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  • More loopholes in security of educational institutions detected

    RAWALPINDI: A fresh security audit of 5,083 educational institutions across Punjab, including 476 in the Rawalpindi region, has found more flaws in their security arrangements compared to those pointed out in May this year...

    According to intelligence agencies, the threat of terrorist attacks on educational institutions in Punjab still existed and there was a need for immediate remedial measures to ensure the safety of students, staff...

  • Senate passes resolution to revive student unions in educational institutions

    The Senate's Committee of the Whole passed a resolution on Tuesday calling for the revival of student unions in educational institutions, DawnNews reported...

    The student unions provide a platform for students to engage in social and educational activities and defend their rights at the same time, read a resolution passed in Senate during a session chaired by Chairman Raza Rabbani...

  • Heads of 13 educational institutes booked for poor security

    RAWALPINDI: Police have registered cases against heads of 13 government and private schools for not making proper security arrangements in their institutions...

    Among those who were booked under the 14-Punjab Security Ordinance 2015 were the principal of Allied School, Ratta Amral, Mohammad Afaq; principal of Alfalah School Shahzad Colony, Hafiz Ziaur Rehman, and the principal of Noorul Ain School, Nawab Colony, Zahir Ali
  • Educational institutions to stay open as KU, Fuuast postpone exams

    Also read: Security huddle decides to extend Karachi operation to include militant abettorsIn a statement, Education Minister Nisar Khuhro condemned the massacre of innocent people in the bus attack and said that educational institutions would remain open on Thursday so that a strong message was sent to the anti-Pakistan forces that the nation was united and ready to fight the war against terrorism...

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  • Educational mela held for children

    KARACHI: Harnessing the creative potential of underprivileged children and channelising it into productive outlets was the aim of the Taleemi Mela held at the Pakistan Boys Scouts Association on Friday...

    In collaboration with the Indus Resource Centre (IRC) and Karachi Youth Initiative, 10 government schools from Lyari, Rehri Goth, Ibrahim Hyderi and Keamari participated in the mela
  • Bilawal announces educational aid for under-18 snooker champion

    Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Tuesday announced that he would bear educational expenses for the recently crowned under-18 snooker champion Naseem Akhtar...

    While talking to DawnNews, Sahiwal's Naseem Akhtar said he is delighted to hear that the PPP chairman has offered to bear his educational expenses...

  • An educational chasm

    More educated people are also likely to come from households that had a higher income in the last generation than households with lower educational attainments today...

  • Safety of educational institutions

    So it is with the terrorists’ propensity to attack educational institutions first before they go for the ‘hard’ targets...

    Those are ‘big’ issues that will be debated forever; our concern is immediate, here and now, and we must strive to make the security paradigm in educational institutions more robust...

  • PTI leader objects to forensic validation of Sumaira Malik’s educational record

    ISLAMABAD: PTI leader Malik Umar Aslam objected on Thursday before the Supreme Court over a report of the Punjab Forensic Science Agency, which validated educational record of Sumaira Malik, his opponent in the NA-69 Khushab constituency...

    Later a larger bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, had ordered the PFSA to verify the photographs of Ms Malik, which were attached with her educational record...

  • ‘Private educational institutes regulation bill in next PA session’

    LAHORE: Punjab Assembly’s Standing Committee on Education Chairman Qamarul Islam Raja has said a bill will be introduced in the next session of the legislature to regulate private educational institutes in the province...

    He was addressing as a chief guest at the launch ceremony of ‘education monitor’ and a discussion on ‘The state and private sector in education: quality, scale and regulation’ organised by the Society for Advancement...

  • Billions spent, but KP educational institutions still not protected

    PESHAWAR: Despite spending billions of rupees on boosting the security of educational institutions in the province, the Wednesday’s attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda has raised questions about such measures as the students mostly in the government schools, colleges and universities are still exposed to terror attacks...

    “Terrorists cannot be stopped from attacking educational institutions by raising the boundary wall and...

  • REVIEW: The heart of learning: Educational Crisis and Reform

    Reviewed by Audrey JumaA BOOK with the title Educational Crisis and Reform is both a reminder of the bleak state of affairs as far as education is concerned and a hope that all is not lost...

    While not all South Asian countries have been covered in this volume, the editors, Abbas Rashid and Irfan Muzaffar, claim that the educational issues discussed would be pertinent to other countries across the region...

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