Rawalpindi - Another incident of criminal negligence of Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) surfaced here on Wednesday when 45 copies of English (objective) paper of class 8th were found less than the number of candidates appeared for taking examination, sources informed.

This new blunder created tension among the students sitting in the examination hall and the teachers, sources added.

The resident inspector (RI) of PEC rushed to nearby photocopy shop and got printed the missing numbers of paper and distributed among the candidates.

According to sources, the English (objective) paper for class 8th examination was being held in the hall of Government High School, Dhalla, when RI after doling out papers came to know that some 45 copies of papers were less than the total strength of students sitting in the hall. The students who got the paper started solving the questions while those could not get question paper remained sitting idle, sources said.

The RI went to a nearby shop and distributed the copies among the students after a delay of hours, sources said.

The teachers, students and their parents vehemently denounced the yet new blunder of PEC and demanded of CM Punjab to take notice of the issue.

The EDO (Education) could not be approached for his comments of the issue.