Ban on guides, guess papers to end Booty mafia
Ban on guides, guess papers advised to end Booty mafia
Lahore, June 23: A committee constituted by the Punjab chief minister for the
elimination of Booty Mafia has recommended ban on guide books and guess papers
to control the growing menace of use of unfair means during exams.
committee has also recommended 100 percent increase in remuneration of
supervisory staff and examiners and to award single tenure to officers serving
the examination boards on deputation.
The recommendations were finalized
in a recent meeting of the committee which was chaired by MPA Rana Muhammad
Afzal. The other prominent members included MPAs Dr Saeed Elahi, Raja Muhammad
Anwar who is also Chairman Taskforce on Elementary Education, the Secretary
Higher Education, the Additional IG (Finance), the Additional IG (Special
Branch) and the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE)
Gujranwala Muhammad Akram Ch.
During the meeting, Raja Muhammad Anwar
informed the house that printing of guess papers and guides had badly affected
the last examination of Class 5 and 8 conducted by the Punjab Examination
A consensus was developed among the participants that
any one found publishing guide books one month prior to the conduct of exams
would be prosecuted under law while about publishing or issuance of guess
papers, the meeting observed, had already been banned and was not acceptable in
After detailed discussion on different options of practical
exam at matriculation and intermediate level, the committee recommended
reduction of weightage of practical marks by 50 percent while the head examiner
would check 33 percent of the answer books of practical exams instead of 10
Regarding the selection of officers for appointment in the BISEs
on deputation on posts like chairman, secretary and controller of examinations,
the committee unanimously recommended that only one tenure posting should be
allowed after which the officers would be repatriated to parent department.
The committee also recommended that the services for the appointment of
center superintendents and deputy superintendents would be hired from the
education department while the invigilators might be hired from amongst the
students of Government College for Elementary Teachers (GCETs), education
colleges and other such institutions. Upto 100 percent increase in remuneration
of supervisory staff and examiners was also unanimously recommended by the
Commenting on printing of guide books and guess papers, Punjab
Textbook Board (PTB) Chairman Sohail Masood said under the National Textbooks
and Reading Material Policy 2007 multiple textbooks would be recommended while
the examination would be curriculum-based. "Under this system there is no room
for those printing guide books and guess papers", he said adding "The mafia
involved is, therefore, opposing this policy". It is pertinent to mention that
the prolonged stay of officers posted at boards on deputation has been a subject
of criticism owing to which the government wants to change its policy now.
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LHC restores PU girls' hostel superintendent
Lahore: Justice Hafiz Tariq Nasim of the Lahore High Court on Monday
suspending an order of Vice Chancellor Punjab University restored the services
of a Law College lecturer as Superintendent Girls Hostel.
impugned order, the judge also issued notices to VC PU and Principal Law College
for July 8. The petitioner Khujista Rehan submitted that she was a lecturer of
Punjab University Law College and was appointed as Superintendent Girls Hostel
No-9 and additional Superintendent Girls Hostel No-10 for two years.
petitioner's counsel Sardar Balakh Sher Khosa submitted that the petitioner was
being victimized at the behest of Principal Law College Shazia Qureshi who was
the second wife of the vice chancellor of the university.
said the employees of the university like petitioner were being victimized for
no fault of them. The counsel said there was no complaint at all from any
quarter against the petitioner as she was appointed as superintendent hostels on
April 3, 2008 and according to the calendar of the university, her appointment
was for two years.
He argued that if some adverse came into the notice
of VC, then the petitioner should have been proceeded against through conducting
a regular inquiry but in present case neither the petitioner was served with a
charge sheet nor she was issued a show cause notice.
The counsel pleaded
that as the petitioner was victim of VC and his wife, the principal, her
possession of the residential premises was being disturbed with force, her
electricity/water connections have been disconnected and even the petitioner was
practically separated from taking the classes in the Law College.
prayed to the court that the operation of order be suspended in the interest of
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PU given more time to submit milk report
Lahore: At the request of Punjab University, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar of
the Lahore High Court on Monday adjourned till June 30 the hearing of a petition
against supply of adulterated milk.
The PU had to submit a report about
the milk but as the vice-chancellor was not holding office, the report could not
be submitted and the PU's counsel sought more time from the court. The petition
was filed by Dr Muhammad Yaqoob Bhatti, central executive member of the Watan
Party Pakistan through his counsel Barrister Zafarullah Khan.
counsel had submitted that a very alarming situation was reported by the city
district government food department which was also published in the national
press. The report said that 80 per cent milk supplied to the market was
The counsel said that according to data, out of 19,718 samples
of the milk, collected by the food department in the last five years, almost
17,529 samples were found adulterated which meant that 80 per cent of the milk
consumed by the Lahorites was adulterated or contaminated.
relied upon a report published in section of the press on Feb-4, 2009, which
stated that dairy farms, milk supplying companies and other sources were adding
various chemicals and unhygienic material in the milk.
included urea, or melamine (30 per cent), substandard cooking oil (70 per cent),
powdered Singharas (water chestnut) (40 per cent), unhygienic water (50 per
cent), formalin, a chemical used by doctors to preserve human body (35 per
cent), penicillin for enhancing thickness and fragrance of milk (47 per cent),
hair-removing powder (29 per cent), zoonotic pathogens (27 per cent), and other
adulterants, including soda bicarbonate to improve the taste, urea to lend it
uniformity and melamine were added as protein booster. The News
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