RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) on Tuesday announced the result of secondary school certificate (SSC) examination and the pass percentage stood at 59.57.
In all, 110,026 candidates appeared under new course and the girls fared better than boys on the whole in the division registering a pass percentage of 65.66 percent, whereas boys secured 54.44 per cent result.
Besides, 1,313 boys and 444 girls were caught cheating in the examination.
According to positions announced by RBISE, the overall first position won by Fahd Farooq Ashraf (1,016 marks) from Divisional Public School Shamsabad, 2nd position went to Basma Tariq (1,015 marks) Munir Public High School Chakwal and 3rd position got by Sonia Basharat (1,008 marks) of Asif Public Girsl High School, Rawalpindi.
In Science Group (boys), Fahd Farooq Ashraf (1,016 marks) secured first position, the 2nd position was secured by Ahsan Ali Tariq (1,004 marks) with and the 3rd position went to Mohammad Fasih (1,003 marks).
In the Science Group (girls), first position was clinched by Basma Tariq (1,015 marks), 2nd position went to Sonia Basharat (1,008 marks) and third position went to Zainab Khalil (1,003 marks).
In General Group (boys) first position was clinched by Mohammad Awais (917 marks) of Madressah Darul Uloom Rehmania Rizvia at Grand Trunk Road, Sohawa, second position was secured by Umar Saeed (866 marks) and third position went to Rasheed Ahmed (848 marks), who has been in jail in connection with Benazir Bhutto murder case.
In General Group (girls) Hafiza Wardah (936 marks) got 1st position, Hafiza Maria Abdur Rasheed (930 marks) got second position while Shair Numa (927 marks) got third position.
Earlier, the Pindi Board held prize distribution ceremony for the position holders at Government College for Women, 6th Road. PML-N MNA Hanif Abbasi was the chief guest.
The ceremony was attended by acting chairman, Pindi Board Dr Mohammad Ashraf, Secretary Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah, Controller Examinations Javed Masood Bhatti, heads of educational institutions and large numbers of parents.
The organizers of function informed the audience that Rasheed Ahmed could not attend the function for security reasons.
While addressing the gathering, MNA Hanif Abbasi said that the Punjab government was committed to providing better educational facilities to the people and in this regard, it had spent millions of rupees.
He said that the provincial government had already improved the condition of educational institutes in the city and also sent students aboard for higher education. He said that the government was also working on Danish Schools to provide quality education to poor.
Later, he distributed medals and shields among the position holders.