'B Form' condition irks students and parents
SIALKOT, Sept 9: The Education Department has made it compulsory for
students seeking admission to Class-VI and Class-IX in government schools to
enclose their computerised B Forms along with other testimonials, and this
condition has created a panic and unrest among students and their parents. The
people have demanded immediate withdrawal of the condition imposed by the
Education Department as they have to stand in long queues outside Nadra's swift
registrations centres (NSRC) to get such a form enabling their children to get
admission to higher classes.They have also decried the indifference of Education
as well as Nadra high-ups and urged federal as well provincial governments to
intervene and save a large number of people from unnecessary panic.
are already overburdened due to a lack of staff and equipment, and are hardly
catering to a large number of aspirants from Sialkot, Daska, Pasrur, Sambrial
and surrounding areas to get computerised national identity cards (CNICs) who
visit such centres in routine. The Education Department's recent condition for
the provision of B Forms has not only panicked students and their parents, but
has also added troubles to the Nadra staffers deputed at these
Due to a lack of coordination between Education Department and
Nadra high-ups, the database registration authority failed to make additional
arrangements for issuance of computerised B Forms in advance, causing huge
inconvenience to the public as well as its own staff.
The existing NSRCs
are unable to cope with a large number of B Forms applicants particularly when
there is no dearth of routine aspirants of CNICs queuing up outside the centres
in this hot and humid weather daily. A few days ago, three women including two
girl students fainted while being queued up for B Forms outside a NSRC in
The parents have also urged the Nadra high-ups to make proper
arrangements to entertain B Forms applications.
When contacted, the
Sialkot-based officials of the Education Department as well as Nadra refused to
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