RAWALPINDI - Boys secured overall top three positions in Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC-Part II) Examination 2008, held under the auspices of Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE), according to the results announced at a ceremony held at a local school on Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Road here on Friday. The result percentage was 50.94 as out of 43,576 candidates, who appeared in the examination, 21,756 were declared successful. In this ceremony, Provincial Minister for Prisons Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Khan was the chief guest whereas RBISE Chairman Dr Iftikhar Ahmed Baig, Secretary Prof Hammayun, Controller Prof Azam Khalid, Media Manager Arslan Cheema, Director Colleges Ulfat Mehmood Janjua, MPAs Zia Ullah Shah and Malik Yasir Raza, President Professors and Lecturers Assosiation Prof Ilyas Qureshi along with heads of the institutions of the position holders, students and their parents were also present. According to the results, Saqib Ali of Kallar Kahar Science Higher Secondary School for Boys, Kallar Kahar, Chakwal district, grabbed overall first position by getting 988 marks while Cadet College, Kallar Kahar, Muhammad Bilal Majeed and Ahmad Bilal Asghar from Cadet College Hassanabdal, Attock, secured second and third positions by scoring 987 and 983 marks respectively. Moreover, the first position in Pre-Medical Groups (Girls) has been shared between Saira Mushtaq of Govt College for Women, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi and Mehwish Abbas from District Public Girls Higher Secondary School, District Complex, Chakwal, by obtaining 942 marks. In same group among boys, Muhammad Bilal Majeed of Cadet College, Kallar Kahar, Chakwal, stood first position with 987 marks whereas Asad Pervez and Jibran Khalid of Cadet College, Hassanabdal, Attock, got second and third positions by getting 956 and 955 marks respectively. Among girls in Pre-Engineering Group, Sidrah Javed of Govt College for Women, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi, was declared first with 963 marks while Quratul Ain of the same institution stood second position by obtaining 928 marks and Saira of Khurshid International Girls Intermediate College, Chakwal, got third position by scoring 918 marks. Meanwhile, among the boys of Pre-Engineering Group, Saqib Ali of Kallar Kahar Science Higher Secondary School for Boys, Kallar Kahar, got first position with 988 marks. The second and third positions were clutched by Ahmad Bilal Asghar of Cadet College Hassanabdal, Attock, and Saad bin Shafqat of Military College, Jhelum, by reaping 983 and 980 marks respectively. In General Science Groups (Girls), Sumera Kanwal of Fatima Jinnah Intermediate College for Girls, Civil Lines, Jhelum, stood first position by bagging 862 marks, whereas Sadia Waheed from Govt College for Women, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi was declared for second position with 860 marks, however, Govt College for Women, Chakwal's Quratul Ain remained third by taking 850 marks. Muhammad Umair Hassan of Lawrence College, Ghora Galli, Murree, was first position holder with 880 marks among boys in General Science Group. Basharat Hussain of Military College, Jhelum, clutched second position by obtaining 872 marks and third position went to Mohsin Surkhab who got 860 marks.      Similarly, in Humanities Group (Girls) Lubna Yasmeen of Chotala (private candidate) remained first with 908 marks. Whereas Humera Batool, also a private candidate, and Maryam Siddiqa of Govt College for Women, Satellite Town Rawalpindi, shared second position by securing 885 marks each. Nasiha Bibi of Irum Model Girls Higher Secondary School, Kahuta, stood third position by scoring 884 marks. The student of Jamia Qadria Warsia Marashammas PO Daryalah Sagan, Gujar Khan, Arshad Khan stood first position among boys in same group by bagging 899. Another private candidate Fahim Ahmed got 858 marks and remained second while Muhammad Luqman of Govt Inter College, Daultala, was announced for third position with 852 marks. In Commerce Group, Arslan Sarfraz Khokhar of Rawalpindi College for Commerce, Saidpur Road, got first position by securing 939 marks, while second position was clutched by Punjab College of Information Technology, B-1372, Satellite Town Zahid Kamran obtaining 922 marks. Bilal Ali of same institution stood 3rd position by getting 916 marks. Furthermore, out of 17,004 male candidates who appeared in the examination, only 7,095 could meet the success with the pass percentage at 43.27. The pass percentage among girls at 55.73 as 14,661 were declared successful in total of 26,572, who appeared in the examination. According to the result, 207 candidates (male 156, female 51) have passed the exam in A-1 grade, while 1,076 students (male 489, female 587) in A grade, 4,585 candidates (male 1,305, female 3,280) in B grade, 8,872 students (male 2,491, female 6,381) in C grade, 6,537 candidates (male 2,431, female 4,106) in D grade and 506 students (male 241, female 265) have passed the HSSC-Part II exam in grade E. Some 19,015 (male 7,990, female 11,025) students appeared as private candidate in the examination. Only 6,927 (male 2,312, female 4,615) candidates passed all the papers and 10,642 have failed. The pass percentage among boys was 30.93 while 42.58 per cent among girls private candidates. Meanwhile, the results of matriculation of Deaf and Dumb students of Sir Syed Academy (Special Education) Muhammad Hussain Road were also announced. Iqra Naz stood first by obtaining 715 marks. The third position has been shared between Sardar Muhammad Shadab Khalid and Iqra Sana by bagging 692 marks each. Qurat Ul Ain clutched second position by scoring 695 marks. Addressing the participants, chief guest Provincial Minister for Prisons Ch Abdul Ghafoor Khan said that today the nation was needed Islamic and scientific education to survive among the other countries of the world. He said that the educational institutions and teachers should impart the knowledge of ideology of Pakistan among the youngsters. He congratulated the position-holders, their parents and teachers as well. He also paid a rich tribute to the friendly policies of Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shehbaz Sharif towards education. The others speakers including RBISE Chairman Dr Iftikhar Baig, Secretary Prof Hammayun and Controller Prof Azam Khalid also congratulated the position-holders of HSSC-Part II examination 2008. They also urged the students to serve the nation as well as the country by getting more and more education besides maintaining their positions. Later, the position holders were given certificates and medals by the esteemed guest and members of RBISE, including MPAs of the constituency. The heads of the institutions of position holders were also awarded medals. Talking to the media persons, all the position holders termed their success the result of the mercy of Almighty Allah, prayers of their parents and struggles of their teachers.