which he was nominated for improper act with Students. Education Development Officer fixed inquiry officer to report the matter.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 14

Head Teacher misbehaved during surprising Visit of Regional Program Officer

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Head Teacher of Government Primary School Chak Sardai Cluster 81 misbehaved during the surprising visit of Regional Program Officer. Said Head Teacher did not complete his management tasks. Written Complain by Regional officer have been forwarded to higher authorities for action.

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

Teacher’s rationalization started in Schools

District Dera Ghazi Khan: As per Education Department Instruction rationalization process is started in Government Schools which will be completed in next month. 2 Teachers for 60 Students formula will apply in Schools.

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


Seminar on education

Islamabad: A Seminar on Education was organized in Islamabad, where it was highlighted that Pakistan spends less than 2.7 percent budget on Education and collectively 2 coro and 36 Lac children under five to sixteen years of age, are deprived of education.

Complete Story: Daily Sindh Express, Front Page

Teachers continue protest strike

District Khairpur Mirs: The 314 Teachers of Other Cadre continued their hunger strike camp, over nonpayment of salary, demanding for releasing of salary.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-04-28/news/page3/1%20(23).htm

Shortage of basic facilities in Higher Secondary School

District Shikarpur: The Higher Secondary School Khanpur is under acute shortage of basic facilities of furniture, fans, drainage system and others. The school funds are grabbed.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-04-28/news/page3/1%20(7).htm

Principal returns examination material

District Larkana: The Principal Government Boys Degree College Larkana returned the examination material for intermediate examinations, starting from tomorrow. The Step was taken after clash between Board Management and Principal, but it was resolved and the material was allowed in the college premises.

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More than 150 schools closed, after teachers biometric

District Umarkot: The Biometric date of Teachers could not be updated and due to that more than 150 Boys and Girls Schools were closed. The Teachers were sent to their old posting place. Even five hundred Teachers are called for Training and due to that 100 Schools will remain closed for a month.

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Free books distribution in school

District Naushehro Feroz: A free Books distribution program was organized at High School Town Campus Moro. The Manager Reform Support Unit (RSU) distributed free Text Books among students.

Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 3

School building in crumbling condition

District Ghotki: The Building of Government Primary School, village Jhangal Malik is damaged and its different parts are tumbling. The Teachers and Student lives are in danger.

Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 5

JUI demands for up gradation of College

Hyderabad: The members of Jamiat e Ulmai Islam Hyderabad have demanded for up gradation of Government College Kali Mori to University.

Complete Story: http://ummat.net/2016/04/28/news.php?p=d-19.gif

Intermediate examinations

Hyderabad/Sukkur: The intermediate examinations are starting from 28th April, 2016, under education Board Sukkur and Hyderabad.

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School dysfunctional for past three years

District Thatta: The Government Primary School, village Wali Muhammad Pitafi is dysfunctional for past three years. The Union Council Chairman demanded for action against Ghost Teacher.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/April/28-04-2016/Page3/P3-23.jpg

High School electricity disconnected

District Naushehro Feroz: The electricity of Government Madrasa High School is disconnected, for past seven days, which has affected education of 1300 students.

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Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

APA Khyber surprise visit to exam centers

Landi kotal: The Assistant Political Agent Landi kotal, Mr. Raheem ullah along with Zahid Younas paid surprise visit to Exam Centers, observing all the students and arrangements and checked the measures to curb cheating in the examination. He said from the media that strict action would be taken against all the students who cheat in examination as our mission is to get rid of this sore which is destroying the society.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103485197&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160429

Fata students organization protest against corruption

Peshawar: The FATA Students Organization staged a protest demonstration in Peshawar in favor of their demands. The protesting students blocked the road in front of the Governor House for some time and chanted slogans against the federal government and FATA Development Authority (FDA). The students alleged that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor had authorized two-year medical course for the students of the tribal areas but the FDA is providing only one-year course which is unjust. The students demanded the government to establish an independent commission to probe irregularities in the FDA funds and take action against corrupt officers.

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

Teachers promotion and up gradation issues must be resolved

Bajaur Agency: The Leader of Jamiat-e-islami Bajaur Agency Maulana Abdul Majeed has demanded from the government to resolve Fata Teachers Promotion and up gradation issues on a priority basis.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2

Government invests 28% of budget on education: Atif Khan

Kohat: The Education Minister of Khyber Paktunkhuwa Atif Khan has announced to build more Female cadet colleges in the suitable areas of the province. He said that PTI Provincial government first priority is education instead of making new buildings and show pieces that’s why Khyber Paktunkhuwa government is investing 28% of the budget on education, which is more than other provinces. He has also announced the decision of appointing more 25 thousand teachers in the province during the next two years and all the appointments will be on merit. These views were expressed by him in Cadet College Kohat, whose principal Brigadier Inam- ul-haq then provided him details for all the plans carried out in the last ten years.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8

Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.3

Students protest against privatization of school

Peshawar: The Students and staff of the Auqaf Model School Tangi took out a protest rally, against privatization of the school. Led by Yasmeen Begum, the school principal, and Nusrat Ghulam, the protesters carrying banners and cards gathered at Farooq Azam Chowk and chanted slogans against the provincial government for privatizing the school. Speaking on the occasion, they said privatization of the school would deprive children of acquiring quality education. “Poor people cannot afford to send their kids to private schools,” Yasmeen Begum said, adding that it was an injustice and would add to the miseries of the poor people. She said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan had criticized the federal government for privatizing the Pakistan International Airlines and others institutions while his own provincial government in the province was going to deprive 500 kids of the poor people from education. They asked the provincial government to withdraw the notification or else a protest campaign would be launched. They demanded from the government to reverse the decision, or they would stage a sit-in outside the Chief Minister House in Peshawar.

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

Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2

Chance of wastage of amount specialized for District education office

Peshawar: No work has started on the plan of setting up separate district education offices for female in ten different districts, due to which female employees and teachers are facing problems .It shows the wastage of all the amount, which was particularized for the setup of District education office.

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.8

11 lac students affected due to closure of schools

Peshawar: The teachers in Khyber Agency are on strike to protest what they called the failure of Fata Secretariat to implement their up gradation plan. The strike also affected the fresh enrolment drive in government schools in Landi Kotal and Jamrud tehsils, as the teaching staff refused to facilitate new admissions and almost 11 lac students are affecting due to this situation and no one is there to take a step for them. The Fata general secretary, Mr. Naseer Shah Afridi told that although all the schools remained closed as teacher’s boycotted classes and refrained from accepting new admission forms. Mr Afridi said that their colleagues in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had been upgraded in 2012 under a policy announced by the then provincial government but Fata Secretariat was denying the same right to teachers in tribal areas. Fata teachers will continue their protest till the acceptance of their demand of upgrading their pay scale by the government.

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

All Fata teachers announce to hold protest in Islamabad

Peshawar: All Fata teachers FR Bannu has announced to close educational institutions and move to Islamabad for a grand sit-in, along with students and their parents as their up gradation has been delayed for the last four years and for that purpose they will protest in Islamabad to demand from the government to resolve teachers issue and increase their salaries which will waste the year of students.

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


Educational emergency claims are limited to media only

District Noshqi: Government Educational emergency & standardized Education system claims are limited up to media. Precious time of students is going astray, due to absenteeism of teachers in area Qilli Jorkan Boys High school. Even Political influence is destroying image of teachers; positions of retired teachers are still vacant. Government should take steps for resolving issues of area.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/karachi/today/p6/story.php?param=taelem.jpg

Books could not be provided despite Educational emergency: IJT

District Loralai: The Newly elected district administrator IJT Mr. Muhammad Nasir Saleem, along with others, said that IJT is striving for student rights. Text-books are unavailable in most of the schools & ghost/absent teachers are taking salaries at home. According to law Matriculation Education is free for all but unfortunately students have to face hardships of deprivation of Education. IJT demanded from Government & Education department to take effective measures so that basic rights should be given to inhabitants of the country.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-29-2016/Quetta/page7.asp

AC visits educational institutions

District Khuzdar: The Assistant Commissioner, Mr. Naseer Ahmed Merwani visited to Educational institutions suddenly and found many teachers absent. He visited boys and girls schools. He showed anger over absenteeism of teachers and warned them to be present on duties; otherwise legal actions will be taken against them. 

Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No. 6

Text books unavailability is regrettable: Karim Baloch

District Quetta: The unit organizer BSO Pachar Baluchistan University, Mr. Karim Baloch & Mr. Aziz Baloch of Quetta zone, along with others, said in joint statement that unavailability of text books in Baluchistan Educational institutions is due to a planned strategy to keep Baloch nation in darkness. BSO warned Government to rectify direction & provide text books in schools within no time.

Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 5

Shortage of teachers & teaching equipment’s should be maximized

District Quetta: Trophies were given to position holders of Boys High School taro chock Pashtoon-a-bad with collaboration of Ghazali Welfare society. The Chief Guest was Secretary Education and other notable persons of the area. Mr. Saleem Baraq briefed the Chief Guest about the teacher’s shortage and teaching equipment’s scarcity in various schools. He said most of the schools are in rental building which is loss of public treasury. He demanded from Education secretary to take personal efforts for resolution of such dilemmas.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 2


School is closed for last 10 years 

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Students of Kot Sabzal are deprived of Primary Education. Councilor of Kot Sabzal shared that closed Primary School is upgraded to Elementary School. Teachers appointed there are receiving salary living at home, which is great loss for The Government. They have appeal to Higher Official to reopen the said School.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 15

Danish security guard went on strike due to over burden duty

District Bahawalnagar: The Admin Officer of Danish School Hasilpur is teasing Security Guards by assigning duties which are not in their TORs for 24 hours .He wanted to appoint his relatives. The guard appealed to Chief Minister Punjab for justice.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 7

154 teachers are exposed on bogus degrees

District Layyah: 154 Teachers of Kot Sultan Layyah having fake degrees, appointed with the favoritism of MNA and MPA of the area. Some Teachers start getting retirement due to fear of action. Citizen appealed for investigation against fake Teachers.

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

Lack of cleanliness and security measures in College

District Layyah: The Education Secretary visited Government Girls Collage Layyah on the eve of debates. He instructed to rectify the shortcoming of Collage; other wise strict action will be taken against her.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 02

Misbehavior of the Principal, refusing students to enroll

District Muzuffargarh: The Principal of Government Girls High School Muradabad misbehaved with the parents of children to give admission in their School.  Girls Students are compelled to sit at home due to her offensive behaviour. The Parent protested and demanded to Higher Officer to take notice against School Principal.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-04-29/page-03

Corporal punishment to 6 years student by government teacher

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Teacher of Government Primary School Basti Din Muhammad Lar have beaten a Student of 6 years and injured him seriously, who is admitted in hospital now. The said Teacher disappeared after the incident. The Father of Student appealed Chief Minister Punjab to take strict action against responsible Teacher.

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


Intermediate examinations, cheating on rise

District Nawabshah: The intermediate examinations were running in district Nawabahah, but cheating could not be stopped and improper security arrangements were observed.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130388054&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160429

School construction work violated

District Ghotki: The construction work of Government Higher Secondary School Hayat Pitafi could not be completed. The district council member held protest against the contractor.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130388107&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160429

Students under open sky due to teachers training

District Naushehro feroz: Hundreds of Students of Madarsa High School are compelled to sit under open sky in sizzling heat, due to starting of teachers training in the school classes. The RSU has started training of NTS Teachers.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130388094&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160429

Education is necessary for every child

District Ghotki: A program on promotion of school enrolment was organized at Government Girls Primary School Waryam Buriro, where Taluka Education Officer, Mukhtiarkar, Members of Different NGOs and Teachers were present in large number. It was focused that communities should play a role to promote rural education.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-04-29/news/page3/1%20(30).htm

Chairman Sindh text book board visits schools to check distribution of books

District Larkana: The Chairman Sindh Text book Board Jamshoro visited the different Schools of Larkana, for verification of distribution of free text books in the Government Schools. He said during his visit that the remaining schools will be provided books within a week and teams are formed to rectify the mistakes in books.

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University quantity reached to 40 numbers with efforts of Sindh Government: Mr. Khuhro

Tando Jam: The Senior Education Minister, Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro attends the 9th Convocation of Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam. He said during his address that with the efforts of Sindh Government, the number of Universities has reached to 40. 598 candidates were offered with Graduate Degrees.

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Daily Kawish, Page No. 2

Cheating in intermediate examinations

District Larkana: Cheating could not be stopped in examination centers, during intermediate examinations in Larkana. Even Police was found involved in sending and receiving cheating papers for students.

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Hard Security arrangements during intermediate examinations

Karachi: The examination of all groups of intermediate has started from 28th April. 27 vigilance teams were formed to look after the examination centers to stop cheating. It was also observed that no any uneven matter happened during the first paper.

Complete Story: Daily Jang, Page No. 13

About 500 candidates copied case during intermediate examinations

Hyderabad: The intermediate examinations have started all over Sindh, but cheating did not stop in the examination centers. About five hundred candidates were caught while cheating in the papers.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No. 2

Hundreds of teachers face difficulties due to feeding of old date in biometric

District Sanghar: Hundreds of Teachers were sent to their four years old posting place, due to feeding of four years old data during biometric verification. It is also reported that many schools will get closed, due it. The Primary Teachers Association Tando Adam has warned to rectify the data, otherwise they would start protests.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No 2