In all, 20,961 candidates (15,371 male and 5,590 female) appeared in the
examination while 9,666 candidates (6,975 male and 2,691 female) were
declared passed. The overall pass percentage stood at 46.11.
According to statistics issued by the BIEK, of
the total 9,666 candidates who emerged successful, 564 candidates (375 male
and 189 female) secured A-1 grade; 1,858 candidates (1,224 male and 634
female) got A grade; 2,719 (1,921 female and 798 male) obtained B grade;
3,100 candidates (2,249 male and 851 female) secured C grade; 1,352 (1,150
male and 202 female) got D grade while 20 candidates (all male) were placed
in E grade.
Mohammad Zeeshan Jaffer (Roll No 571834), son of Jaffer Hadi, topped in the
examination by securing 991 (90.09 per cent) out of 1,100 marks. He is a
student of the COMMECS Institute of Business and Emerging Science,
Mohammad Waqar Hameed (Roll No 563472), son of Abdul Hameed, bagged second
position with 984 (89.45 per cent) marks while Syed Mohammad Ahsan Umar
(Roll No 563397), son of Syed Mohammad Umar, clinched third position with
976 (88.72 pc) marks. They both belonged to the Adamjee Government Science
All the first three position holders were of the opinion that there should
not be any politics in educational institutions.
Stung by outages
Like other students who passed their Intermediate (Part-II) Science
(Pre-Medical and Computer) groups annual examinations with flying colours,
the first three position holders of the Pre-Engineering group also
complained that prolonged power outages had badly affected the performance
of all the students in the examination.
They deplored the fact that although over 60 years had elapsed since
Pakistan came into being, those who remained at the helm of affairs failed
to take measures aimed at ensuring uninterrupted power supply to the
They were expressing their views at a reception organized in their honour by
the BIEK at its conference hall. BIEK Chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai,
Controller of Examinations Prof Agha Akber Mirza, Director-General
(Colleges), Sindh, Prof Rafique Ahmed Siddiqui, parents and principals of
the meritorious students were present.
Mohammad Zeeshan Jaffer, who got first position in the examination, said
that he preferred to take admission in a private college merely because
there was no student union while on the contrary government colleges had
unions, most of which usually indulged in politics.
Moreover, in his college it is mandatory upon students to have one hundred
per cent attendance in their classes, he said, adding that he intends to do
The second position holder, Mohammad Waqar Hameed, was of the view that
there is no harm in joining coaching centres because by doing so, students
get extra knowledge about their subjects. “Had I not joined the coaching
centre I would not have got the position,” he added. He wishes to do masters
in electronics engineering.
Syed Mohammad Ahsan Umar, who got third position, said that students had to
suffer a lot not only because of frequent power failures but also due to
traffic jams, which often occur during peak hours.
Attributing the worsening power supply position and traffic jams to lack of
planning on part of the Karachi Electric Supply Company and the transport
department, he said that these departments could only bring improvement in
both sectors if they planned for the long term instead of taking temporary