BISE Rawalpindi New paper checking system
New paper checking system introduced
Rawalpindi, Jan 23: Under a new system, the Board of Intermediate and
Secondary Education (BISE), Rawalpindi, will provide answer sheets to examiners
for evaluation with bar codes in an effort to keep the identity of candidates
"To check the possibility of examiners favouring or targeting students, the
board will paste a separate sheet with bar code on answer sheets to keep the
identity of candidates secret for evaluators," said Chaudhry Abdul Hafeez,
chairman BISE. The bar sheet would have two parts with one code. Part A pasted
on the front of the answer sheet will have the roll number, candidate's name
with signatures, and the signatures of the deputy superintendent of
The front part will be separated from the answer sheet by invigilators before
handing them over to examiners. It will be kept by the secrecy department
without knowing where the answers sheets were being evaluated, the chairman
said. The part B of the bar sheet will remain pasted on the back of the answer
sheet. The evaluator will mention marks of candidates on the given columns in
the B part without knowing their identity.
After the evaluation of answer sheets, candidates will be identified through
the bar code mentioned both on parts A and B, only read by a computer programme,
Mr Hafeez said. He said the new system approved by Punjab Boards Committee of
Chairmen would be applicable for the province's nine examination boards from
In the past answer sheets with names and roll numbers of candidates were
handed over to evaluators for checking. Recently to ensure transparency, the
boards also introduced centralised marking system – examiners checked papers
under one roof and not allowed to take away answer sheets. The BISE chairman
hoped that that the new system of bar code would ensure maximum secrecy and
transparency in evaluating answer sheets. Dawn
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Agri-models go on display at PMAS-AAUR
Rawalpindi: An exhibition of agri-models organised by the Department of Agricultural Extension
of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) was held
here on Thursday.
The aim of the exhibition was 'Learning by Models' and
students presented their ideas keeping in mind the basic theme 'Farmer First'.
The objectives of the exhibition were to train the students about latest
information of agriculture to the farming community so that the farmers can take
advantage of the latest research.
Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Khalid
Mahmood Khan inaugurated the exhibition. He said that agricultural extension
agents can play an important role in educating the farming community and solving
their problem and disseminate information through models and it is one of the
best media for reaching a large number of people, especially illiterate and
partially literate people.
He said that agriculture is the only sector,
which can help in effectively countering economic pressures in shortest possible
time and the farmers of Pakistan can play a major role in making our country
self sufficient in food thereby helping the country overcome its economic
perils. He appreciated the efforts of the students and urged them to focus on
concentrated research in agriculture sector.
The exhibition was a
systematic display of information, actual specimens, models, posters,
photographs charts etc. in a logical sequence. In the exhibition, students also
showed, planning a model village, demonstrating improved irrigation practices,
soil conservation methods, showing high-yielding varieties of seeds and plants
new agricultural implements and the best products of village industries. Deans,
director, chairmen of various department and faculty members were also present
on the occasion.
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AIOU exams rescheduled
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has rescheduled its Spring Semester examinations
from Matric to Ph.D level, which were cancelled due to some unavoidable reasons.
AIOU Additional Controller of Examination on Thursday said the
examinations scheduled for December 31 was cancelled in Karachi city which will
now be conducted on February 2.
The examinations of Matric, FA, BA and
postgraduate level programmes which were cancelled on January 5 due to
assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer will held on January 29
(Saturday). However, the exams of postgraduate level programmes was rescheduled
on February 1 across the country, he said. The examination centres and
examination timings will remain unchanged and revised roll number slips will be
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SZABIST holds moot on computer sciences
Islamabad: The 12th National Research Conference on Management and Computer
Sciences was organised by Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
Executive Director Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri was the chief guest while Rawalpindi
Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) President Syed Ali Raza Saeed Shah was
the guest of honour. SZABIST Director Syed Asad Hussain was also present on the
Over 170 papers were presented during the conference that was
attended by a large number of students from SZABIST and other prominent
educational institutions of the country. SZABIST also signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) with the SDPI to carry out joint research, foster dialogue
among scholars, experts and policy makers and disseminate research and analysis.
Syed Asad Hussain, Director SZABIST, Islamabad, and Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri,
Executive Director SDPI, signed the MoU. Dr. Suleri said that there is a need to
convert research work into policy and advocacy and to enhance the capacity of
the young generation so that they can be a catalyst force for sustainable
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Young Sara a beacon for girls aiming to win accolades in sports
Islamabad: Those familiar with the typical Pakistani family structure would agree that when a
girl expresses her desire to take up sports as a career, the mother is usually
the first to oppose such an idea.
Amazingly, things were just the
opposite for Sara Nasir, who won karate gold at the South Asian Federation Games
last year and then landed another gold at the recent National Games in Peshawar.
"It was my mother who wanted me to take up karate as a career. My father
opposed the idea so she talked to my grandfather, who ultimately allowed me to
go ahead, but with a few conditions," said Sara in an interview.
Sara's mother always stood by her whether it was her tough
training schedule or stressful championship days. She accompanied her on all
tours. "My family has put up only one strict condition - if sports affects my
grades in college, they would not allow me to continue," said Sara.
on July 18, 1990, Sara belongs to a small village in a Tehsil of Rawalpindi. She
is currently a B.Com student. She took training in martial arts from an army
coach, Riaz and competed in the under-55kg weight category at the SAF Games to
claim gold. "No other Pakistani woman has ever won a SAF gold in karate," she
Though she created history by competing in a largely
male-dominated sport, Sara somehow failed to get the kind of media attention
that her compatriot, Naseem Hameed, who became the fastest woman in South Asia
at the same Games.
Even Sara had no answer to this question. "Yes you are
right, but I myself fail to understand the reason," she said innocently. She is
wise enough for not wasting her time on thinking about these issues, but it
surely is the responsibility of sports authorities to ensure equal encouragement
for all heroes.
She is however happy that conditions are improving in
women sports in the country. "More and more girls are now enjoying sports and it
gives me a sense of pride that I am part of the group that has helped bring
about this change," she said while adding that a lot more can be done for
She laughed when asked if she had ever tried to 'teach'
someone a lesson in ordinary life. "I am frequently asked this question, but it
is a fact that I have never come across any situation where I would have to use
my karate skills," she said. "We are trained not to hurt anyone even while
fighting for the medal. I am sure in any such situation, I will be the one who
will get hurt," she added.
Sara says that she owes her medal to her
mother as well as her coach Riaz. "He was the one who saw spark in me and gave
me the confidence to compete at the international level. He never let me lose
hope at any stage," she said.
Talking about her routine these days, Sara
said that she is focusing more on her studies these days. "I remained so much
busy in sports for the past many months that I completely neglected my studies.
I am taking break these days to cover up."
In free time, Sara loves to
listen to music. She is also fond of drawing sketches. "I don't get much time to
rest. So sleeping is another thing that I thoroughly enjoy when I have free
time," she said. The young athlete has high hopes for the future of women karate
in Pakistan. "I think my achievement is just the start of the successes waiting
for my country," said the determined young hero.
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Students float innovative ideas for traffic discipline
Islamabad: Young people participating in a declamation contest on the 'Role of Students in
Checking Road Accidents' came with innovative ideas to maintain traffic
discipline in the city. Police bosses agreed to make them a part of policy for
ensuring safe road environment, the police spokesman said.
arranged by the Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP), in collaboration with Atlas
Honda Limited, at the National Library of Pakistan here on Thursday in
connection with 5th anniversary of ITP, was open for students of all educational
institutions. National Language Authority Chairman Iftikhar Arif was the chief
guest, while IGP Syed Kaleem Imam, SSP (Traffic) Dr. Moeen Masood and SP
(Traffic) Mir Vaiz Niaz and other police officers were present on the occasion.
The panel of judges included Iftikhar Arif, Mansha Yaad and SSP National
Highways and Motorway Police Muhammad Ali Babakhel. The judges declared Qasim
Idrees of the Pir Mehr Ali Shah University of Arid Agriculture (Rawalpindi) as
first position-holder, Zohaib Chan of the Commerce College (Islamabad) was
adjudged second and Javeria Mughal and Ameena Firdous obtained 3rd and 4th
Iftikhar Arif said that the ITP has succeeded in
ensuring safe road environment in the city within a very short span of time. He
said that policing in Islamabad is far better as compared to other parts of the
IGP Syed Kaleem Imam said: "Young people are our real asset and
their hard work can ensure bright future for the country. Education is key to
success and every challenge can be countered with hard work and sincere approach
in life." He said that the ITP is doing its best for ensuring a safe road
environment in the federal capital.
The IGP thanked the customer care and
road safety manager of the Atlas Honda Limited, Tasleem Shuja. He also announced
a prize of Rs10,000 for the first position-holder, Rs8,000 for the second and
Rs5,000 each for third and fourth position-holders. Tasleem Shuja announced a
motorbike for the first position-holder in the next competition of the Islamabad
Traffic Police. The news
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