48 matric exam centres need extra security

Karachi : April 02 : Participants in an official meeting held here to review arrangements for the upcoming matriculation examinations have noted that as many as 48 exam centres in different towns of the city are highly sensitive and extra security arrangements, including deployment of police and Rangers personnel, will be needed in the prevailing law and order situation in the city.
The meeting was chaired by Karachi commissioner Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi and attended by chairman of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi Fasihuddin, controller of examinations Noman Ahsan, deputy commissioners of all five Karachi districts, district education officer Rizwanul Hassan, Korangi SSP Irfan Bhutto, Bin Qasim DSP Abdul Fettah Sangi, SSP of central Saleem Hussain, SSP of North Nazimabad Khuram Waris and other senior officers on Monday.
The meeting participants were informed that at least 48 examination centres in the city would be highly sensitive during the exams.
The sensitive centres include two centres for boys and one centre for girls in Keamari town, five centres for boys and three for girls in Baldia Town, four centres for boys and three for girls in Orangi Town, two centres for boys and one for girls in Lyari town, one centre for boys in Jamshed town, three centres for boys and one for girls in Shah Faisal town, two centres for boys and two for girls in Landhi town, two centres for boys and one for girls in Korangi town.
Other sensitive centres include one centre for boys in North Nazimabad, one centre for boys in Liaquatabad, two centres for boys and one for girls in Malir, one centre for boys and one for girls in Bin Qasim town and four centres for boys and three centres for girls in Gadap town.

At non-sensitive exam centres two policemen would be deployed.

The officials decided that Section 144 of the criminal procedure code would be imposed in the vicinity of exam centres and all photocopy shops in the vicinity of exam centres would remain closed between midnight and 5pm during the exam days.

A control room would be also set up in the office of the commissioner to monitor the situation. There would be vigilance teams comprising 54 members and a 15-member super vigilance team. —PPI.