PESHAWAR: Pumped by his resolve to change the headlines of newspaper, “Girls Outshined Boys” in examination results, Harris Zad Gul studied day and night to top the overall bachelor examination of University of Peshawar by securing a record 486 marks.
The result was announced in a ceremony held at University of Peshawar on Thursday.
Harris Zad Gul of Oriental Degree College, affiliated with University of Peshawar, Peshawar stood first in the B.Sc as well. Khushbakht Habib of Jinnah College for Women (JCW) grabbed second position by securing 468 marks while Shomila of the same college got third position with 456 marks.
In the Bachelor of Arts category all the top three positions went to Jinnah College for Women among which Neelam Shahi Mulk got first position by securing 423 marks.
PESHAWAR: Speakers here in a seminar on road safety organised under the auspices of National Highways & Motorway Police (NH&MP) have called for inclusion of the subject in the education curriculum to arrest the growing high toll of casualties in road accidents.
Those who addressed the seminar were included Inspector General of Police (IGP), Motorway Police, Zulfikar Ahmad Cheema, former senior civil servant, Ejaz Rahim, IGPs (Retd), Mohammad Saeed Khan, Abbas Khan, Vice Chancellor, University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Syed Imtiaz Hussein Gilani, senior journalist, Abdullah Jan and Principal, Frontier College for Women.
The lawyers from tribal areas have demanded amendment in the Frontier Crimes Regulation (The law in itself is a crime against humanity) be amended. These lawyers have also demanded the extension of the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to FATA.
However, the requirements to bring the people of tribal areas at par with the rest of the nation are much greater; Nothing less than FATA becoming a province with its own elected assembly, political administration and other trappings will bring peace and prosperity to the area and enforce a will among the tribes to fight terrorism.
The absence of a province of their own, and the presence of the cruel FCR law has held in abeyance the progress of the tribes. The shameful law contains sections which allow the political administration to demolish the house of a tribesman in his absence without informing him of his crime or giving him a chance to defend himself, legally. To give another example: A political agent (PA), who also has the powers of a session judge and deputy commissioner, can send a tribesman to the gallows on the basis of a report prepared by his staff and signed by the tribal elders whose positions and means of living depend on the goodwill of that very PA. Again, the condemned individual has no right to defend himself as he would in any court anywhere in the civilized world: The accused tribesman does not have the right to appeal; to be represented by a lawyer, or to submit evidence in the PA's court. As such, for all practical purposes, the PA is the chief executive, the head investigator, leading prosecutor and the top judge in the political agency of his posting: there is no escape for a tribesman from PA's clutches.