Matric online admission forms challenged

Application in online admission case
Lahore, Feb 24: Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday admitted an application for hearing through which a condition for submitting online admission forms for matric was challenged.

Advocate Muhammad Azhar Siddique filed this application into an already main petition against compulsory production of B-Form of Nadra with the admission form for ninth and tenth class examinations being conducted by various Boards in Punjab. The lawyer submitted that board of intermediate and secondary education required the students to file their admission forms through internet, which was causing great inconvenience to them. Siddique presented in the court many news items published in newspapers pointing out difficulties were being faced by the students while submitting online admission forms. He requested the court to make these news items part of the case record and to seek explanation from the board authorities on the matter.

The judge allowed the application and fixed its hearing for first week of March along with the main case. In the main petition, parents of students pointed out difficulties in acquiring B-Forms. They contended that payment for the B-Forms was contrary to government's slogan of 'free education for all' and amounted to discouraging the students, who do not have means to get that form. The parents stated that the proper time of seeking a B-Form was at the time when the students get admission to an institution and not at the time they have to appear in the examination whereof academic future of a huge number has been jeopardized.

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PU date-sheet
Lahore: The PU Examinations Department has announced the written exam date-sheet of BSc (Engineering), Third Professional, 2nd Annual Exam 2006. The exam will commence from March 2 and conclude on March 18, 2011. Detailed date-sheet is also available on PU website

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Classes resume in FG schools
Islamabad: Classes in federal government schools resumed on Wednesday after a seven-day strike by the teachers of these schools, protesting in favour of their demands. Azhar Mehmood Awan, President Federal Government Teachers Association (FGTA), while talking to APP said that the association has decided to end their strike in the larger interest of students as their examinations are very near. He said that the Secretary, Ministry of Education has also assured them that their demands would be fulfilled as soon as possible.

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A proud day for high-achievers
Rawalpindi: Federal Government Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road, held its annual prize distribution ceremony here on Wednesday to commend performance of its students for the session 2010-2011.

Professor Shaista Zaid, a recipient of the 'Pride of Performance' award and ex-principal of the college, graced the occasion as chief guest.

The ceremony started with the recitation of Quranic verses by Mehwish Lodhi and Na'at by Iram Shabbir. It was followed by the college anthem. In her welcome address, principal of the college Nasreen Mirza presented the annual report, highlighting the glorious traditions and prestigious status of the college.

The chief guest, Shaista Zaid, distributed prizes among the students who received top positions in college, board and university examinations. Sana Malik stood 1st and Huzemah Mahmood stood 2nd in MA English (2009-2011). Ghulam Fareed secured 1st and Saima Mehboob secured 2nd position in MA Urdu (2009-2011). Zoya

Zareen of MA English and Nazish Haider of MA Urdu got 1st position in Punjab University Examination (2008-2010).

In BA/BSc Examinations of Punjab University Kiran Sadia topped the Humanities Group whereas Asma Ikram and Ayesha Eram secured top positions in General Science and Science Groups respectively. In FA/FSc Nadia Hashim, Zuha Mujahid, Madiha Khalil and Arwa Naseem secured top positions in their respective groups.

Prizes were also awarded to the students for best performance in individual subjects at FA/FSc and BA/BSc level.

Sadaf Latif received the prize for 'Best behaviour' in college hostel.

Merit certificates were also given to presidents of various societies.

Shaista Zaid while speaking on the occasion advised the students to incorporate their life with the teachings of Islam as this is the only way through which they can streamline their life.

She also said that need of the time is to concentrate more on moral values, ethics and discipline to have an overall personality.

Later Miss Nasreen Mirza presented the college insignia to the chief guest Professor Shaista Zaid.

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Annual sports start at Asghar Mall college
Rawalpindi: The two-day Annual Sports 2011 commenced at the Government Postgraduate College, Asghar Mall, here on Wednesday.

On first day, a large number of students took part in different sports including 100-Metre Race, Long Jump, Shot Put, Triple Jump, Javelin Throw, 200-Metre Race, 400-Metre Race, High Jump, Discus Throw, 800-Metre Race, Pillow Fighting, 100x4-Metre Relay Race, 1500-Metre Race and Cycle Race.

Teams of the college students have been divided into six groups, including Jinnah, Iqbal, Liaquat, Sir Syed, Jauhar and Nishtar. The news

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