2 November 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


402 government higher secondary school in KP to be renovated by 2017

The rehabilitation, renovation, and standardization of 402 Government Higher Secondary Schools (GHSS) will be completed by March 2017 at an estimated cost of four billion rupees under the present provincial government’s program for reconstruction and rehabilitation of deteriorating buildings of GHSSs and provision of all missing facilities in them.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/10/30/national/402-govt-higher-secondary-school-in-kp-to-be-renovated-by-2017/ 


Primary school children in KP to get tablets

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Education Mohammad Atif Khan on Friday said the provincial government in collaboration with national and international organisations was planning to introduce information technology at primary schools to bring them at par with the private educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/10/31/national/primary-school-children-in-kp-to-get-tablets/


Primary school in Nowshera on verge of collapse

There are only two rooms and seven teachers for 350 students at Government Primary School (GPS) Hawai in Adamzai union council of Akora Khattak, Nowshera. This runs contrary to a policy introduced earlier this year by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government to ensure all schools have six rooms and six teachers.

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Cops get standard training at explosive handling school

The cops are given international standard training at the Police School of Explosive Handling, an official said on Saturday. Speaking at the certificate distribution ceremony, Shafqat Malik, Assistant Inspector General and head of the bomb disposal unit, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said that the training provided to the cops at the school was on a par with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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College closed amid threats

Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Army College has been closed after the administration had received threats, sources said yesterday. Sources added that a few days ago police had killed Farooq Alam a local commander and member of banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-01/page-3/detail-1


Speakers call for removing hate material from textbooks

Speakers at a ceremony on Friday stressed the need for expurgating hate material from the textbooks and creating harmony among all religions to remove sense of deprivation among minorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-348665-Speakers-call-for-removing-hate-material-from-textbooks


Educational activities after earthquake

The educational activities have been started in school and colleges after earthquake but students’ attendance is still low.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-31&edition=ISL&id=1962411_44520770


Distance education for University of Peshawar

The University of Peshawar approved the distance education for Ghazi tehsil. The B.ED and M.ED programs will be started here, this year.

Complete Story:http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-31&edition=ISL&id=1962403_54377232


Chitral’s Langlands School issue: parents seek CM’s help

Expressing concern over what they said virtual closure of Langlands Public School and College, a number parents Friday asked Chief Minister Pervez Khattak to intervene to put the school back on track. They said the deterioration of the institution started after the government refused to extend visa to Carey Schofield, the British principal of the school, a few month back. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-348663-Chitrals-Langlands-School-issue-Parents-seek-CMs-help




Teachers’ protest

During an oath ceremony by the Government Teachers Association Killa Saifullah, the participants raised their voices against government policies for teachers that are creating trouble for them rather giving them relief.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103150671&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151102


Teachers issues to be solved

Chairman Education Review Committee, A N Sabir, said that teachers are facing a lot of issues and problems that need to be solved as soon as possible. He said this during discussion with a teachers’ delegation.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103150560&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151102


HEC workshop at Turbat University

Higher Education Commission Organized five days training workshop at Turbat University. VC said that roles of HEC are prominent for development of Turbat University.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-31-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Basic facilities in Government Primary School Kali Sardar

Primary school in Quetta, Government Primary School Kali Sardar, is still waiting for government attention for the basic facilities. There are only 27 students and 2 teachers, here.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103148587&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151101


Education backwardness in Balochistan

President Peoples Party Balochistan, Sadiq Imrani, said that approval of Regulation Authority Bill in absence of members is not acceptable. Due to this bill, the registration of private educational institutes will become difficult, that will lead to further backwardness of education in Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103150798&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151102


Managing for Turbat University

Vice Chancellor Turbat University said that they are working hard with Higher Education Commission Pakistan to improve the standards. They are working to make University management according to latest standards.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/quetta/page2.asp


No compromise on quality of Loralai University

Vice Chancellor Loralai University said that they will not compromise the quality of education at Loralai University. VC said that they are establishing the departments on latest needs and requirements of students.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/quetta/page2.asp


M.Phil. Classes at BU

Ameer Jamaat e Islami said that Balochistan University is unable to start their M.Phil. classes in this year. They said that it’s not fair with students.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Finalizing development projects at BU

Delegate of Planning Commission of Pakistan visited Balochistan University to watch working on development projects at Balochistan University. Vice Chancellor given briefing to them that most of these projects are finishing.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Book by Abdullah Jamal Dini

Department of Balochi Language, Balochistan University, organized an event for publication of a Book by renowned Balochi Poet/writer Abdullah Jamal Dini. This book is autobiography of the writer.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Vocational training

Executive Director, National Vocational Training Commission Pakistan visited Women Vocational Center and Rural Balochistan Development Center. He said that Federal Government is working for the region on this area to serve the youth.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Engineers should supervise the construction of College

According to Khanuzai Olsi Committee, the working of construction of Khanuzai College is not up to standards. The building is not reliable. Although millions of rupees are spent on it. They said that qualified engineers should look after it.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Trading by Balochistan University

Students Association said that administration of Balochistan University is doing some trading business. Merit is being ignored by administration. They are committing the irregularities in University.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-01-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Degree College Khuzdar

BSO Khuzdar said that Degree College Khuzdar is in ruins. There is a lack of lecturers in the college. They asked to appoint senior professors on post of College Principal.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-01-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Balochistan university facing irregularities

Pashtun SF said that Balochistan University is facing severe administrative issues due to incapable administrative personnel. They said that university's standard is declining by passage of time.

Complete Story:  http://e.jang.com.pk/11-01-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Using resources for education board

Chairman Balochistan Board of intermediate said that they are utilizing maximum resources to make positive change in education board. He said that they will bring quality and transparency in producing results.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-01-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Students not being given scholarships

Jamat e Islami Qila Abdullah said that students are not being given scholarships. The area's MPA is also not releasing the funds for these scholarships. Nobody is monitoring this issue.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-01-2015/quetta/page10.asp


Teachers protest

Government teachers Association Quetta said that government has to fulfill their demands. GTA said that if government does not solve their issues they will hold a big protest against government on 10 November.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-01-2015/quetta/page10.asp


Private school bill is demotivating

All Private Schools Association said that private schools bill is against the private schools of Pakistan. Thousands of male and female children are out of school. This bill will deteriorate the situation.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-01-2015/quetta/page12.asp


Working for education

Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party said that they are working for educational institutions, health and water reservoirs in the region. They are working on three development schemes in Halka 3.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Director Schools cacant

District Ameer Sohbat Pur, Jamat e Islami said that post of directors schools is vacant. It is creating administrative issues in department and creating hurdles for teachers. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Illegal teacher transfers

Ward 14 Councilor, Boastan Ali said that some teachers are being posted to schools of this ward from another ward. He said that recruitment should be based on NTS tests.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/quetta/page10.asp


Girls High Schools Koari Road

Principal girls High School Koari Road said that MPA Tahir Mahmood has given tube well to college neighboring to this school. Principal said that schools are also getting water from college.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/quetta/page10.asp


Workshop on human rights

Human Rights Commission Pakistan organized two days workshop on human rights at Degree College Hernai. Senior professors also attended the workshops.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/quetta/page10.asp


Distribution of scholarships to students

Scholarships were distributed to students of Government High School Bhaag by the school principal.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/quetta/page10.asp


Unmerited recruitment at Education Department

Students from Kali Babkani said that merit is being ignored in recruitment made by Education Department Mastung. Student said that top two position holders from NTS test are ignored.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/quetta/page10.asp




Education board

The Muttahida Tulba Mahaz, gave a deadline of 11 December to government for the establishment of an educational board in Muzaffarabad.

Complete Story:http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-02&edition=ISL&id=1965703_40732372




Lack of basic facilities in public educational institutes

According to a survey by Federal Directorate of Education, a total 422 public educational institutes of Federal Government don’t have basic facilities. Out of these 422 institutes, 399 are schools and 31 colleges. These basic facilities include drinking water, toilet, IT &Science Labs, and transportation facilities.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-31&edition=ISL&id=1962085_46265493


CADD stresses provision of affordable education

State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Barrister Usman Ibrahim on Friday reiterated that education should be provided at affordable fees to facilitate maximum students. During his visit to Pak-Turk School in Sector H8, the minister said that private educational institutions are contributing a lot in the education sector and Pak-Turk School is also doing a wonderful job. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-31/page-13/detail-2




CADD promotes vice principals, teachers

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has promoted over three dozen vice principals/headmasters and assistant professors (BPS-18) of Islamabad’s government schools and colleges. The promotions were recommended by the CADD Departmental Selection Board in July this year.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-348716-CADD-promotes-vice-principals-teachers


Pakistan advancing to meet educational needs of children: Maleeha

Pakistan is making progress towards meeting the imposing challenge of providing educational needs of the nation’s children, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told a largely-attended fundraising event in New York.

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Most private schools defying fee adjustment order

Most of the capital city’s private schools have yet to file the sought-after fee adjustment compliance report with their government watchdog, PEIRA. Lately, the prime minister first ordered freeze on private school fee in Islamabad during the current year and later issued orders for the sealing of the schools not refunding or adjusting extra fee. 

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AIOU establishes 850 centres for Matric, FA, BA exams

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has established 850 examination centres across the country for holding its final exams of Matric, FA, BA and BS computer science programmes for the Spring semester. According to the controller Exams, roll number slips of the examination set to begin from today, have already been dispatched to the enrolled students at their respective postal addresses

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-02/page-13/detail-6


Pakistani girl running New York City Marathon raises $10,000 for school in Karachi

A proud Pakistani is taking part in the New York City Marathon on Sunday in a bid to fund a Citizen’s Foundation (TCF)-run school for an entire academic year. The New York City Marathon 2015 prize purse totals a guaranteed $705,000, with potential time bonuses. The men’s and women’s champions will each receive $100,000.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/983074/pakistani-girl-running-new-york-city-marathon-raises-10000-for-school-in-karachi/



ACCA official visits Roots IVY College

Brian McEnery, the deputy president, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountancy, visited Roots IVY University College, here, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-348714-ACCA-official-visits-Roots-IVY-College



AIOU’s countrywide exams start tomorrow

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold final examinations of SSC FA BA and BS Computer Science Programme from tomorrow (Monday). Roll Number slips of these programmes are being dispatched to the enrolled students at their postal address. According to the Examinations controller, the date sheet will also be placed this week at the university's website for the convenience of students. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-01/page-13/detail-6


Six HEC projects worth Rs 8 billion approved by CDWP

The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved six projects for higher education sector worth Rs. 8 billion approximately, in its meeting with Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Ahsan Iqbal in the chair.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=277704



MIUC, RIS students visit Tele-Taleem

The Metropolitan International University College (MIUC) and Roots International School (RIS) students, under the window of Roots International Career Acceleration Programme (RICAP), had an interactive session with Tele-Taleem CEO Asad Karim regarding the services they are providing in Pakistan where there is lack of awareness and resources followed by a trip to Tele-Taleem.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-348888-MIUC-RIS-students-visit-Tele-Taleem



No rules are the new rule at PIDE

Rules have always been an impediment for those cutting corners, but it becomes more convenient when there are no rules and regulations at all. Such is the situation where, for more than two years, the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) has not amended its rules, with most affairs being run without proper regulations.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/982916/ad-hocism-no-rules-are-the-new-rule-at-pide/


Pak-US academicians meet to develop links in higher education

Senior Pakistani academics from 33 universities met with 21 US partner institutions in Washington for a four-day workshop to highlight the importance of higher education linkages between both countries from October 26 to 30.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/31-Oct-2015/pak-us-academicians-meet-to-develop-links-in-higher-education





Keeping politics out of education

The Higher Education Commission (HEC), and its predecessor University Grants Commission (UGC), has a history of bringing up inefficient regulations to ensure that it has firm bureaucratic control over the educational process. In fact, political appointments at the highest positions at HEC have caused many unnecessary crises in the higher education sector.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/983306/shedding-light-on-ddp-issue-keeping-politics-out-of-education/


AIOU plans to start LLB classes from next year

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to start LLB classes from August next year, said Vice Chancellor Dr Shahid Siddiqui. Inaugurating a new lecture series 'Law and Society' that will be a part of LLB programme, he said the university was in process of deciding faculty and course material of LLB degree. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-02/page-13/detail-7





Education sector prime focus of govt, says Dr Mukhtar

A 5-day capacity building training workshop on Project Planning, Implementation and Evaluation concluded at a local hotel here, says press release. The workshop was funded by TESP-HEC and organised in collaboration with IMSciences.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-348726-Education-sector-prime-focus-of-govt-says--Dr-Mukhtar


Teachers required at G-10/4 College

A number of positions of teachers are vacant at Government Postgraduate College G-10/4. There is workload on existing teachers of college.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-01/page-3


Hoping for real ‘change’

While all is set for the change of heads at the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) and Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), an insurmountable task to address managerial and academic challenges of education awaits the new entrants.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/983332/hoping-for-real-change/


Role Of S&T In Development

The third Commission Meeting of COMSATS highlighted the role of Science and Technology (S&T) for sustainable development. The COMSATS’ general meeting convened by the Chairperson of COMSATS, John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana, concluded in Accra,Ghana.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=277706


AIOU to complete books mailing process soon

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has expedited the process to mail study books for its around 0.7 million enrolled students across the country for autumn-2015 semester. The mailing pocess is being undertaken in collaboration with Pakistan Post, which has set up its permanent office here at the University’s main campus. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-11-01/page-14/detail-10

IIU launches online research database

The Office of Research Innovation and Commercialisation (ORIC) at the International Islamic University, Islamabad, has launched first-ever online research database of the university.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-348886-IIU-launches-online-research-database



OIC delegation visits AIOU

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) will strengthen their ongoing collaborative partnership to promote Arabic language and Islamic culture.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-348723-OIC-delegation-visits-AIOU


HEC tells varsities to stop intake for 42 PhD programmes, halts 25 others

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has directed universities to stop intake in 42 PhD programmes while 25 others have been told to halt proceedings in several disciplines. Interestingly, there are several institutes which are still running these programmes, in violation of HEC warnings.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/982277/quality-assurance-hec-tells-varsities-to-stop-intake-for-42-phd-programmes-halts-25-others/




Scholar gets PhD degree in Mass Communication

Shahid Hussain has been awarded PhD degree in Mass Communication. The scholar is a faculty member at the Mass Communication Department of the Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-11-01/page-14/detail-2



First Urdu Language Training Centre inaugurated in Sri Lanka

The first ever Urdu Language Training Center in Sri Lanka was inaugurated on Friday at an impressive ceremony held in Colombo. Minister for National Dialogue Mano Ganesan was the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony. The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Major General

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-31/page-13/detail-8





PEF participating in a science exhibition

Partner schools of Pakistan Education Foundation are participating in a four-day exhibition by Pakistan Museum of Science and Technology.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/02-11-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=25.jpg


Student activists urged to take up fee rationalisation

Student activists were urged on Friday to adopt rationalisation of tuition fees as their agenda and mobilise their peers at higher education institute. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan joint secretary Hussain Naqi said that the demand was important if education was to be made accessible for all.

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Dengue awareness campaign and students

Students can play an important and significant role in dengue awareness campaign, said by EDO Education, Qazi Zahoor-ul-Haq during a ceremony in a private school.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-31&edition=ISL&id=1962248_97772088


Punjab University enrols 29,172 students

As many as 29,172 students got admission in PhD, MPhil, Master’s and BS Honor programmes in all 74 faculties of Punjab University on merit for the academic year 2015-16 with no increase in tuition fee.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-02/page-14/detail-4



0.2% decline in merit

First merit list has been declared by Government Medical Colleges. Allama Iqbal Medical College got merit 88.93 and Services institute got 88.10. Least merit was developed by Dera Ghazi Khan Medical College.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/31-10-2015/p3/story.aspx?param=govt.jpg


Workshops for subject specialists

Punjab IT board organized a workshop through E-Learning Board. Almost 40 head masters and subject specialists attended this workshop.  Senior Program Manager said that they are working to digitize the curriculum of Government Schools.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-31/page-2/detail-8


University land sold

It was revealed that land of Zakariya University Lahore Campus has been sold in three fragments. This campus was already controversial for being declared an unrecognized campus by HEC.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-31/page-12


LUMS delivers aid

The Lahore University of Management Sciences is currently undertaking the largest student-led relief drive in the country, which aims at providing immediate aid to the victims of the earthquake of October 26.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-02/page-14/detail-8


E-learning for teachers

Punjab IT Board (PITB) organised a training session on e-learn program at the Directorate of Staff Development Punjab on Friday. About 40 headmasters and subject specialists from public schools across the province participated in the workshop. Resource person of PITB Muhammad Kashif Farooq facilitated the training modules.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-348566-E-learning-for-teachers



Economic, knowledge corridors will be game changer for Pakistan: Ahsan Iqbal

Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Pak-US Knowledge Corridor will prove game changers for Pakistan. He was addressing the first-ever launching ceremony of Young Development Corps (YDC) at Punjab University’s Al Raazi Hall on Friday. PU Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran, Adviser to Vice Chancellor Colonel (r) Ikram Ullah Khan, Registrar Dr Liaqat Ali, newly selected YDC President Huzaida Anwar, senior faculty members and a large number of students participated in the event.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-31/page-14/detail-3





FJWU, PAKSTRAN sign LOA for setting up CESTAC centre

Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi signed a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with the Project Management Unit of Pakistan Sustainable Transport Project (PAKSTRAN) for establishment of a centre for Environmentally Sustainable Transport and Climate Change (CESTAC). 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-11-01/page-14/detail-11



Foundation University holds media session

The faculty and students of BS Media and Communication, Humanities and Liberal Arts of Foundation University Rawalpindi Campus held an interactive session with President of National Press Club (NPC) Sheharyar Khan about future of journalism and its ethics. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=277710


PU to hold confab on freedom of expression on November 2nd

Punjab University Institute of Communication Studies is organising a three-day international conference on ‘Freedom Of Expression - Glocal Politics of Emotions’ from November 2. Punjab Governor/PU Chancellor Malik Rafique Rajwana will be the chief guest in the inaugural ceremony while Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashood Ahmed Khan will be the guest of honour on this occasion.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-31/page-14/detail-4


UVAS hosts annual all-Pakistan bilingual declamation contest

The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore hosted the All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest 2015 on Friday, attracting participants from numerous universities.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/982396/healthy-debate-uvas-hosts-annual-all-pakistan-bilingual-declamation-contest/



KEMU remains most competitive

The King Edward Medical University (KEMU), Lahore, has retained its top slot among medical education institutes in the province with 90.23 per cent cut off percentage for admission to its bachelors in medical sciences (MBBS) and dentistry programmes.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/982427/medical-admissions-kemu-remains-most-competitive/



‘Medical curriculum should focus on national needs’

Curriculum for medical colleges should be designed according to national needs focusing more on primary healthcare. Minister for State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of an international conference on medical education at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) hereon Friday. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-348574-Medical-curriculum-should-focus-on-national-needs









‘Ilm’ ambassadors on a mission to discourage school dropouts

The concept has been introduced by the British Council. It engages the committees and under them a group of active citizens, who are also dubbed as ‘ilm’ ambassadors, for the purpose. The citizens are trained to mobilise the community for children’s enrolment and returning the dropouts to schools, monitoring attendance and pursuing the parents whose children leave schools for economic reasons.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/983385/for-a-better-future-ilm-ambassadors-on-a-mission-to-discourage-school-dropouts/



Who will reopen 6,107 closed public schools in Sindh?

In what seem the ‘reflection of good governance’ and the priority given to the education sector by the Sindh government since past seven years, more than 6,107, out of 46,480 schools are closed in the province for quite many years, Daily Times has learnt.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-31/page-15/detail-3


275 ‘campus schools’ set up

Some 275 “campus schools” have been established in Sindh as part of the move to reform education and help improve academic standard. This was informed by an official of the Sindh Education Department here on Sunday. It was pointed out that such campuses have been set up in the government run schools in the province under the school consolidation programme. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-02/page-2/detail-6





KMC education staff stage sit-in at Civic Centre

Scores of teaching and non-teaching staff of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s (KMC) education department staged a protest demonstration at the Civic Centre on Friday to demand the payment of their pending salaries of the past three months.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-348550-KMC-education-staff-stage-sit-in-at-Civic-Centre


DMC rejected education and health departments without tax

DMCs have rejected to take up Health and Education Departments without paying local taxes. They said that these departments should be governed honestly. Taxes should be paid. Corruption should be minimized.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-31/page-2


Complaints against Chairman Interboard

Almost 17 Days have gone nothing is done forward for investigating the chairman Interboard Karachi. Employees are still being threatening by the chairman Board. Chairman is still on his position.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-31/page-2


FAST-NU awards degrees to 368 students

FAST- National University of Computer & Emerging Science held its 42nd convocation at its Karachi Campus on Saturday and awarded degrees to 368 graduates of different disciplines. It also presented gold, silver and bronze medals to 15 students for best results.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-01/page-15/detail-9


Corruption in budget for education

Leader of Awami Tehrik said that millions of rupees are accumulated for repair and construction of school infrastructure without any check and balance. They said that there should be a fair investigation against this corruption.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-01-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=06_06.gif


Teachers’ evaluation plan termed a move to rig KUTS polls

In another attempt that may influence the upcoming Karachi University Teachers’ Society (Kuts) elections, the Karachi University (KU) administration has selected a professor presently heading the society to give a presentation at a two-day programme aimed at introducing teachers to a performance evaluation exercise, it emerged on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1216671


The case of a leaked entry test

The question paper for the Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC) entry test, which was to be conducted at the Institute of Business Management (IoBM) on Sunday morning, was leaked through Whatsapp on Saturday night. However, the managements of both varsities kept shifting the blame on each other.

Complete Story:  http://tribune.com.pk/story/983374/shifting-blame-the-case-of-a-leaked-entry-test/


Corruption by Urdu University

Aslam Khattak Said that administration for Federal Urdu university of Arts Science and Technology has broken all previous records of Corruption. Law Department of FUUAST is not recognized by Pakistan bar Council. 

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-02/page-3


Research recognize universities

Vice Chancellor Hamdard University attended the annual presentations by College of Dentistry and Medicine. He said that research is very important for recognition of any university. He said that basic aim of Hamdard University is Research.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_11.gif


Lectures on scholarships

Dawood University organized a special lecture on Full Bright Scholarships. VC Dawood University of Engineering and Technology said that students are hard workers. They should participate for Fulbright Scholarships.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_03.gif


Habib University endorsed

Habib University has been praised by an international task force for its approach to science and engineering education in an article in Nature –perhaps the most significant and influential science publication worldwide. Over the last two years, a non-governmental, non-partisan task force examined and deliberated the status of science and engineering education in the Muslim world.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-02/page-2/detail-2


Admission test of visual studies at KU

The test for admission to the Department of Visual Studies, University of Karachi was held on Sunday. An official of the University said that 984 forms were submitted for 105 seats and 937 students participated in the admission test.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=277749



‘The appointment of DUHS VC is unlawful’

According to the laws governing the universities, no candidate can be vice-chancellor (VC) of any university if he has completed his two terms as VC of any university in the province, Dr Mirza Ali Azhar, the general secretary of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), told The Express Tribune.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/982912/the-appointment-of-duhs-vc-is-unlawful/




The deception in the name of ‘education emergency’ continues in Balochistan by Adnan Aamir

The incumbent Balochistan government imposed education emergency in the province from January 2014. The educational budget was increased to Rs 42 billion in the last budget. However, different actions taken by government in the name of the educational emergency prove it to be nothing more than a political gimmick. Approval of Private Educational Institution Registration and Regulation Authority Act, 2015 is the latest example.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/blogs/30-Oct-2015/the-deception-in-the-name-of-education-emergency-continues-in-balochistan



Girls education in K-P by Asad Zia

Successive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) governments, after getting elected, have claimed that their main focus will be on education, particularly for girls, but unfortunately this has remained only a claim, with no practical steps taken to achieve it. A majority of the girls in K-P are deprived of a higher education.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/982448/girls-education-in-k-p/


Will Maryam Nawaz invest Michelle Obama’s $70 million anywhere outside of Punjab? By Bina Shah

This week we were treated to scenes of Maryam Nawaz Sharif standing with Michelle Obama as the First Lady announced an investment of $70 million as part of a new partnership between the United States and Pakistan to promote girls’ education. The money is part of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative, which started up in March of this year and seeks to expand educational opportunities for girls.

Complete Story: http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/29977/will-maryam-nawaz-invest-michelle-obamas-70-million-anywhere-outside-of-punjab/


Educating the Pakistani adult By Shahid Javed Burki

It has been long recognised that Pakistan is not investing what is required to educate its large and growing population. At two per cent of GDP, the public sector expenditure is amongst the lowest in the world. In 2000, former president General (retd) Musharraf had committed Pakistan to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/983235/educating-the-pakistani-adult/


The Education Experiment By Lala Rukh Malik

Most children in our country experience science as a mere collection of facts that they are made to memorise and recall during exams. They grow up thinking that science is some abstract nonsense that doesn’t have much relevance to anything they can directly see or touch. We’re also a country where science doesn’t occupy much space in popular culture (the widely prevalent emotional blackmailing by Pakistani parents to coerce their children into medical school doesn’t count).

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/980795/the-education-experiment/


Why were Karachi University girls beaten up for playing cricket? By Bina Shah

News of young women playing cricket at Karachi University being beaten by religious thugs is not a great way to start your day. Members of the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) had warned the cricket-playing women days ago, then came and broke up a mixed-gender game, and beat up both the men and women, members of the Punjabi Students Association, with batons.

Complete Story: http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/30024/why-were-karachi-university-girls-beaten-up-for-playing-cricket/


Attacking freedom

The Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT) attack on male and female students who were playing cricket together on the campus of University of Karachi (KU) is a despicable show of misogyny and the mindset of totalitarian violence that rules the educational institution. The IJT has been responsible for one too many incidents of violence in the KU in the past.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/editorials/31-Oct-2015/attacking-freedom


Two Pakistans: one rich, one poor

The trend of inequality continues due to an unequal education system in which the rich are able to send their children to private schools that follow the English-language British curriculum while the poor are deprived of even a fraction of the same privilege. This makes a small segment of the population better trained and better connected to fulfil their potential while the majority remains trapped in a life of downward social immobility.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-31/page-7/detail-4


Education in poverty: Case study of Thatta by Dr Naazir Mahmood

The hapless education sector in Pakistan is fortunate in at least one aspect: despite a pathetic record of low government spending on education, international donors have put in money in this sector with zeal. That not many donor-funded projects have produced sustainable results can be attributed to not only bureaucratic inefficiency but also to donor ill-planning.

Complete Story: http://tns.thenews.com.pk/education-in-poverty/#.VjcOEPkrLIU


Gender inequality and the country’s lack of progress By Tehreem Husain

Studies have shown that gender-based equality can impact economic outcomes through a number of ways. Firstly, women are more likely than men to invest a large proportion of their household income to educate their children and thus improve the overall development.

Complete Story:



Case for godfather NSA by Babar Sattar

On education, with over 25 million kids out of school, the government’s approach to equal opportunity is not to enhance the quality and quantum of public education facilities but to drag private education down by semi-nationalising it through price fixation. And instead of focusing on urban planning, our socio-legal approach to schools is that they cause nuisance and must be thrown out of residential areas.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-348600-Case-for-godfather-NSA


Children and earthquakes by Shazia Mehboob

A few days before the recent earthquake, one of my cousins, who was in school in Mansehra district, in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) during the 2005 quake, shared his experience. He was among those fortunate few who remained unhurt as he had managed to exit his classroom before the school wall collapsed.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/983440/children-and-earthquakes/


Trash the girls By Kamal Siddiqi

We are told that activists of the Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT) attacked some girls at Karachi University for the crime of playing cricket on the university campus while they were waiting for their transport to take them home. Now compare this with another decision taken by the University of Karachi (KU) which cancelled the admission of a student of Public Administration department, accusing him of ‘damaging’ the prestige and reputation of the institution.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/983268/trash-the-girls/


Private educational institutions by Dr. Farooq Chowdhry

Government and Private schools are facing a number of issues in delivering education. Pakistan Educational and Training Council will be a solution of issues related to capacity of teaching staff. There is no need to account for private schools.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-01/page-16


Technical education in Punjab by Salman Abid

Technical education is most neglected section of the education. Some institutions are dedicated to the technical education and they need more resources to satisfy the demand in Pakistan. There are some steps taken by the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA). In future, TEVTA will start public private partnership for the technical and vocational training of 82,000 persons.

Complete Story:



New Vice Chancellor by Zahoor Ahmed

New Vice Chancellor of Bahauddin Zikraya University is Siraiki Speaking. Al number of Siraiki Lovers has donated their personal libraries to the Siraiki Department of the Zikryya University. Unfortunately nothing is doing for betterment of the department.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/31-10-2015/p4/story.aspx?param=4.jpg


Letters to the Editor


System of education

The system of education includes all institutions that are involved in delivering formal education (public and private, for profit and no-profit, onsite or virtual instruction) and their faculties, students, physical infrastructure, resources and rules. In a broader definition, the system also includes the institutions that are directly involved in financing, managing, operating or regulating such institutions (like government ministries and regulatory bodies, central testing organisations, textbook boards and accreditation boards). 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/02-Nov-2015/system-of-education


Sexual harassment and crime in educational institutions

Unfortunately, ours is a deeply corrupt and morally bankrupt society. Hardly any sphere in our society is left which is not morally bankrupt. So much so the even the educational sphere, education which makes or mars the nation, is reported to be in knee deep in moral bankruptcy. Besides financial corruption, sexual harassment and sex crimes in the educational institutions, especially, in public and private sector varsities have become a burning issue in Pakistan nowadays.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-31/page-7/detail-3

Ray of hope  

There are multiple factors like gender discrimination, unqualified teachers, outdated curriculum, poorly equipped laboratories, ghost schools, poverty, etc, that remain a huge hurdle in the way of educating our next generation so that they can empower themselves.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/31-Oct-2015/ray-of-hope


A Plea to Maryam Bibi

I was motivated, rather prompted to attract the attention of Madam Maryam Nawaz, to a chronic disease captivating the Principals of the Federal Capital, after going through a news story and the subsequent Editorial published by Pakistan Observer on Friday, the 30th October 2015, commending her prompt action for the cause ofeducation. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=277563


Educated militants

Integrating both science and arts is the need of the hour. The critical issue is that a person needs both types of skills and knowledge to innovate and lead in a rapidly changing world. Strengthen civil society initiatives to reform the education curriculum, and engage large media house executives to support programming that covers inter-faith and inter-sectarian harmony, tolerance, and diversity within the religious framework.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/02-Nov-2015/educated-militants


Revolution in education

Education is a key to the development of a country. The role of education in character development can’t be neglected. Pakistan needs to declare an education emergency.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-01&edition=LHR&id=1965305_70477333

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Government paying special attention to education development: Manawar Khan

Lakki Marwat: MPA Mr. Munawar Khan said that without education, no nation be developed. He said that high standard educational institutions can open doors for quality education in Lakki Marwat District. He shared these views during the inauguration ceremony of the sports competition at government school in Mando Khel.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103150945&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151102


Primary school in Ghozano Banda totally destroyed; students forced to attend classes under the open sky

Blambat: Due to bad condition of the school, most students are not attending school. The parents demanded from the government to immediately rebuild the school building. 

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Page No.3


Demand to upgrade FATA High schools: Imam Kaleemullah

Khyber Agency: The Imam Kaleemullah and Takbeerullah talked with the media and demanded the up gradation of the schools in FATA. They said the Imams of Fata High Schools are performing their duties with honesty but still they are not getting any incentive.  They said the up gradation is their legal right but instead they are being given step-motherly treatment.

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


Government playing its role in children’s enrolment in schools: Tariq Khan

Haripur: The Coordinator of Alif Ailaan met with Tehsil Nazim Tariq Khan in TMA office yesterday. The Tehsil Nazim Mr. Tariq Khan said that they were playing their due role in children’s enrolment in schools in Tehsil level with Alif Ailaan. He said that joint teams have been formed in different localities which perform their duties for enrolment of children in schools. 

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


Education Department officers suddenly raid on primary schools

Lakki Marwat: The Sub Division Educational Officer Ikramullah Khan suddenly raided on the primary schools of the District Lakki Marwat.  He inspected the different development work being done under the parent’s and teacher’s supervision. He informed that the provincial government reserved huge funds through education department and these funds will be utilized through Parents-Teachers Joint Council.

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


Teacher commits violence against a student in Government High School in Pahari Pura

Peshawar: Students of Peshawar Government School refused to go to school due to their teacher physically abusing them whereas parents demanded from the Provincial Minister Atif Khan & Chief Minister to take steps to resolve the issue. According to details, the teacher threatens students to not to inform their parents, otherwise he will get more violent.  The teacher of Class 8th Gul Hassan beat a student Abdul Wahab without any reason and now he is in a dangerous condition.  

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/51/akhbar-e-khyber/page/2


Demand for action against professors and watchmen of Degree College Takht Bhai

Takht Bhai: The Nazim of Islami Jamiat Tulaba issued charges against the professors and watchmen of Government Degree College Takht Bhai claiming that that they attacked on students enrolled in Darse Quran program of the College and fired open shots. The police arrested the students, lodged FIR and jailed students in different police stations.

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


Non-traditional curriculum activities create self-confidence in students

Peshawar: The District Education Officer Mardan Siraj Muhammad said non-traditional curriculum activities create self-confidence in students.  He said participation in sports activities is a part of learning.  He said sports improves physical and mental health of students. He shared these views during the inauguration ceremony of the sports competition at government school in Katlung.

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


SST quota may be provided to primary teachers

Peshawar: The President of the Wahdat Asatzah District Mardan demanded from the government to provide the quota to the primary teachers in SST. He demanded immediate implementation on the decision of government in this regard. He appreciated the efforts of education development of the present and previous government.

Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.2


No lack of ability in the students of Lakki Marwat: Munawar Marwat

Lakki Marwat: MPA Munawar Khan Marwat said the challenges of modern day can be met through the development of science and technology.  He said through the development of science and technology, we can open the doors of prosperity for our nation. He said the students of Lakki Marwat do not lack in talent. He shared these views during the inauguration ceremony of the sports competition at government school in Mando Khel.

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


V.C. FATA University will be appointed next month

Peshawar: The V.C. FATA University will be appointed next month and from next year, classes will also get started. These views were shared by MNA Qaisar Jamal during the discussion with his area’s delegation. He said that the issue of FATA University pending from 2009 but now our efforts with the grace of Allah succeeded.  He said the FATA University’s establishment is a positive step for FATA.

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

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


Introducing Information Technology in schools: Muhammad Atif

Peshawar: The Minister for Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Atif Khan said that they are planning to introduce Information Technology in government schools. In this regard, they are welcoming the assistance of government and non-government institutions. He shared these views during a meeting about provision of tablets by Telenor to students of Classes One to Five. 

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


All non-functional schools of Bannu shut down

Bannu: The non-functional schools of Bannu have been shut down. The District Education Officers of Bannu paid surprise visits to different Higher Secondary Schools in Bannu. He informed the media that provincial government provided the Rs.69 crore for education.

Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.8

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/50/akhbar-e-khyber/page/3


Khyber Students Alliance threatens to boycott convocation

Peshawar: Under the banner of Khyber Students Alliance, a meeting was held at their university campus. The different members of Khyber Students Alliance attended the meeting and demanded from the Governor to schedule a meeting with them, otherwise they will boycott their university convocation. 

Complete Story: http://www.newsepapers.com/pakistani/urdu/daily-nai-baat/


Reconstruction of schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be completed until 2017

Peshawar:  The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has started reconstruction 402 girls and boys schools in province, according to modern-day requirements.  These schools of Mardan, Abbottabad, Lower Deer, Peshwar, Charsadda, Haripur, Nowhsera, Kohat & Chitral will be provided with new facilities. In Hamqadam Program, it was announced Rs.40 billion have reserved for schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103147856&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151031




Girls High School Kowari’s problems should be solved: Principal

District Quetta: Principal Girls High School Kowari’s staff demanded that drinking water and playground facilities should be provided to school. They said water pipeline should be provided to school from Girls Degree College of the area.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/quetta/page10.asp


Village Shah Ali Jakhrani Primary School is in ruins: Shams Jakhrani

District Suhbatpur: Advocate Mr. Mir Shamsudin Khan Jakhrani and other tribal leaders said that in present age of science and technology hundreds of children are deprived of blessings of education. They said village Shah Ali Jakhrani Primary School is in ruins. Furniture is missing from school and teachers are absent from school.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Construction work of Government High School Karakh lingering in between: Abdul Razzaq Chattha 

Karakh: Youth Movement Tehsil Karakh President Mr. Abdul Razzaq Chattha said in statement that elite persons of the area have made the lives of people miserable. He said such elite class system of the area has embezzled Government High School Karakh’s funds of 27 lac rupees.  He urged the government to take initiative against such people and to resume the construction work.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


No compromise on building quality of university of Loralai: VC

District Loralai: Vice chancellor University of Loralai Professor Doctor Abdullah Khan said no compromise will be made on construction work of University of Loralai building. He said sub-standard material will not be allowed to use in construction. With the establishment of University, people in the area will get maximum educational benefits. He said quality construction work will be ensured.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Abeyance of M.Phil classes is injustice with students: IJT

District Quetta: The Provincial Administrator Islami Jameat Tulba Mr. Muhammad Usman Kakar said abeyance of MPhil classes and student endowment fund in Baluchistan University is injustice with students and waste of precious time. He said university administration accepted forms for MPhil program but still classes are not conducted. He invited students to fight for their rights from IJT platform.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Fate of educational institutions did not change, rulers are limited to claims: BSO Kharan

District Kharan: Mr. Haji Hafeez addressing to gathering said that closure of schools, absenteeism of teachers, lack of basic facilities, nepotism in merit and violation of services rules are endless stories. He said that the provincial government is dragging nation into darkness day by day. Education institutional development is dream than reality.

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


No nation can progress without education: Habibullah Mirbahar

Somyani Wandir: Member District Council Lasbela Mr. Habibullah Mirbahar said no nation can progress without education. He said we should collectively play role for provision of convenient and standard education to our children for progress.

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


Government Primary School Qilli Sardar still deprived of facilities

District Quetta: Government Primary School Qilli Sardar was established in 1986 and is still deprived of basic facilities despite being located in center of the city. Education officials have visited the school many times but nothing is visible on the ground.

Complete Story:



Primary School village Chalgiri in poor condition

District Nasirabad: The UNICEF & Provincial Government’s educational claims are as Government Primary School village Chalgiri that was established in 2004 is still without building and basic facilities like blackboard, furniture and fans, etc. Due to lack of facilities students are leaving schools which is deplorable.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-01-2015/quetta/page12.asp


Teacher’s absenteeism is a serious concern: Advocate Mumtaz Khan

District Kech: The Member of Human Rights Commission Advocate Mr. Mumtaz Khan said in a statement that Pakistan Human Rights Commission issued a report of Tehsil Tump schools in which dilapidation of schools and lack of basic facilities are the gist of report. It is declared in report that 70% of Tehsil Tump schools are prey of dilapidation, 80% schools are lacking behind in electricity facility and absent teachers are getting salaries in their homes without fulfilling duties. Many primary schools are closed in area, corruption scams are countless and education system has reached at lamentable extent. 

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


Peoples Student Federation Nasirabad & candidates protested against education officials 

District Nasirabad: Peoples Student Federation Nasirabad & candidates are protesting against education officials. They said Nasirabad education officials are recruiting near and dear while meritorious position holders are left out which is violation of merit. They demanded from CM Balochistan, Secretary Education to stop mishaps in recruitment of teachers in Nasirabad. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


NTS pass candidates should be given right: Yousif Badeni

District Noshki: Senator Mr. Haji Yousif Badeni said NTS pass candidates should be given legitimate right of services. He said meritorious candidates should be accommodated first in recruitments otherwise voice will be raised against injustice on every forum. Baluchistan High Court and Commander Southern command should take notice of mishaps in recruitments of teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103148569&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151101



Government should take pity upon conditions of Middle School Obah:

District Lasbela: Mr. Abdullah Gangoo said in a statement that Government should took pity over conditions of Middle School Obah. The students are receiving education under a bridge which is raises a question mark over the educational claims of the provincial government. He said rooms should be constructed in school to accommodate all the students.

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


Educational official visited Panchpai; warned female teacher for conducting of classes at home

District Quetta: The DEO Chalton town visited Panchpai circle schools and took notice against capture of school room by influential person. He also warned female teacher for conducting of classes at home despite of presence of a school building. Political and religious leaders showed support to DEO in this regard for betterment of education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-31-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Dire need of girls college in Dhadhar

District Kachhi: Government’s educational claims can be termed baseless in Dhadhar as billions of rupees are consumed in lieu of educational development but lamentably there is no girls’ college in Dhadhar.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Baluchistan University is being run on commercial basis: student organizations

District Quetta: All student organizations are protesting against administrative failure of Baluchistan University. They said that HEC and CM Baluchistan provided grants to Baluchistan University for educational and infrastructural development while grants have been inappropriately consumed. Corruption, nepotism, admission bungles and administrative mismanagement have ruined image of Baluchistan University. Recently Rs.4 crore embezzlement in BA & BSC examinations has become talk of the town. Student organizations said that university administration is running university on commercial basis.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-31-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Local teachers should be appointed on vacant positions of Tehsil Layari: Abdul Ghafoor Khaskheli

District Lasbela: Union Council Chairman Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Khaskheli and others have demanded from CM Baluchistan, Deputy Commissioner Lasbela and Education Minister that local teachers should be appointed on vacant positions of teachers in Tehsil Layari. He said people from other areas will not be accepted in local schools.

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


Teachers should ensure attendance; educational standards will not be compromised: Hameedah Razzaq

District Sibi: Deputy District Education Officer female Madam Hameedah Razzaq said female teachers should ensure their attendance. Educational standards will not be compromised. She said nation’s future is purely associated with excelling in education. Existing problems of girls’ schools will be sorted out on priority basis. Absenteeism will not be bearable any more, she said.

Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-10-31/page-3




Punjab to have 500 new schools

District Rahim Yar Khan:  The Government of Punjab has decided to build 500 new schools with Rs.6 billion.

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


Permission sought to regularize educators

District Rahim Yar Khan: The District Government Rahim Yar Khan has sought permission from the Provincial Government Punjab to regularize the educators who were recruited in 2010.

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


No teacher to be treated unjustly

District Rahim Yar Khan: The issues related to teachers were resolved amicably between the Education Department and the Primary Elementary Teachers Association.  The EDO assured the teachers’ body that no teacher will be treated unjustly.

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


Last date for submission of examination forms with single fee is 14 Dec

District Rahim Yar Khan: Bahawalpur Board has announced that last date for submission of admission forms for matriculation examination with single fees is 14th December, 2015.

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


Up gradation of primary school demanded

District Rahim Yar Khan: Residents of Fazalabad, Rajanpur Kalan have demanded that Government Boys and Girls Primary School Fazalabad No.1 has 250 Students so it should be upgraded into a Middle School.

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


Private schools to protest against government pressure of enrolment of poor children

District Multan: A meeting of the private schools was held and they decided to hold a protest rally against the unjust pressure of the government for enrolment of poor students to Class 5 and 8.

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


Zakaria University overcharging tuition fee and hostel charges from students

District Multan: The students of Zakaria University have appealed to the Vice Chancellor that they are being overcharged for hostel rooms and tuition fees.

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


Private schools and academies mushrooming in Jampur

District Rajanpur: The residents of Jampur have complained that private schools and academies are mushrooming in Janpur. They are charging RS.5000 to 10000 as admission fees and monthly fees are from RS.1000 to 4000/- per month and they are also hiring unqualified teachers. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-01/page-02


College Principal sell trees in the name of anti-dengue campaign

District Multan: The Principal of Emerson College sold college trees in the name of anti-dengue campaign.  The professors have reported the matter to the Director Colleges.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-01/page-03


Teachers boycott meeting due to insulting behavior of DEO

District Multan: Nighat Afshan, DEO, had called a meeting of teachers at a school, but showed an insulting attitude and behavior towards teachers so they left the meeting and boycotted it.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-01/page-08


Private Schools Association decided to support PML(N) candidate in Local Bodies Elections

District Dera Ghazi Khan:  The Private Schools Association has decided to support the candidates of PML(N) in the Local Bodies Elections.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-01/page-03


School passage blocked by cattle market

District Muzaffargarh:The passage to Public School Jatoi has been blocked by the cattle market and this is causing serious passage problems for the female teachers.  They have demanded the removal of the cattle market.

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


Bricks of a school’s boundary wall stolen

District Bahawalpur: The citizens of the area have informed the press that the bricks of the boundary wall of the Government Girls Primary School Mari Santram are being stolen in connivance with the school teacher.

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


Cigarettes and mobiles freely used at schools, colleges of South Punjab

District Bahawalpur:  Freedom to use mobiles and sale of cigarettes to the under-aged at schools and colleges of South Punjab is spreading vulgarity, immorality and different diseases at schools and colleges of South Punjab.

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


DEO Khanpur involved in corruption

District Rahim Yar Khan: DEO Khanpur is allegedly involved in corruption. She has embezzled funds and is bribing teachers for transfers.  

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


Punjab Government decides to hire 2800 AEOs for school monitoring

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Government has decided to recruit 2800 AEOs of Grade 17 for monitoring of schools, which will start from the current month.

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


Headmaster locks offices of Education Officers in the name of security

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Headmaster of Comprehensive High School Rahim Yar Khan got the offices of Education Officers locked in the name of security.  The Education Officials complained that the offices of the Education Department have been located in the premises of the said school for the past 15 years and locking these offices was very unfair.

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


Government orders halting of illegal activities in medical colleges and hostels

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government has ordered District Governments to halt illegal activities in medical colleges and hostels.  The District Governments and the College Management will form vigilance committees for this task.

Complete Story:  http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-31/page-3


Education Office – Clerk’s seat vacant for the past 2 years

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Seat of Clerk at the Education Office Female Bagho Bahar is vacant for the past 2 years and the female teachers appointed in that area are facing enormous problems.

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



Only one teacher for hundreds of students


District Rahim Yar Khan: Government Primary School Basti Pir Bakhsh Khas has only one teacher for hundreds of students.  People have demanded more teachers for the school.   

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.10


Teacher bodies protest against injustices of Punjab Government

District Muzaffargarh: Teacher bodies held a meeting in Muzaffargarh and said that the Punjab Government is committing grave injustices against the teachers and they are forced to perform different kind of duties and when they are absent, their salaries are also deducted.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-31/page-3


Female teacher report EDO about misbehavior on mobile phone

District Layyah:  Kausar Parveen, a teacher at Government Girls Middle School Chowk Azam has reported the EDO about misbehavior by someone named Khalid Mahmood on the mobile phone.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-31/page-9


Village with population of ten thousand people without a school

District Layyah: Chak No.494/TDA has a population of ten thousand people and is still without a school and government has not paid any attention for setting up a school in this village.   

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


Teachers fight; headmaster reports the matter to EDO

District Layyah: Two Teachers Sher Zaman and Abdul Rashid had a fight during school timings over the issue to giving tuition to a student.  The Headmaster reported the matter to the EDO. 

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


School driver tried to rape Class 2 girl

District Layyah: A citizen reported the matter that a driver tried to rape her daughter, a student of Class 2. Police registered the case and arrested the said driver.

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




Sindhi Adbi Board employees took out protest for salaries in Hyderabad

Jamshoro: The Employees of Sindh Text Book Board Jamshoro protested for their salaries outside Secretary Office. They declared that no meeting of Board of Governors has been held for the last four years due to distant attitude of Board Chairman. The institute has been under financial problems, so they have been deprived of their salaries. They demanded from Board Chairman Mr. Jamil ul Zaman and Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take notice of the issue and take steps to resolve it on priority basis.


Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130326579&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151102




NTS Pass Teachers protested for their salaries in district Dadu

Dadu: The NTS Test Pass Teachers from Dadu protested outside press club for their salaries. They declared that their salaries were not issued for the last ten months while demanding from Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho to take notice of their legal issue and to release their salaries.


Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130326703&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151102



275 campuses established in government schools through Sindh Education Reform Program

Karachi: Monitoring Committee Meeting was organized under the leadership of Commissioner Karachi Mr. Shuaib Siddiqui. It was declared in the meeting that 275 campuses have been established in government schools through Sindh Education Reform Program. It was decided that schools converted to campus will be monitored and developed. The Commissioner would form teams to investigate the schools and sort out SMC results.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103150419&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151102



Shortage of furniture would be sufficed: T.E.O Thatto

District Thatto: The taluka Education Officer Thatto Mr. Noor Sirai while attending the meeting has said that shortage of furniture in government Primary School village Pir Muhammad Brohi will be sufficed. He praised the education activities of the school.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130326286&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151101


First-year humanities and home economics result would be announced tomorrow

Karachi: The Controller Examination Board Karachi has declared that result of first year home economics and humanities would be announced on 2nd November 2015. The result can be seen on website.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103148642&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151101


Girls Primary School non-functional; girls’ education ruined

Hyderabad: The Government Girls Primary School near Tando Ghulam Hyder village Karim Dino Kerio is closed for the last four months since the transfer of school teacher. Future of more than 50 girls is ruined due to closure of school. The villagers have demanded from education department to take notice of the school and restore it.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Nov/01-11-2015/Page5/P5-26.jpg


Teachers and parents protested for basic facilities in school

Karachi: The government Primary School village Somar Kandani Kheskheli near Malir is under acute shortage of basic facilities of drinking water, etc. They have demanded for appointment of honest teachers and provision of other basic facilities in school.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130326034&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151031


Villagers protested for restoration of their school

District Sijawal: The residents of village Arib Baran protested for restoration of their village school. They declared that school was non-functional for the last eight months and students have been confined to work in the fields.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130326048&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151031