EDUCATION

LHC stops govt from arresting Ammar Ali Jan

December 1st, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Today, CJ Lahore High Court called arrest orders issued against political activist Ammar Ali Jan by Deputy Commissioner Lahore 'unconstitutional' while hearing a petition filed by senior lawyers. Ammar termed the judgment a blow to the current regime & it's backers.

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Inside sources say that some of the students who were part of the march, particularly those who were leading it had been receiving mysterious phone calls days before the march itself. The unknown callers would threaten them and warned them of dire consequences if the march took place. 

مشال قتل کیس کے مرکرزی ملزم کی سزاۓ موت عمر قید میں تبدیل

تحریر: بصیر قلندر; پشاور; مشال قتل کیس میں انسداد دہشت گردی عدالت کے فیصلوں کے خلاف دائر اپیلوں پر پشاور ہائی کورٹ نے محفوظ فیصلہ سنا دیا۔ پشاور ہائی کورٹ کے جسٹس لعل جان خٹک اور جسٹس عتیق شاہ پر مشتمل بینچ نے محفوظ فیصلہ سنایا جس میں مشال قتل کیس کے مرکزی ملزم عمران علی کی پھانسی کی سزاء کو عمر قید جبکہ ضمانت پر رہا ہونے والے ملزموں کو دوبارہ گرفتار کرنے کا حکم دیدیا۔

Governor KP orders inquiry into university students’ harassments case

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

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

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

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

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 family’

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 way to a wave of...

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

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

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 Sarang Shar, was nabbed after...

Students’ lash out against government over online classes system

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

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 ...

When Education Is Denied In The Name Of Security

Education is a fundamental right under the constitution of Pakistan and now the internet has become a ‘ key means’ by which individuals can exercise their right to freedom of opinion and expression, as stated in Art. 19 of the Universal ...

Tribal Students Urge KP Govt. To Restore Internet

Mass Communication student Sayed Muhammad, from the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) had filed a petition at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the suspension and unavailability of the internet in the ...

For Waziristani students a bleak and dismal future

Students from South-Waziristan are raising their voices over what they say is a blow to their academic futures thanks to the lack of quality internet in their region. Earlier on April 2, the students staged protests outside the Wana Press ...

An ‘Education Lock-Down’

- Story by Haider Kaleem. The Federal Minister for Education, Shafqat Mahmood justified why the Government must continue its plan to make students attend classes despite the non-availability of the...

The brave heroes of 2019 – Pakistan and India’s students march for rights

The students of India have found themselves to be at the forefront of these protests against the Modi government, calling it undemocratic and discriminatory against the Muslims. Young activist and former student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Umar Khalid compares the student protests in both countries and how the demands are similar on both sides of the border because both nations' youth are going through the same perils.

Students’ March

Students throughout Pakistan (around 60 cities and towns) came out in a march on November 29, 2019 to demand the restoration of student unions, higher allocations for education, lowering...

Students slapped with sedition for marching for their rights

When students across 50 cities in Pakistan marched for their rights, government ministers spoke up in support. And yet, the very next day, marchers as well as teachers, leaders...

The youth of Pakistan march with a conscience

The young students banged on their drums, shouted from every corner and raised their slogans in solidarity with the victims of harassment at Balochistan University Mashal Khan, his family and others like him the transgender community who marched for equal access to education alongside students, ethnic minorities and labourers, who marched for freedom. It was heartening to see students from across Pakistan raising voice for these victims and bringing them to light after they have faded from the memory of the mainstream media.

Students’ demands echo across nation as youth takes to streets

The demand to restore student unions was lit with a hope that the protest would prove to be the first step in the right direction.

Students mobilization continues, but some also fear

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvdu9yg6Mkk   LAHORE: As the students’ solidarity march is set to begin on Friday, a charged atmosphere engulfs the campuses. Students in FC College and LUMS aired their views openly, but in...

The Bold and the Young: Pakistan’s Students March Against Ban on Student Union

  "If there is the expected response from colleges and universities from Karachi to Peshawar, it could be one of the most exciting moments in the country's history as student...

The bold and the young: Marching for their rights

By Asra Haque & Ayesha Nazar LAHORE In the season of right wing, all-men politics, a video of a young woman enthusiastically singing a famous poem written against the British Raj at the...

Children of the kiln

Whether it is the scorching heat of the summer sun, or the bitter cold of the winter dawn, even those who are as young as eight or ten years old  must help make bricks so that the family gets enough daily wages.

COVID Watch | 4th December 2020

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Following Punjab and Islamabad, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Thursday banned indoor dining at eateries and hotels, however delivery and takeaway services have been exempted.
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Rights Watch | December 4th 2020

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Four women of a family had been raped in captivity by nine people to avenge a girl’s elopement in Choubara tehsil of Layyah.
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Is Nawaz’s battle cry for salvation or civilian supremacy

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October 17th, 2020; By Munizae Jahangir; LAHORE; In an unprecedented first, Punjab’s most popular leader called out a sitting army head, Qamar Bajwa & ISI Chief General Faiz on meddling in politics, kidnapping journalists, & pressurizing the judiciary

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A candid conversation with Nisha Rao

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November 21st, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Nisha Rao transwomen in her late 20s shot to fame when she became the first most successful practicing transgender lawyer in the country. We sat down with Nisha for a candid conversation about her experiences in the legal profession.

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