Education becoming Educated in KPK

Imran Khan’s dreams turning into reality in  KPK Education System

As political situation getting tense, Imran Khan, the face of Pakistan’s angry and dissatisfied youth, has their finger on the right pulse. People and general and youth in particular are desperate to witness change, which was dreamt by Imran Khan. In the era of information technology the need of access towards quality education is an optimum need and undoubtedly the biggest challenge not in KPK but in entire Pakistan.

“Education budget would be increased from 2.1% to 5% of the GDP over its five-year term”. This PTI’s Education Policy and they are implementing it slowly but gradually in KPK. Starting from the reconstruction of schools destroyed by Taliban in recent past up to the rehabilitation the pupils KPK government finding hindrances in their tire long journey. But one must understand that in on-going devastation and terrorism people should play their role to support meaningful efforts PTIs leadership. As Imran Khan has pointed out many times that only education can rule the future, so it clears PTIs fragrant stance over their policies for the provincial education system.

PTIs leadership is not taking ruthless decisions to improve system of access to quality education. The leadership believes in evident decisions based on certain research. Instead of re-inventing the wheel PTIs leadership is strengthening the existing system and resources with new vision and techniques. Recently, PTI has turned their promise into reality and the governor house has been converted into a state of the art education complex. Based on most essential needs, 7000 school has been identified for basic latrine and drinking water facilities. More than 12000 schools have been identified for boundary wall and bill has been commenced by the education minister. Currently KPK’s 23% school has dangerous building which require huge funding for repair and maintenance.

In order meet these challenges and to remain vigilant Imran Khan has shared his latest intervention in education which is digitization of schools. Initially it would be with the help of technology i.e. internet, computer and cameras to ensure attendance of teachers, students and allied staff. This is going to be a major break-through in education sector. It will not only enhance level of education but also reduces drop out ratio and corruption rate. Imran also want overseas Pakistanis to adopt one school and monitor via google satellite to see what is going in their adopted school. In this way govt. would be directly accountable for every single penny of the donors. It will also help them stopping foreign aid which will make Pakistan more sovereign.

PTI aims to provide equal opportunity of quality education in a system which caters to every citizen and removes poverty as a barrier for children to realize their potential. Considering the fact of terrorism, a revolutionary step which PTI is planning to take is to continue education during emergency(s). It is mainly with the help of one education system for all, decentralization, enhancement of education budget from 2.1% to 5% in GDP, adult literacy, capacity building of teachers and ICTs. These steps shall definitely lead towards a prosperous Pakistan in the days to come. The longer this persists, the deeper we will find ourselves in this quagmire and we will confront a deeply sustainable society. Finally, my heart believes that only and only education can change the face of Pakistan and this is going to be the greatest strength of PTI. Concluding in Imran Khan’s words that:

“The rich man’s son and poor man’s son will study the same syllabus.”

The writers are students of politics and education with deep understanding of economic issues.


A Pakistan Army tank patrols a suspected militant area in North Waziristan. – Photo by ISPR/File

ISB: After Miramshah, two important villages of North Waziristan Boya and Degan, which were known to be strongholds of local and foreign militants, have been cleared by Pakistani armed forces.

“Consolidation of Boya and Degan is in progress,” said a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Saturday.

Terrorists are being eliminated and dislodged from their bases in North Waziristan as the operation progresses as per plan, it said.

The press release said that house to house search in Mussaki, Hurmez and Mirali Bazar was being carried out by integrated group of forces.

Terrorists holed up inside Mirali and surrounding areas have been firing rockets and mortars and using heavy machine guns and sniper rifles, said the statement, adding that four terrorists were killed during an exchange of fire last night.

According to ISPR, 12 IEDs were neutralised last night alone, while an IED making factory, huge cache of arms and ammunition and foreign currency were also recovered.

Corps Commander Lieutenant General Khalid Rabbani also visited Mirali, Boya and Degan areas of North Waziristan Agency earlier today and met with the Army troops.

Relief work:

Meanwhile, distribution of relief items for IDPs continues at Bannu, D I Khan and Tank. 1,33,002 ration packs have been distributed so far. The statement said that 1639 tons of rations has been collected so far at 59 relief donations points established by Pakistan Army across the country and transported to Bannu.

It said about 30,000 patients have been treated at the Field Medical Hospital established at Khalifa Gul Nawaz Hospital Bannu by the Army.

About 16,060 cattle have also been provided veterinary treatment, while 40,278 cattle and 5,66,393 poultry have been vaccinated.

Nearly a million people have fled the offensive in North Waziristan, which is aimed at wiping out longstanding militant strongholds in the area, which borders Afghanistan.

Tens of thousands of families have left for the town of Bannu, close to North Waziristan, while hundreds more have moved further afield to the towns of Lakki Marwat, Karak and Dera Ismail Khan since the Operation Zarb-i-Azb began in mid-June.

Brazil beats Cameroon 4-1 to reach knockout round


BRAZILIA: Neymar scored twice in the first half to lead Brazil to a 4-1 win over Cameroon on Monday, helping the hosts secure a spot in the second round of the World Cup.

Fred and Fernandinho added second-half goals for Brazil, which advanced from Group A.

Neymar opened the scoring off a low cross by midfielder Luiz Gustavo in the 17th minute, deftly side-footing the ball home from close range, then restored the lead with a low right-foot strike from the top of the penalty area in the 35th after a pass by left back Marcelo.

Midfielder Joel Matip had equalized for already eliminated Cameroon with a tap-in from inside the area in the 26th.

Fred found the net in the 49th and the substitute Fernandinho struck in the 84th.


PTI D – Chowk Jalsa – 11th May 2014

Kitnay Aadmi Thay Series – View 1

#SMQ Aj Tumhen Loadshedding Khtam Krne Ka Tarika Btata Hun…Sun’na Chahte Ho?…Jis Shehar Main Tum Ne Loadshedding Khtam Krni Hai Us Shehar Main Imran Khan Ko Jalsay Ki Daawat De Do #DChowk#11MayBlackDay #ISF

PTI Chairman Imran Khan and President Makhdoom Javed Hashmi

True patriots true leaders thumbs up for both Imran Khan & Makhdoom Javed Hashmi

Shahram Khan Tarakai (Health Minister KPK)

Azam Swati (President PTI KPK)

Ejaz Choudhry (PTI Punjab President)

APML Leader Sheikh Rasheed

Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Shah Mahmood Qureshi addressing a mammoth crowd

PTI President Javed Hashmi addressing the crowd

Mian Mehmood ur Rasheed (Punjab Assembly opposition leader) addressing the crowd

Kitnay Aadmi thay – View 2

Chairman Imran Khan arrives at DChowk

And the crowd roars …

Jahangir Khan Tareen, Saifullah Khan Nyazi and Ejaz Choudhry

Sheikh Rasheed and Imran Khan sharing a joke.

The leaders out to save Pakistan

The victory punch !!! PMLN tried to sabotage the rally, but PTI’s workers are as Junooni as they come … they reached DChowk in time to show that Pakistanis still care about Justice

Jahangir Khan Tareen addressing the crowd at DChowk

Faisal Javed Khan celebrates the success of DChowk Jalsa with the crowd

Baghiii Makhdoom Javed Hashmi addressing the Tsunami

“Want to thank all r ppl for making. r jalsa a Tsunami jalsa. Also want to thank the media 4 their support and coverage.” Chairman Imran Khan

“Want to esp thank r youth & all pti workers who overcame all PMLN hurdles 2 come 2 the jalsa which is the start of r movement.” Imran Khan

“PMLN’s desperate efforts 2 stop PTI workers from reaching Islamabad shows their utter fear their massive electoral fraud will be exposed.” Imran Khan

PTI Till my Last Breath

Imran khan the great leader in the world

Microsoft’s Xbox One console to go on sale in China in September

— Reuters Photo

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft Corp will begin selling its Xbox One video game console in China in September through its partnership with Chinese Internet TV company BesTV New Media Co.

The partners will also kickstart a program to help developers create, publish and sell Xbox One games in China and other markets where the console is sold, Microsoft said in a statement.

In September last year, Microsoft and BesTV, a subsidiary of Shanghai Media Group, formed a joint venture and invested $237 million in “family games and related services.”

Last week, Shanghai’s government said console makers such as Microsoft, Sony Corp and Nintendo Co will be able to manufacture and sell consoles in China through “foreign-invested enterprises” in Shanghai’s free trade zone.

China had banned game consoles in 2000, citing their negative effect on the mental health of its youth. It temporarily lifted the ban in January.

Pirated and smuggled consoles have been available in China during the ban, but they sold poorly as Chinese gamers predominantly play PC and mobile games.

Microsoft has sold more than 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November.


Parties wary of PTI protest call

Activists of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) arrive to attend a protest rally in Peshawar. — Photo by AFP/Dawn File

ISLAMABAD: A plan by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to launch a street campaign from May 11 is being viewed with suspicion by most of the major political parties, and even its coalition partner in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government seems reluctant to join it.

They consider Imran Khan’s decision to launch the campaign against the alleged rigging in the last year’s elections ill-timed and suspect there is a hidden agenda behind it.

Reports that Dr Tahirul Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) may join the PTI protest is the main reason for the political parties to believe that Imran Khan is doing this “at the behest of undemocratic forces”.

Though some opposition parties, including the PPP and PML-Q, believe that Mr Khan’s complaints about poll rigging are genuine and legitimate, they say the PTI should not go too far in its agitation as it can be detrimental to the democratic set-up and provide an opportunity to undemocratic forces to take advantage of the situation.

The Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), a coalition partner of the PTI in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has not yet decided to participate in the May 11 rally.

JI Information Secretary Amirul Azeem said they had not received aformal invitation from Mr Khan to participate in the protest campaign.

When asked what would be the JI’s response if Mr Khan sent the invitation to it, he refused to make any comment and said: “We will look into it when the time will come.”

PPP Secretary General Latif Khosa said his party was also a victim of rigging but it did not want to take any step that “may endanger the democratic setup”.

He said the country was already in a state of anarchy and Mr Khan should avoid taking any measure that could compound the situation.

Awami National Party (ANP) Information Secretary Senator Zahid Khan alleged that Mr Khan was making hue and cry over rigging though the PTI itself was the biggest beneficiary of the worst ever rigging in KP. He said Mr Khan was doing this to hide his party’s “bad governance and corruption” in the province.

PPP’s Farhatullah Babar, who is spokesman for co-chairman Asif Zardari, said, “both the PTI and the PAT have publicly expressed unequivocal and unreserved support for the security establishment in its standoff with a section of the media.”

As independent political entities, the two parties had right to choose their line of action “but their joining hands soon after public statements on the issue…raise questions about their motive,” said Mr Babar, quoting the statements of Mr Khan and Dr Qadri in support of the army in the ongoing tussle between a media house and the ISI after an attack on TV anchor Hamid Mir.

PML-Q Secretary General Mushahid Hussain said Mr Khan had “legitimate reservations” about the polls and like the PTI, his party also had moved election tribunals and courts to seek vote recount in different constituencies but had received no response. Therefore, he added, Mr Khan had the democratic right to hold peaceful demonstrations.

“His agenda remains to be seen,” he said when asked to comment on reports that Dr Qadri might join the PTI campaign.

PTI Information Secretary Dr Shireen Mazari said her party was exercising its democratic right to raise voice against rigging.

She rejected the apprehension that the PTI movement could be harmful to the democratic system.

“We don’t want to destabilise democracy. Had we wanted to derail it, we would have done it earlier,” she said.

The purpose of the movement, she pointed out, was to make the government realise that an independent election commission was necessary to ensure free and transparent polls.

She denied reports that the PTI had an understanding with Dr Qadri on the movement and said the PTI had given the protest call and any political party could join it.