Lahore Intermediate paper for sale
Papers being sold at Rs 3,500
Lahore, May 16: The shameless practice of using unfair means (Booti) goes unabated at almost all the
examination centres set up for Intermediate Part-II examinations in the
Selfish people in the education system sold
physics and chemistry papers of the Inter exams for Rs 3,500 while the objective
paper was sold for Rs 500. The rate for short questions and long questions in
the Subjective paper was fixed at Rs 1,000 and Rs 2,000,
This ugly practice is the rule of the day at many high
profile examination centres like the Cluster Hall, Lawrence Road, PU Cluster
Halls, Wahdat Road, Crescent College Examination Centres as well as the centres
at various colleges. Sohaib, a candidate appearing in the PU Cluster Halls K1,
Wahdat Road, while talking to APP here on Sunday said that the invigilation
staff collected money from the candidates at the start of paper. The staff
provides key of the objective paper to their customer students while intelligent
students are forced to swap answer sheets and in some cases answer sheets are
snatched from the good students in order to help solve the papers of the
He said that the superintendents had to yell at the end of the
duration to locate the answer sheets of the good students and were heard yelling
that "932 ka paper kahan hae" (Who has got hold of the answer sheet of Roll No
932). He said that the staff also moved seats of the students who pay them to
the back so that they could solve their papers from the key-books, adding that
it gets chaotic during the last hour of the examination from 10:30 am to 11:30
am in the centres.
Muaz, a candidate in Centre D1 said that only two to
three centres on the ground floor were safe from the Booti mafia since these
were prone to detection, adding that the intelligent students could find solace
only during the period when Mobile Inspector (MI) visit the centre. Another
student, Tayyab, at the PU Cluster Halls Wahdat Road said that the invigilator
snatched his answer sheet during the chemistry paper-II while the staff lured
the students into cooperation and giving answer sheets to others through sweet
talk like "Bhaiyon wali baat karo" (behave like brethren). On the condition of
anonymity, a Mobile Inspector (MI)deputed by the BISE at the PU Cluster Halls,
Wahdat Road told APP that shortage of invigilation staff as well as corrupt
invigilators have been the main cause behind this nefarious practice of
corrupting the youth as well as depriving the talented students of their rights.
He attributed poor emoluments of the invigilation staff by the board as the main
cause in the rise of corrupt practices, adding college professors of impeccable
character refrain from examination duty as boards offer very poor monetary
benefit, adding this situation leaves room for clerks and other staff who are
part of Booti mafia.
He said that the board appointed Resident Inspectors
(RIs) at all examination centres to put a check on the invigilation staff but in
the present case the RIs also seemed to be encouraging the Booti mafia. Booti
mafia has gone unchecked despite tall claims by the Punjab government and the
Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore of having adopted
transparent and stringent measures to defeat the Booti mafia from the
examination system in the province. It is saddening to know that the Booti mafia
have bamboozled the authorities despite the fact that the Lahore board deputes
different teams to check unfair means cases (UFM) cases and corrupt practices
including Mobile Inspectors (MIS), Resident Inspectors (RIs), a team headed by
Director Education (Colleges) as well as Chairman's Squad. BISE Lahore
Controller of Examination Manzoor ul Hassan Niazi while talking to APP said that
no such complaint had been lodged with the board authorities by any candidate or
parent so far. "Had such incident been brought to my notice, the Lahore board
would have investigated and initiated action against the culprits", the
Controller said. Denying occurrence of any such incidents in and around the
examination centres, Manzoor ul Hassan Niazi said that stringent measures would
be adopted in tomorrow's (Monday) English Part-II paper and it would be ensured
that no such element spoil the atmosphere of the examination
Major (Retd) Hassan, while talking to APP said that the Punjab
government had badly failed to protect the rights of intelligent students
against the Booti mafia. He said that the Booti mafia was a bigger threat than
terrorists and the fundamentalists in the province and called upon Punjab Chief
Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif to materialise his promise of purging the
examination system of corrupt elements and the Booti mafia.
"aslamualkum sir mujay inter part2 ke paper mil sakte hai kya aur ap kaha hote hai plz reply me paper hai education and pak study and punjabi and part1 english plz reply me mai ap ke reply ka w8 zaroor karo ga"
Name: syed samar hanif
City, Country:pakistan lahore
"inter part 2 ke paper mil jae ga pak study ka?"
City, Country:lahore pakistan
"mujhe chemistry part 1 ka paper mil sakta hai"
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Students laud CM
Lahore: Students, attending prize distribution ceremony for position-holders of essay writing and
speech competitions at CM Secretariat on Sunday, paid rich tribute to Chief
Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for his pro-education policies.
The boy and girl students of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Azad
Kashmir also appreciated the gesture of inviting them to the function.
The students were of the view that continuation of this process was not
only polishing the talent of students but also promoting national integrity. A
student of Sindh Anam Mehmood paid tribute to the Chief Minister Punjab by
saying there was no leader like Shahbaz Sharif. The news
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Four-year degree programme: UoP reluctant to give affiliation to colleges
Peshawar: The University of Peshawar (UoP) is discouraging the post-graduate colleges to start an affordable
four-year bachelor degree programme as it is reluctant to give them affiliation,
The UoP itself has launched the four-year BA/BSc programme a few years ago
charging Rs40,000 to Rs50,000 a year from each student. It has become a major
source of income for the university, sources said.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government introduced the four-year degree programme
from the last academic year in 15 postgraduate degree colleges in different
The administrations of these colleges charge a meager Rs3,000 a year from
each student, which is much lesser amount compared to that charged by
Due to affordable expenses, the students prefer colleges to universities.
Currently, around 700 students have been enrolled in the first semester of
BA/BSc four-year degree programme only in 15 colleges, the sources said and
added that the number would increase with in the next academic year.
The higher education department also plans to phase-wise launch the four-year
degree programme in rest of the colleges across the province.
"We are expecting that thousands of students will get admission in colleges
instead of universities, as both provide the same education with a big fee
difference," an official in higher education department said .
"This is the sole reason why the UoP is lingering the issue of colleges'
affiliation," he said and added that different universities, including those in
Kohat, Bannu, Hazara and Mardan had granted affiliation to such colleges, but
the UoP was showing reluctance despite several requests.
"From the last one year we are requesting the UoP administration for
affiliation to the colleges, but to no avail," he said.
The UoP is not happy with the nominal fee charged for the degree programme in
colleges and is making all out efforts to foil the college programme to attract
the students to universities, the official claimed.
He said that if the UoP didn't agree for affiliation of colleges then the
higher education department would go for affiliation of other universities in
Peshawar, including Islamia College University and Agriculture University.
Spokesman for the UoP Akhtar Amin said that affiliation would be given to the
colleges fulfilling the criteria, including sufficient laboratories, libraries
and teaching staff.
The official, however, couldn't give a reply when asked how these colleges
were not fulfilling the set criteria for a BA/BSc degree programme when they had
already been running MA/MSc classes.
He said that earlier it was decided that 60 per cent evaluation would be done
by the UoP and 40 per cent by the respective colleges, but later colleges
demanded 100 per cent evaluation right from the admission till declaration of
the result. "The UoP declined this demand of colleges," he said. Dawn
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Call to defend Urdu against English language onslaught
Lahore: Renowned writer and novelist Abdullah Hussain has urged for combating the onslaught of
English language otherwise Urdu will be reduced into just a mere dialect, saying
therefore we should stand-up for the defence of Urdu seriously.
pointed out by him while presiding over the second session, titled '100 years of
Urdu Novel', of the ongoing three days long International Literary &
Cultural Conference at Al Hamra Arts Council, The Mall on
Abdullah Hussain warned that there was a need to seriously look
into the issue of English language's onslaught in our society since Urdu writers
and speakers were turning towards English since it brought more money. He
emphasised on the need to combat this onslaught seriously. Renowned writers and
scholars including Shamim Hanfi, Dr Anwar Ahmad, Mubeen Mirza and Abbass Rizvi
presented research papers in this session. Javed Qureshi, Hamid Ali Khan, Islam
Shah and Azam Khan shed light on the topic of 'The Future of Ghazal singing in
Pakistan'. Renowned singer Ghulam Ali presided over the above mentioned
Earlier in the day, three other sessions were held during the
second day's proceedings of this international conference, which included 'Urdu
Poetry: Classic to Modernity", "The Rise & Fall of Urdu Drama", and "New
Movements in Pakistani Painting".
Those who spoke on the topic of 'Urdu
Poetry: Classic to Modernity' included Dr Sadiq ur Rehman Kudwai, Dr Tabbasum
Kashmiri, Kishwar Nahid, Dr Asghar Nadeem Syed, Azra Abbass and Khursheed Rizvi,
while Zafar Iqbal and Shahzad Ahmed were the guests of honour in this session.
The session was presided over by Dr Saleem Akhtar.At the end of the working
session, a special play 'Dulla Bhatti" was presented in the evening by Ashiq
Jutt Theatre in the Al Hamra Hall-II. Punjab Secretary Information Mohiuddin
Wani and Chairman Al Hamra Arts Council Atta ul Haq Qasmi presented gifts to the
Indian delegates at he conference on this occasion.
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Lahore: Government College University (GCU) Debating Society organized a verse-recitation (Bait
Bazi) competition at the varsity s Fazl-e-Hussain Reading Room on Saturday. As
many as 10 teams took part in the competition which aimed at promoting love for
remembering great poetry among the youth. The news
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