MPs degrees verification from Peshawar University
Verification of 105 MPs degrees
Peshawar. July 05: Verification of the degrees of 105 parliamentarians is going on in the
University of Peshawar and the final report would be submitted to the
vice-chancellor of the university by July 13 and then forwarded to the Higher
Education Commission in Islamabad.
The university has formed a
three-member committee comprising Controller of Examination Iftikhar Hussain,
Additional Controller Mohammad Shafi and Deputy Controller Badshah Muneer to
verify the degrees.
"Degrees' verification is a routine process in the
university and we have to verify thousands of degrees on a daily basis. There is
nothing special in it. But since in this particular case parliamentarians are
involved and confidentiality is a must, therefore, we formed a committee of the
top officials of the examination section for the purpose," Iftikhar Hussain said.
He refuted the statement attributed to him that several
degrees among the 105 sent by the HEC to the UoP for verification were of
dubious nature. "The process of verification was still going on and the report
was not yet finalised, then how could I give my opinion about some degrees," he
Majority of the degrees challenged so far as fake have been
acquired from institutions other than University of Peshawar. The lone degree
allegedly obtained from Peshawar varsity, which is a fake according to the
university officials, is that of Akhunzada Chittan, the PPP member of the
National Assembly from Bajaur Agency.
His degree has been challenged in
the Peshawar High Court by his rival candidate Nawabzada Shahabuddin and the
court was about to give its verdict in the case several weeks ago, but the MNA
managed to transfer his case to Abbottabad Circuit Bench of the court at the
Additional Controller of the university Mohammad Shafi
had categorically told the division bench of the Peshawar High Court that the
degree of Akhunzada Chittan was bogus. Sources told this correspondent that the
UoP had never issued any degree to Akhunzada Chittan. He had managed to get a
forged degree from outside, the sources said.
The other controversial
degrees of parliamentarians hailing from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are those of Federal
Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, Federal Minister for States and
Frontier Regions Najmuddin Khan, Provincial Senior Minister Rahimdad Khan and
Senator Ghulam Ali.
Ghulam Bilour managed to get his graduation degree
from Jamshoro University, Sindh, at the age of 60 years. Najmuddin Khan first
obtained a certificate from some religious seminary and later managed to secure
a degree from a university in Sindh. Rahimdad Khan secured a degree from Gomal
University, Dera Ismail Khan.
Ghulam Ali was lucky enough that by the
time he contested for a seat in the Senate, the graduation condition had been
done away with. He had failed his English paper in his graduation
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Degrees of two more MPAs found fake
Islamabad: The degree of yet another member of the Punjab Assembly representing the PML-N has
been declared fake. This time, the PML-N's candidate is Rana Abdul Rauf who was
elected from PP-279, Bahawalnagar. He had submitted a BA degree of Balochistan
University. Meanwhile, the University of Punjab declared bogus the BA degree
submitted by the PML-Q MPA, Shaukat Bhatti, who was elected MPA from Gujar
Khan. The news
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Irregularities in Mardan education board alleged
Mardan: Political and social circles have expressed concern over alleged
irregularities in the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Mardan.
Political figures and members of civil
society including educationists, bankers, lawyers and doctors said that they
were concerned about the alleged irregularities in the BISE Mardan.
excessive political influence in the matters of board of intermediate and
secondary education had marred its performance, they regretted.
Akbar Khan, PPP leader in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly, while talking to this
correspondent, demanded of the government to immediately re-transfer the powers
of educational boards' affairs to governor from the chief minister, adding, the
alleged irregularities at a large scale in the BISE Mardan had caused
frustration among the social circles.
He pointed out that merit, rules
and regulations were completely violated while posting blue-eyed officials on
the key places in the BISE.
The PPP leader alleged that Rs120,000 and
Rs800,000 were paid to some board officials as bribe by two private schools for
securing first and third positions respectively in the recently announced SSC
results of Mardan Board so that the private schools could attract more and more
students by this way.
He blamed that the theology teachers took exams of
Physics and Chemistry's practical while the drawing masters checked Urdu papers
and a subject specialist of economics marked the math's papers besides some
board's papers were also checked by PTC teachers.
Abdul Akbar Khan
pinpointed that the a Swabi chapter all political parties' conference had also
expressed reservations over the excessive political influence and irregularities
at Mardan board and demanded of the government to stop this menace forthwith.
Tariq Khan, a banker, and advocate Naveed Khan regretted that they were deeply shocked when they came to know about the
irregularities in the board.
They said the slot of the board chairman
had been lying vacant for the last six months but the concerned authorities were
not paying any heed in this connection.
"The ANP-led provincial
government has set aside the merit and posted and promoted such officials on key
posts in the board who are either not eligible or have affiliation with the ANP
party", they alleged.
They disclosed that majority of the failed
students were given grace marks from 10 up to 49 marks in their failed subjects.
They called upon the concerned high-ups to take measures as soon as
possible in this regard besides re-shift the supervision of educational boards'
affairs to the governor from the chief minister.
However, the board
officials were not available for their comments in this regard despite several
calls were made on their cellular and PTCL phone numbers. Dawn
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RBISE to display pictures in newspapers
Rawalpindi: In a bid to discourage cheaters and booty mafia, the Board of
Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi has decided to display name,
pictures and complete bio-data of an examination cheater in national news
papers, Controller of Examination Professor Abdul Sattar Ramay said
Talking to the news agency he said the new system to thoroughly
expose cheaters would be in place from supplementary examinations. This would
help discouraging cheaters and hopefully reduce cheating.
As many as 12
cases of using unfair means (UFCs) have been detected by over 40 vigilance teams
of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi during the
annual examination of Intermediate part-I and II, he said.
Board took various precautionary measures to check cheating including the
deployment of over 40 teams besides special teams of the secretary and the
chairman having three and nine member squads respectively, he said adding the
three squads including chief minister's squad, chairman's squad and controller's
squad would be mandated to root out the menace of cheating.
teams have done extra work despite transport problems in hilly areas of the
district, he said adding that the overall attitude of students was also very
The board officials conducted various surprise visits of the
sensitive examination centres. On proving cheats, the students could get the
disqualifications ranging from one year to three years - depending on the nature
of the crime they committed, he said.
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HEC asked to adjust Kyrgyzstan returned students
Islamabad: Federal government has directed Higher Education
Commission to adjust the students, who had returned from riot-hit Kyrgyzstan in
government medical colleges and universities.As per detail it has been decided
to adjust the student of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab, and Balochistan in
Pakistani institutions, who have arrived back from troubled Kyrgyzstan. Most of
them were medical students. The federal government has directed the heads of
medical colleges, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and KP government to give
these students admissions in colleges on merit as well as evolving modus
operandi for permission of house job, who have completed their studies.
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FDE employees not paid hiring allowance for months
Islamabad: Teachers of schools and colleges under Federal Directorate of
Education (FDE) are facing delay of several months in payment of hiring
allowance because of non-release of funds.
The hiring cases of around 600
teachers from the last year are still pending with FDE. However, the officials
of Estate Management Department, FDE, say that a large number of teachers were
paid hiring amount till December 31, 2009.
The delay in payment
continues, as the owners whose houses are hired by teachers are also not getting
checks for months of 2010.
The Estate Management Department of FDE is
responsible to deal with hiring cases of the government employees and around
5,400 employees are having the hiring facility. "The department is facing
problems due to paucity of funds and is unable to pay hiring allowance to the
landlords for the last many months," an official source said. The employees who
cite incidents of frequent quarrels with landlords ask why they are deprived of
the hiring facility, which is their right.
For the year 2009-10, the
Estate Management Department of FDE demanded an amount of Rs540 million to pay
house rent to the owners of houses but only an total amount of Rs280 million was
released in two phases. The Finance Section of Ministry of Education made cut in
the budget creating shortfall of around Rs260 million of funds which FDE was
supposed to pay as rent to homeowners.
The situation raised tension
between the landlords and employees. The teachers say that landlords visit them
again and again to demand payment of rent but they avoid to meet them as they
have no money. The landlords have started avoiding giving houses on
The employees have launched protests several times against
non-payment of hiring amount but to no avail.
The facility to new
teachers was banned for the last two years due to financial crunch and some
teachers filed case for hiring facility in Supreme Court which is still to be
About 2,200 teachers are on waiting list for hiring facility and
few of them are accommodated every year on retirement of other
For the year 2010-11, the FDE demanded budget of Rs590 million
out of which only Rs250 million was approved which will create a big shortfall
than the last year and employees will continue to face difficulties, the source
Director Estate Management Department Tariq Masood said that the
department will ensure payments of hiring allowance on priority basis to the
people who came here from rural areas.
"We will accommodate the hardship
cases on priority and facilitate the disabled and deserving people," he
A teacher said the issue can be resolved if the employees are paid
hiring allowance with their salaries.
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Rawalpindi: The students of Bahria Foundation College
(BFC), Westridge Campus, have shown 100% result in the Secondary School
Certificate (Part-II) Annual Examination of the Federal Board of Intermediate
and Secondary Education, says a press release. The BFC students Fajar Javed got
963 marks, Izza Shahid 948, Amna Khan 925, Hadia Amjad 922, Nawal Imran 914,
Farkhanda Sibtain 908 and Simab Fatima got 902 marks in the college.A total
number of 56 students appeared in the examination, out of which 12 students
secured A+ grade and 22 obtained A grade. The news
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