4 September 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Dir student wins honours for excelling in studies

Commandant of Dir Task Force Col Nusar Umar Hayat Lalekaon Thursday awarded Rs1000,000 prize and deputy commissioner Irfanullah Wazir Rs50,000 to Shah Faisal, a brilliant student and son of a Samosa vender, who topped the Malakand BISE`s Higher Secondary School Certificate annual examination 2015 in computer science group this year by securing 869 marks.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=04_09_2015_183_003.

APS tragedy continues to haunt survivors

Two brothers who sustained injuries in the brutal attack by the militants on the Army Public School (APS) here on December 16, 2014 are still haunted by the tragic memory of the assault.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-338152-APS-tragedy-continues-to-haunt-survivors


KPEC stops probe against `anomalies` in Mardan varsity appointments

The Peshawar High Court on Thursday disposed of the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan`s petition challenging an inquiry of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission against it after learning that the probe into alleged irregularities in certain appointments to the varsity has been closed down.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=04_09_2015_182_007


KGMC principal’s appointment held in abeyance

The appointment of gynaecologist, Prof Dr Iqbal Begum as principal Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s lone public sector medical college for women, Khyber Girls Medical College (KGMC), has brought the provincial Health Department and Board of Governors (BoG) at virtual loggerhead.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-338148-KGMC-principals-appointment-held-in-abeyance


Student enrolment drive: Govt, NGOs gear up for second phase

The provincial government is planning to launch the second phase of its campaign to enroll children in schools across K-P. In the first phase, approximately 400,000 children were enrolled in schools. Also, around 150,000 children were placed at informal schooling institutions such as seminaries and community schools. Alif Ailaan representative Umar Orakzai told The Express Tribune the organisation is planning to start an awareness campaign for mothers across the province.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/949021/student-enrolment-drive-govt-ngos-gear-up-for-second-phase/


‘Textbooks should promote harmony’

Speaking at a training session put together by Peace Education and Development Foundation, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Textbook Board chairman Qaiser Alam said the government has a responsibility towards the minorities and the textbook writers and reviewers should keep this in mind.

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/949662/hate-for-none-textbooks-should-promote-harmony/


Rs700m okayed for Hazara University uplift

The Planning Commission has approved Rs700 million for development projects of Hazara University.

The approval was made during a recent meeting, where Hazara University Vice Chancellor Dr Habib Ahmad was also in attendance. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1204637/rs700m-okayed-for-hazara-university-uplift


2340 degrees lost from Hazara University
Controller examination of Hazara University, Prof. Zoaq Akhter told that degrees were lost or stolen in 2008. The investigation carried out but failed to solve the matter. Now university has requested HEC to help in investigation. 
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-03/page-12/detail-43



Missing facilities in Special Education Center

The Sepcial Education Center Pindi Ghaib is being neglected by the government of Punjab. There is no proper school building and lack of teachers. It was established in 2005. Due to this situation, many admission requests are pending here.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-03&edition=ISL&id=1871854_69126370


Flying bird: Sarhad University students build rescue drone

Sarhad University students have tamed the ruthless version of unmanned aircraft known to the people of the region and fashioned it as a rescue machine. Developed by the varsity’s electrical engineering department, the drone was exhibited at the campus on Wednesday.

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/949622/flying-bird-sarhad-university-students-build-rescue-drone/


KGMC principal removed by BoG

Senior gynaecologist Prof Dr Iqbal Begum, who was appointed principal of the Khyber Girls Medical College (KGMC) by the secretary health last week, was removed from the post on Wednesday by the board of governors (BoG) in a first major order after its formation.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1204644/kgmc-principal-removed-by-bog




The equality in education system

The education experts in a discussion conducted by Institute of Social and Policy Sciences stressed on the uniform education system in Pakistan. Currently, it is divided in different status. The admission of elite class in public schools can make sure the equality in education system.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103049587&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150904


The poor condition of hostels

Pashtun Students Federation stated that the hostel facility in Agriculture College Quetta is not satisfactory and needs attention. The laboratories of the college have not enough equipment that is leading to the time wastage of students.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/09-04-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


The cheating complaints

It has been decided to act against the examination staff due to the cheating cases has been reported in BA/BSc exams. This statement has been given by VC Balochistan University.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/09-04-2015/Quetta/page3.asp


Modification in matriculation results is despondent: Pashtun Student Federation 
A statement of Pashtun Student Federation reveals that a senior personal modified results of SSC to get his son top on position. This kind of act is injustice to deserving students. 
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-03-2015/Quetta/page2.asp 


AIOU announced free education for prisoner in Jails
Allama Iqbal Open University has announced free education for prisoners in Jails. Distance learning can play a vital role to improve literacy rate of Baluchistan said Vice Chancellor. AIOU is biggest university of country with more than 1.3 million registered students. 
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-03-2015/Quetta/page3.asp 


Government College Suryab Road Quetta
In an announcement, the government college Suryab Road Quetta stated that college is giving special attention to extra and co-curricular activities along with curriculum. The management is encouraging interested students in fine arts and for speech compaction. 
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-03-2015/Quetta/page3.asp 


Teachers should perform duties with loyalty
Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Jatak, President government teachers association expressed that teachers should perform duties with loyalty. Teachers are of backbone for the society. 
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-03-2015/Quetta/page3.asp 

Enrolment campaign in Nushki

BSO Nushki announced to start an Enrolment Campaign with the name “Education for All’, to enroll out of school boys and girls. This campaign. The campaign will be door to door campaign.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103048057&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150903


Facilities for Madrassas

Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam Quetta said that Deeni Madaris have a significant role in education provision and character building. It has been demanded to provide facilities in madaris as well.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103048282&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150903


Parents to bring children to schools: Director Education Naseerabad
Teachers should engage and contact parents to increase enrollment said Abdur Razzaq, Director Education Naseerabad. He visited different schools of Dhadar during enrollment campaign and also distributed books among children. 
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-03-2015/Quetta/page8.asp




Villagers to pay homage to British-Pakistani trekker

The body of a British-Pakistani banking professional, who founded a charity for children in remote northern Pakistan, has been found in an Omani wadi. Raising money with friends from the UK, she helped to fund teaching for 60 girls at the boys’ primary school in Sidri village in Baltistan, 100 kilometers from the nearest town, Skardu.

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Collaboration of Women University Bagh with eight universities

The first Women University of AJ&K, Women University Bagh started to collaborate with eight universities including Bainazeer Bhutto Women University Peshawar. That would be helpful for students to participate in mutual activities.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-04&edition=ISL&id=1872926_58987915




Report demands more schools for Balochistan`s girls

A new report by education campaigners Alif Ailaan has underscored the need to promote girls` education in Balochistan and shows that the lack of educational opportunities for girls has not prevented girls from outperforming boys in matriculation examinations.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=04_09_2015_004_002








Minister admits loopholes in educational system

“The education system of the country has many shortcomings and how these could be resolved is beyond my understanding. The report has worrying results, but it is the step in the right direction.” said State Minister for Education Balighur Rehman. He was addressing a seminar held to launch a report National Achievement Test (NAT)-2014 by National Education Assessment (NEA).

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/04-Sep-2015/minister-admits-loopholes-in-educational-system



Many schools without basic facilities in Islamabad

In Islamabad, 2 percent of the primary schools are deprived of electricity, 5 percent latrine, 7 percent drinking water and 3 percent boundary wall. 17 percent of Punjab schools are the schools where there is only one teacher for a school.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-04&edition=ISL&id=1873237_16411905


A meeting to fix the issues with Madrassas

A committee has been established to fix the issues with Madaris for the implementation of National Security Policy. It has been decided to facilitate Madaris in their registration.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/09-04-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=632.gif


The quality education in private schools

The President of Private Schools Association Islamabad, Ch. Ubaidullah, said that the basic purpose of this association is the provision of quality education to students enrolled in these institutes.

Complete Story: Roznama Khabrein, page 3


Millennials reach Yale, Princeton, Oxford and Cambridge

RCI Millennium Campus organised an award distribution ceremony to recognise the young Millennials who have achieved scholarships and acceptances for the summer placements, completed international summer programmes and internships at Millennium Campus, Islamabad.

Complete Story:http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/04-Sep-2015/millennials-reach-yale-princeton-oxford-and-cambridge



SLS Schools celebrate World Charity Day

All campuses of Sadeeqa's Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School are celebrating the International Day of Charity in a weeklong series of events, says a press release.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-338142-SLS-Schools-celebrate-World-Charity-Day


Free puppet show tomorrow

The Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) will organise a free puppet show on September 5 (Saturday) to entertain and educate children about social problems like health, education and environment.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-338131-Free-puppet-show-tomorrow


Rabbani wants youth to understand federalism

Acting President Raza Rabbani has emphasised the need to raise awareness among the youth about federalism, and said that the universities should take initiative to teach federalism as a subject for better understanding and creating unity across the country. 

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Lok Virsa to unite students with artisans

In a programme aimed at promoting traditional skills of the country’s rich, diverse and pluralistic cultural tapestry, the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) has launched a ‘craft of the month’ programme for students and young children.

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Family jokes and school struggles, film shows private side of Malala

Most people know Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for demanding girls' right to education, but few have heard of the 19th century Afghan heroine she was named after. The legend is recounted in "He Named Me Malala", a new documentary about Yousafzai, now 18, whose attack while riding a school bus shocked the world.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1204878/family-jokes-and-school-struggles-film-shows-private-side-of-malala



NUML holds training for management cadre

The first three-day long Indigenous on Campus Training (IOT) for management cadre in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) concluded here at NUML on Thursday. The topic of first IOT was strategic planning and evaluation. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-09-04/page-14/detail-10


PTCL raves about three young researchers at NUST

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) senior management visited the NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) to appreciate the achievement of three brilliant students of the university, who presented their research paper at a United States’ university.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/04-Sep-2015/ptcl-raves-about-three-young-researchers-at-nust


‘Knowledge economy key to nations future’

Visionary leadership and cabinets comprising educated people bring changes in their countries. Nations cannot be build by constructing roads, said former chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC), Dr Attaur Rehman on Wednesday. He was giving a lecture on ‘Building Knowledge Economy’ which was organised by the HEC in collaboration with the Institute of Policy Reforms (IPR). 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1204559/knowledge-economy-key-to-nations-future







RCI holds award distribution ceremony

The RCI Millennium Campus, I-9/3, organised an award distribution ceremony for Summer Programmes and Achievements 2015 to recognise students who have achieved scholarships and acceptances for summer placements and completed international summer programmes and internships, says a press release.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-337900-RCI-holds-award-distribution-ceremony


Government, US Embassy urge youth to combat drug abuse

Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN) and Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control on Wednesday organised a seminar urging students to play their role in combating drug abuse in Pakistan. Over four hundred students gathered in the National Library to Pakistan to attend the seminary titled Engaging Pakistani Youth in Ant-narcotics Efforts.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-03/page-2/detail-2





The Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad in collaboration with the Department of International Relations, National Defence University (NDU) is organising a one-day seminar on ‘National Unity: A Critical Factor in National Security

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1204590/metro-events


NTS playing role to strengthen edu sector: CEO

National Testing Service (NTS) has taken special initiatives to uplift the higher education sector in the province of Balochistan. Dr Haroon Rashid, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), NTS, said this while presiding over a meeting here at NTS headquarter yesterday. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-09-03/page-14/detail-2


For students: AIOU to hold workshops on gender issues

Workshops on women’s issues will be held at Allama Iqbal Open University, according to a press release on Wednesday. The varsity will hold the workshops for students of gender and women studies department. A workshop for fourth semester students will be held from September 7 to 13.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/949642/for-students-aiou-to-hold-workshops-on-gender-issues/


Set aside personal differences for prosperity in Muslim Ummah: IIUI president

“Personal differences must be put aside to achieve goal of prosperous Muslim Ummah, said International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) president while addressing the concluding ceremony of a weeklong orientation programme held at Faisal Mosque campus for the students of the IIUI.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-03/page-13/detail-5


Conference on aerospace science & engineering starts

The prestigious fourth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering (ICASE) organised by Institute of Space Technology, commenced at their main campus here on Wednesday. The three-day conference will continue till September 4, 2015.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-337893-Conference-on-aerospace-science-&-engineering-starts




Status of education in Lahore `declining`

Learning outcome of public schools` students in Lahore is declining fast, while of those in an otherwise `backward` district of Rajanpur is rising for the past two years. This was revealed in Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) study, based on data compiled by the Punjab Monitoring and Implementation Unit (PMIU) and Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) .

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=04_09_2015_177_009


Principal tries to rape student, photographs her

The principal of a local academy allegedly attempted to rape a 14-year-old student and photographed her in objectionable condition. The accused also used the pictures to blackmail the girl’s parents into paying him money.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-04/page-3/detail-4


Corporal punishment

A teacher at a public school in Sadiqabad caned a student of grade one and broke her wrist on Thursday.  Police said, the child had forgotten to get her textbook bound.

Complete Story:http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201509040034&EN_ID=11201509040021&EMID=11201509040005


Free education for the children of martyrs

The Chairman Punjab Group of College, Mian Amir Mahmood, announced free education in Allied Schools for the children of martyrs. He was addressing a seminar conducted by Allied Schools.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-04&edition=LHR&id=1873996_44556401


Fail to achieve targets: Action against 13 EDOs and more than 100 DEOs

Under education vision of chief minister Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif, formal action has been institionalized against EDOs and DEOs for not achieving the targets. Initially two DEOs of Lahore has been dismissed from their positions.

Complete Story:http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-04/page-8/detail-28 


Vice Chancellor of Punjab University inaugurated new branch of United Bank

Vice Chancellor of Punjab University said that bank will facilitate faculty staff and students. Registrar of University, Treasurer and other bank managers also speak on the occasion 
Complete Story:http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-04/page-12/detail-4 http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-04/page-12/detail-16 


Distribution of prizes among players of Akhwaan Science college, Barki

Vice Chancellor distributed sports stuff to best performers of Akhwaan Science College Barki, Lahore during inter-university sports competition, in kind of facilitation to perform more better. 
Complete Story:http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-04/page-12/detail-3 


New Oxford High School Visited Nazria Pakistan Trust

Teachers and students of New Oxord High School Rachna Town organized a study tour to Nazria Pakistan Trust during awareness campaign of the trust. The participants also sighted pictures of Pakistan Movements
Complete Story:http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-04/page-12/detail-10 

PU date sheets

Punjab University issued written date sheets of different examinations

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-338085-PU-date-sheets



As many as 185 graduates received their degrees yesterday during a convocation of Foundation University.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-09-04/page-13


Appointment of Lahore College for Women VC delayed

The appointment of the vice chancellor (VC) of the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) has been delayed in the wake of Sarah Shahid’s nomination being challenged by another candidate.

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/950399/top-job-appointment-of-lahore-college-for-women-vc-delayed/


Scientists urged to avail funding opportunities

Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Chairman Prof Dr M Ashraf has said that it’s the time for the scientists to work proactively and reach out to the national and international funding opportunities. He was addressing a two-day workshop organized by the PSF on Project Formulation at the University of Poonch, Rawalakot. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-04/page-3/detail-6


PRU promotes game under GIR programme

First PRU team visited Angle International College Faisalabad where 580 school and college girls and boys took part in the rugby programme, especially elder children participated with great zeal and zest. Angle College Sports Coordinator Javed Iqbal said that their college had already featured in the U-18 club rugby tournament in London this year. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/sports/04-Sep-2015/sports-brief


Seminary reform proposals sent to govt

The Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) has forwarded its recommendations to the government on seminary data form and steps for promotion of interfaith harmony. The PUC said the affairs of the religious schools should be supervised by a single department and the education ministry should preferably be the overseer as these institutions deal with education.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=04_09_2015_002_005


UHS meeting

The 105th meeting of Advanced Studies and Research Board of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) was held here on Thursday with Vice Chancellor Prof Muhammad Aslam in the chair.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-338094-UHS-meeting



Varsity to host conference on dentistry

A three-day international research conference with the theme of Dental Research: New Horizons and Challenges will commence at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) betweenSeptember 4 and 6.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/950334/varsity-to-host-conference-on-dentistry/


Hotels, college canteens sealed

The Punjab Food Authority teams on Thursday sealed various eateries including two canteens of Lahore College for Women University (Jail Road) and cafeteria of the Kinnaird College .

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=04_09_2015_177_011



Dismal state of education highlighted in PA

Lawmakers on Wednesday in Punjab Assembly blasted Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood for ‘criminal negligence’ of the Punjab government over high number of out-of-school children in the province, missing facilities and dangerous schools buildings, and overcharging by private schools and colleges.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-337867-Dismal-state-of-education-highlighted-in-PA


Court issued notice to Punjab government against deputation of teachers 
Lahore High court issued notice against application of deputation of teaching staff in Punjab from other areas, to Punjab government. The applicant, representative of Punjab teachers association told that due to deputation most of teaching staff are unable get promotion. 
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-03/page-2/detail-6


Student died in school due to electric shock 
A student of nursery class of Government High School Kaloke, sheikhupura died due to accidental electric shock. The child grip metallic window to stand up, but there was electric current in the window and child died on the spot due to irresponsible and careless administration of school. 
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-03/page-3/detail-14


Acting Speaker Punjab assembly expressed anger on absence of Secretary Education

Acting Speaker Punjab assembly Sardar Sher Ali expressed anger during the house session due to absence of secretary education, Abdul Jabbar Shaheen. The speaker postponed the session till the presence of secretary education.

Complete Story:http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-03/page-8/detail-3 


Literacy workers threaten to protest outside PA on 7th

A large number of employees of the Literacy department from across the province have threatened to protest outside the Punjab Assembly in Lahore on Sept 7 on the International Literacy Day if their job contracts are terminated prematurely. The Parah Likha Punjab project was named as the Literacy Programme in 2008. In the four-year Literacy Programme, the teachers were offered a salary of Rs3,000 per month.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1204573/literacy-workers-threaten-to-protest-outside-pa-on-7th


Honor of a student
A local school student Osama bin Saboor got first position in North Lahore securing 539 Marks. 
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-03-2015/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=04_29.gif


Education Promotion Prerequisite For Prosperity, Progress: Saira

Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar has said that present government is committed to eliminate terrorism, extremism, corruption, poverty,energy crisis and unemployment from the country. She was addressing a ceremony after inaugurating newly constructed six classrooms in government girls higher secondary school Sukheki, completed at a cost of Rs.10 million. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=272106


Collaboration of Monthly stipend for under trainee students 
Toyota, U Fone and Ubank signed understanding to distribute monthly stipend for under trainee students registered in short courses.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-03-2015/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=05_05.gif


We are building 800 new schools in Punjab: Punjab Government
Dr. Nosheen Ahmed of opposition asked that why Bachelors teachers are not recruiting even after removal of ban on recruitments. Rana Mashood Minister for education said that now teacher’s attendance is 96 percent. 
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-03-2015/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=613.gif 


Some questions and answers on education career
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-03-2015/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=10_06.gif 


Open University to provide quality education: Dr. Arif Saleem

Open University is the 4th largest distant learning institute in the world and the largest in Asia. Director, Regional Services, AIIOU, Dr. Arif Saleem said that through this university, education is being provided in far flung areas in the country.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page 3.


Virtual University established in 110 cities in Pakistan: Abid Hussain

Gujar Khan:  Campaign Manager Syed Abid Hussain said Virtual University has been established by the government and accredited by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and is providing quality Business and Computer Science knowledge to students across the country.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page 3.


Body to probe registrar-professor row

An anti-terrorism court judge granted bail on Wednesday to 10 employees of the Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), including Employees’ Welfare Association president Malik Safdar Hussain, for allegedly attacking Social Sciences Director Dr Ishaq Fani on Monday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1204576/body-to-probe-registrar-professor-row


Private schools will be regulated, minister tells PA

A resolution against the hike in gas prices was tabled out-of-turn during the Punjab Assembly session on Wednesday, following a heated debate between the law minister and the leader of opposition. When it was turned down, led by Leader of Opposition Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed, the opposition members chanted slogans against the government and thumped desks.

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/949711/in-session-private-schools-will-be-regulated-minister-tells-pa/


Aitchison management row: ‘My movement at college has been restricted’

Agha Ghazanfar denied on Wednesday media reports of his house arrest. He said he was free to leave his residence. However, he said his movement on the college premises had been restricted.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/949731/aitchison-management-row-my-movement-at-college-has-been-restricted/


Awareness Campaign of Dengue and cleanliness in Government Degree College for Women 
Lahore waste Management Company organized awareness campaign on Dengue and Cleanliness in Government Degree College for Women in under developed populous part, china scheme. The MPA of the constituency was chief guest of the event. 
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-03/page-9/detail-12


Government of Punjab is active for education and welfare of Youth
Acting speaker Punjab assembly, Sardar Sher Ali Gorchani expressed that government is active for education sector and welfare of youth. The government has distributed laptops of billion rupees among students on merit basis to get modern education. 
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-03/page-9/detail-10 


City District Government Boys High School study tour to Nazria Pakistan Trust
The students of City District Government Boys High School, Shahdara participated in study tour to Nazria Pakistan Trust, Lahore. Where they sighted pictures of Pakistan movements and watch a documentary on brave stories of Pakistan Army. 
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-03/page-12/detail-3 


Punjab University announced results
The examination department of Punjab University has announced results of BS Home Economics, Part two 2015, DOMS Supplementary 2012 and BSc Nursing. 
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-03/page-12/detail-14 http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-03/page-9/detail-6



Training programmes

Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has said that training programmes would bring positive change in culture of public sector institutions and enhance efficiency of organisations. He was addressing the concluding ceremony of 7th and 8th batches of the training of non-teaching staff of Punjab University being jointly organised by Higher Education Commission and Punjab University at PU Institute of Administration Sciences here on Wednesday. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-337878-Training-programmes



FJWU students display artwork

The fine arts students of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) exhibited their creative and innovative artwork at “Thesis Display 2015.” The Thesis Display 2015 was a magnificent show of creativity, innovation and professional approach of the fine arts students of master and bachelor classes, informed FJWU spokesman yesterday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-09-03/page-14/detail-8



The Intellectual Development and Educational Awareness Society (IDEAS) of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences organised a seminar on the theme “Struggle for Pakistan” in connection with Pakistan Defence Day here on Wednesday. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-337879-Seminar




VC seeks greater role for Old Ravians in GCU’s uplift

Eminent physicist and newly-appointed Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah has sought a greater role of Old Ravians in the development of Government College University. Prof Shah was addressing a ceremony hosted by the Old Ravian Union (ORU) in his honour

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-03/page-14/detail-2


International dental research conference from 4th

The University of Health Sciences will host a three-day international dental research conference with the theme of “Dental Research: New Horizons and Challenges” on September 4-6.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1204582/international-dental-research-conference-from-4th


IIMCT-PRH achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

Islamic International Medical College Trust-Pakistan Railway Hospital (IIMCT-PRH), Rawalpindi from the platform of ‘Health Services Secretariat’ has successfully achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-337895-IIMCT-PRH-achieves-ISO-90012008-certification




AKU study assesses early literacy development at home and school

Interventions to remedy early literacy difficulties that can have an impact on a child’s successful learning at school and later in life, will need to involve parents as well as teachers stressed researchers of a three-year project on early literacy interventions at the Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-04/page-15/detail-11



Karachi University announced results of B.A Private

Controller examination Prof Arshad announced results of B.A Private 2014. Ms. Maryum secured top position in the exam with 787 marks.

Complete Story:http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-09-04/page-2 



The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture would host a seminar on the link between ethics and education on September 19, it was announced on Wednesday.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-338079-Seminar-on-importance-of-educational-ethics


Metro Events

A lecture on `Questioning Pakistan`s History` by Dr Akbar Zaidi, organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Karachi, at its Arts Auditorium, at 11.15am.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=04_09_2015_118_001


Bahria University calls for papers

Bahria University Medical and Dental College has invited researchers, consultants, faculty and students of various medical and dental colleges, universities and institutes to send their contributions for its journal. 

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/950329/quarterly-journal-bahria-university-calls-for-papers/


Action against gas-run school vans begins today

DIG Traffic Dr Ameer Ahmed Shaikh told The News on Thursday that a team led by the DSP and comprising five members will conduct an operation against CNG-run school vans in each of the six districts of Karachi.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-338080-Action-against-gas-run-school-vans-begins-today



Teenage 'suicide': Police find more letters in boy’s schoolbag

Police on Wednesday said they were examining handwritten letters of and drawings by the two teenage classmates who were found shot dead on Tuesday morning in a private school in Patel Para in Soldier Bazaar. They said they were treating it as a suicide case.

Complete Story:http://www.dawn.com/news/1204545/teenage-suicide-police-find-more-letters-in-boys-schoolbag


Young schoolteacher kidnapped, murdered

A young female schoolteacher kidnapped from her school in PIB Colony on Wednesday morning was found murdered some hours later in the Korangi Industrial Area, police said.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1204527/young-schoolteacher-kidnapped-murdered




Police search four madrasas, hate material found

Police searched four madrasas in different areas of the city on Wednesday and took away some records and hate literature found there besides rounding up some suspects for questioning too. The details about its students and faculty and funding and bank accounts were acquired.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-337857-Police-search-four-madrasas-hate-material-found


Daily Khabrain, Karachi, Page No.1.


Ghost Employees in Karachi University
Federal investigation agencies claimed that there are 350 to 500 ghost employees in Karachi University. The ghost recruitments were in form of Clerks, Lab assistants and Guards. Such employees are getting pay without coming to university. 
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-03/page-3/detail-12


SMIU celebrates 130th anniversary, rated best university in Sindh

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has expressed satisfaction over the quality of education provided at Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU), and hoped that it will emerge as one of the best universities of the world in the future. Qaim Ali Shah hoped that in future he would see Sindh Madressatul Islam University as one of the best universities not only of Pakistan but of the world.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-03/page-15/detail-3




A lecture on ‘Imperatives of a New Social Contract: Building on the Charter of Democracy & the Eighteenth Constitutional Amendment’, organised by the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Chair, University of Karachi, in the KU’s arts auditorium at 10am.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1204528/metro-events




You may buy education but not literacy by Sadia Farooq

Children who start reading at early age, enter school with the vocabulary of 12,000 words, whereas those who are not read to at an early age enter preschool with 3000 words only. It is very sad and ironic to know that in our society, the age of cognitive developments of the child’s personality and brain is fully ignored. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/blogs/03-Sep-2015/you-may-buy-education-but-not-literacy


The real face of Pakistan by Munnu Bhai

The education is becoming a business. But still there are some examples who consider it as a mission. Ghazali Education Trust is one of them that completed its 20 years successfully. One of the major contribution of this trust is the education provision in far-flung areas.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/09-04-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=11_01.gif


Who is responsible for the two Pakistani teenage 'suicides'by Bilal Karim Mughal

Two days ago, I woke up to the terrible news of the death of two children in a school in Karachi. Initial reports suggested that the children had decided to end their lives after their parents disapproved of their 'romantic involvement'.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1204457




Exorcising ‘ghosts’ by Anita Shah Lakyary

The issue of ‘ghost’ teachers and ‘ghost’ schools, which is particularly acute in Sindh, eats up a huge portion of funds, which can otherwise be utilised to improve the dilapidated physical condition of government schools and to train and motivate teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1204519/exorcising-ghosts


Unique suggestions by Yousuf Abbasi

The governments’ efforts to improve the quality education are prominent. On the other side, private sector is working in this sector as a business and on the name of quality education provision they are putting financial burden on parents and students. There is no politics involved in private sector but it is becoming a business.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103048739&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150903


Transgender citizens — one of us

Transgender citizens are arguably among the most vulnerable and the most discriminated against groups in the country. Quotas for education scholarships in schools as well as when it comes to admissions to educational institutions must also be set aside for them. This may, in time, help reduce the impact of years of societal exploitation.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/949566/transgender-citizens-one-of-us/


Letters to the Editor


Appointing VCs

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) should review the criteria for the grant of management position scales to vice chancellors of public-sector universities.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=04_09_2015_009_007


Parents’ role

The recent school incident of suicide by a teenage boy and a girl has stunned the school faculty and staff. The boy and girl have left their parents, siblings, classmates, wondering if they could have done something to prevent them from committing this most horrific act.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/04-Sep-2015/parents-role


Teachers’ salaries

I recently met a woman teacher who is employed at a private school. During our conversation, I came to know that she receives a monthly salary of Rs10,000 only. The government has fixed the minimum monthly salary of Rs13,000 even for an unskilled worker.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1204532/teachers-salaries  


Beyond education

All of us are struck by the aura of studying our curriculum books and we label this process as education. In the race of becoming better and faster in our respective fields we have forgotten that there is more to education than just cramming our course books and passing those hectic exams all year round.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-03/page-7/detail-6



Teachers play a role model in students’ life and have a great impact in their life and character building. Unfortunately, teachers are losing their role in students’ life gradually.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-03&edition=LHR&id=1872627_40746738

Regional Press:



Girls Primary School Seehar has been closed for years

District Larkana: The Government Girls Primary School village Seehar has been closed for years due to the carelessness of education department. The female teachers are getting their salaries at their homes and do not attend school.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130307574&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150904


Villagers protested against closure of school

District Badin: The residents of village Khalif Qasim protested against closure of their village school. They said that the school was closed due to carelessness of education department and more than hundred students of the village are deprived of education.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130307575&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150904


Children studying under open sky

District Jamshoro: Hundreds of children of village Chakar Shoro are studying under open sky due to non-availability of their village school. They have demanded from the government to construct school building and save their education.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130307701&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150904


4500 illegal appointments in Sindh education department

Karachi: It is reported that 4500 illegal appointments have been done in education department during 2012-13. The appointments were announced illegal, but even than those employees are serving on their posts.

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Only three teachers for 250 High School students

District: There are only 3 teachers in government Branch high school Pir Khan Muhammad near Momal Ji Mari for 250 students. The students have demanded for increasing the number of teachers in the school to reduce their difficulties.

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Girls School closed for five years

District Qamber: The construction work of Government Girls School Qubo Saeed Khan has not completed for the last five years. The future of the students is at stake due to closure of the school. The residents have demanded for completion of construction work.

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Primary School closed for last ten years

District Naushehro Feroz: The residents of village Muhammad Abad protested against closure of their Primary School. They said that they had informed DO about the condition of the school, but no notice was taken to restore it.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130307573&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150904


NTS Pass teachers from Nawabshah protested for salaries

District Nawabshah: The NTS pass candidates from Nawabshah protested for their salaries. They have warned that if salaries were not issued, they would lock schools.

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Student lives in danger due to crumbling condition of High School Madalso

District Thatta: The building of Government High School Madalso is poor. The higher authorities have been informed about condition of the school, but no notice has been taken for its repairing.

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Protest against shortage of basic facilities in school

District Larkana: The residents of village Syed Khuda Bux Shah protested against shortage of basic facilities of classrooms and other. They declared that due to shortage of classrooms, students sit under trees to study.

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No teachers in Government Girls School Radhan

District Larkana: The Government Girls Middle School village Radhan is without female teachers. The teachers are getting salaries in their homes and are not willing to attend school. The residents have demanded from government to take notice.

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Anti-Corruption team raided on Girls Schools

District Nawabshah: The Anti-Corruption team visited the government girls Higher Secondary School Fatima Jinnah Nawabshah and took the school record in their custody.

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DEO Elementary suspended three female teachers and one male teacher

District Khairpur Mirs: The District Education Officer Male Mr. Liaquat Ali Kheskheli visited the schools of Naro, including Primary School Gul Muhammad Nizamani, Girls Primary School Muhammad Ayub Shar, Primary School Muhammad Panah Nizamani and others. He found three female teachers and one male teacher were absent from schools. He suspended all the five and ordered them to report to his office.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130307395&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150903


School roof left five students injured

District Nawabshah: The condition of Government Primary School Noor Model is poor; its deferent parts are falling. The school roof parts have left five students injured.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130307265&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150903


Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.3


Protest against appointment of teachers from other districts in schools of Manjhand

District Dadu: The Primary Teachers Association members from Manjhand protested against appointment of teachers from other districts in the schools of Manjhand. They demanded for appointment of local candidates in the schools.

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Admission date closed; hundreds of students remained deprived of admission in 1st and 2nd year

District Dadu: Hundreds of students of degree college Bhan Saeedabad have been kept aloof of getting admission in 1st year and 2nd year due to closing of due date of admission. The students have protested and appealed to the authorities to extend the admission date.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130307254&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150903




Secretary Education suspended President P.T.Alif Khairpur on protest against TEO

District Khairpur Mirs: The Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has suspended the P.T.Alif president Khairpur on his protest against Taluka Education Officer Kingri. On the other hand, the suspended member Galib Shah Rashdi told media that he would continue his protests despite his suspension.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130307273&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150903


Education Department Shikarpur under violation; EDO did not appoint for two years

District Shikarpur: The post of EDO Education is still vacant for the last two years; due to that teachers have got their transfers in other departments by violating the rules of the department. It is highlighted that there are 2300 Primary schools, 140 High Schools including 950 Primary Teachers and 3500 High School teachers, but most of them are not deputed.

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Protest on collection of extra fees in school

District Naushehro Feroz: The students of Government Higher Secondary School Khan protested against collection of extra fees in the school. They demanded from higher authorities to take action against them.

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Girls School building near to collapse

District Ghotki: The building of Government Girls Primary School village Haleji Sharif is poor. It may fall at any time. Different parts of the building are falling. More than 150 girls are getting education under open sky.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130307277&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150903


Illegal appointment of 16 teachers in Ghotki

District Ghotki: It is reported that 16 teachers were illegally appointed in Ghotki by taking one crore rupees as a bribe. The Director of anti-corruption Nazar Muhammad Bozdar has written a letter to the Assistant Director to investigate the matter of illegal appointments and investigation of their illegal accounts during 2012-13.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130307449&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150903

Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2


Salaries of 290 teachers of Matiyari stopped

District Matiyari: The salaries of 290 illegally appointed teachers of Matiyari have been stopped. The teachers were appointed in the time of former EDO Education Mr. Attaulaalh Bhuttto. On that hundreds of teachers protested for releasing of their salaries.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130307452&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150903



Shortage of teachers in school; education affected

District Nushehro Feroz: The government Primary School village Lal Bux Mangrio is under acute shortage of teachers. There is only one teacher to teach more than 100 students.

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Government Higher Secondary School Uderolala station under problems

District Mitiyari: The Government Higher Secondary School Uderolala station is facing shortage of basic facilities. A principal has not been appointed in the school; there are 25 teachers but out of them seven teachers are getting salaries in their homes.

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30 percent school of Jhudo restored due to publication of story in Ibrat Newpaper

District Mirpurkhas: On the publication of a story about closure of schools in Jhudo, about 30% schools have been restored by the responsible authorities; whereas 70% schools are still closed.

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Attempt to occupy Primary School building

District Sukkur: A local person Mr. Ghulam Hussain Rind attempted to occupy the building of Government Primary School Gol Takri Sukkur. Main gate of the school was broken, but residents informed police about the situation and police arrested the person.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 13