Girls bag top five positions
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By Our Staff Reporter | 8/11/2015 12:00:00 AM
KARACHI: Girls yet again bagged the top five positions with one boy coming sixth as the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) announced the Higher Secondary Certificate Part-II results for the pre-medical group here on Monday.

The 2015 examinations saw a total of 20,855 candidates appearing, of whom 4,172 were male and 16,683 female. A total of 10,423 passed the examinations.

There were several standing ovations for the young man who came sixth to do some face saving for all the men in the hall, for the young lady coming second, who happens to be the proud daughter of an embroidery artisan from Liaquatabad, and for the one who came first with 999 marks out of the total 1,100 to pass. Karishma Kumari, of DA Degree College for Women, did not just do her teachers, college and parents proud but her minority community as well.

`I want to go into medicine now. Hopefully, Dow University of Health Sciences will take me, Karlshma shared with the media. The daughter of a doctor, Karlshma said she wanted to specialise in gynaecology.

Meanwhile, Rimsha Irfan, who came second with 988 marks, attributed her success more to her school,Jinnah Secondary School, Liaquatabad, than her Sir Syed Govt Girls College. `Well, both were good and worked hard with their students but school is where the foundations are laid,` she pointed out. Rimsha, who said her mother was a junior school teacher and father an embroidery artisan, wanted to pursue medicine as well with DUHS being her first choice of college, too.

Hira Iqbal of Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, who was third with 985 marks, said she chose to appear for the Karachi board as she had also appeared for her matriculation from there. `My school provided me with a good platform for education but when there was a choice of boards, I made my choice,` she said.

This was first results announcement from the BIEK since its new chairman Mohammad Akhtar Ghori`s taking over. He announced cash prizes of Rs50,000, Rs30,000 and Rs20,000 for the top three position holders, respectively, from the board`s kitty.

He also said that he intended to recommend the position-holders` names to the government to increase their rewards.

The ceremony was also attended by Controller of Examinations Mohammad Imran Khan Chishti, Chief Secretary (Education) Mohammad Siddique Memon and Director General of Colleges Dr Nasir Ansar.