Punjab University BSc exam scam
BSc student solved papers at home
Lahore, April 14: Punjab University (PU) Examination Department on Friday unearthed a scam
involving an examination superintendent and a BSc candidate solving
question papers at home instead of allotted exam centre.
to the details, Shanzay Sadiq, a private candidate (Roll Number 75213)
was allocated exam centre at the Punjab University's Examination Centre,
Wahdat Road, but she used to attempt question-papers at home with the
help of superintendent Alia Anwar, Assistant Professor of the Government
College, Wapda Town.
A Punjab University spokesperson
said the Examination Department had nabbed the superintendent and the
candidate red-handed who was taking her paper in her house illegally on
Friday, adding that this could be termed a success of PU examination
system under Controller Examinations Prof Dr Liaqat Ali.
spokesperson said the candidate was being given answer book one day
before the examination and she was getting question paper on the day of
paper from the superintendent at 8:15am outside the bank. The candidate
used to write answers on the already given answer book at her home and
to submit solved answer book at 12noon while the superintendent used to
mark her attendance on blank boxes that she was already maintaining. He
further said PU Controller of Examinations Prof Dr Liaqat Ali formed a
committee when he found some misappropriation in the attendance sheet of
English Paper-A of Examination Centre No 56. The committee strictly
carried out investigation into the matter, watching the candidate and
the superintendent for eight days to dig out all the facts.
Friday at 8:15am, the superintendent, after getting a packet of sealed
question papers from a bank, boarded a car while a male driver and the
candidate were inside the vehicle, the spokesman said.
added the superintendent was later dropped to examination centre while
the candidate was seen reading question paper when the car turned. The
driver and the candidate then reached R-Block of a housing society, near
Johar Town, and entered a house. Later, the driver took the car to a
house situated at U-block of Defence Housing Authority. On the other
side, the suspected examination staff of the centre was also being
watched by a special team. A team, posing as routine checking, entered
the examination centre and found two lines blank in the attendance
sheet. After that, the team waited for the closing time and packing of
answer books and at that time, the team entered and checked the bundle
of the answer books and found that there was an attendance of 12
candidates but there were 13 answer books in the sealed bundle which
included the answer book of Shanzay Sadiq which reached the centre at 12
The PU spokesperson further said the
superintendent had confessed to her crime and submitted, in writing,
that she was managing the whole episode. There were reports that the
superintendent had settled the matter for Rs600,000. However, Prof Dr
Liaqat Ali did not confirm the same, saying more money might be involved
but the superintendent had not disclosed the details yet. He further
said the incident was a success of the PU examination system as a very
complicated case was thoroughly investigated for eight days to dig out
all the details and the modus operandi of those involved. He said the
superintendent had been blacklisted while an Unfair Means Case (UMC) had
been registered against the candidate.
Prof Dr Liaqat
Ali further said that a letter would also be written to the Higher
Education Department to take departmental action against the assistant
professor. He also congratulated the investigation team which unearthed
the whole incident.
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Lahore: Government College University has won the All Pakistan Universities Declamation
Contest hosted by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). GC University's
Debating Society (GCUDS) lifted the team trophy called Allama Iqbal
Shield at the competition while GCU's Saadul Hassan was declared the
Best Speaker of the competition.
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Punjab teachers' protest plan
Rawalpindi: Teachers have chalked out a protest plan for April 18 (Wednesday) on the call of
Muttahida Mahaz Asataza (Punjab), Rawalpindi Chapter, to build pressure
on the provincial government for announcing the promised package.
decision to this effect was announced by Muttahida Mahaz Asataza
District Chairman Mohammad Najeeb Pasha; District General Secretary
Sajid Iqbal Janjua and Information Secretary Chaudhry Mohammad Yasin
while talking to a group of journalists here on Friday.
office-bearers said that the concerned provincial government
functionaries were indifferent towards problems of teachers working in
primary, secondary, middle and high schools.
six months back, the concerned officials had assured teachers that a
package for them would be announced in January this year, but no
practical step has been taken in this regard. We tried to meet the
Punjab chief minister to apprise him of grievances of teachers, but
failed. We are given time for a meeting but at the eleventh hour the
programme was cancelled," they alleged.
Teachers staged a
protest rally in Lahore on Thursday to draw the attention of the chief
minister towards their problems, Najeeb Pasha and Iqbal Janjua said.
"Now we have decided to stop performing our duties from April 18 after
10 a.m. If demands are not met in due course of time then thousands of
teachers would stage a protest rally in Rawalpindi on May 17 in front of
the office of executive district officer (education). Later, the rally
would proceed to the parliament where teachers would hold a
demonstration in favour of their demands. Teachers would also march
towards the Punjab House where they would stage a sit-in.
charter of demands included facilities to Punjab teachers equivalent to
the federal government teachers, the scale of PST teachers should be
upgraded to BPS-14, EST to BPS-16 and SST tutors to BPS-17 and the
emoluments of teachers should be raised by 100%. The news
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Student awarded silver medal in int'l contest
Rawalpindi: A 14 year-old Pakistani student from Peshawar has
clinched a silver medal in the sixth International Environmental Project
Olympiad recently held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.
release stated that the project presented by Muhammad bin Qasim, a class
8 student of Pak-Turk International School in Peshawar, stood second
among over hundreds of projects from across 42 countries of the world.
represented research on a plant found in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province
which can cure diabetes. The research was supervised by Professor Dr
Mirza Hakim Khan and Huseyin Gursoy. Upon arrival to Pakistan, Qasim
said that his success was due to the efforts of his teachers and the
prayers of his parents. app
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Comsats meeting to be held on 16th
Islamabad: The second commission meeting of the Commission on Science and
Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (Comsats) will be
held here on Monday.
The commission is the highest
forum of Comsats with membership of the heads of 21 member states. Prime
Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani is its chairman. Around 60 country
delegates, including 15 ministers, are attending the meeting. Apart from
the Pakistani minister for science and technology, the participating
delegates from Bangladesh, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, Kazakhstan,
Jordan, Iran, Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania,
Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe will participate.
from the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World and the Islamic
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will also attend the
meeting as observers.
The aim of the meeting is renewing
the commitment of the member countries for achieving the objectives of
Comsats; working out policy guidelines for the future functioning of the
commission; sensitising member states and institutions of Comsats
towards the importance of cooperation in S&T; and mobilizing
financial support for the scientific and technical programmes of
Hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), the meeting is expected to be inaugurated by the prime minister.
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'Pukkelpop' at City School
Islamabad: 'Good teaching is one-forth preparation and three-fourths theatre.' This was
rightly showcased in The City School I-8/3 Nursery Branch's presentation
on 'The Pukkelpop.' It was a musical event presented to perfection by
children no more than two and a half to four years, says a press
The event aimed at providing entertainment and
enjoyment to the parents at the same time it was an enhancement of
concepts taught in school. Children performed on remixes of different
nursery rhymes which made it
all the more lively and contemporary.
on 'Rain rain go away', 'I am alive', 'Heal the world', 'Daddy's taking
us to the zoo' and 'My family' were amazing to watch. The highlight of
the show was the performance on 'Under the sea' where the whole stage
was transformed to a sea and children into sea creatures. It was a
perfect ending to a perfect show.
Director Attaullah Niazi in his speech appreciated the confidence of the
little participants and commented that it was a function of
international level because of the standard of its presentation and
quality of props and costume. Regional Academic Coordinator Mrs. Misbah
Khurshid admired the efforts of staff and cooperation of parents. In the
end the Headmistress Mrs. Mahlaqa Mubashir gave a note of thanks to all
the guests. The news
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