7th November 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Academic Challenges Arrest by Ehtesab Commission

Prominent physicist Dr Naeem Khalid has challenged his arrest in Peshawar High Court by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission (KPEC), terming it illegal, unconstitutional and based on mala-fide intentions.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=07_11_2016_182_006


People of Swat up Against Demolition of Historical School Building

Widespread protests were held in Swat on Saturday against orders to demolish a historical building – the Govt High School Balogram. The building, built in 1940 by Mian Gul Abdul Wadood, the last Wali of the former Swat state, was initially used as a hunting camp.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611060278&EN_ID=11201611060095&EMID=11201611060048


Construction of Girls School in Upper Dir Demanded

The residents of Siyasan Village in Kalkot, subdivision of Upper Dir district have demanded of the provincial government demanded of the provincial government to construct primary school for girld in the area.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-11-6/page-15


‘No School in KP to be Without Basic Facilities By June.'

All public sector schools in the province would be provided with missing facilities until June 2017 while a shortage of teaching staff would also be overcome.

Complete story; http://www.dawn.com/news/1294609/no-school-in-kp-to-be-without-basic-facilities-by-june


Hazara University to Remain Closed till Further Orders

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has closed down Hazara University till further orders following the murder of two students. The Higher Education Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, through a letter on Friday, directed the vice-chancellor to keep academic activities closed till further orders.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-5-2016/page2.asp



School Regulatory Act Rejected by PEMA

Private Educational Institutions Management Association (PEMA) rejected the “Private Schools Regulatory Authority Act 2016”. They showed their concern that private schools under government control can’t perform well and ultimately it will stop investment in education sector.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103843465&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161107


Registration of Private Schools

Provincial Leader of All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association, Dr. Muhammad Zakir Shah, said that private educational institutes are contributing significantly in the education sector of Pakistan and they will never let the government cancel their registration.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103843466&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161107


Schools’ Improvement Plan Put on Back Burner

The ruling PTI has put the ‘schools’ improvement program’ for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in cold storage as it didn’t launch the promised fund raising campaign for it in and outside the country during the last two and a half years.

Complete story: https://epaper.dawn.com/?page=05_11_2016_007






Inspection Teams for Inter Exams

Controller Balochistan Board, Syed Ibadullah Shah Garsheen, said that the inspection teams would monitor the intermediate exams on daily basis. A complaint cell has also been established at Board Controller Office to fix the issues during exams.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103841121&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161106


Controller Balochistan University

Baloch Students Organization Pujar said that we request to change the Controller of Balochistan University due to his discriminatory behavior. This discrimination is destroying the academic career of students.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103839385&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161105

Closed Residential Colleges and Students’ Future

Balochistan Students Organization Pujari said that the closed Residential Colleges would lead to the negative impact on students’ education. The government must consider the demands of employees to restore the educational activities in colleges as soon as possible.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-07-2016/Quetta/page2.asp



Mastung Degree College without Basic Facilities

Deputy Commissioner Mastung, Farrukh Atiq Khan, ordered to provide electricity and gas connection to the Degree College Mastung. It has been reported that students of this college are facing troubles due to the lack of infrastructure like electricity, gas, lab equipment, etc.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-07-2016/Quetta/page7.asp


Violation of Merit by Balochistan University

Different Student Unions discussed the issue of merit violation in hiring by Balochistan University. They are hiring NTS failed candidates, and it destroyed the teaching standards in different departments of the university.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-05-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Health and Education Commission in Balochistan

Two resolutions about the establishment of education and health commission have been presented in Balochistan Assembly, and all members accepted it with mutual understanding.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-05-2016/Quetta/page1.asp






Fire Guts Public School in Bandipora

A public school was gutted in a mysterious fire in Saidunara area of north Kashmir district, Bandipora, late Saturday. Reports and witnesses said that the Boys Middle School Saidunara was wrapped up in big blaze during Friday night.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/06/kashmir.php


Non-Functional Schools in FATA

It has been reported that more than 1000 schools are non-functional in FATA that include 611 male and 425 female schools. Only 3 percent of the enrolled students can reach graduation level. The female literacy rate is just 3 percent, here.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103843560&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161107


Modern Technology for Standard Education

VC Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Dr. Habib-ul-Rehman, said that advanced technology is essential to improve the education standard and quality education will lead us to the development path.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-05&edition=ISL&id=2712154_20464343



Schools in Flames

LAST week the Principal’s office in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyala at Aishmuqam went up in flames. The school is located at the foot of a mountain in the middle of a sun-beaten rocky plain. It was previously made for the Geological Survey of India for explorations in Kashmir.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/05/kashmir.php




Private Medical Colleges Challenge PMDC Authority

Private Medical Colleges Association, while challenging the authority of the new body of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), has said that decisions of PMDC cannot be implemented until the Parliament passes amendment bill to define its powers.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-11-07/page-14/detail-9


Second phase of protests: Education staff to join teachers today

Capital’s teachers, dissatisfied with the response of the government to their demands for promotions and up gradation, have announced that they would broaden their strike from today. Students, as has been in the case of the strike of daily wage and regular teachers, will be suffering the most in this latest boycott.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1222786/second-phase-protests-education-staff-join-teachers-today/





Retired Teachers Paid Tribute

A simple get-together ceremony was arranged in honor of retired physical education teachers of the federal government schools at Islamabad Girls Model College, G-6/1-4.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-11-6/page-2



CDA Approves Land for College 

The CDA has accorded approval in principle to allot land for construction of Home Economics College in Sector G-11 Islamabad. The college is being built with the funding from Saudi Arabia.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-06/lahore/7636/47911



High Scoring Students Denied Admission to Colleges Due to Tougher Criteria

Even after scoring 970 marks in the matric exams and 991 in intermediate, Parwarsha Farooq did not manage to get into any of the government-run medical colleges.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=05_11_2016_152_005


Ambassador of Qatar Lauds HEC Efforts for Promotion of Education

Ambassador of Qatar to Pakistan Saqr bin Mubarak Al-Mansouri, on Friday, said that Higher Education Commission (HEC) had made remarkable development in the higher education sector. He stated this in a called on meeting with Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, HEC here, said a news release.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/05/islamabad-1.php


QAU to Raise Issue of Encroachment at Varsity’s Land

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) has decided to involve the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the matter of encroachments on 200 acres of its land and the role of officers from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) revenue departments in the issue.

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AIOU Intends Its Education Programmes Abroad

Allama Iqbal Open University has taken some initiatives expanding its educational programs abroad, through e-learning and massive open online courses. VC said that some of the initiatives have already been materialized and other e under process.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/07/islamabad-2.php


IIU Awards Ph.D. Degree in Violation of Rules

No rules at International Islamic University (IIU) while awarding Ph.D. degrees as one of its students submitted the thesis for the doctoral degree in 11 months instead 24 months as per prescribed rules and regulations.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-07/lahore/7656/48087


Scholars Urged to Apply for UK’s Chevening Scholarships by Nov 8

British Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. Patrick Moody has called on Pakistani students to apply for United Kingdom’s prestigious Chevening Scholarships till November 8. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals who demonstrate leadership potential and who have strong academic backgrounds, said a news release issued here.

Complete story : http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/06/islamabad-2.php



List of Closed Schools

The Principals of Federal Model Colleges appealed the Federal Education Administration to handle the situation of the boycott by College Academic Staff Association (CASA). Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) also ordered to provide the list of schools closed by CASA workers.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-05&edition=ISL&id=2712435_99314177


AGAHI, NUML Sign MoU for Establishing First Foresight Lab

AGAHI, a not-for-profit organization and the country partner of the Millennium-Project, a Global Futures Studies & Research participatory think-tank signed MoU with NUML for establishing Pakistan’s First Foresight Lab focusing on the country’s challenges and opportunities.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/05/islamabad-2.php


Education Ministry Takes Notice of IIU Bus Accident

Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training on Friday has taken notice of the bus accident of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/05/islamabad-2.php





Daily-Wage Teachers Get Paid

Daily-wages employees if Federal Directorate of Education has finally been paid after five months, the official source said. But their Joy was short-lived after teachers discovered that their cheques had been subjected to massive cuts.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611050012&EN_ID=11201611050003&EMID=11201611050003


Guardians Succeed In Bringing Valuable Research Grant for University

While Pakistan’s top university, the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), continues to struggle with managing its deficit and desperately needs development funds from the government, its young faculty are blazing new trails and competing successfully at the national and international levels to bring in the resources needed.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-5-2016/page20.asp








Out of School: Why Incentives Fail to Attract Children

Panelists discussed why a lot of children chose to remain out of school despite new incentives and schemes at schools. The dialogue took place at the session titled ’25 million broken promises’ of the festival of ideas on Saturday.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611060027&EN_ID=11201611060007&EMID=11201611060006



Uniform Education Policy in the Offing

State Minister for Education & Professional Training Baleegh-ur-Rehman vowed on Saturday to introduce a unifrom education curriculum soon after consultation with the provinces across the country.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/06/national2.php


High-Risk Schools Overlooking Security Lapses: Report

An intelligence agency has raised serious concerns over the lack of proper security arrangements in educational institutions across Punjab, adding significant security lapses were being overlooked.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1294763/high-risk-schools-overlooking-security-lapses-report



GCUF 1894 Students Declared Eligible for Laptops

As many as 1894 students of Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) said eligible for laptops, under Prime Minister (PM) Laptop Scheme Phase-II. A spokesman for the university said here Sunday that lists of eligible candidates had been displayed at university board as well as the website.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/07/national2.php


Poor Student Gets Financial Help for Higher Education

Local notables generously responded to the appeal of a poor student for financial contribute to continue higher education at university level.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-11-7/page-5


Schoolteacher Attempts Suicide ‘Over Principal’s Behaviour.'

A schoolteacher tried to kill herself after he allegedly got upset over the behaviour of the principal and education department officials in Dera Ghazi Khan on Sunday. New Town police said it was an incident of suicide and the 60-year-old took his life after being refused release of funds.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611070014&EN_ID=11201611070004&EMID=11201611070001


Teaching Moral Values in Varsities Stressed

Renowned Islamic scholar and anchorperson Syed Bilal Qutab said that the educational institutions should focus on character building of the students by teaching them moral values along with knowledge and skill.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-07/page-22/detail-5


Destruction of Examination System by Mafia

Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association (PPLA) said while addressing the teachers that the examination system of educational boards and universities are being destroyed by a mafia. PPLA demanded the government to hire the renowned education experts in the education department.

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Private Universities Failed to Provide Faculty

Private universities failed to provide faculty members for the professional degree program. It has been decided to start inspection of all universities by Higher Education Commission. According to this order, private universities and their professional degree programs will be inspected.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103844145&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20161107


Students Educated on Modern Media Techniques

The third workshop for media students ended here at University of Gujrat (UoG) students who were trained on print and electronic media’s current practices and techniques.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/national/06-Nov-2016/students-educated-on-modern-media-techniques


Students Educated on Modern Media Techniques

The third workshop for media students ended here at University of Gujrat (UoG) students who were educated on print and electronic media’s current practices and techniques.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-06/page-22/detail-2


PMDC Policy is Followed for Admission to Private Medical Colleges

Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Kh. Salman Rafique has said that under the direction of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, admission in private sector’s medical and dental colleges would be according to the policy of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), based on open merit.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/06/lahore.php http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-6-2016/page13.asp





TEVTA to Send Master Trainers to Germany for Training in Solar Technology

Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) with the collaboration of Punjab Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency (PECA), Energy Department, Government of the Punjab will send its 12 Master Trainers to Germany to get 45 days advance training on Solar PV Technology.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/05/lahore.php




Students Highlight Iqbal’s Concept of ‘Shaheen.'

The students highlighted various concepts presented by the Poet of the East in his poetry. Specifically, they highlighted the concept of “Shaheen” while connecting it with today’s role of youth. They said Iqbal had also pointed out the importance of religion in politics.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-5-2016/page14.asp


What’s Better? Schools or the Internet

The impact of information technology on the concept of education was discussed at a session on the first day of beaconhouse’s event at Babul Shams Hall of Royal Palm Golf and Country Club on Friday.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611050390&EN_ID=11201611050135&EMID=11201611050058





‘Schools of the Future May only Teach Values.'

A three-day event on the future of schooling, where writers, innovators, artists and people from a different section of society would discuss the vision of schooling in future, kicked off with the theme ‘Seeking Inspiration and Equilibrium in a New Age’ on Friday.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611050392&EN_ID=11201611050135&EMID=11201611050058






Three Names Shortlisted for SU VC

The Search Committee headed by former Justice (r) Syed Deedar Hussain Shah has reportedly recommended three names to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah for appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Sindh University.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-11-07/page-13/detail-8



Sindh Literature Festival Delegates Feted by SMIU

The Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) feted the delegates of the Sindh Literature Festival, at its campus here on Saturday night. The three-day festival was organized in the metropolis, an official of the institution said on Sunday.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-11-07/page-14/detail-8




Talent Hunt Held in KU

Dean Faculty of Management and Administrative Sciences KU Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi said that youth are a great asset to any nation and they are the nation builders. The state has a responsibility of providing them the basic facilities of education and recreation.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-11-05/page-14/detail-3


Computerized Exam System Opened at SALU

An opening ceremony of computerized examination system was held at Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur yesterday. Prof Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur inaugurated the Computerised Examination System at the Office of the Controller of Examinations.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-11-05/page-14/detail-12


BSEK Announces Class IX Science Group Results

As per the gazette issued by The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) on Friday, as many, as 1,46,261 candidates were registered for the annual exam, of whom 1,44, 641 students appeared and 1,09,965 candidates were declared pass in all the five papers. The pass percentage was 76.03 percent.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/11-5-2016/page20.asp



Sindh Literature Festival Kicks Off

The first Sindh Literature Festival (SLF) kicked off at the Beach Luxury Hotel on Friday with some art and literature enthusiasts participating in the opening session.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611050340&EN_ID=11201611050116&EMID=11201611050050




Teachers Training by USAID

Chief Monitoring Assistant Education Department said while visiting the Government Higher Secondary School for Girls that teachers are getting training from USAID. Now, it is the responsibility of teachers to attend their classes regularly. He also said that they'd take action against the absent teachers.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-06&edition=KCH&id=2715220_55673603


‘No Pakistani Varsity in Top 500 Universities of the World’

There is no Pakistani university in the top 500 universities in the world because our varsities cannot compete incredible ranking systems such as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Ranking or Shanghai Ranking, said Sindh Madressatul Islam University vice-chancellor Dr. Muhammad Ali Shaikh.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611060192&EN_ID=11201611060061&EMID=11201611060032






Quality Education by Umm-E-Kulsoom Nasir

Education is the only tool used to prepare the new generation according to the cultural, religious and social values, but although being an Islamic State we’re still unable to introduce Islamic content in our curriculum. So our religious values are going to be degenerating day by day.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/06/comments-2.php


50 Years of Quaid-I-Azam University by M Murtaza Noor

THE universities are considered as the hub of ideas, innovation, knowledge creation and production of human resources at a broader level. The quality of a university is measured more by the kind of student it turns out than the kind it takes into its fold. These are the benchmarks of its quality in the long run.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/06/comments-2.php


Socio-Economic Problems by Tuba Seher

Pakistan is a developing country and faces a host of socio-economic problems that developing countries face including political instability that aggregates the problem further. At present, Pakistan spends only three per cent of its GDP on health and education whereas India allocates nine per cent for these sectors.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/05/comments-2.php


Resistance Through Education

The history of imperialism is ridden with treachery, guile, and coercion. To control the colonized, all possible methods are used, ranging from persuasion to coercion. India, under the British rule, was no exception.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/11-7-2016/page6.asp


Real Purpose of Education by Shakeel Ghouri

To turn the younger generation into productive members of society, the education system should not only focus on imparting scientific and technology-based knowledge but also morals and values that help them socialize and be respectful towards others.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/05/comments-2.php


Balochistan University

Vice Chancellor of Balochistan University, Professor Dr. Javaid Iqbal, can be represented as a success story which was hired on merit base and put his efforts into development of the university. The law and order situation in Balochistan University was the biggest obstacle in improvement and causing mismanagements till 2013. But now VC became successful in changing this situation within two years.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103842810&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20161106


Education: Service or Business by Dr. Manzoor Aijaz

The private sector is contributing significantly to the education sector of Pakistan. But now education is becoming a business; it seems the elite class started to build separate educational institutes that represent their class. In other words, they are acting as a source to create a class system in the education system and promote discrimination.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-07-2016/lahore/pic.asp?picname=08_10.gif


Education in Karachi by Habib-ul-Rehman Ch.

Karachi has many educational institutes that were providing standard quality education like Karachi Grammar School, Karachi Centre Patrick School, and Government Technical High School. These were the top ranked institutes of the Karachi. But the performance of these institutes over the time is declining and tells the deteriorating situation of the education system in Karachi.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-11-06/page-9


Letters to the Editor

Quality Education by Umm-E-Kulsoom Nasir

Education is the only tool used to prepare the new generation according to the cultural, religious and social values, but although being an Islamic State we’re still unable to introduce Islamic content in our curriculum. So our religious values are going to be degenerating day by day.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/06/comments-2.php


Education the Only Way to Progress

Education is the way that put the country on the path of development. Education can reduce any discrimination in a system like a gender, class discrimination, etc. Pakistan is investing in education especially in girls’ education and needs to invest in the reduction of other discriminations as well.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-07&edition=LHR&id=2717416_11277986


Teachers’ Rights

The post of Principal has been upgraded from 19th grade to 20th grade in Schools Wing of Punjab Education Department. They also promised to im