Florist’s daughter tops in HSSC exam

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Multan—Aqsa, daughter of a flower-seller, has secured the first position in the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) examination, organised by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE).
Aqsa, Roll No 704139 of the Punjab College for Girls, Burewala, grabbed overall the first position by securing 1046 marks, while Ayesha Muqaddas, Roll No 701214 of The Hawk Higher Secondary School for Girls, Khanewal secured the second position by getting 1041, marks while the third position went to Anzil Ishfaq, Roll No 706188 of Govt Post-Graduate College, Vehari, who secured 1040 marks. Addressing the award-distribution ceremony, Punjab Minster for Special Education Asif Khan Manias appreciated the position-holders, their parents and teachers over their brilliant performance.
He said that the people of Punbjab were very fortunate to have an education-friendly chief minister. The minister said that it was owing to Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif government’s radical steps for promotion of education that has ensured transparency in results of all boards of the province.
Meanwhile, it is reported that Waqas Rauf, who has secured the first position in General Science Group in Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Examination 2016 by securing 1013 marks, is no more in this world to receive his medal.
Last month, the shining boy died of brain-haemorrhage in his city, Vehari, according to sources. The family and friends of the deceased position-holder were given a standing ovation at the Multan Arts Council when his position was declared during the result declaration ceremony. Talking to APP, Haji Niaz, the grieving father, said that Waqas was the youngest among his seven siblings. Sadly, his elder brother and sister were killed in a road accident a few years back. He said that his son had always secured top positions in different examinations during the past five years. ‘Waqas had grabbed the fifth position by securing 1055 marks in the SSC examination in 2014, organised by the BISE Multan,’ recalled Haji Niaz with tears rolling down his cheeks.
Waqas, a student at the Govt Post-graduate College, Vehari, had plans to become a software engineere, Ghulam Moeen Uddin, a brother of the deceased said. He said his brother had always made the family hold their heads high with pride by getting top positions in exams. ‘When we came to know about his position in the Inter exams, we all were weeping in grief. The position-holder is no more in this world to receive his medal,’ he added.
‘Had Waqas been alive today, our joys would have no bounds,’ Moeen said.
The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Sargodha organised a medal awarding ceremony for the position holders of Intermediate Annual Examinations 2016, here on Saturday. Provincial Minister for Higher Education Zakia Shahnawaz was the chief guest at the event, while Chairman Sargodha Board Prof Siraj-ul-Haq, Controller Examinations Liaqat Ali Naveed and other senior officials were also present at the occasion.—APP