Ransacking of BISE & revised results
Ransacking of BISE: Minister controls damage
Rawalpindi, Dec 17: All the 62 students arrested in the city for rioting and
burning the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) office, were
released on Friday as the education minister and secretary of Punjab took the
board officials to task for delaying the exam results that provoked the
Minister Mujtaba Shujaa Rehman and Secretary Ijaz Munir, who appeared to be
on a damage control mission, called the top BISE officials to the Punjab House
in Islamabad to assess the post-riot situation and later held extensive meetings
with school and college principals and parents of aggrieved students in
Sources privy to the meetings said that the minister grilled BISE
chairman Dr Mohammad Ashraf and Controller Humayun Iqbal for failing to announce
the "revised results" of the first year exams on November 30 and bringing bad
name to the government of Punjab as a consequence.
At least they should have taken college principals into confidence who could
have explained the problems that were delaying the results, the minister
That is what the minister and his secretary did in their meetings with
college principals and students' parents. They assured that the new date of
December 24 would be kept and appealed for calm until then.
Results of the first year exam had to be computed again as the original one
were botched because of the teething problems in the online system introduced in
all the education boards of Punjab.
No official press release was issued on the minister's activities but BISE
spokesman Arsalan Cheema said that a report about the damages that BISE
Rawalpindi suffered in the rioting by students on Thursday was handed to the
Meanwhile, police set free the 62 students who were arrested for rioting and
attacking the police who tried to stop them from causing damage to government
SHO Raja Qayoom of New Town police station stated in the complaint he
registered about the incident that he had persuaded the first wave of protesting
students to disperse. But then many more arrived and broke through the police
line and barriers outside the BISE office and went on a rampage inside.
His FIR also alleged that BISE officials were approached to listen to the
protesting students who wanted just an assurance from them but the officials did
not come out.
SP Malik Matloob Hussain of Potohar police division said he and his seven men
were hurt in the violence that followed.
"I was injured in my foot and am still in great pain," he said.
"However, none of us was hospitalised." Dawn
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Student Council of BSS sworn in
Islamabad: The newly elected student
council of Beaconhouse School System Margalla Campus (Boys Branch) sworn in a
ceremony here on Friday.
The members of the student council serve as an
effective link between the student body and the administration. They seek to
address concerns of the student body and to foster a strong academic community
abiding by the school policies. They vowed to abide by the creed of their Alma
Mater and fulfill their duties according to their respective portfolios to the
best of their abilities. Parents of the new student council also participated in
The programme began with the recitation from the Holy Quran by
Moazzam Ali followed by its translation and after the welcome note by Naila
Sohail, General Manager North Ayesha Aziz was requested to take oath and confer
the newly formed student council members with sashes.
The student body
consisted of the following students who were brimming with confidence to
shoulder the newly assigned duties were, Haider Babar Ali khan Head Boy, Deputy
Head boy Sharoz Bakhtiar, House Captain Hawk Mustafa Shahzad, House Captain
Kestrels Salar malik, house captain eagles Rohail Azhar, House Captain Falcons
Zain Humayun, Sports captain Ahmed Nabi, President Debating society, Vice
President Debating Society, President Science Society, Vice President Science
Society, President Environmental Society , Vice President Environmental Society
, President Community Services Society ,Vice President Community Services
Society , President Dramatic Society, Vice President Dramatic Society, President
Art Society ,Vice President Art Society president IT , Society Vice President IT
society, President maths society ,Vice President maths society, President
Literary Society Correspondent TBT, Assistant Correspondent TBT, President
science society and Vice President science society along with senior prefects
took the oath.
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IIUI seminar on media ethics held
Islamabad: A seminar on 'Media Ethics and Need for Press Council' was organized by Department of Media and
Communication Studies (DMCS), IIUI at New Campus International Islamic
University Islamabad here on Thursday.
Prominent speakers including Press
Council of Pakistan Chairman Raja M. Shafqat Abbasi, former judge of Lahore High
Court Pervaiz Shaukat, Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) President Afzal Butt,
Islamabad Press Club President Mateeullah Jan, Senior Journalist Dr. Nabi Bux
Jumani, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and Dr. Zafar Iqbal Head of DMCS attend
the seminar and express their views on the topic.
Press Council of
Pakistan Chairman Raja M. Shafqat Abbasi speaking on the occasion, said that
Ethical Code of Practices has been finalised with the consensus of APNS, CPNE
and PFUJ. He said Press Council of Pakistan is working day and night to improve
media standards, so there should not be ethical issue in media at all. According
to him Press Council of Pakistan is now fully functional. Abbasi said that media
has played vital role in strengthening the democracy and creating the awareness
among the society and PCP will strive for freedom of press, enforcement of the
Ethical Code of Conduct. He said we have sent Ethical Code of Conduct to all
press clubs and newspapers while asking to display the same in the respective
Abbasi also highlighted the need for responsibilities
amongst working journalist and as well as those who are becoming a part of this
profession. He said that media related institution are playing helpful role for
improving journalist role in today's media.
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Student council's oath-taking held
Islamabad: In order to inculcate
leadership qualities in students, the little scholars of The City School, E-11
Branch, took oath in a ceremony held here on Friday.
Nasir highlighted the purpose of the event. She emphasized that in this highly
competitive era schools have to provide opportunities to boost students'
leadership qualities. We need to inculcate basic values of discipline in our
children so that they feel the responsibility right from the early age, she
Shahida Qadeer, a politician, bestowed monitors with badges while
MNA Sabeen Rizvi gave away sashes and badges to Head Boy Shah Hamdullah Marwat,
Head Girl Arya Samady, prefects Shahmeer Ahmad Khan, Nawal Asim and Muhammad
Umar) and assistant prefects Arham Umar Khan and Muhammad Taha Baig. The news
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