OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE The Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education across the Punjab on Saturday announced Intermediate Part-II results for 2011. Out of total 149,805 students who had appeared in the examination, 69,904 were declared pass, with a percentage of 46.6. The pass percentage among boys remained 34.62, whereas it was 54.63 percent for the girls. It may be mentioned here that in 2010, a total of 141,467 students had appeared in the examination. Out of them, 73,501 were declared pass, with a pass percentage of 51.96 per cent. In the Pre-Medical Group, total 13,616 students appeared in the examination, while 10,430 were declared pass, with the percentage of 69.56. In the General Science Group, total 9,278 students had appeared and 5,224 were declared successful, with the percentage of 56.31. In the Commerce Group, total 30,070 candidates had appeared and 15,314 remained successful, with the percentage of 50.93. Top three positions, it may be noted, were bagged by the Kinnaird College for Women Lahore, with Hira Iftikhar winning the first position (1039 marks), Javaria Tehzeeb securing the second position (1036 marks) and two of its other students Anam Manzoor and Rubar Haider Jafri snatching a joint third position with Ali Ayub of Govt. Islamia College Civil Lines (each securing 1028 marks). In Pre-Medical Group (boys), Muhammad Arslan Arshad of Govt. College University Lahore won the first position by securing 1021 marks. Ahmad Bani Sardar and Mohammad Hamza of Govt. College University Lahore secured second and third position by getting 1018 and 1013 marks respectively. In Pre-Medical Group (among girls), Hira Iftikhar of Govt. Kinnaird College for Women won the first position by securing 1039 marks. Javaria Tehzeeb of Govt. Kinnaird College for Women won the second position by securing 1036 marks and Anam Manzoor and Rubar Haider Jafri of Govt. Kinnaird College for Women secured third position by getting 1028 marks respectively. In Pre-Engineering Group (boys), Ali Ayub of Govt. Islamia College Civil Lines Lahore stood first by getting 1028 marks. Mohammad Omer Ajmal and Ammad Ud Din Joya of Govt. College University Lahore stood second and third by getting 1027 and 1026 marks respectively. In Pre-Engineering Group (girls), Anam Sadiq of Punjab College for Women, Muslim Town stood first by getting 1025 marks. Ayesha Zulfiqar and Maryam Khalid of Govt. Kinnaird College for Women stood second and third by getting 1016 and 1015 marks, respectively. In General Science Group (boys), Ashas Ahmad of Govt. College University Lahore stood first after getting 992 marks, while Hafiz Muhammad Salman Saeed and Daniyal Haleem of Govt. College University Lahore stood second and third by getting 976 and 970 marks respectively. Among the girls in aforesaid group, Abeer Shahbaz of Govt. Queen Marry College secured first position by getting 985 marks. Ramshah Jahangir of Lahore College for Women University Lahore stood second by getting 985 marks. Mustabeen Iqbal and Nida Khaild of Govt. Kinnaird College for Women secured third position by getting 980 and 969 marks, respectively. On Saturday, the BISE held an award ceremony at Al-Hamra Hall to honour the position-holders. Education Minister Punjab Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman was the chief guest on the occasion, whereas MPA Khawaja Imran Nazir, Additional Secretary Higher Education Zarak Mirza and Vice Chancellor of Government College University Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman were also present on the occasion. The position-holders of all the groups were given Rs 20, 000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10, 000, respectively, while overall position-holders were given computers. Speaking on the occasion, Mian Mujtaba congratulated the position-holders and termed them as the future of the country. He said the shining students should help end corruption in the country by creating awareness among the people about the evil. He also highlighted the steps taken by the Punjab Government to reform the education system of the country.