MULTAN - The residents of Multan paid heavy toll for the movement of Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday as almost all roads leading to the western part of the town got blocked because of a severe traffic jam. The Premier was scheduled to move to Pak-Arab Fertilizer Factory Chowk for inaugurating NHA projects and traffic cops blocked all roads leading to LMQ Road as a result of which a worst-ever traffic jam took place.

Long queues of vehicles were seen at Ali Chowk, Daulat Gate, Hussain Agahi, Water Works Road, Ghanta Ghar, Chowk Kachehri and other adjoining areas. Traffic police completely failed to control the situation as no traffic plan was devised for the PM movement. Many ambulances honking horns and blowing their sirens were also seen trapped in the traffic jam. 

“I’d request Mr. Gillani to bring a fleet of helicopters with him whenever he comes to Multan. Although he is resident of Multan, poor Multaniites are suffering because of him,” lamented a citizen Arsalan, whose car was stuck in the middle of a traffic jam near Chowk Kachehri.

Besides closure of major routes, the security arrangements made for VVIP movement also added to the plight of the poor commuters as many areas were closed to traffic by the security agencies. Resultantly, the citizens were diverted to alternate routes, which were already packed.

Many vehicles went out of gas as the citizens were seen pushing their cars and motorbikes.

BZU declares BA/BSc suppl results: The Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Multan announced on Friday the result of BA/BSc Supplementary Examination, 2011, declaring 5,324 candidates successful out of a total of 12,916 students who appeared in the examination. The overall success ratio stood at 41.22 percent. 1

The examination commenced from November 12, 2011 and ended on January 4, 2012. A total of 11042 students took examination under B.A. category and 4495 got through, showing 40.71 per cent success ratio. Similarly, as many as 1874 candidates appeared under B.Sc. category and 829 passed, constituting 44.24 percent pass percentage.

The result statistics revealed that out of total successful candidates, as many as 1075 secured first division, 3791 second and 418 third while 40 landed in no division land.

Meanwhile, the examination branch of BZU has announced fee and form submission schedule for such candidates, who failed in this examination, and want to appear in coming examination. According to the schedule, the failed students can deposit their forms with normal fee till March 12. The form is available at selective UBL and HBL branches while it can also be downloaded from varsity website.