Punjab Minister for Cooperative Malik Muhammad Iqbal Channar said that students could put the country on the path to success and prosperity by utilising their skills in the field of education.

Addressing a ceremony held for the prizes distribution to the position holders of BA, BCom and BSc exams, he added that economic stability and justice are not possible without promotion of education. He added that the Pakistani students were not in any way less talented than those of any other country. It has become very difficult to live without educational development at this time, he noted.

He said that the Punjab government was taking revolutionary steps in the education field while under the universal education campaign, the enrolment of children in schools was in progress.

Islamia University of Bahawalpur Vice Chancellor Dr Saleem Tariq said that bright students were the stars of the country. As the prosperity of nations is directly proportional to education, the government had adopted the “best policies” for the promotion of education, he said.

Prizes of Rs20,000,  Rs15,000 and Rs10,000 in cash were awarded to the students with the first, second and third position respectively. According to the results announced by Controller of Examination Imtiaz Sukhera in Bachelors of Arts, the first position was secured by Muhammad Shahid Shaheen of Best College of Computer Sciences and Humanities Bahawalpur with 681 marks. The second position was secured by Ahmad Razzaq with 670 marks and third position was won by Iqra Basheer by obtaining 665 marks.

In BSs exams, Syeda Kainaat secured first position with 727 marks, second position was secured by Hafiza Sana Mukhtiar with 719 marks and Hamza Afzal secured the 3rd position with 717 marks. In B Com exams, first position was secured by Muhammad Saqib, 2nd position by Muhammad Kashif while Akasha Fatima secured third position.