THE Punjab University (PU) declared the results of various examinations on Monday. These exams are: MS Gender Studies (Morning), Semester System, Session 2007-2009, MS Gender Studies (Self-Supporting), Semester System, Session 2007-2009, MPhil Communication Studies (Research Track), Semester System, Session 2008-2010, MA Women’s Studies (Self-Supporting), Semester System, Session 2002-2004, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BS I.T), Fall 2005, Semester System, Session 2005-2009, BS Biochemistry (four-year), Semester System, Session 2000-2004, MSc Information Technology (Fall 2007), Semester System, Session 2007-2009, BSc (Hons) Space Science (four-year Programme), Semester System, Session 2005-2009 and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, BS (CS), Semester System, Session 2005-2009. to answer a question put by MPA Mian Naseer Ahmed. Mian Naseer, a PML-N MPA from Lahore, during a point of order, raised the issue regarding the timing of entrance test for medical colleges. He asked the minister concerned to clarify as to why the entrance test for medical colleges was conducted in the month of July, one month before the declaration of the FSc result. He raised the question why a student who had not passed the intermediate exams was asked to appear in the entrance test.
At the time when the MPA raised this question, four ministers, namely Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan, Education Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman, Auqaf Minister Haji Ehsanuddin Qureshi and Zakat and Ushar Minister Malik Nadeem Kamran were present in the house.
Mian Naseer did not receive any answer from the cabinet members who were unaware of their respective departments. After finding no answer to his query, he was silently going out of the House when the Speaker stopped him, asking him to wait till the minister concerned gave answer to his question.
During this hour, a chit was sent to the Malik Nadeem Kamran, who also held the portfolio of Health, and he was told that the said question fell in his domain and he should answer the question.
After some time, the Speaker, while addressing the ministers, asked the cabinet member concerned to answer the question raised by the MPA. However, the Speaker soon lost his temper after he found two ministers, including Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman and Malik Nadim Kamran, pointing fingers at each other while disassociating themselves from the said question. The Speaker, on the occasion, reprimanded the ministers and asked ‘who is answerable for this question.’
However, it was Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman, the education minister, who stood up and clarified that the said question was related to the Health department which belonged to Mr Malik Nadeem Kamran.
Earlier, the members of the House, in their respective speeches, kept condemning the gory incident at Data Darbar Complex and demanded stern and joint measures to curb terrorism.
Opposition Leader Ch Zaheer demanded resignations from the government and ministers for their failure to protect Data Darbar. He claimed that the Darbar carnage was even greater than 9/11 and the rulers, moving in bullet-proof vehicles, should also provide protection to the citizens. He deplored that the City had been left at the mercy of task forces and the terrorists were hitting our 1,000 year old culture and civilisation. He held the coalition government of the PPP and PML-N responsible for the tragedy. He termed the ongoing blame game between the federal government and the Punjab government a drama just to deceive the public and hide their inefficiency.