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A right to education, without discrimination

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April 27th, 2021; By Suneel Malik; LAHORE; "The matter of religious inclusivity in the SNC has been presented in public as a religious issue in order to create confusion and generate controversy, despite the fact that in actuality it deals with the curricula, and its provisions relating to basic human rights protected under the Constitution," writes Suneel Malik.

HR dept letter to textbook board over exclusion of Islamic content...

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April 27th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; ISLAMABAD; Punjab Minister For Human Rights and Minority Affairs Ijaz Masih said on Monday said his department has withdrawn its letter to Punjab Curriculum Text Board (PCTB) for excluding Islamic content from textbooks of subjects other than Islamiyat following opposition within government circles.

Remarks made by chief of minorities’ commission regretted by activists

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The People’s Commission on Minority Rights (PCMR) has expressed dismay over the reported remarks of Chela Ram, the chief of the state-appointed National Commission on Minorities (NCM), expressing his disagreement with the content of the report presented by the one-man Shoaib Suddle commission to the Supreme Court.

Campaign calls for greater investment in education

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April 9th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; A campaign has been launched to call for greater investment in education to stem drop out of a further one million children from schools amid the COVID pandemic in the country.

Ex-FATA students end hunger strike after successful negotiations with the government

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April 5th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Ex-Fata students of the IUB have announced an end to their hunger strike following successful negotiations with the Punjab Governor on Sunday. Students say that if the Govt fails to keep its word, they will announce a grand march to Islamabad.

‘FATA’ students brave hunger under an open sky

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April 2nd, 2021; By Hamid Riaz & Hassan Raza; LAHORE; Ex-FATA students of Islamiya University Bahawalpur have decided to ‘starve to death’ after negotiations with Punjab Governor for the reinstatement of quotas & scholarships fell apart today.

Students from merged districts forced to protest for reserved seats

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March 19th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Students of the former FATA area continue their sit-in for the 3rd day outside the Governor House Punjab. Students claim that despite a govt notification their University has refused to restore reserved seats of ex-Fata students.

Students hold hunger strike for restoration of student unions

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March 4th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; Members of the Sindh Students Council have been on a 100-hour hunger strike in Karachi and Hyderabad to demand the restoration of student unions, as well as better accommodation and transport facilities.

Strict dress code to be imposed in all KP universities

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February 28th, 2021; Bureau report; PESHAWAR; Female students and teachers of Hazara University in Mansehra and Bacha Khan University in Charsadda have been barred from wearing jeans and T-shirts per a new dress code which will be instituted in all universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in phases.

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