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Governor KP orders inquiry into university students’ harassments case

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The governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa orders an inquiry into harassment allegations leveled by female students of Islamia college university Peshawar against their teachers.

Protest held against medical college entry tests

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October 26th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; “I agree with the principle that there should be a standardized test for all pre-medical students in the country. But the government should be smart enough to realize that before instituting a standardized test, it is important to institute a standardized syllabus for students across the country,".  

Baloch students reach Lahore to protest funding squeeze

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October 21st, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; A caravan of Baloch students from Bahauddin Zakriya University has arrived in the provincial capital, around 12 days after setting off from Multan on foot to push for the restoration of scholarships to students from Balochistan.

930,000 students may drop out of schools in Pakistan: WB report

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An estimated 930,000 additional children are expected to drop out from primary and secondary schools in Pakistan as parents' incomes decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, warned a World Bank report on 'Learning losses in Pakistan due to COVID closures'.

Students from Ex-Fata & Balochistan Decry Cuts to Education Aid

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September 26th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Students have set-up a protest camp outside the Bahauddin Zakriya University to demand the restoration of their scholarships. Calling it 'a systemic campaign to limit the number of Baloch & Pashtun students coming to universities in Punjab'

Hayat Baloch Killing: ‘Student was tortured and shot in front of...

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August 14th, 2020 By Hamid Riaz Lahore, A student of Karachi University (KU), Muhammad Hayat Baloch, was shot dead in Turbat, Balochistan on Thursday, August 13, giving...

Students, lawmakers protest against unavailability of internet in Ex-Fata, GB

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Jul 19, 2020: Students from Gilgit Baltistan and former-FATA took to the National Press Club to protest for the restoration of mobile internet data services in their areas. They demanded internet services so that they could attend online classes ...

Khairpur teacher arrested for raping minor students

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July 17, 2020 By Our Correspondent KHAIRPUR Sindh Police confirmed that suspected child rapist involved in one such incident in Khairpur was arrested on Friday. Retired schoolteacher...

Students’ lash out against government over online classes system

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Jun 24, 2020: Despite the threat of Coronavirus, hundreds of university students staged protests in more than 35 cities across the country against the system of online classes and fee hikes. The demonstrations were held on the call of Progressive ...

Rubina Khalid Vows To Become Voice Of Tribal Students In Senate

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Jun 11, 2020: After a massive online campaign by Voicepk.net, Senator Rubina Khalid, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication has vowed to raise the issue of unavailability of the internet ...

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APS ATTACK: 6 years on, parents still await justice

“They are gone and can't come back," says one of the parents. "But we will strive till the end of our days to see that they get justice." Most of the parents of the children martyred during APS massacre have not reached any closure even after the passage of six years. The only times where they have an opportunity for empathy, is when they all collect to remember their lost children. It is only them who can understand the depth of the grief that consumes them.