Peshawar high court Status Quo on PGMI dissolution
A Peshawar High Court bench on Thursday stopped the provincial health department from dissolving the Post Graduate Medical Institute for the time being by ordering status quo on the matter.
Police ask for closing women universities in Swabi
The police have asked the district administration to close the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Swabi, for a lack of security in the wake of the Jan 20 Charsadda university attack, which claimed 21 lives.
Valuable services in education sector by PPP: Shoukat Javed
Media advisor of PPP, AJK said that more than 300 institutions have upgraded along with new women IT university, three medical colleges and cadet colleges in AJK, during current people’s party government under leader ship of PM. Chaudhary Abdul Majeed.
Government to launch National level enrolment Campaign
Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said that government will launch a national level enrolment campaign this year to ensure hundred percent enrolment of school going children by 2018. “Prime Minister and all Chief Ministers will lead this campaign to show strong commitment to the education”.
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Denial of holidays to FDE students protested
Parents have complained about ‘denial’ of holidays to their children enrolled in Islamabad’s government schools over the current inclement weather, especially foggy and cold conditions. According to them, it is ironic that the Capital Administration and Development Division hasn't objected to the city’s private schools closing campuses over severe cold and intense foggy conditions but barred Islamabad’s government educational institutions from doing so.
Best University Teacher Awarded bestowed upon 40 Lecturers
In recognition of their outstanding performance, as many as 40 lecturers from universities across Pakistan were presented Best University Teacher Award for the year 2014 in a graceful ceremony organised by Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Thursday. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan was the chief guest on the occasion.
230 Institutions sealed, 53 warned against gaps in security
More than 230 educational institutions in Rawalpindi division, including 138 government-run schools and colleges, were sealed – not because of freezing temperatures, but due to inadequate security – police and security officials said on Thursday.
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Best University Teachers Awards by HEC
Education Commission on Thursday conferred best university teacher awards to 40 teachers from universities across Pakistan in a ceremony organised by HEC at it secretariat in Islamabad.
CDA , QAU at loggerheads over construction of university boundary wall
Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) are at loggerheads over the construction of boundary wall by the latter. According to reports, keeping in view of current security situation, QAU management started construction of its boundary wall.
AIOU launches ORIC centre to promote University Industry links
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has accelerated its efforts for dissemination of research finding, to serve the society, an office of Research Invovation and Commercialisation (ORIC) is set up to maintain liaison with industrial sector and to bridge the gap between the academicians and industry for taking benefit of research work.
HEC top ranking Institute lack medical facilities
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) top ranked institute Quaid-e-Azam University is functioning in the absence of sufficient medical facilities as there is only one ambulance to facilitate the students in case of emergency whereas scarcity of resources especially unavailability of female doctors and ambulance irks the students, teachers and staff members of the university.
Education only solution to eradicate terrorism: Governor KP
Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Sardar Mahtab Khan Abbasi Thursday said education was the only tool to root out terrorism from society. Addressing the Best University Teacher Award 2014 ceremony held here at Higher Education Commission (HEC) as the chief guest, he said the world respects those countries who were developed and educated adding that the federal and provincial governments were committed for promotion of education.
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Dr. Junaid Zaidi’s tenure extended as rector CIIT
Founder Rector of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Islamabad, Dr S. M. Junaid Zaidi, S.I. tenure was extended for one year. It was decided here Thursday during a meeting of CIIT Board of Governors presided over by Rana Tanveer Hussain Federal Minister for Science and Technology as Chancellor CIIT.
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Final examination of class 5 and 8
According to a spokesman of Punjab school education departments, the final examinations of class 5 and class 8 will start from 1st February. The exams will end on 17 February.
Over 1300 teachers to be appointed in Rawalpindi
The Punjab government has allowed the Rawalpindi Education Department to fill over 1,300 vacant posts of teachers in the government schools across the district. A source in the education department said that over 1,300 posts of teachers have been lying vacant in different schools for the last many years.
Awareness for special education
In Higher education commission there is mentioned to provide special services to special persons including ramp, special bathrooms and specific books.
Irregularities by Danish schools
A regular committee is established for investigations of irregularities committed by Danish School Administration. This matter is progressing in transparency.
Schools sealed in several Punjab cities over poor security
Gojra DSP Atif Imran Qureshi on Thursday sealed 16 schools for poor security arrangements. They included nine in Gojra, three in Nawan Lahore and four in different villages. The DSP said that the schools would be reopened if the security arrangements were improved in rechecking on January 31.
School security at Chiniot
District Police Officer had a meeting on security situation of educational institutions. They planned a security and categorize it. Category A institutions will be priority.
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College safety campaign
Rescue 1122 initiated a college Safety Campaign. Rescue 1122 is training a number of students and teachers of colleges for rescue training and safety of institutions.
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Institutions closed for security
Tehsil Administration Pir Mahal has closed a number of schools due to poor security management at institutions. They said opening of institutions before February after instructions to close them for security is condemnable.
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Poor security by private schools at Gojrah
DPO Gojra had a visit to public and private schools for security checkups. He found it unsatisfactory and ordered to closed these institutions.
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Security of students, teachers priority
Amid threats, security arrangements are being beefed up around the country to secure educational institutions, as 54 schools and colleges were sealed in different cities of the Punjab. In Lahore, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said protection of students and teachers of private and public sector universities was a collective responsibility which will be discharged efficiently. Capt (R) Muhammad Usman, District Coordination’s Officer will hold a meeting with parents of students on security of schools in Town Hall.
150 show cause notices have been issued and FIR filled against 150 owners of schools in Punjab including provincial capital due to poor security conditions. DPO has been informed to take serious action against these issues.
Protests by Teachers Union
Upon the call of Punjab Teachers Union, many protests and rallies were held yesterday in Lahore and other districts of Punjab. The teachers of Lahore protested in front of the Lahore Press club and raised slogans for their demands.
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Protesting teachers highlight Governments negligence in education
Teachers of public sector schools belonging to different cities of Punjab on Thursday held a protest demonstration against the non-upgradation of their pay scales, handing over of public schools to non- government organisations (NGOs) and formation of district education authorities (DEAs).
Lawyers oppose Llb 5-Year course duration
Lawyers of Mandi Ba-hauddin have rejected decision of Pakistan Bar Council regarding extension in LLB course duration from three to five years. In a gathering at District Bar Room Naveed Kaddar Advocate who works as a lecturer at local law college said banning evening classes and limiting admission to Law colleges to 100 students in fresh badge amounts to depriving students of their right to education.
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Special Day on education
Tanzim Ittehad Immat e Pakistan is celebrating special day for providing awareness on education. Today they have decided top deliver special messages on education during Jumma Prayer Khutbat.
Privatization of educational Institutes
Punjab Teachers’ Union started to protest against the government decision of privatization of public educational institutes. They were of the view that governments’ motive is making profit from privatization.
Protest of Punjab Teachers’ Union
Teachers are protesting for their rights in front of press club, on the call of Punjab Teachers’ Union. They were demanding to upgrade their scale.
Skill Development University
Zulfiqar Cheema, Executive Director PM Youth Welfare Skill Program, said while addressing a seminar the establishment of a Skill Development University. That is necessary to cater the demand of skills development.
Security training to ladies University
Punjab emergency Experts and Police department delivered training at Ladies University for their safety training. They are trained for security.
Fool proof security measures in academic institutes
Due to security threats strict checking of colleges and universities is being carried out. Many institutes have been issued notices on account of insufficient security measures.
Punjab University has started registration for B.Ed. 2016
Punjab university has started registration for B.ed examinations in 2016 for private candidates. Candidates can register with single fee till March.
Punjab University extended dates for registration in B.A and B.Sc.
Examination department of Punjab University has extended the dates of registration for B.A B.Sc part one annual examination of 2016.
Seminar in Punjab University
The Registrar’s office of Punjab University will conduct a seminar on security in Al-Razi Hall today.
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Merit based admission
Director COMSATS Lahore respond in an interview that we enrolled every student on basis of merit and there is different merit for each department within the university. There is no room for references for enrollment.
Revised SOP requires schools to upgrade security
The South Range Police has issued a revised standing operating procedure (SOP) that requires schools to upgrade their security in the wake of the deadly terror attack on the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda.
Lower school enrolment
The enrolment in a Public School, Hyderabad, is decreasing due to the dispute between school administration and teachers. The students’ admission rate also decreased due to the increased frequency of protests.
Submission of BSEK forms
The Board of Secondary Education has announced for the information of all the concerned that the registration forms of Private Candidates of Humanities and Commerce Groups for appearing in HSC examinations-2016.
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Security issues In Matiari
Public and private schools of district Matiari have very low security measures. Teachers and students are facing security threat.
Commissioner visited schools at Larkana
Commissioner Larkana Visited Schools and inspected for cleanliness and security. He said that cleanliness is very important for sdtudents.
Visitors register at gates to ensure security
Acting Director colleges has given the instructions that the working hours of colleges should be rotated and visitor registers should be placed on the gates.
Undue appointments made in Karachi Universities
Appointments in universities of Karachi are not based on merit, but are in fact made on the basis of political terms. In the midst of the serious security situation in schools, the Government of Sindh should pay special emphasis on making efficient use of resources and make appointments on fair basis.
Skill Development University city to be developed soon
The Executive Director, Vocational Technical Training Commission has announced that the Prime Minister has initiated a skill development program in which men and women aged 18 to 35 will be imparted technical trainings.
Seniority list of Karachi University demanded
Speakers at a seminar conducted by United Group related to Karachi University Employees Welfare Association questioned private interests of the administration of the previous association. They demanded that the seniority list of Karachi University be released immediately.
Government LEAs discuss plans to secure educational institutions
As military-run schools and colleges in the city remain closed in the wake of heightened security concerns, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Thursday summoned law enforcers and government officials to chalk out a plan for enhancing security for the remaining 15,000 public and private educational institutions in Karachi.
Task force for security checks
Chief Minister Sindh established a Rapid Response Task force for monitoring of security at educational institutions. He said that rangers will also look after the institutions.
Education Top Priority Of Party: Bilawal
Pakistan People's Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stressed that the latest means of communications should be utilised to improve the education system in the province and every department should switch to e-governance for better coordination and to ensure smooth and effective functions of the departments.
Curriculum of Madrissah’s should be changed
Ulema and academicians attended the 10th death anniversary of famous researcher and literary personality, Allama Mufti Kareem Bakhsh. They stressed that the curriculum of madrissah’s should be changed according to the modern needs.
Peshawar: Government Boys High School receives threatening letter
Peshawar: Peshawar Area, Sheikh Junaid Abad government boys’ high school receives threatening letter from a banned group. The extra police guard has been deputed and ordered to be vigilant at the situation.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 1
Grounding the road map for teachers is a good step: Shah Bacha
Swabi: The Ex-President All Teachers Coordination Council Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Muhammad Shah Bacha said that the establishment of the road map for teachers is a good step of the provincial government, demanded from the government to pay attention towards teachers time scale as like Balochistan’s government, reinstatement of teacher’s son’s quota and matric pass teacher’s promotion.
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Some private schools closed suddenly in Peshawar till 1st February
Peshawar: In Peshawar, some of the private schools get closed unannounced, up to 1st February whereas some other schools are opened as a routine in plain area. The high officials of the education department said that there was no school or college which received any threat letter. Only police is creating the tense situation in order to avoid visiting schools and wants the schools to get closed. The school administration demands the government to take action against their behavior.
For standard education, steps have been taken, says Arif Yousaf
Peshawar: The Assistant to the chief minister for Law Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Arif Yousaf says that Provincial Government is taking positive steps for developing standard Education, appreciating the positive changes in curriculum.
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Directives to extend security of schools
Buner District: The Provincial Government has ordered all the school’s administration and police to tighten the security for which they have introduced a law i.e. Operation Guideline in order to improve security. Both Government and Private Schools have followed the law in hope of better security measures.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 3
Demand for up gradation of school to middle
Thor Dher: The District Counselor of tehsil Lahore and Jahangira i.e. ex-mayor Ismail Khan has demanded to rank Jahangira Boys school from primary to middle and also demanded to build girls high School in the area.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 2
Initiatives taken for improving security in educational Institutes
Karak: The District government and administration has taken steps to improve the security of all educational Institutes by following the orders of Provincial Government.
Demand for up gradation of school
District Lasbela: The Government Primary Girls school village Dawood should be upgraded to middle. Mr. Muhammad Ismail said in his statement that due to unavailability of middle schools, the female students are leaving education in middle. He demanded the up gradation of schools from primary to middle.
Decision will be taken for betterment of education department: WTA
District Quetta: The General Secretary, WTA, Mr. Muhammad Hanan Tareen said that specific group has dominated the Education department, which is a negative sign and leading towards the decline of education department due to its corrupt officials. He said decision should be taken on merit basis in wide benefit of Education department.
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School establishment should be focused in backward areas: HSF
District Quetta: The Hazarah Student Federation notable members said in statement that school establishment should be focused in backward areas for Educational development. The text books should be distributed among students before the ignition of New Year, demanding from the Government to establish Educational institutions on modern standards.
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Educational Institutions are still closed in Union Council Nechara: Jumma Nechari
District Qalat: The Chairman Union Council Nechara, Mr. Jumma khan Nechari said in his statement that due to lack of government & educational department, girls and boys primary schools are closed for many years in area which is high risk for future children’s. Teacher’s absenteeism in many schools is also witnessed.
Complete Story: Daily Azadi, Quetta, Page No. 6
DC Sherani raids on schools
District Zhob: The Deputy Commissioner Sherani, Mr. Muhammad Azeem Kakar visited schools suddenly and suspended Principal High School Qilli Khan Alam and stopped salaries of all absent teachers. He said absenteeism and poor quality education will not be tolerated in schools.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Quetta, Page No. 2
Educators not paid salaries for past 10 months
District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Educators of Dera Ghazi Khan have not been paid salaries, for the past 10 months, due to the stubbornness of the EDO Dera. The DCO Dera had issued orders for the payment of salaries to the Educators, but the EDO is not paying salaries and has been demanding bribe for payment of salaries.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 1
Class 5 & 8 examinations to start from 1st February, 2016
District Multan: The Examinations of Class 5 and 8 are going to start from 1st February, 2018. The Punjab Examination Commission has issued instructions that roll no. slips will be distributed among students by tomorrow. The exams will continue till 17th February.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 8
4 Vocational Institutes completed, classes from September
District Rahim Yar Khan: The construction of 4 Vocational Institutes has been completed in cities of Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, Sadiqabad and Trunda Mohammad Panah. The classes at these Institutes will begins from September. The total cost of these Institutes is 390 Million Rupees.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 9
Children under open sky
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government Boys Primary schools building in Basti Arraeen and Jaujja Abbasian is in very poor condition and does not have sufficient rooms and are sitting under severe cold for classes under the open sky for classes.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 9
DCO tells schools to improve security by 31st January, 2016
District Rahim Yar Khan: The DCO Rahim Yar Khan has told the District Administration and schools heads to complete security arrangement at A plus Category Schools, by 31st January, 2016. He said that all Schools in A Plus and A Category must have proper boundary walls, barbed wire, CCTV cameras, and properly training security guards.
Primary school building in crumbling condition
District Qamber Shahdadkot: The building of Government Primary School, village Mehrban Pathan, completely deteriorating, since years, due to carelessness of the Education Department.
School building in depraved condition
District Tando Muhammad Khan: The building of Government Primary School, village Dinal Shah, has been in desolating condition. It is cracked from different places and student lives are in danger.
Sindh text book board employees continue strike
Jamshoro: The employees of Sindh Text Book Board Jamshoro continued their strike for releasing of their salaries.
Three school buildings in deteriorating condition
District Naushahro Feroz: The Buildings of three Government Primary Schools, village Ghulam Hussain Sabki, Wali Muhammad Sabki, Ghulam Muhammad Sabki, are in crumbling condition, due to negligence of Education department.
Protest against grabbing of school plot
District Dadu: The school saving Committee protested against grabbing of plot of Government High School Habib Ul Allah Panhwar.
Villagers carry out protest for appointment of teacher in school
Hyderabad: The residents of Nafis Nagar hold protest against unavailability of teachers in village Primary School, demanding for appointment of teachers, to save future of their children.
Influential turns school into storage house
District Jacobabad: The local landlord of village Taju Khoso has turned the building of Government Primary school into storage house. He is using it for keeping his field material while on the other hand, villagers have demanded from the secretary Education for its restoration.
Stopped salaries of 117 teachers
District Thurparkar: The District Education Officer, Thurparkar, has stopped the salary of 117 ghost teachers, while issuing them show cause notices. The list has been sent to the Secretary Education and other concerned offices.
Most schools of Tharu Shah turned to storage houses
District Naushehro Feroz: Most of the schools of city Thaaru Shah and its adjacent areas are turned into storage houses, leaving thousands of children out of schools, snatching their right to education. The teachers are busy in their private business, paying no heed to schools and duty.
Higher Secondary school building in dissipated condition
District Naushahro Feroz: The building of Government Higher Secondary school Pad Eden is completely degenerating, due to heedlessness of Education Department. Out of 58 only 25 to 28 teachers are attending it and others are favored with Visa.
Protest against closure of school
District Larkana: The residents of Miro Chandio, near Faridabad, protested against closure of their village school, demanding from the Secretary Education to take notice.
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School buildings in rural areas ram shackling
District Nawabshah: The building of Government Primary School, village Jadu Juno is lacking basic facilities for several years. The students have to sit under the open sky, due to tumbling condition of the building. The residents have declared that most of the school buildings in rural areas remain in ruinous condition.
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No security for schools
District Matiari: No security has been arranged for the Government and Private schools of District Matiari. The teachers and students are insecure and majority of schools are without basic facilities; government does not take any step for provision of security.
Decision to extend security of schools in Sindh
Karachi: A meeting was held under headship of the Chief Minister Sindh, Mr. Qaim Ali Shah to extend the security of the schools in Sindh through installation of CC T.V Cameras and changing timings of the schools.
School land occupied
District Umerkot: The land area of main Government Primary school Taluka Umerkot has been occupied by the land grabbers. They have started constructing shops. On the other hand, DEO Primary has written to the Mukhtiarkar, to vacant the occupied lands.
Teachers continue protest over nonpayment of salary
District Khairpur Mirs: 314 teachers of other cadre continued their protests against delay in their salaries.
Postgraduate Medical Institute
Peshawar High Court has asked explanation for stopping Post Graduate Medical Institute. Court asked why its being winding up. Area has very few higher education institutes.
Modern Information Technology for education system in sindh
Chairman People Party, Mr. Bilawal Zardari emphasized that there should be utilization of modern Information technology to improve education sector of Sindh. To improve coordination among all the stakeholders there is need to move to E-governance, he added.
Conference at Karachi University
Karachi university is organizing a National Conference on “Hamari Muasharti Islah…” in collaboration with higher Education Commission. Its holding on First of February.
Irregularities In Medical examination of Karachi University
The department have printed the last year exam for anatomy for 2016. It is also noticed that there are some students who are benefited due to favourism.
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School closures confusion
The cold weather? Really? Schools are to be closed in Punjab because of the weather? Across the country, from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to Karachi, both state and army schools are closing, mostly till January 31. The reasons for the closure are variously cited as being the cold, or security concerns or a combination of both.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1035869/school-closures-confusion/
Education Is Key By Imaan Mazari Hazir
While security concerns are premised in the unfortunate reality that terrorists in Pakistan have chosen to attack educational institutions, the state of Pakistan must not allow these concerns to brush under the carpet other, equally important priorities – particularly that of ensuring access to education to all.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/94550-Education-is-key
From Aligarh to Charsadda By Zaigham Khan
The writer is a social anthropologist and development professional. As if the state’s own criminal negligence was not enough to keep us one of the most illiterate nations on earth, a faction of the TTP has declared war on our students and educational institutions. While Islamic State is taking roots in the land, a Pakistani version of Boko Haram is already flourishing here, threatening security and the future of millions of students and the whole education system.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/94546-From-Aligarh-to-Charsadda
Education package for Child Labour By Syed Mubashir Hussain
Approval of ordinance against child labour is a revolutionary point. Government planning to implement a package for welfare of children in labor. They will be provided with new education package.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-01-29/page-16
The Charsadda attack By Syed Kamran Hashmi
After every tragedy, like the one in Bacha Khan University, Charsadda, which took the lives of more than 20 people last week, it seems that our nation leaps to target politicians in their criticism instead of consoling the victims or their families, as if only parliamentarians and no one else hold responsibility for such attacks.
Education system in Pakistan By M Imran Khan
Our country got independence almost 65 years ago, and the public sector is still unable to providequality education to the younger lots. Now, day by day, situation is getting from bad to worse as in the government institutions, neither the teachers, nor the parents nor even the students are mindful of the deterioration of the education system which is definitely resulting in multidimensional problems for the youth at home and abroad.
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Remodeling education By Shaheera Syed
We live in an amazing time — travel in space is possible, computer chips are becoming more like human brains, and it won’t be long before self-driving cars or cancer detecting pills would be readily available in the markets. Whilst providing tremendous opportunities this adventurous journey of transformation throws a number of hard questions at us.
Letters to editor
Unemployment rate highest In 13 Years
Unemployment rate in Pakistan during the present government is the highest in the last 13 years while the educated class is more than twice jobless as compared to the illiterate, the Institute for Policy Reform (IPR) claims quoting the recently released government’s Labour Force Survey 2014-15.
One of the tragic days in my living memory in Charsadda is the Bacha Khan University incident. Twenty-two people were killed and scores other injured in the attack. The majority of victims have been traumatised, especially those students who were present at the university on the fateful day.
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Ex- student leader
ASIF Ali Hameedi, M.D., renowned cardiologist and co-founder of the Democratic Students Federation (DSF), passed away at his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, last week. He was 85.
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Why are educational Institutions being closed?
The interior minister had given instructions for school security in the face of recent terrorist attacks. And education institutions were closed down for an indefinite period.