Jinnah College girls top Peshawar HSSC exams
Peshawar, July 25: Muzhda Subhan, a pre-medical group student of Jinnah College for Women (JCW), has set a record by securing 1,019 marks of total 1,100 marks and top position in FA/FSc examinations held under the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Peshawar. The board announced the names of position-holders in a ceremony on Tuesday and detailed results would be released today (Wednesday).
The overall top three positions went to the pre-medical group, according to the results. Saba Noor got second position with 1,018 marks and Mishal Shahab stood third with 1,014 marks. Both are also students of Jinnah College for Women (JCW), University of Peshawar.
Ms Subhan has also topped the recently-held Educational Testing and Evaluation Agency (ETEA) test for admission to medical colleges.
According to the board officials, the top 20 positions were shared by 36 students, including only two boys.
The pre-engineering group was also topped by a JCW student Saamia Rahman, who got 989 marks. She was followed by Islamia College Peshawar students Mohsin Khan (979 marks) and Saad Saud Jan (976 marks) for second and third position, respectively.
The JCW students also bagged the top three positions in general science/computer science group. Ms Sidra topped the group with 946 marks, while Rimsha Shabir and Farah Iqbal were declared second and third by obtaining 936 and 930 marks, respectively.
In humanities group the top three positions went to girl students, as Wajeeha Riaz topped the group with 931 marks. Ramina Majid and Farhana secured second and third positions with 889 and 886 marks, respectively.
Overall, a total of 43,687 students appeared in the intermediate examinations of which 30,224 were declared passed.
In the pre-medical group, 9,957 students appeared in the examinations of which 8,745 (87.83 percent) were declared successful. Similarly, of the 7,516 students of pre-engineering group 6,565 (87.35 per cent) were declared passed.
The pass percentage in humanities group was 55.55 per cent as of total 22,547 students 12,525 were declared successful. Of 3,093 students in the general science group, 2,271 passed the examinations.
The results were announced at the award ceremony arranged for the position-holders here at the BISE, Peshawar. Provincial Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Sardar Hussain Babak was the chief guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Babak praised the position-holders, saying that despite many challenges they showed excellent results. He said that the law and order situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was improving and the presence of militants had been decreasing with each passing day.
The minister, however, said that the militant mindset still existed in the society, which could be defeated only through education. He said that donors like DFID, European Union, Norwegian government etc would provide an aid worth Rs42 billion to the province for infrastructure development, teachers' training and other projects in the education sector.
Chairman of the board Prof Mohammad Shafi also spoke on the occasion. Dawn
Private students grab top positions in DG Khan
Dera Ghazi Khan: Students belonging to private schools grabbed the top positions in the SSC annual examination 2012, according to the results announced by the BISE here on Tuesday.
Abdul Shakoor S/O Abid Hussain (Roll No 224652) of Alipur Public Higher Secondary School grabbed the overall first position with 1020 marks, while Haseeb Ahmad S/O Muhammad Khalid Javed (Roll No 224655) got the second position with 1018 marks. Tayyaba Ajmal D/O Muhammad Ajmal (Roll No 205021) of Misali Girls High School, Chowk Sarwar Shaheed secured the third position with 1016 marks.
Science Group (Girls): Tayyaba Ajmal D/O Muhammad Ajmal (Roll No 205021) grabbed the first position, while Sana Saleem D/O Muhammad Saleem (Roll No 206417) of Government Girls High School Sinawan, Muzaffargarh stood second with 1016 and 1014 marks respectively.
Maria Maheen D/O Muhammad Rabnawaz (Roll No 207378) and Maria Attique (Roll No 207415) shared the third position with 1010 marks each. Both the candidates belong to Sardar Korey Khan Public School, Muzaffargarh.
Science Group (Boys): Abdul Shakoor S/O Abid Hussain (Roll No 224652) and Haseeb Ahmad S/O Muhammad Khalid Javed (Roll No 224655) of Alipur Public Higher Secondary School, Alipur took first and second positions with 1020 and 1018 marks respectively. The third position went to Rosgan Ahmad S/O Shabir Ahmad (Roll No 228758) of Sardar Korey Khan Public Higher Secondary School, Muzaffargarh with 1015 marks.
General Group (Girls): Saba Zafar D/O Zafar Iqbal (Roll No 251657) of Faisal Public Girls High School Fatehpur, Layyah and Razia Sardar D/O Sardar Muhammad (Roll No 251402) of Muslim Girls High School Chowk Azam, Layyah took first and second positions with 928 and 927 marks respectively. Aina D/O Mohammad Afzal (Roll No 253204) of Government Girls High School Chowk Permit, Muzaffargarh got the third position with 918 marks.
General Group (Boys): Abdul Rehman S/O Mian Altaf Hussain (Roll No 262427) of Misali Punjab Science Secondary Boys School, Jatoi and Muhammad Waris S/O Arif Ali (Roll No 254495) of Government High School 120 TDA, Layyah got the first and second positions with 913 and 902 marks. Mazhar Hussain S/O Mulazim Hussain grabbed the third position with 862 marks.
Candidates suffering due to delay in interviews at PMAS-AAUR
Rawalpindi: Internal politics at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) has not only stopped the hiring process on vacant seats, but also created many issues for the candidates who are visiting the university daily for their interviews and are being kept on waiting for hours for arrival of interview board.
Daily hundreds of candidates, including females, are visiting the university for their interviews, but university administration has no answer for them when their interviews would be conducted, as higher command of the university is facing political pressure and internal university politics in this matter.
Muhammad Tahir, a candidate for project director, said that this is the third day he was visiting the university for his interview, but there was no one to tell him what the actual problem was and when university would conduct the interviews. He said like him hundreds of candidates, including females, have to wait for hours while fasting in the holy month of Ramazan. "I am already doing a job in a university and I can't get leave every day for my interview so concerned authorities should take notice of the problems of the candidates and solve the issue as soon as possible," he added.
Mohammad Bilal, another candidate, said that the process of interviews is simple as after advertising the vacant posts, the university board should have conducted the interviews. "I don't know why some university officials are delaying the hiring process creating many problems for the candidates," he added.
A university professor, on condition of anonymity, told this scribe that a group of employees of the university was trying to delay the hiring process and to defame the vice chancellor of the university. He said this group was in power for the last many years because of former VC and was getting maximum benefits, but now VC Dr. Irfan Ul-Haque is following rules and regulations and working for the benefits of all the staff members, which this group doesn't want that's why they are tying to create hurdles in hiring process.
When contacted PMAS-AAUR Registrar Dr. Arshad Nawaz Chaudhry, he said that they are following the rules and regulations and there is nothing illegal in hiring process and anyone could come and check this process. Talking about the problems of the candidates who come for interviews for vacant posts, he said: "We have made arrangements for them and trying our level best to facilitate them. We understand their problems, but the hiring process has been stopped for now and as soon as the process would resume, we would call all remaining candidates for the interviews," he added. The news
Arid university: Impasse continues, governor steps in
Islamabad: Issue of appointments of 129 faculty members and staff in Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, has taken a new turn as Secretary Agriculture and Governor Punjab have taken notice of the appointments.
On Tuesday, the secretary called Vice Chancellor (VC) of the university in his office, in Lahore, due to which the VC postponed the meeting of the selection board.
Secretary Agriculture also ordered to form a committee and submit a detailed report by July 27.
According to sources, Secretary Agriculture Mian Mushtaq Ahmed, who has recently come back from China, requested VC, Prof Dr Irfanul Haq, on Monday, to visit his office along with all the record, on Tuesday.
VC postponed the meeting of the selection board, scheduled to be on Tuesday and went to Lahore.
Secretary Agriculture after examining the record decided to form a committee to do inquiry on the issue and submit a report by July 27.
President of Academic Staff Association (ASA), Prof Nadeem Akhter
Abbasi, said that he has been informed that during
the meeting of the selection board, competent candidates were dropped
and relatives of management i.e.
daughter of VC, sons of two Deans who are also member of selection board and sister of another professor were interviewed.
Another fact that feeds into the allegations is that upon retirement of the regular VC, Prof Dr Irfanul Haq was given charge of the acting VC in last week of May till July 29, 2012 (age of superannuation) to run day-to-day affairs of the university. The acting VC advertised 129 posts, days before retirement.
Resultantly, all the elected members of the university syndicate and ASA decided to oppose the decision. The chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan also took notice and asked the VC to stop the process.
Therefore, chairman HEC apprised the chancellor for intervention into the matter.
Registrar of the university, Arshad Nawaz said that while VC's daughter was being interviewed, VC was not part of the selection board, so it was legal.
"It does not make any difference if blood relatives of faculty members were interviewed because all the appointments will be
done purely on merit," he said.
VC, Dr Irfanul Haq said that he suggested to the secretary agriculture to form a committee because only that is how it will be cleared.
"I also had a meeting with Governor Punjab who is chancellor of the university and informed him about the misunderstanding. So it is expected that issue will be resolved," he said. Dawn
Faisalabad GCU professor's suspension declared illegal
Lahore: justice Muhammad Khalid Mehmood Khan of the Lahore High Court (LHC) has declared illegal the suspension and initiation of inquiry against Professor Dr Shahid Mahmood Rana of the Government College University (GCU), Faisalabad.
The judge observed that the appointing authority of the petitioner was the chancellor who alone had the powers to order inquiry and probe against the petitioner.
Tipu Salman Makhdoom, the counsel for the petitioner, said that Dr Rana had been given the charge of acting VC with the approval of chancellor on March 5, 2009, and that he held the post until he was removed on October 24, 2010.
The counsel submitted that the incumbent vice chancellor, on May 14, 2011, discussed the petitioner's appointment as acting VC in a syndicate meeting and issued his suspension orders and initiation of an inquiry with a mala fide intention. Daily times