4 Feb 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

In a corner: Government urged to withdraw firs against Principals

Private schools have asked the provincial government to withdraw FIRs registered against principals across KP and provide financial support to small schools to make security arrangements.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1039639/in-a-corner-govt-urged-to-withdraw-firs-against-principals/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1039639/in-a-corner-govt-urged-to-withdraw-firs-against-principals/>


The air of fear: Girls College closed after ‘suspected’ spotted

Panic and fear gripped Municipal Inter College for Girls in Faqirabad after some people who looked suspicious were spotted on the premises on Wednesday. Police told journalists the college administration spotted some unidentified men roaming around the college premises suspiciously and immediately informed the police.


Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1039654/the-air-of-fear-girls-college-closed-after-suspects-spotted/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1039654/the-air-of-fear-girls-college-closed-after-suspects-spotted/>




APS seeks judicial body to probe BKU attack


Rejecting the fact-finding committee’s report on the attack on Bacha Khan University (BKU) on January 20th, a Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) convened All Parties Conference (APC) on Wednesday demanded constitution of a judicial commission to probe the attack.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95967-APC-seeks-judicial-body-to-probe-BKU-attack <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95967-APC-seeks-judicial-body-to-probe-BKU-attack>


http://www.dawn.com/news/1237344/parties-call-for-judicial-probe-into-bku-attack <http://www.dawn.com/news/1237344/parties-call-for-judicial-probe-into-bku-attack>




Peshawar College evacuated after bomb hoax


The Municipal Inter-College for Girls in Peshawar on Wednesday was evacuated after a hoax regarding presence of a suspect carrying bomb in the institution. According to sources, the college administration summoned security forces following the rumors and announced holiday for the students.


Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-04/page-2/detail-0 <http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-04/page-2/detail-0>








Unity of political parties for education


Balochistan’s MPAs and political parties have said that they are united for the cause of education and improvement of education department. Corrupt and incompetent officers won’t be allowed to work in the education department.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103325666&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160204 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103325666&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160204>






New schools


Prime minister of AJK previously announced for reconstructions of schools effected by earth quakes. In this regard 497 schools were initially target but there are still incomplete.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103326204&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103326204&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204>




Education package was approved in cabinet meeting Education Minister of AJK Mian Abdul Waheed said that education package was approved in cabinet meeting with confidence of finance department.

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Gold Medal in MSc Honors

Student of Muzaffarabad, Ms. Noshaba secured gold medal in MSc Honors from agriculture university Peshawar.

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District Education Officer visits schools District education officer Mirpur visits schools of Pallack and Chakswari. He said that major responsibility is on teachers.

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USAID provides two mobile libraries


Primary schools teachers to get 6000 tablets with educational applications installed in Urdu and Sindh under a programme currently underway by the USAID.


Complete Story:  http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-04&edition=KCH&id=2153430_52709402 <http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-04&edition=KCH&id=2153430_52709402>




Prizes distributed among high scorers


Students of Hilal Public school who have bagged top scores in the Matriculation exam were rewarded in the form of laptops and mobile phones given away by Farooq Ahmad Khan of PML-N.


Complete Story:  http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-04&edition=KCH&id=2153316_17739467 <http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-04&edition=KCH&id=2153316_17739467>




RIS signs MoU


Roots International Schools (RIS) CEO Walid Mushtaq and Emirates Airlines Sales Manager (North Pakistan) Iftikhar A Cheema signed a memorandum of understanding, said a press release. Under the MoU between Emirates Airlines and Metropolitan International University College (MIUC, RIS), a linkage will be created between the airlines and academia thus resulting in economic growth and stability in the country.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/95884-RIS-signs-MoU <http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/95884-RIS-signs-MoU>




Security must be according to government recommendations Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, Minister for Capital Administration and Development conveyed message about security measure to private schools. The owner of private schools cannot decide alone about holidays of schools.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-02-04/page-5 <http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-02-04/page-5>




Open day held at SLS campuses


Montessori students of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School, Lalazar Campus, organised an Open Day, says a press release.  Over 3,000 parents and guests attended the grand exhibition, which was followed by a funfair for all.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95885-Open-Day-held-at-SLS-campuses <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95885-Open-Day-held-at-SLS-campuses>




Deadline to vacate 352 educational institutions


CDA has given 15 days to 352 schools in residential areas of the capital to vacate their buildings. However, the Cabinet Subcommittee has expressed their concerns, stating that moving to commercial areas will expose schools to dangerous situations.


Complete Story:  http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-04&edition=ISL&id=2153657_76817266 <http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-04&edition=ISL&id=2153657_76817266>




No security loopholes in schools and media houses


The Federal Minister for Interior Affairs has monitored security measures taken in the capital, and announced that all educational institutions should hire services of private guards to ensure safety.


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Investment in education need of the hour


Vice Chancellor AIOU has stated that investment in education is the need of the hour, and that teacher training programmes must be initiated to improve education.


Complete Story:  http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-04&edition=ISL&id=2153826_46745105 <http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-04&edition=ISL&id=2153826_46745105>




Naat competition held at Dar-E -Arqam


A ‘Naat’ competition was organised at Dar-e-Arqam, G-9 campus, to fulfil the motto ‘Excellence in this world and the world hereafter,' says a press release. In the competition, many students took part and recited ‘Naat-e-Maqbool’ (peace be upon him).


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/95887-Naat-competition-held-at-Dar-e-Arqam <http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/95887-Naat-competition-held-at-Dar-e-Arqam>




26 government schools in Rawalpindi declared sensitive


26 government schools of Rawalpindi district have been declared sensitive. The management of these 26 schools have been directed to ensure foolproof security arrangements in their respective schools immediately. Failing to do so would result in strict legal action against them.


Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-04/page-2/detail-3 <http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-04/page-2/detail-3>




Illegal campus: Students future hangs in the balance


The future of several students of a private college is at stake as its Rawalpindi campus is functioning illegally. The students came to know after two years of studying that the institute is not authorised to grant degrees since it is not affiliated with the Higher Education Commission (HEC).


Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1039889/illegal-campus-students-future-hangs-in-the-balance/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1039889/illegal-campus-students-future-hangs-in-the-balance/>




Interior Ministry: Meeting takes stock of school, campus security


Reviewing the security arrangements put in place for educational institutions, media houses and other important buildings, the country’s top security czar on Wednesday directed the relevant departments to adopt a ‘preventive and collective approach’ to counter the menace of terrorism. Interior Minister Mr. Nisar Ali Khan has taken the issue to notice issued to private schools to shift from residential areas. Nisar said that it is not possible to move about 352 schools immediately without any alternative plan.


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http://tribune.com.pk/story/1040022/interior-ministry-meeting-takes-stock-of-school-campus-security/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1040022/interior-ministry-meeting-takes-stock-of-school-campus-security/>


http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-02-04/page-13/detail-0 <http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-02-04/page-13/detail-0>


http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=287996 <http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=287996>


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Standing committee of senate protested on issue of Baloch scholarships Members of Standing Committee of Senate has protested in the house on issue of Baloch scholarshisps to non Baluch students by HEC.

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AIOU’s International conference on educational practices concludes


Investment in teaching is the need of the day as it is a way forward to strengthen teachers’ training programmes and to adopt new technologies for the dissemination of knowledge. Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui said that the universities and educational institutions must focus on educational research.


Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-04/page-13/detail-9 <http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-04/page-13/detail-9>




President appreciates IBA for quality education


President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday noted with appreciation the role of Institute of Business Administration in imparting quality education to its students.  Talking to the Dean and Director Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Dr. Ishrat Hussain, who called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President noted the institution for its part in teaching work ethics to its students by enriching their academic pursuits with entrepreneurial and experiential learning.


Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=288027 <http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=288027>


http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-04/page-3/detail-0 <http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-04/page-3/detail-0>


http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-04&edition=ISL&id=2153906_52567425 <http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-04&edition=ISL&id=2153906_52567425>




CDA plans to seal educations operating in residences


The Capital Development Authority (CDA) told a parliamentary panel on Wednesday that it will be sealing all educational institutions operating in residential areas in accordance with the civic body’s by laws.


Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1237294 <http://www.dawn.com/news/1237294>




Scholarships to students


Quaid e Azam University has endowed scholarships worth of 95 million. VC said that construction of boundary wall is being finalizing.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103326747&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103326747&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204




Role of universities in development


President of Pakistan had a meeting with chairman HEC Pakistan. He said that Universities have a vital role in development of country.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103327375&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103327375&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204




Protest against university administration


Students of Private University protested against administration of their University for offering the un recognized degree programs and absorbing huge funds.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103326132&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103326132&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204




Universities should focus on research


Vice Chancellor Allama Iqbal Open University attended a conference of research Methods and said that All Universities should focus on research.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103326142&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103326142&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204>








Sweden signals interest in education investment


The Government of Sweden has signaled its interest in investing in Punjab Government’s Danish schools scheme, and Sweden’s Ambassador to Pakistan has met with the provincial education minister in this regard.


Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-04&edition=LHR&id=2154293_33286531 <http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-04&edition=LHR&id=2154293_33286531>




Education Department seeks commission in making of student cards


After security alerts across the country, the education department has demanded all schools to get school cards made for all students. According to reports, some officials are unduly influencing school headmasters to get them made at a higher price from specific people in the department.


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Schools asked to ensure security


The private schools associated with Punjab Education Foundation (PEF), under its different free educational programmes, should strictly follow instructions of the Punjab government as well as School Education Department with regard to schools’ security. The purpose is to ensure safety and security of students and teachers there.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/95858-Schools-asked-to-ensure-security <http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/95858-Schools-asked-to-ensure-security>




Education for all: 50,000 basic education centers planned says Rehman


The provincial government plans to establish 50,000 basic education centers in the country to promote education, State Minister for Education Mian Baligur Rehman said on Wednesday.


Complete Story:


http://tribune.com.pk/story/1039951/education-for-all-50000-basic-education-centres-planned-says-rehman/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1039951/education-for-all-50000-basic-education-centres-planned-says-rehman/>






Education can bring change in social mindset


Minister for minority rights Mr. Khalid Sindhu said that social cohesion is important for peace and development. The last day he was speaking at PHNP conference. He said that education is the only way to change the social mindset.


Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-04/page-2/detail-16 <http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-04/page-2/detail-16>




Terrorist threats to Saint Mary and Teresa


On an unauthentic news about suspected terrorist attack, students and administration of these private schools become frightened and an unstable situation created.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103326146&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103326146&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204




Conflict between head masters and police


In pursuance of fool proof security a number of conflicts arising between police and head masters of the educational institutions. Police department is not satisfied with security at schools.


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aTeacher’s promotions


Education Department promoted all types of cases of promotions of the teachers. It also includes those with in service quota and chief minister package.


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Cleanliness issues near school


There is poor cleanliness in surroundings of Government Primary Schools Hadalah Sayedaan, Dina. Administration not paying attention on it.


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Masters exams


DCO Jhelum announced to implement the Article 144 near Examination centers conducting papers for Master’s Degree Program at Jhelum.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103326193&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103326193&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204




Pakistan has become global center for Islamic education


Islamic education is being imparted from Pakistan to America and Europe through Skype.


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ISF demands increase in security measures in education institutions


The Insaf Student Foundation have expressed concern over the security situation and demanded an increase in security measures taken for educational institutions.


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Punjab University will remain open on Kashmir Day


Punjab University will remain open on directions of Punjab Government on occasion of Kashmir Day. And all departments will organize activities for Kashmir Day.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-04/page-9/detail-5 <http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-04/page-9/detail-5>

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TEVTA introduces job oriented skills for female students


Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh has said that employable trades are being introduced to its female students. According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, all these efforts are being made on the directions of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to make skillful person of unemployed youths, including female of the province of the Punjab.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/95865-Tevta-introduces-job-oriented-skills-for-female-students <http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/95865-Tevta-introduces-job-oriented-skills-for-female-students>




Diploma Programmes: Pen and ink as a medium


The NCA’s Zahoorul Akhlaq Gallery was packed on Wednesday with scores of art lovers who had gathered at the venue to see the work of graduating students from the varsity’s one-year diploma programmes in traditional art and fine arts.


Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1039921/diploma-programmes-pen-and-ink-as-a-medium/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1039921/diploma-programmes-pen-and-ink-as-a-medium/>




Notice issued to Kennard College

Punjab Information commission has issued notice to Kennaird College Lahore for not implementation of Access to information Act 2013.

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Special branch approval required to enroll in universities Punjab universities has issued a new process for enrollment in universities considering security. Under new process the students of other provinces are prohibited to enroll in universities within Punjab unless they get permission from special branch.

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UHS refuges to conduct exam for foreign graduates


In a surprise development, the University of Health Sciences, Lahore, has refused to conduct the National Examination Board exams after the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC) constituted a committee to oversee the exercise without taking the varsity into confidence.


Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1237283 <http://www.dawn.com/news/1237283>




Govt releases amount for subsistence allowance and scholarships


Provincial Minister for Zakat & Ushr Malik Nadeem Kamran has said that second six monthly installment of one billion 45 crore 32 lakh and 18 thousand rupees has been released from Zakat Fund for the year 2015-16 as subsistence allowance, scholarships for educational institutions, religious seminaries, marriage grant, vocational institutions and hospitals at provincial level.


Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=287993 <http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=287993>








Rescue exercises at Karachi University


A practical exercise on rescue performed by students and administration at Karachi University. Vice Chancellor reviewed it. University focusing on security.


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Irregularities in BCOM exams


Irregularities being committing in conducting the BCOM Exams by Karachi University. Chairman Urdu Department has designed the Urdu Paper for final exams. Controller examinations said that if teachers and students will complain about it then there will be some necessary action against these irregularities.


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 Controlling for terrorism


SSP Hyderabad said that they will vanish the terrorism with support of Students. He attended the final ceremony event on “Mehran university United Nations”.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103325744&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160204 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103325744&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160204




Plantation Day by college


There will be a plantation day celebrating on 6th February at government College Hyderabad. A number of public private sector will attend it.


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Absenteeism of teachers


Team of Education Department of District Saanghar inspected various schools. During the inspection 15 teachers were found absent from the duty. The report about absent teachers has been sent to the secretary education.


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Dr. Sheikh gets second term as SMIU VC


Dr. Muhammad Ali Sheikh has been re-appointed as the vice-chancellor of the Sindh Madrassatul Islam University (SMIU). A statement issued on Wednesday said that on the recommendation of the chief minister, the SMIU chancellor, Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan, has approved the re-appointment of Dr. Muhammad Ali Shaikh as vice-chancellor.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95845-Dr-Shaikh-gets-second-term-as-SMIU-VC <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95845-Dr-Shaikh-gets-second-term-as-SMIU-VC>




KU students receive Defence Training


In wake of the two deadly terrorist attacks on educational institutions in Pakistan, the provincial police’s Special Security Unit (SSU) on Wednesday organised a seminar and hands-on civil defence training at the University of Karachi (KU) in order to prepare students as well as the university’s staff in case of a potential attack at the varsity.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95835-KU-students-receive-defence-training <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95835-KU-students-receive-defence-training>




Protest by teachers of Nazarth Girls College


Teachers of Nazarth Girls College staged a protest in front of Hyderabad Press Club. They shouted slogans against the principal Shahida Parveen and alleged that her style of work was biased, authoritative and inappropriate.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103326434&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160204 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103326434&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160204>




Mock terrorist’s fire blank rounds at KU auditorium, prepare students for attacks


A mock attack was held on Wednesday to brief the students of Karachi University (KU) about the steps to be taken in order to combat a possible terrorist attack on the varsity.


Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1039803/off-curriculum-mock-terrorists-fire-blank-rounds-at-ku-auditorium-prepare-students-for-attacks/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1039803/off-curriculum-mock-terrorists-fire-blank-rounds-at-ku-auditorium-prepare-students-for-attacks/>


http://www.dawn.com/news/1237270/mock-anti-terror-drill-by-police-commandos-at-ku <http://www.dawn.com/news/1237270/mock-anti-terror-drill-by-police-commandos-at-ku>




Promoting tolerance: Education department has four weeks to add human rights to curriculum


The Sindh education ministry was given one month to include human rights as a subject in the secondary school curriculum, in compliance with the order passed by the Sindh High Court (SHC) in a bid to promote peace in society.


Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1039805/promoting-tolerance-education-dept-has-four-weeks-to-add-human-rights-to-curriculum/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1039805/promoting-tolerance-education-dept-has-four-weeks-to-add-human-rights-to-curriculum/>




Government, Private cooperation needed to improve education sector


Unless the private sector comes in, education problems cannot be solved. No country, especially Pakistan, has the resources to do it on its own. These views were shared by the chairperson of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, at the National Education Conference’s session on ‘Quality in Higher Education:


Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1039786/govt-private-cooperation-needed-to-improve-edu-sector/ <http://tribune.com.pk/story/1039786/govt-private-cooperation-needed-to-improve-edu-sector/>




Universities are playing vital role in development, says Mamnoon Hussain


President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the universities are playing an important role in the development of country. Specially, institutes like IBA have a significant role in economic growth for which it deserves appreciation.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103327375&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103327375&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204>


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Education Is Also Important Along With Development Projects: Commissioner Karachi Commissioner Karachi Mr. Asif Haider said that Landhi Korangi is unique with parts due to model colleges, schools and Parks.

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Fool proof security to provide universities: Governor Sindh Governor and Chancellor of universities of Sindh direct Vice chancellors to provide full proof security in universities. He was chairing the meeting with VCs of Sindh universities.

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Disappearing Jobs By Paul Buchheit


Americans are feeling the impoverishing effects of the shift from middle-income to low-income jobs. The disappearance – or, more accurately, downsizing – of living-wage jobs is documented by reports that reveal the suddenness and the extent of this affront to middle America.


Business writer Robert Samuelson calls the post-recession low-wage recovery a ‘myth’.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95908-Disappearing-jobs <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95908-Disappearing-jobs>




The Idea of a University By DR Akmal Hussain


The armed forces are fighting the terrorists with great valour and determination. The terrorists are retaliating by attacking students and teachers with a monstrous brutality. Our soldiers, through their skill and sacrifice, are affirming the human values that underpin a dynamic nation. By contrast, the terrorists signify an inhuman sensibility. Therefore, this is not only a war of survival for the state of Pakistan but also the cutting edge of the struggle for civilisation against barbarism, knowledge against obscurantism.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95906-The-idea-of-a-university <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95906-The-idea-of-a-university>




PIDE administration by Farooq Ahmad


Through your esteemed paper I would like to draw the attention of HEC, Planning Commission of Pakistan and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif towards the pathetic condition of Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) Islamabad.


Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-04/page-7/detail-6 <http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-04/page-7/detail-6>




Lack of facilities at Murree By Yasir Mahmood Abbasi


Murree has 15 Union Councils. It is an international place. There is lack of Educational, health and other basic facilities at Muree.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103326254&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204 <http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103326254&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160204




Bacha Khan University Attack: Investigation Report Rejected It is injustice to blame vice chancellor of the university and untrained guard has saved many lives in this attack.

Complete Story:


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Letters to editor




Education in the time of terror


The Bacha Khan University attack has made the whole nation worried about the safety and security of their children. Education in the face of terror threats needs to be improvised to meet the new challenge. Educational institutions should arrange short and brief lectures for students in the security domain, and young children should be made to realise the threat posed by terrorists.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95897-Education-in-the-time-of-terror <http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95897-Education-in-the-time-of-terror>






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Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Bacha Khan University attack requires judicial inquiry: APC

Charsadda:  The all parties’ conference held under the Jamate Islami umbrella in Charsadda, to decide joint action about the peace situation in the District. The different political parties, district Heads participated in the conference. A resolution was passed, demanding from the government to hold a judicial inquiry about the incident of Bacha Khan University terrorist attack.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103326690&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160204

Bomb rumor in government high school

Bannu:  There was a rumor of Bomb in government high school Bozo Khel Bannu, which created a big trouble for the administration. Immediately local police was informed and school was vacated.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 1


Corruption in educational institutions- MPA Haji Ibrar decided to approach NAB

Oghi:  The M.P.A Haji Ibrar Hussain Tanoli showed his mistrust about the utilization of PTC and other departmental funds, approved scheme in PK-57 and announced to approach NAB, for the inquiry of these funds thoroughly.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/


Owners seek funds for security of private schools

PESHAWAR: The owners of private schools have asked the government to withdraw the cases registered by the police against them over the poor security arrangements. The United Education Front (UEF) also demanded the provincial government to extend financial assistance to the owners of educational institutions, so that they could take security measures under the newly issued standard operating producers (SOPs).

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

Daily Subh, Page No. 2


Tanzeem-e-Asatzah demanded to review decision of privatization of colleges

Peshawar: The Tanzeem-e-Asatzah demanded to review the privatization of Government College’s decision. They showed their reservation on this decision and demanded from the government to review it. 

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


All Primary Teacher Association show sorrow on stoppage of salaries

Shabqadar: The All Primary Teacher Association Shabqadar leader, Mr.  Muhammad Ismail and President, Mr. Fazal Hameed showed displeasure in a joint statement, on the difficulties faced by the teachers to receive their salaries from the Bank.

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


Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa announced to finish NTS test in FATA: Muhammad Saeed

Wana: The Chairman Wana Teacher Association, Mr. Muhammad Saeed Wazir Khan demanded the KP governor to finish the NTS test for the appointment of FATA teacher’s. He said that the education department stops the appointment for the last ten years and now started again through NTS test which is a problems for Fata residents.

Complete Story:  Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 3


The Engineering University teachers protest camp continued

Peshawar:  The Engineering University Teachers Association camp, continued and entered into third day under the leadership of President, Mr. Abdul Ghafoor and the General Secretary Dr. Shahid Maqsood. On the other hand, some elements tried to solve the issue through negotiation, but the negotiation still pending.

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




Demand for resolution of school problems

District Dalbandin: The Union councilor, Mr. Haji Attaullah, along with others said that Noukundi Boys Middle School Hassanabad& Girls Middle School Zoarabad problems should be resolved, on prior basis.

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


Strong action will be taken against ghost teachers: DEO Harnai

District Harani: The District Education officer, Mr. Muhammad Rafique Tareen said to activate the Educational institutions in far flung areas, strict monitoring will be executed and no compromise will be accepted in attendance, cleanliness and other problems during sudden inspection.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-04-2016/quetta/page8.asp


We are united for educational & departmental development: Gulab Kakar

District Zhob: The MPA Mr. Gulab Kakr, along with others, said that they are united for educational & departmental development. They said corrupt officials will not be allowed to dominate on the department, while paying thanks to GTA president, for ending the hunger strike camp.

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Educational institutions are presenting archeological sites view: Watan SF Aali

District Quetta: The WSF central organizer Mr. Muqtadir Baloch and others said in joint statement that the educational institutions are presenting archeological sites and corruption is at peak, declaring that PSF is fighting for the rights of student; people should raise voice against poverty and social injustice.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 3


Educational backwardness still prevails in Balochistan: Yousif-Ur-Rehman

District Khuzdar: The Tehsil Nazim Naal, Mr. Yousif-Ur-Rehman of JTI and others said in joint statement that educational backwardness is still prevailing in Balochistan and ages of students are increasing with time. Government should provide better future to all students in a form of standard education system.

Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 6




Innocent Children forced to act as security guards

District Muzaffargarh: The Government Boys Elementary School, Baat Basti Khandar Mirani is without security arrangements and the head of the schools has forced innocent children to stand on the main gate as security guards.  The parents have appealed the authorities to take action against this. 

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


Most schools without security arrangements

District Layyah:  The majority of schools at Pir Jaggi Sharif are without boundary walls and other security arrangements.  The parents are worried about the security of their children and told the Press that they reminded the administration of schools to construct boundary walls and arrange other security measure, but they do not pay any attention. 

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


Class 5 and 8 Examinations marred by mismanagement

District Khanewal /Bhakkur / Multan / Rahim Yar Khan/Bahawalpur / Muzaffargarh/Layyah: The class 5 and 8 exams being held under Punjab Examination Commission were marred by mismanagement.  Some centers did not get sufficient quantity of question papers, some got late and some centers were delivered wrong question papers. The Monitoring visits by the Officials proved to be useless. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-02-04/page-08


8 Student loose education year due to negligence of authorities

District Multan: The parents of 8 children’s studying at Government Primary School Dograan wali Markaz Larr have complained that their children were not able to appear in class 5th exams for the current year 2016 due of the negligence of the authorities.  The Headmaster of the said school told the parents that he had sent the forms of the students, but the Punjab Examination Commission did not enter the names of these students in the list nor send their roll number slips. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-02-04/page-08


Sealed Christian Academy reopened

District Rahim Yar Khan: Closed St. Mary Academy located near SP Office Rahim Yar Khan was reopened by the police after improving security arrangements.

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


110 weapon licenses for Government schools issued

District Rahim Yar Khan: The DCO Rahim Yar Khan told a meeting that 110 weapon licenses had been issued for the Government schools in the first phase.  In the second phase, the private schools will be issued licenses.  He also told the meeting that negligence regarding security of schools and colleges will not be tolerated.  The school Heads have been told to submit applications for the Arms Licenses.

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




14 schools deprived of buildings since years

District Mirpurkhas: The 14 schools are running without buildings, in Union Council Ronijho, near Khirpro. The buildings were approved by the education department, but no implementation has seemed yet.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130358461&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160204


 Students protest against transfer of teacher

District Larkana: The students of Government Middle School, village Balhreji, hold protest against the transfer of their teacher, demanding for his reinstate.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130358503&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160204



Book Board employees continue protest over nonpayment of salary

Jamshoro: The Employees of Sindh Text Book Board Jamshoro continued their strike against stoppage of their salary, while raising slogans for removal of the Board Secretary.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130358607&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160204



Primary school dysfunctional

District Khairpur Mirs: The Government Primary School, village Sarang Bhand, near Mehrabpur, is dysfunctional, for the last three years, due to carelessness of the Education Department.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130358623&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160204


Shah Latif Library under shortage of basic facilities

District Ghotki: Due to noncompliance of district Government, the Public Library of District Ghotki has been under shortage of basic facilities like furniture, books and other necessary things.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-04/news/page2/1%20(2).htm


Vocational school building captured by a local influential

Sukkur: A local landlord, resident of Sultanpur, has captured the building of Government Vocational Training school building, while turning it into a house for his formers.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-04/news/page3/1%20(42).htm


 Citizens continue hunger strike against capturing of school plot

District Dadu: The Citizens of Bhan Saeedabd continued hunger strike against the influential, on capturing the school plot.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-04/news/page3/1%20(1).htm




Middle school building in crumbling condition

District Khairpur Mirs: The Building of Government Middle School Agra City, is completely damaged and cracked due to carelessness of the educational authorities.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-04/news/page3/1%20(47).htm


NTS pass teachers protest for salary

District Nushehro feroz: The NTS pass teachers from Naushehro feroz, hold protest against stoppage of salary for the last ten months.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-04/news/page3/1%20(29).htm

More than 400 schools dysfunctional

District Shikarpur: More than 400 schools, Boys and Girls, are still dysfunctional due to carelessness of the education department and could not be restored yet. The school buildings are occupied by the local landlords and turned to storage houses and umber of buildings are tumbling.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-05.jpg



Many schools closed in Kot Ghulam Muhammad

District Mirpur Khas: Despite the installation of biometric verification for the teachers, most of the schools are still dysfunctional in the vicinity of Got Ghulam Muhammad. Number of schools are without basic facilities of furniture, washrooms and others.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-05.jpg


Ghost teachers trying to attend schools in fear of biometric verification

District Sanghar: Most of the Ghost Teachers have started to attend schools, in fear of biometric verification and noticed that the attendance is increasing as compared to past.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-05.jpg


Protest against closure of school

District Mirpurkhas: The residents of Union Council Fazal Bhambhro hold protest against closure of their village school, demanding for its restoration and appointment of teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_04022016015924.jpg


Lecturer stood against conspiracy of Principal

Hyderabad: The Members of SPLA Hyderabad region, hold protest against the Principal of Government Nuzrath College Hyderabad, on hatching conspiracy to hand over builders.

Complete Story: http://ummat.net/2016/02/04/news.php?p=d-56.gif


Civil Judge raids on High school

District Qamber Shahdadkot: The Civil Judge raided on the Government High School Gaji Khuhawar, on the directives of Session Judge, Qamber Shahdadkot. He asked different questions from students and teachers as well, but they failed to answer.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Feb/04-02-2016/Page2/P2-18.jpg


No basic facilities in school

District Thatto: The Government Boys Primary School Samaro, is without basic facilities of furniture and compound wall; even its different rooms are tumbling from various places. So, the lives of about 800 students are in danger.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Feb/04-02-2016/Page3/P3-14.jpg


Other cadre teachers still deprived of salary

District Khairpur Mirs: The Teachers of other cadre are still deprived of their salary, due to noncompliance of higher authorities.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Feb/04-02-2016/Page11/P11-6.jpg


Commissioner visits schools

District Khairpur Mirs: The Commissioner, Sukkur, visited the schools of Babaloi, Garhi Mori, Wada Machu and Piryalo and suspended 4 Teachers, on remaining absent from their duties.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Feb/04-02-2016/Page11/P11-7.jpg