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Iran bans foreign social media networks in schools

TEHRAN: Iran’s ministry of education on Sunday banned the use of foreign social media networks in schools, the ILNA news agency reported, amid a push by Tehran to limit the influence of outside online platforms. Schools must “only use domestic social networks” for their communication, the ministry said in a statement, according to the reformist-linked…

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CPEC fruits: Chinese to be taught at Peshawar schools

  Chinese will be taught at schools in Peshawar The district government of Peshawar has decided that the new term will introduce the Chinese language. “Without the knowledge of Chinese, it will be difficult to progress in the future,” said the nazim, Arbab Asim. He said learning the language will open new avenues for students….

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Schools closed as cholera toll rises to 61

Lusaka:The start of Zambia’s school year has been postponed and all public gatherings banned to contain a cholera outbreak that has killed 61 people, officials said Tuesday. Church services were cancelled on Sunday and a night-time curfew has been imposed to limit movement in Lusaka’s densely-populated slum district of Kanyama, one of the worst affected…

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Threat alert for Punjab schools, hospitals

LAHORE: The country’s intelligence agencies have issued a security alert across Punjab, fearing that terrorists of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan may target security forces, schools and hospitals, Samaa reported Thursday. “Reportedly, it has been learnt that TTP terrorists ex Sajna Group have acquired Army Uniform (CCD) and they were observed undergoing training in Afghanistan,” stated a letter…

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Nawaz Sharif advised to remove Zahid Hamid, send him abroad: Sources

ISLAMABAD: Close aides of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif have suggested him to take Law Minister Zahid Hamid’s resignation and send him abroad, according to sources. Reports said PML-N stalwarts have advised Nawaz Sharif to accept the demand of protestors regarding removal of Zahid Hamid in a bid to end the current political turmoil. Sources said…

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Tehreek-e-Labbaik announces countywide wheel-jam strike

LAHORE: Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) has announced countywide wheel-jam strike on Monday against government’s crackdown on the religious party supporters at Faizabad Interchange, Samaa reported. It was announced by senior leader of TLYR, Ashraf Asif Jalali, at a press conference here. On the other hand, thousands more protesters massed in major cities, including Karachi…

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Army cannot use force against its own people: General Bajwa tells PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa told Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday that the military cannot use force against its own people, Samaa reported. The assertion came in a meeting between the two high-ups on how to end the three-week-long protest sit-in of religious parties outside Islamabad. According to our correspondent, the…

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PTA restores social media websites

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has restored all social media websites, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. A notification to this effect has been issued. The social media websites were closed by the PTA after operation was launched against the protestors at Faizabad. The protest still goes on outside Islamabad. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)…

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Railways operation affected by ongoing protests

LAHORE: The ongoing protests in different parts of the country have affected Railways operation partially. This was stated by Pakistan Railways spokesperson Ms. Quratul Ain while talking to Radio Pakistan Lahore on Sunday. She said Karachi to Sahiwal and Lahore section is open while sections, including from Lahore to Sheikhupura, Sheikhupura to Faisalabad, Sheikhupura to…

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Transmission of news channels restored: Pemra

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has restored transmission of all News and Current Affairs satellite TV channels. According to a press release issued by the authority, all distribution networks have been directed to restore these channels on their original positions immediately. The federal government has also issued policy directives asking the Authority to…

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Rangers take control as Faizabad sit-in continues

  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Rangers took control of the sit-in area at Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad on Sunday. Police and the Frontier Corps have been deployed at I-8 Markaz. Rangers have cordoned off the IJP Road, Expressway, Murree Road and the Faisal Avenue. The protestors are gathered at the sit-in site and listening to the speeches…

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Transmission of all news channels restored: Maryam Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Maryam Aurangzeb says transmission of all news channels has been restored under the direction of the Prime Minister. In a statement, she said the transmission of the news channels was suspended after through deliberations in the best interest of the country to keep law and order situation…

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Protests grow after Faizabad Interchange crackdown

Islamabad: Thousands more protesters massed in major cities Sunday after attempts to disperse a rally of religious parties in Islamabad ended in deadly violence. Groups of chanting demonstrators, many armed with sticks, reached to occupy Faizabad Interchange between Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Thousands more were on the streets when police and paramilitaries began a bungled operation…

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Watch: Teargas shelling on protestors near Rana Sana’s residence

Infuriated protestors belonging to a religious party staged sit-in at Faisalabad’s Ghanta Ghar Chowk before heading to the residence of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah. They were later stopped by riot police with teargas shelling and baton-charge. The agitation and tension is going on at Rana Sana’s home constituency. Watch this video…

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Video: Faisalabad protestors attempt to reach Rana Sana’s residence

Infuriated protestors belonging to a religious party staged sit-in at Faisalabad’s Ghanta Ghar Chowk before heading to the residence of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah. They were later stopped by riot police with teargas shelling and baton-charge. The agitation and tension is going on at Rana Sana’s home constituency. Watch this video…

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Educational institutes in Punjab to be closed for two days

LAHORE: The Government of Punjab on Sunday announced that all education institutions across the province will remain closed for two days due to the prevailing law and order situation, Samaa reported.  The provincial education minister Rana Mashood stated that schools, colleges and universities in Punjab will be closed for academic activities on Monday and Tuesday….

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Students of this Badin school study in abysmal conditions

BADIN: This school in Badin’s surrounding area is an example of the abysmal conditions that educational institutes are going through in the province of Sindh. According to details, Haji Muhammad Khan Primary School in Badin is in a dilapidated state since the school does not have access to clean drinking water nor proper electricity. Electric…

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Thousands of schools close as smog envelopes India, Pakistan

Lahore/New Delhi: Schools closed across large swathes of north India on Thursday as pollution hit hazardous levels for the third day, with growing calls for urgent government action to tackle what doctors are calling a public health emergency. Punjab’s government said it was closing all 25,000 schools in the state for the rest of the…

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Schools timings revised due to smog

LAHORE: :All public and private sectors educational institutions in the Punjab shall observe school timings 9:00 am to 2:30 pm from Monday to Thursday and on Saturdays. On Friday, the school timings will be from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm. Secretary Schools Education Department Punjab Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik has issued a notification in this…

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UN fears 2017 will be record year for attacks on schools

UNITED NATIONS: With 500 attacks on schools documented in just six months, 2017 is shaping up as a record year for the number of schools bombed and destroyed in war zones like Yemen, South Sudan and Syria, a UN official said Friday. Last year, the United Nations was able to verify 753 attacks on schools…

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E-Learning: Solution To Our Educational Woes

“Get out of tranquility and step in the practical life. Dedicate your faculties to seek improvement in every field to make the condition of people. It is only then we can be strong enough to counter threats to our nation and defeat our enemies.” Quaid-e Azam If we start discussing the problems that we face…

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