30 April 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


FIRs lodged against schools, bank for defying security code

Police registered FIRs against four private schools and a commercial bank for not following the directions of government regarding security measures of the institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179090/firs-lodged-against-schools-bank-for-defying-security-code

Teacher rationalization post 2009

Teachers are central to teaching and learning process. Sustained interaction with quality teachers coupled with effective school management is important to better learning outcomes.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504300055&EN_ID=11201504300016&EMID=11201504300005


Show me the money: Govt schools in K-P yet to receive Rs2bn for security

As 35% of government schools in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa remain without boundary walls, the provincial government is yet to release Rs2 billion for their security. Although authorities asked all government educational institutions to increase safety measures in the wake of the Army Public School massacre, they have not released the amount earmarked from this year’s budget.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/878187/show-me-the-money-govt-schools-in-k-p-yet-to-receive-rs2bn-for-security/


Students protest fee raise by UoP

Students representing various political groups in Peshawar University have expressed concern over the increase in different kinds of fee and demanded of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan to take notice of the ‘injustices’ with them by the varsity administration.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179103/students-protest-fee-raise-by-uop



Official vows to improve standard of education in Fata

Revolutionary steps would be taken to improve standard of education in tribal areas and restore trust of people in the government educational institutions, said Fata Education Director Hamidullah Jan here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179093/official-vows-to-improve-standard-of-education-in-fata


Population growth, illiteracy termed major causes of violence

Speakers at a youth convention here on Wednesday noted that increasing population and lack of education were major causes of violence in the society.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179094/population-growth-illiteracy-termed-major-causes-of-violence


Speakers shower praise on late journalist

 People from different walks of life paid rich tributes to late journalist, poet, teacher and social worker, Mohammad Jamil Taj Shalmani in BATKHELA the other day.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179096/speakers-shower-praise-on-late-journalist




Rescheduled SSC paper tomorrow

The rescheduled Pakistan Studies paper of the Secondary School Certificate Annual Examination 2015 to be conducted by the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) will be held on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-315559-Rescheduled-SSC-paper-tomorrow


KP’s contract teachers protest outside PTI office

The contractual employees and teachers of the Workers Welfare Board, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Wednesday held a protest demonstration and sit-in in front of the Central Secretariat of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for the regularisation of their services.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179086/kps-contract-teachers-protest-outside-pti-office


‘Quaid committed mistake by refusing Bengali national language status’

Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah committed a mistake by refusing to grant Bengali language the status of national language. This was stated by Dr Syed Jaffar Ahmed, Director, Pakistan Study Centre, University of Karachi, while delivering a lecture at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179071/quaid-committed-mistake-by-refusing-bengali-national-language-status


QAU’s plan to sell land to PIDE draws flak

Amid an outcry from the faculty members, the Qauid-i-Azam University (QAU) is all set to place before the syndicate its plan to sell a piece of land to the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179079/qaus-plan-to-sell-land-to-pide-draws-flak        


Siddiqui made additional registrar of Urdu University

Zameer Ahmad Siddiqui has assumed the charge of the additional registrar of the Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology’s Islamabad campus.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-315560-Siddiqui-made-additional-registrar-of-Urdu-University


Mega art event ‘Inspire Me’ held at Beaconhouse

Recently, a mega art exhibition was hosted by Beaconhouse Margalla Campus, Girls Branch, in which all fifteen branches of SGO3 of Beaconhouse Northern Region presented their artwork. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-315567-Mega-art-event-Inspire-Me-held-at-Beaconhouse


Lively sports gala at BU

Bahria University (BU) organised two-day Sports Gala 2015 for its affiliated medical colleges and constituent units at its premises, says press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-315569-Lively-sports-gala-at-BU




Education reforms to bring change

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) Chairman Engineer Qamar-ul-Islam Raja delivered a key-note address on policy dialogue about free and compulsory education act, 2014 at a local hotel on Wednesday and said that the Punjab government has introduced far-reaching and sustained reforms in the school education sector; making it more competitive, efficient and result-oriented so that it could well-produce talented youth to ably deliver according to needs and requirements of the 21st century when ‘change’ is the only constant.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-315545-Education-reforms-to-bring-change




About 25m kids still out of school

About 25.02 million boys and girls in Pakistan between the ages of five and 16 still remain out of schools. Striving to reduce this number, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) and Life Skills for Kids (LSK) teams organised a day of fun-filled, interactive activities, and discussions for the students enrolled at the LSK schools in accordance with the 5th anniversary of the Right to Education Act-Article 25-A that just recently passed.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-315535-About-25m-kids-still-out-of-school


Seminaries’ registration issue moving towards solution: Fazl

Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said the issues regarding registration of religious seminaries are moving towards a positive solution through talks with the government.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1178991/seminaries-registration-issue-moving-towards-solution-fazl


‘Govt to build science museum for children’

Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan has said the Punjab government is taking all the measures to provide a quality education, including the provision of missing facilities, to the schools and training to the teachers. School enrollment is gradually increasing under the programme of “Parho Punjab Barho Punjab”.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-315520-Govt-to-build-science-museum-for-children


CTD men held for torture of GCUF student

A case has been registered against eight policemen of the Counter Terrorism Department on charges of thrashing a student and trying to kidnap him from the Government College University, Faisalabad.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1178989/ctd-men-held-for-torture-of-gcuf-student


Tevta to train 8,085 students

Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) will train 8,085 students in employable trades across the province of the Punjab.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-315533-Tevta-to-train-8085-students

Official wrangle puts QAMC students’ future at stake

The Quaid-i-Azam Medical College (QAMC) of Bahawalpur, one of the major institutes in south Punjab, is facing threat of closure thanks to the Punjab government’s ‘flawed’ recruitment policy.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179016/official-wrangle-puts-qamc-students-future-at-stake


PU MA results

Punjab University Examinations Department has declared the results of MA Political Science, MA Islamic Studies 2014 and BS 2014. Detailed results are also available at PU websitewww.pu.edu.pk, according to a press release issued here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-315539-PU-MA-results

Literary, cultural night at UoG

The Centre for Languages and Translation Studies (CeLTS) of the University of Gujrat (UoG) organised a literary and cultural night.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1178987/literary-cultural-night-at-uog


Students elect leaders amid festivity

Haider Ali becomes head boy and Aleena Sajjad becomes head girl after defeating their respective opponents in elections held at Toddlers Shine High School on Wednesday. Usman becomes deputy head boy after defeating Ali Raza with a margin of 53 votes. Usman secured 273 votes while Ali Raza could only bag 220 votes. Haider Ali defeated Ali Safeer for head boy slot by securing 300 votes, while Ali Safeer could get 197 votes. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-04-30/page-14




KU academic gunned down

In the second targeted killing of a well-known figure here in a week, an assistant professor of Karachi University`s mass communication department, Dr Syed Waheed-ur-Rehman, was shot dead on Wednesday, fanning fears that the city could be plunging again into violence after a brief respite.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=30_04_2015_001_005




Academic activities at varsities suspended after KU teacher’s murder

Academic activities will remain suspended at Karachi University (KU) on Thursday in protest against Dr Waheed-ur-Rehman’s murder, announced KU teachers at a press conference held in the arts auditorium on Wednesday evening.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179042/academic-activities-at-varsities-suspended-after-ku-teachers-murder



Seminar at KU on Baloch missing persons next week

A seminar on the missing persons of Balochistan is being organised on the premises of Karachi University on May 6 to support the struggle initiated by slain human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179003/seminar-at-ku-on-baloch-missing-persons-next-week


Napa aims to reclaim cultural space amid growing intolerance

In an increasingly intolerant atmosphere where the space to express oneself in a creative and cultural context is fast shrinking, Mr Ahmed director of The National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) ‘I am Karachi Theatre and Music’ Series stressed the need to fight back.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1179024/napa-aims-to-reclaim-cultural-space-amid-growing-intolerance




Education for All by Hira Mirza

If a layman was asked how Pakistan’s education system was performing, it is extremely likely that he would paint a grim picture, and rightly so. When we talk about stepping up security measures for schools, we find out that over 40 per cent of schools in Sindh are currently functioning without a boundary wall, let alone a security guard. 

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/04/29/comment/education-for-all-7/


Reforming the competitive exam by Abdul Wajid Rana

Good governance is a key challenge for both developing and developed countries. Governments, today, are confronted with increasingly complex and cross-cutting issues, such as economic and financial volatility, internal and external conflicts, adverse demographic trends, climate change, establishing effective regulatory regimes and bridging huge infrastructure gaps.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/878120/reforming-the-competitive-exam/


Letters to the editor


School vans

Ensuring the safety of students should not only be confined to classrooms, but to their vans as well. I was on my way home from university recently when I saw a school van with little children left unattended outside school.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1178977/school-vans


High school fees

it is unfortunate that parents are willing to pay high fees but never ask the authorities to justify the high charges. Even the media is hesitant to expose this practice.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1178978/high-school-fees


DUET faculties

SOME faculties of Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, have been deprived of recognition by the Higher Education Commission.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1178981/duet-faculties


Teachers’ poor plight

A teacher not only educates a child but also acts as a moral compass for him. In Pakistan, teachers are not honoured with the status they deserve.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/30-Apr-2015/teachers-poor-plight

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Demand for the Construction of government school in Colony

Peshawar: Muhammad Yar from Usmania Town said that there is no government school in Deer Colony Usmani Town. The poor children of the area cannot continue the education in private schools due to the heavy fees. He demanded from the Officials, PK-6 elected representative to play their due role.

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.11


ButtKhela: Ten motorcycles distributed among ten officials of Education Department

Malakand Agency: Buttkhela DEO Malakand Syed Munzar Jan distributed motor cycles among the officials to visit the schools in far flung areas of the District. He gave him the keys of the motorcycles.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102821346&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150430


Peshawar: private college principal issued 150 bogus roll numbers to the students

Peshawar:  The Principal of the New Islamia School and Degree College issued the 150 bogus roll numbers to the students. When the students came for the paper he disappeared and found the college was locked.  Students hold severe protest on this act. 

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


“Teacher came home” campaign failed, children deprived of admission

Bannu: The orders of the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were seen to totally ignore by the Principals of the several schools. The several schools principals are refused to give the admission to children in schools. The “Teacher came at home” campaign is fair to failure in the District.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=6&date=2015-04-30


Only two teachers instead of sixteen

Malakand Agency:  In Agra Girls High School only two teachers instead of 16 teachers which affect the education of the girls’ students. The precious time of the student is wasted & their future seems to be dark. They demand immediate appointment of the teachers in their school otherwise they set in their homes.

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


Mutahida students protest threatening against the University Officials

Peshawar: Mutahida Tulaba Mahaz demands for the suspension of the Sociology, Social Work and IMS official because they broke the rules of University. The leaders of the Mahaz said in the joint press conference in Press Club that the student who fails in the second semester promoted to the next semester by the University Officials.

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


Action against Ghost Teachers

Peshawar: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa decided to take action against the more hundred teachers that who are not performing their duties from the long time. Before this 800 hundred teachers are fire by the government due to the negligence in their duties.

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




Fastest base is laid of educational development

Pasheen: Leader of Pashtoonkhuwa Mili Awami party Syed Liaquat Agha said very soon problems of students and teachers will be resolved on door steps.  Free and standard education will be imparted in schools.

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


Revolutionary changes in Educational development based on funds

Khaliqabad: Leader of National party Qabeer Ahmed said government is taking serious steps for the resolution of national problems. He said youth will not have to walk around senators if educational standards will be fine, they will get livelihood resources with own talent.

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


Girls clean school instead of sweepers

Wandir: Local leader said sweepers are getting salaries in their homes, instead of sweeper’s girl students are doing work of cleanliness instead of doing study in school. He said notice should be taken of such tedious job get done from students.

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


All old primary schools upgraded to middle

Othal: Mr. Sikandar Ali said it is need to upgrade all old primary schools to middle so that local students could keep continue education at local area.

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


Need of practical work instead of hollow slogans

Bella: Empty slogans and with wall chalking one cannot bring revolution in education. Practical work with the core of heart requires a dedication and untiring efforts. Thing should be done practically than verbally.

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


Government books are sold privately

Kharan: DC Kharan ordered to arrest shopkeeper who was selling government books which are for poor children for free distribution. It is regret to say books of 9th and 10th are rare available in Kharan while privately shopkeepers are selling government books.

Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-04-30/page-3




Students protest against absenteeism of Headmaster and teachers

District Layyah: The students of Govt. Secondary School Taunsa Beraj, Kot Addoo have protested against the absenteeism of the headmaster and teachers of their school.  They demanded termination of the present headmaster and teachers and appointment of new ones.

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.3


School being used as office of Tehrik-e-Insaf

District Rahim Yar Khan: Residents of the area have protested that Govt. Girls Primary School, Mouza Doodi Sangi, Union Council Thul Khair Mohammed, has been transformed into political office of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf.  The school building has been painted white and vegetables have been planted in the school yard.  People have asked DCO Rahim Yar Khan to take notice.   

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-04-30/page-6 




Class 9 and 10 students without text books

District Rahim Yar Khan: Parents of the class 9 and 10 students have said that the students have not been provided textbooks so far.  This is causing harm to the education of the children.  They demanded that the students should be provided books before summer vacations.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.2


Girl lost eyesight due to teachers torture remains without justice

District Rahim Yar Khan: Aqsa Yasmeen, told media that she was a class 4 student at Pakistan Baitul Mall School for Rehabilitation for Working Children and Atiqa Batool, the principal of the school had tortured her for coming to school late.  She had lost her eyesight due to the beating of the principal, but she has not been able to avail justice for the past 6 years and the principal had promised to get her eye operated, but later she began to threaten to keep the mouth shut.  The student said that doctors have demanded RS.500,000/- for the operation of her eye.   

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


Cholistan without a single High School, community schools in miserable condition

District Rahim Yar Khan:  Civil society members of District Rahim Yar Khan have said that the Cholistan villages of Khanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Sadiqabad, and Liaquatpur Tehsils do not have even a single High School and the community schools set up by the Cholistan Development Authority are also in miserable condition.  These schools have not been provided buildings and furniture.  The children have to travel many kilometers to city school for the high school education.       

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.2

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




Sindh High court took notice of Privatization of Schools

Hyderabad: Sindh High Court 3 has demanded answer From Sindh Government on the Privatization of three Schools of Hyderabad. The petition was submitted by the Advocate Ghulam Allah Chang. The privatized Schools include, Government Nawel Laal Hera Nand High School, Government Boys High School Qasimabad and Mehran Girls School Qasimabad. The court has issued notice to Chief Secretary, Secretary Education, Director Schools Hyderabd, D.E.O Elementary and Secondary, M.D Sindh Education Foundation and others.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130264645&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150430


11 Students copied case on cheating in Sindh Paper

District Mirpur Khas: 11 Students have been copied case during their intermediate Sindh Paper by the vigilance team. The paper was exposed on nearby photo sate machine shop.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130264685&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150430


School building in crumbling condition

District Nawabshah: The building of Government Primary School village Sofi Faqeer is poor. It different parts are tumbling and students are under threat of its collapsing. The villagers declared that since four years students are sitting under open sky and no one is ready to take notice of it. They demanded from MPA Mr. Sardar Shah to take notice.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130264658&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150430


Middle School under shortage of basic facilities

District larkana: The Building of Government Middle School village Syed Pur near Farid Abad was affected in the floods of 2010 and since then it is in the same condition. It is near to collapse and there is acute shortage of basic facilities of furniture, bathrooms and drinking water. The residents told that politicians come to visit the village in the times of election, but after that they do not respond in positive way on the village matters.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130264683&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150430



Main Primary School building decaying

District Khairpur Mirs: The building of Main Primary School village Akri Chodagi is decaying since months due to carelessness of Education Department. The compound walls are damaged and cracked; due to that more than 150 students are sitting under open sky. The villagers demanded from higher authorities to take notice of it.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130264721&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150430



Thousands of Students deprived of Text Books

District Qamber: Thousands of Students from Nasirabad are still deprived of getting Free Government text Books. The affected Schools of villages include village Pulpoto, Ayo Phulpoto, Soni Jhoi and many others. The management is silent to listen to the complaints of Students and parents.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-04-30/news/page2/1%20(1).htm


Cheating continued during intermediate examinations; 41 Students copied case

Hyderabad: Intermediate examination started in 10 districts of Sindh according to Hyderabad Board where the process of cheating remained continued. Board Team found 41 Students while cheating in the papers and 7 illegal students. On the other hand electricity breakdown brought difficulties for the students.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102820972&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150430