Over 57pc candidates fail in BA exams
Karachi, July 02: More than 57 per cent candidates have been declared unsuccessful in BA Part-II and both parts (external) annual examinations-2008.
The University of Karachi announced the results on Wednesday. According to the university's examination department, 8,990 candidates appeared in the annual exams. Of them, 5,168 candidates could not clear the exams. The pass percentage remained at 42.51.
The top two positions in the exams went to girls. Samina Naz (Roll No. 920525), daughter of Mohammad Saleem, topped the exams by securing 764 marks. Sumbul Shahzadi (Roll No. 920975), daughter of Zafar Iqbal, got second position with 731 marks. Mohammad Nadeem Khan (Roll No. 920178), son of Mohammad Hanif Khan, clinched third position with 727 marks.
Of the total 3,812 successful candidates, 379 candidates passed the exams in first division, 2,645 in second division and 788 cleared papers in third division.
Unlike the previous years, this year the results of external candidates have been declared a month earlier, according to a university press release. DawnYour Comments
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Lecturers to be appointed in summer vacations, SHC told
Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) was told on Wednesday that Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has approved a summary to issue appointment letters to 385 SPSC-qualified lecturers during summer vacations. Sindh Education Department Deputy Secretary Rizwan and Sindh Assistant Advocate General Adnan Karim submitted that the Sindh chief minister had approved issuing appointment letters to the petitioners. The process will be completed during summer vacations. The SHC division bench comprising Justice Muhammad Athar Saeed and Justice Bin Yamin, disposed of the identical petitions as petitioners' counsel expressed satisfaction over the undertaking of the AAG and SED deputy secretary. ppi
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Dictionary board staff against merger
Karachi: While the Islamabad-based educational officialdom is appearing inflexible and is seeking to change the status of the Urdu Dictionary Board (UDB), a meeting of literary figures is being convened here to discuss the development on Thursday.
Sources in the UDB said that the employees, under the leadership of Chief Editor Fahmida Riaz, were united and not in favour of the UDB's merger with the National Book Foundation or any other institution.
"The way the bureaucracy has resurrected a 1997 cabinet decision that suggested the merger of the Urdu Science Board and the UDB and is now moving against the wishes of the employees, while lacking a social and political vision, leads us to suspect that there are still questions to be answered regarding why this is happening," said a couple of board staffers on Wednesday.
Under a schedule given earlier, an officials' committee, comprising Askari Mehdi Abidi and Muhammad Hanif of the education ministry and Muhammad Aslam Rao of the National Book Foundation, is to arrive in Karachi on Thursday and visit the UDB for three days to examine, among other activities, the mandate of the dictionary board, established about 50 years back, and the jobs done by it.
In the meantime, it is learnt that the UDB chief editor (CE), who is not satisfied with these developments, has once again intimated to the additional secretary of the education ministry, Shahid Ahmad, that the meeting scheduled for July 2 is being imposed on the UDB and is pushing her into a corner, leaving her with few choices.
The CE has informed the ministry that she has convened a meeting of Urdu scholars and other members of the intelligentsia to place the matter before them, a source said, adding that the visit of the federal government team is likely to coincide with that of the Urdu scholars on Thursday.The CE has complained to the additional secretary, since the secretary is out of country, that there is a marked difference between what she was told over the phone from Islamabad and what is actually happening on the ground.
Ms Riaz and the employees are of the view that the haste with which the meetings related to the merger plan are being conducted and the way one member of the NBF visited the UDB premises in Gulshan-i-Iqbal recently to inquire about the budget and assets of the UDB also suggest that the bureaucracy has "some other intentions", the source said.
In a letter sent to Islamabad on Wednesday, the CE also noted that the UDB was never intimated about the meeting held in the office of a deputy secretary, Askari Mehdi Abidi, on June 23, when a "thorough discussion" was held.
Since the meeting in question was related to the merger of the UDB, the CE said the UDB should at least be provided with a copy of the minutes of that meeting, the UDB source added. Dawn
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