Over 215 students, teachers test positive for COVID-19 in Karachi

KARACHI: At least 216 students and teachers tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) during the last  24 hours in Karachi’s District East. According to sources, a team of Sindh health department conducted random COVID-19 tests of students and teaches in

Students, civil society protest against fee raise in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Students from different universities, colleges and members of civil society on Wednesday launched a protest campaign press in Islamabad Press club against the increase in fees. On this occasion, A number of students and members of civil society gathered

Federal Cabinet unveils new visa policy for Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has approved the new visa policy for Afghanistan to facilitate business and people-to-people contacts between the two countries. This comes at a time when Abdullah Abdullah, the Chair of the High Council for National Reconciliation in

Bones found in Karachi were used by medical students: Report

KARACHI: The matter of skulls and humans remains recovered from a garbage dump in Defence Housing Authority has been resolved. Medico-legal officer Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Dr Sikandar Azam released a report saying the bones were used for “study

NCOC approves second phase of reopening schools nationwide

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has approved the second phase of reopening schools for secondary students across the country. The NCOC stated that the academic sessions of secondary students from Class VI to Class VIII will resume

IBA shut down after student tests positive for COVID-19

KARACHI: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) has been closed for two days after two students contracted the coronavirus days after the university reopened. Both campuses of IBA, situated in Karachi, will remain closed while students and teachers would not

Khairpur tutor sent to prison for raping minor students

KHAIRPUR: A retired teacher who was charged for raping three students has been remanded into police custody for seven days and send to prison. According to the police, Sarang Shar raped three students, including a sixth-grader, at his house. Two

Who will bring change?

Whenever we refer to societal or economic issues, we speak about bringing a change, need to change our system, infact the skeletal framework of our nation. We often hear about the need to change the existing system if we want

Sindh govt yet to issue notification on promoting students

KARACHI: The government of Sindh has not issued a notification despite the announcement to promote all students without any examinations due to coronavirus pandemic. This decision has been embroiled in bureaucratic complications placing the future of over a million matriculation

US foreign students

Education sector has been one of the biggest victims due to the pandemic. Many students have been unable to attend classes for much of the year which has impacted their academic career. Higher education was able to rebound with the

Foreign students attending online classes must head home: US

WASHINGTON: The United States would not allow foreign students to remain in the country if their classes are moved online in the fall season due to the coronavirus crisis. “Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may

South Korean students return to school for first time this year

SEOUL: South Korean high schools opened on Wednesday for the first time this year, with mask-wearing senior students returning to class over a phased plan to reopen all schools under strict protocols to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Govt announces concessionary airfare for students stuck in Wuhan

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to offer subsidised tickets to students stranded in China for special repatriation flights starting from May 18. The students, who remained stuck in Wuhan city of China due to the coronavirus pandemic, would be given

Education during pandemic

Students have been one of the worst affected by the lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Their academic careers and future prospect have also been hampered by the crisis as all educational institutes remain shut indefinitely and examinations have

Sania Nishtar interacts with QAU students on Ehsaas scholarships

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar made a surprise visit to the Quaid-e-Azam University and held a dialogue with students on the Ehsaas Scholarship programme. “This was a critical policy

Pakistani students in China

The spread of the novel coronavirus in China – now officially named Covid-19 – created panic across the world. Many countries rushed to evacuate their citizens amid the outbreak despite the restrictions imposed by the Chinese government to contain the

4 Pakistani students recover from Coronavirus, confirms Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on health affairs Dr Zafar Mirza on Wednesday has confirmed that four Pakistani students infected with the Coronavirus in China have been recovered. In a message posted on the social media website, Prime Minister

Edhi Foundation wants to bring back Pakistani students from China

KARACHI: Saad Edhi an official of the Edhi Foundation on Tuesday has said that we are ready to help Pakistan’s students and families stranded in the Chinese city to bring them back home. Saad Edhi said that we do not need

Coronavirus outbreak: Pakistani student in China misses father’s funeral

ISLAMABAD: A stuck Pakistani student in China’s Wuhan city on Tuesday has said that he failed to attend the funeral of his father back to home after Pakistani authorities said they couldn’t permit students at the time to return Pakistan.

Four Pakistani students diagnosed with coronavirus in China: Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on health Dr. Zafar Mirza has said on Wednesday that four Pakistani students have been infected by a coronavirus in China. Taking to the social media Dr. Zafar Mirza said, “Got confirmation that 4

Madrassah students win robotic competition at Taxila university

KARACHI: Madrassahs or religious seminaries in Pakistan have gained a bad reputation due to several unfortunate events and imparting extremist education. However, Jamia Bait-ul-Salam’s students stood out during an educational competition held at HITEC University, Taxila. The students of the

Indian protests on citizenship law

The Modi government has been polarising the Indian nation even further after the introduction of the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Bill. There have been massive protests and violence in many Indian cities over the anti-Muslim legislation. Fresh protests rocked several Indian

Pakistan never closed its doors to Afghan refugees: Afridi

ABBOTTABAD: Minister for SAFRON & Narcotics Control Shehryar Khan Afridi has urged the Afghan students to work together with their Pakistani colleagues as ambassadors of Pak-Afghan friendship and foil nefarious propaganda to divide the two brotherly states. Addressing a huge

Revoking student unions ban

Prime Minister Imran Khan has hinted that the government is willing to revive student unions subject to an enforceable code of conduct. The is a welcome move and shows that the prime minister has responded to renewed activism in restoring

Students Solidarity March

The ‘Student Solidarity March’ is being held in over fifty cities nationwide calling for a restoration of student unions among other demands. This year has seen increased interest in student politics and a huge turnover is expected. The protests are

Govt must not curb Students Solidarity March: HRCP

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has deplored the government’s response to the Students’ Solidarity March being held on Friday 29 November across Pakistan. In a statement, the human rights organisation said it is alarmed by reports that

Indian police baton-charges students protesting over fee hike

NEW DELHI: The Indian police have baton-charged students who have been protesting over hike in the fee at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Students from the University were detained because of their continuous protest against fee hike in the hostel. Students

Indian students forced to wear cartons to prevent cheating during exams

BENGALURU: In a rather bizarre incident, about 50 students of a pre-university college in the Indian state of Karnataka were forced to wear cartons to avoid copying in exams. The shocking incident, which took place on Wednesday, came to light

KP varsity lifts ban on male, female students from sitting together

PESHAWAR: The administration of Bacha Khan University on Thursday has lifted the ban which prohibited male and female students from sitting together. A departmental inquiry has been launched against the assistant chief proctor for issuing the circular without consulting senior