LAHORE - Former chief secretary Punjab AZK Sherdil has said that independent media, parliament and civil society can play a crucial role in the effective monitoring of government performance to ensure management of public affairs in an open, transparent and equitable manner for promoting good governance in the country. He was addressing a national conference on the issues of governance in Pakistan organised by the political science department of PU in new campus here Thursday. Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, Chairperson Political Science Department Dr Ambreen Javed and scholars from different universities also addressed the audience. Sherdil observed that by achieving good governance a remarkable improvement could be brought about in the public affairs of our country besides curing the myriad ills affecting our polity. PU Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran said in the 62 years of our existence, the successive governments had shown deliberate neglect to the development of education sector. He stressed the urgency of raising existing 200 per cent budgetary provision for educational promotion to 4.00 percent of GDP to eradicate illiteracy within the minimum possible time. Presenting the welcome address, Dr Ambreen Javed, Chairperson Political Department observed that good governance at all tiers was the dire need of today and recommended drastic measures to overcome problems arising out of prolonged absence of good governance in the country. Results Punjab University Examinations Department has declared the result of BCom, Part-II, Second Annual Examination 2009. The pass percentage in the examination remained 52.33 per cent. Photographic exhibition at PU Vice-Chancellor Punjab University Prof Dr Mujhaid Kamran has said that all possible encouragement and financial assistance will be extended to the students of College of Art and Design for taking active part in the Fine Arts competitions at the local and national level. He expressed these views while inaugurating a photographic exhibition put up by the students of master of fine arts at the College of Art and Design Old Campus on Thursday. College Principal Prof Rahat Naveed Masood, faculty members and a large number of Fine Arts students were also present on the occasion. Lauding the artistic standard of the photographs presented in the exhibition, the Vice-Chancellor said the students possessed tremendous artistic and creative potential which needed to be polished by their faculty members. 17,000, CPSP students appear in 2009 A seminar on residency programme was organized in the auditorium of Services Hospital, attended by academic council, professors and a large number of postgraduate trainees from Services Hospital and other parts of Lahore. Prof Mahmood Ayyaz in his welcome address paid tribute to Prof Zafar Ullah Chaudhry, President, CPSP for his meritorious services due to which College is progressing. Professor Zafar Ullah Chaudhry in his address said that 17,000 candidates appeared in CPSP examinations in the year 2009, which is an evidence of its success. President told that College is performing its best despite increase in other expenditures including information technology within its limited resources. He said that to reduce the burden of trainees, during workshop days, 'off from duty will also be considered. Speaking on the occasion Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, Regional Director said that CPSP trainees have performed well at King Fahad Medical City in Saudi Arabia, which is helpful in maintaining its tremendous tradition. Prof Khalid Masood Gondal said that College has not increased its fees for the last seven years inspite of rocket high increase in prices, its because to provide maximum facilities to the trainee doctors. He said that in future more facilities will also be provided to trainee doctors in collaboration with UK and Malaysia.