PESHAWAR - Senator and Member National Finance Commission Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Haji Muhammad Adeel has said that the present provincial government is according top priority to preserving the historical buildings for future generation, their renovation and keeping the regional culture alive.

He said a huge amount was being spent for this purpose. He added that Peshawar was the oldest living city of the region. These views he expressed while inaugurating the photo exhibition on the eve of International Day of Monuments and Sites at City House Peshawar on Thursday afternoon. On this occasion, Provincial Minister for Sports, Syed Aqil Shah, VC Engineering University Peshawar, Syed Imtiaz Hussan Gilani, Secretary and Director Culture Department and a large number of people were present.

The snaps of historical buildings of Peshawar city and its surroundings including Gor Khuttree Tehsil, City House, Mohabat Khan Mosque, Qissa Khwani, Fort Balahisar, Mosques of Mughal era at Mian Gujar and ruins of Takhtbhai were included in the exhibition in which the spectators evinced keen interest.

Haji Adeel said that sikhs used Gor Khuttree Tehsil as their Headquarters in 1826 while the British established their secretariat therein. Haji Adeel added that the birthplaces of legend artists Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor was also there. He stressed the need that the government should purchase the ten historical houses situated in Sethi Mohallah and preserve it for the coming generation or at least ensure its maintenance. Earlier, Haji Adeel inaugurated the photo exhibition by formally cutting a tape.

Meanwhile, the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Peshawar has held a draw for the duties of superintendents, deputy superintendents and invigilators for the intermediate examination 2012.

In the Intermediate annual examination around 84,500 male and female students will participate, for whom a total of 224 examination centers in district Peshawar, Charsadda, Chitral, and Fata in the limits of BISE Peshawar have been set up, a BISE official informed. In Fata, the examination centers have been created in Khyber and Mohmand Agencies, in the limits of BISE, Peshawar. He added that out of the total 158 examination centers 86 would be for female candidates.

He informed that in Fata 15 centers have been established, in which three centers are for female while the rest would be for male students.

Regarding the officials’ duties in the examination centers, the official informed that 488 superintendents and deputy superintendents have been engaged through draw.

The entire examination process will be monitored while mobile teams of inspectors of professors and principles, he maintained.

About the SSC exams 2012, he said that 22 cases were referred to Discipline Committee for the disqualification of teachers, whose performance was not satisfactory during examination, and eight other cases were referred for bade performance in the practical examination.

Besides, he informed that a Control Room has also been established to redress any problems faces the students relating to examination process, where students could be registered their complaints via telephone.