9 June 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Children to have playgrounds within school premises

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government plans to construct 10,000 play areas in public sector schools across the province, aiming to provide sports facilities to the children. Talking to The Express Tribune, K-P Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Muhammad Atif Khan said his department was providing facilities for activity-based learning in government primary schools for both girls and boys.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1119011/recreational-space-children-playgrounds-within-school-premises/

Shangla teachers accused of having fake degrees

Around 45 primary school teachers recruited recently in various schools in Shangla district allegedly had fake degrees, sources said. Sources in the Education Department said that the teachers, who were recently recruited, had allegedly acquired forged degrees from a private sector university in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/126387-Shangla-teachers-accused-of-having-fake-degrees


Government to construct Cadet College and a dam at Bannu

Malik Shah Muhammad Khan Wazir, special assistant to the chief minister for transport, said on Wednesday that the provincial government would soon construct a state of the art cadet college and Roccha dam in Bannu district, to provide better educational and water facilities to its people. Talking to APP, he said that the cadet college for Bannu had been approved and would be constructed near Bannu Airport on Miranshah-Bannu Road.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-09/lahore/4539/17829


Computerised checking of papers to start at Kohat BISE

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Kohat, has announced to introduce computerised checking of papers from July 10 for ensuring mistake-free results.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263713/computerised-checking-of-papers-at-kohat-bise-soon


Workshop in Peshawar Agriculture University

Peshawar Agriculture University has organized a three day workshop on ‘Semester Examination System’. The purpose of this system is to familiarise the faculty members with the rules of semester system.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-06-09/page-2   


CM Approves Rs. 160 m For PhD scholarships

Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has approved a grant of Rs160 million for award of 10 PhD scholarships in top 100 universities of the world. According to an official statement, the Chief Minister has established an education endowment fund with Rs500 million for the award of scholarships to the talented and deserving students of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in high ranking national and international institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/126391-CM-approves-Rs160m-for-PhD-scholarships





Law college principal shot dead in Quetta  

The principal of University Law College Quetta was gunned down by unidentified assailants early Wednesday morning. Barrister Amanullah Achakzai was critically wounded when unidentified armed men opened fire at him in Quetta’s Spinny Road area. He was shifted to the Civil Hospital Quetta where he succumbed to his injuries. The deceased received 13 bullet injuries, hospital sources said.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-09/lahore/4536/17892






Teacher’s killing: SCBA forms body to probe murder

The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has formed a three-member committee to probe and ascertain the facts surrounding the murder of a school teacher in Murree. Maria Sadaqat, 19, was set ablaze by a group of people in a village in Murree on June 1 for refusing a marriage proposal. Later, she died at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences during treatment as she had sustained 85 burn injuries.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1119074/teachers-killing-scba-forms-body-probe-murder/



RIS providing transnational opportunities to students

Career counsellor, Sobia Younus at Roots International Schools recently visited Webster University, Thailand. Roots International School is dedicated to providing the best and the quality education and placement opportunities on the national and international level to the students.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/126380-RIS-providing-transnational-opportunities-to-students


AIOU to collaborate with foreign institutions to promote distance learning  

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has now started working with foreign educational institutions to promote open distance and online learning system in the country to upgrade the educational standard from primary to Ph.D. level. The delegation was led by its Development Adviser, Michele Rizzi.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-09/lahore/4539/17838



PhD Degree of COMSATS Rector cancelled over ‘plagiarism’

The PhD degree of Pro-Rector Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) and Chief Executive Officer of the National Testing Service (NTS) has been canceled by a probe committee in the Preston University. An Academic Council of Preston University in a meeting, decided to cancel the doctorate degree of Haroon Rashid, reliable sources in the revealed Daily Times.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-09/lahore/4534/17902


EU Delegate visits AIOU

The delegate from the European Union under leadership of Michele Rizzi visited Allama Iqbal Open University. The vice chancellor of AIOU briefed the delegate on the targets achieved and the future policies of the university.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-09&edition=ISL&id=2415370_69124113


Upgrade of quality education in Open University

Vice Chancellor of Open University Professor Dr. Nisar gave a briefing on quality education and next year’s policies of the university. He said that we have already started working on upgrading the quality of education to make it equal to international standards.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-06-09/page-2 





Handing over of school to NGOs in Chakwal

Process of handing over of public schools in Chakwal to NGOs is continuing. A notice has been issued regarding the transfer of an old public school to a nonprofit organization.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-06-09/page-2


Over 70 private schools in Rawalpindi served notices

Education authorities in Rawalpindi have issued notices to over 70 private schools for failing to comply with a government order to shut educational institutes from May 24.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1119128/70-private-schools-rawalpindi-served-notices/


14 schools may lose registration in Rawalpindi  

The Directorate of Education Rawalpindi has recommended the provincial government to cancel registration of 14 private schools for violating the order regarding summer vacations. Sources in the education directorate said that 14 private educational institutions in Rawalpindi flouted the provincial government's announcement regarding summer vacations and continued to function in the first week of June.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-09/lahore/4534/17903


Development funds for schools must be issued

The head masters of the schools have demanded that the development funds and the school council funds must be issued to the schools before the 10th of June instead of issuing money to the orange train project.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-09&edition=LHR&id=2415579_69207655


Grand Teachers’ Alliance formed

Different teacher unions and associations have united and a Grand Teachers’ Alliance has been formed. Rana Sultan Mahmood has unanimously decided the Patron-in-Chief of the alliance. The next meeting would be held after Eid.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-09&edition=LHR&id=2415583_31192697


For promoting education, teachers must use their skills

Meer Hassan on, an occasion of educational seminar said that teachers for promoting education must use their skills in an effective way. He further said our main aim is getting education and only with it, we will progress.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-09-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_08.gif


There is no suggestion for a new college in Punjab

Department of Higher Commission of Punjab has suggested an increase of 15% in educational budget 2016-17, and there are no suggestions in regard of building new colleges in Punjab. However, an amount is allocated to 103 under construction colleges.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-09-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=42.gif


Intermediate part one exams finish

The part one annual examinations of intermediate have finished. 58 cases were registered against candidates for using unfair means during the examinations. The practical examinations would be conducted from 11th June to 21st July.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-09&edition=LHR&id=2415927_98390585


Petition filed against VC search committee

A petition has been filed against the vice chancellor search committee in the high court. Former dean at Punjab University, Hafiz Muhammad Iqbal has filed the petition in the court. He claimed that the committees are not unbiased in the selection of vice chancellors.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-09&edition=LHR&id=2415957_61992203


BU Teacher killing flayed

Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association’s General Secretary, Dr Mahboob Hussain has strongly condemned the killing of barrister Amanullah, Principal University Law College, University of Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/126355-BU-teacher-killing-flayed


Contract between PU and Church of Pakistan

A contract is signed between Punjab University Institute of Languages and Church of Pakistan regarding research on Hebrew, Greek and Latin languages.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103564981&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160609



Garrison University organized a seminar on Pakistan economy

Garrison University Department of Economics organized a seminar on ‘current Issues of Pakistan economy’.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-06-09/page-12/detail-1 


Higher Education: HEC to resolve tenure track problems

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has been striving to resolve problems plaguing the tenure track system (TTS) in consultation with all stakeholders, HEC Chairman Mukhtar Ahmed told The Express Tribune on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1119124/higher-education-hec-resolve-tenure-track-problems/



PMA, UOG VC reconcile with each other

The three month-long standoff between University of Gujrat vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Ziaul Qayyum and Pakistan Medical Association’s (PMA’s) Gujrat activists ended on Wednesday when both parties reconciled with each other on the intervention of Gujrat District and Sessions Judge Khursheed Anwar Rizvi.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263690/pma-uog-vc-reconcile-with-each-other


MoU Signed

Punjab University Institute of Languages and Diocese of Lahore, Church of Pakistan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote interest in the teaching and research activities of the respective institutions regarding Greek, Latin and Hebrew.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/126356-MoU-signed





Intermediate Exams to be checked from today

The controller examinations of higher secondary education board Karachi, Zareena Rashid has announced that the examination copies of intermediate would be checked from today. The checking process would take place in the conference hall of the board.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-09&edition=KCH&id=2414760_78545772


KU Announces Dates for fees and form submissions

Karachi University Controller Examinations, Professor Dr Arshad Azmi on Wednesday announced June 20 as the last date for submission of BEd (Bachelor of Education) and Masters (Regular) examination forms and fee.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/126335-KU-announces-dates-for-fees-form-submission


Fake graduate degrees

163 more fake graduate degrees were detected during inspection in Federal Urdu University which was issued during former management. These fake degrees include 122 degrees of B.com and 41 private B.A degrees.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103563502&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160609


Workshop in Mehran University

Mehran University of Engineering has organized a workshop for making all the data available online keeping in view requirements of this new era. In the workshop, benefits of online record keeping was presented.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103563502&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160609


Infrastructure of Sindh University

Vice Chancellor of Sindh Agriculture University, Dr. Mujeeb ud din has said that in coming two years infrastructure of Sindh Agriculture University will be changed and it will be considered in top universities of the province in terms of infrastructure.


Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-06-09/page-2


Ex VC’s bail extended

The bail of the former vice chancellor of Federal Urdu University has been extended by the court. The bail order of Dr. Zafar Iqbal has been extended till the 22nd of June. He is facing charges of corruption and malpractice of authorities.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-09&edition=KCH&id=2414779_50584380





Karwaan ILM Foundation

Karwaan Foundation until now has given scholarships to 5242 students of science, technology, medical, engineering, commerce, management and social sciences, these 5242 are not students but homes that come out from extreme poverty.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103565052&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160609

 Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Sit-in camp of unpaid ad-hoc lecturers continues during the holy month of Ramazan.

The sit-in camp of ad-hoc lecturers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa outside the Peshawar Press Club for regularisation of their services and release of salaries continues during the holy month of Ramazan, these views shared by the ad-hoc lecturers in Nai Baat Forum. The participants of the forum said that Ad-hoc Lecturers’ Association President, Afsar Khan and General Secretary, Safiullah are leading the protest camp.

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


Girls’ school’s construction in Nehaq Dara Sandal approval announcement

PTI MPA and Dadak Committee Mardan Chairman announced the approval of Nehag Dara Sandal Girls Higher Secondary school. He said the girls school construction in the area will eliminate backwardness of girls' education.

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


“Do practical work or get ready for action”, Atif warns high ups of Education Department

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Muhammad Atif Khan has warned the high ups of his department to be practical instead of only writing letters, adding that failing in starting practical work within the stipulated time would be considered inefficiency on their part and there was no place for inefficient people in the department. He issued this warning, while chairing a meeting of chairmen of eight Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at Peshawar. The meeting besides Secretary Education Afzal Latif, was also attended by chairmen of BISE KP and other concerned authorities.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103564062&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160609

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

Complete Story:  Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.2


We are trying educational revolution in Orakzai Agency: Ateeq-ur-Rehman

“We are trying educational revolution in Orakzai Agency. Strict disciplinary action will be taken against the staff who are found absent from their duties in government schools. We are also discussing the issue of the reconstruction of destroyed schools with higher authorities.”  These views were shared by the Orakzai Agency Education Officer, Ateeq-ur-Rehman. He urged the local elders for their support in the promotion of literacy rate increase in the Agency.

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


BISEs to introduce optical mark recognising system

The Chairmen of Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISEs), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has assured that optical marks recognizer (OMR) system will be introduced in the province by July 10. Under the system, some 100,000 answer sheets could be checked in 24 hours. The assurance was given during a meeting of the BISEs chairmen with KP Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE), Mohammad Atif Khan in the chair. Besides the secretary E&SE Afzal Latif, officers of relevant departments also attended the meeting.

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


Lack of educational facilities for girls in Sher Tallah

Northern Waziristan Tehsil, Meer Ali area Sher Tallah faces lack of educational facilities for girls and the girls are deprived of education. The people of the area were disappointed by the efforts of the MNA in this regard and demanded the Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to intervene in the matter and issue necessary orders for the construction of girls’ school.  These views were shared by the student leader Sabirullah Wazir during the media briefing.

Complete Story:  Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3



Education doors are being closed over Baloch nation: BSO

The central spokesperson BSO said in a statement that an objection of the governor on the establishment of a university in Wadh is a result of an enmity with the Baloch and a planned strategy to deprive Balochistan of education. He said Balochistan falls behind other provinces with regards to education and not establishing educational institutions knowing this is proof of the Baloch enmity. BSO demanded to establish new educational institutions and complete construction work of educational institutions in Balochistan as soon as possible.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p8/story.php?param=baloch.jpg


Law college principal shot dead in Quetta

The principal of University Law College Quetta was gunned down by unidentified assailants early Wednesday morning. Barrister Amanullah Achakzai was critically wounded when unidentified armed men opened fire at him in Quetta’s Spinny Road area.

Complete story:





Chief Justice should take notice of the closure of primary schools of Harnai: PSF

It is stated in the PSF provincial statement that Chief Justice should take notice of the closure of primary schools & delay in the issuance of salaries of teachers. PSF stated creating differences/ discriminations on lingual & political basis is widening gaps among the people. PSF demanded Chief Justice & International NGOs to diminish injustice.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No.8


The employment issue: President Khidmat-e-Khalq Society

The President Khidmat-e-Khalq Society, Mr. Gulzar Achak said people from other districts are being adjusted in Qilla Abdullah while the local educated youth remains unemployed. He demanded to take legal action against illegal appointments.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No.3


Female teachers should be appointed in Girls Inter College: Muslim League (Q)

PMLQ held a meeting under the presidency of Mr. Bakhtiyar Khan in which other party officials also participated. All members unanimously demanded the Education department, concerned officials and ministers to appoint female teachers in Girls Inter College according to the teachings of Islam. They said seeking education is compulsory for regardless of gender. He added, “ a literate and educated mother can up bring an educated family. “

Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No.3



Deputy Director issues a warning to private colleges

Madam Saida Rasheed, the Deputy Director Colleges, has said that according to Punjab Government’s instructions, colleges all over Punjab have been closed and are not permitted to carry on educational activities during the summer vacation. As per complaint, MTB College, Punjab College and Superior College are still open and are violating these instructions. Deputy Director Colleges has issued the warning letter to colleges to follow the government’s instructions otherwise strict action will be taken against them.

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


450 female educators deprived of permanent appointments

The District Development Community has issued a notification on 16th May to release permanent orders of 2009 ad hoc based Teachers but due to EDO and DEO (female)’s negligence and lack of interest female educators could not receive permanent letters after one month. Female educators worry about their situation and demanded higher authorities to take action for releasing their permanent appointment letters.

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


Grand Teacher Alliance Punjab, a new platform for joint struggle 

Two days ago, all Teachers Union held a session at Model High School, Model Town and made a decision for collective struggle of teacher rights under Grand Teacher Alliance Punjab with the collaboration of Teacher Union SES, Teacher Union PEA, SS and ASS working on teacher rights. Ch. Zafar Jamil has been nominated chairman of GTAP.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.6


Hiring of 35000 teachers, Interviews completed

The Education Department has completed the interview process for 35000 vacant posts of educators and Assistant Education Officers grade 9, 14 and 16. Final lists will be available in Executive District Officer-Education Office at the end of July. While the selected candidates will join on 15th August, they would get their first salary in December after document verification.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.1





Protest against usage of substandard material in school construction work

The residents of village Garhi stood against the usage of substandard material in the construction work of Government Boys Primary School.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130401777&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160609


Allegation on Director Education of corruption in the school specific budget

The members of Primary Teachers Association, Qamber have alleged during their Press Conference that Director Education Larkana has hatched a plan to grab the school specific budget of Eleven crore Rs.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130401817&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160609

Daily Awami Awaz, Page No.8


Library not functioning for years

Number of public libraries are dysfunctional in District Ghotki along with Public Library Ameer Bux Bukhari. The library could not be opened for the past four years due to the carelessness of district management.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-06-09/news/page3/1%20(34).htm


234 employees of Director College illegally appointed

Director Colleges Sukkur has blacklisted 234 employees as illegally appointed in 2011.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-06-09/news/page8/1%20(11).htm


Karachi University changed results of 251 Candidates

It was revealed that Karachi University has changed results of 251 Candidates of B.Com Private. The deserving candidates were put in low marks and most them were kept in failed list.

Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz Front Page


Other Cadre Teachers continue Protest

The teachers of other Cadre continued hunger strike, over nonpayment of salary.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_09062016013642.jpg