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Opposition walks out of NA session as govt refuses to postpone exams


  • NA speaker adjourns session attributable to lack of quorum.
  • Rafique says authorities is just not prepared to talk on suspending exams within the nation.
  • Wajiha Akram asks how can exams be postponed as they had been underway in Sindh and accomplished in Balochistan.

The Opposition staged a walkout throughout a Nationwide Meeting session on Friday as the federal government refused to conform to its demand of suspending exams within the nation.

Earlier than strolling out, PML-N’s Khawaja Saad Rafique mentioned he had requested Federal Training Minister Shafqat Mehmood to delay the exams within the nation, however he was but to listen to from the federal government.

“If the government has not decided to delay the exams, then we should be informed as to why does it plan on taking supplementary exams within 45 days?” he requested.

At this, Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Training and Skilled Coaching Wajiha Akram mentioned that examinations had concluded in Balochistan, whereas they had been underway in Sindh.

Responding to Akram, Rafique mentioned this meant that the federal government doesn’t need to communicate to the Opposition about suspending the examinations.

Following Rafique’s assertion, the Opposition events, together with PML-N, staged a walkout.

After the walkout, PML-N’s Sheikh Fayyaz-ud-Din identified a scarcity of quorum, following which, NA Speaker Asad Qaiser, who was chairing the session, adjourned it until Monday.

Shafqat Mehmood slams Saad Rafique, Ahsan Iqbal

The walkout comes hours after Mehmood had slammed the PML-N and mentioned that the occasion — which is breaking apart — is “playing politics with students to gain cheap popularity.”

Taking to Twitter, the minister had criticised PML-N leaders Ahsan Iqbal and Rafique and mentioned that they know that exams have already taken place in Balochistan and Sindh, subsequently, different college students can’t be handled in another way.

“They know that [the] decision to take exams was taken unanimously by all federating units, including PML-N’s govt in AJK, and PPP in Sindh,” he wrote.

“They know that students cannot be promoted on the basis of previous exams as there were no exams last year.”

The minister additional mentioned that Saad Rafique and Ahsan Iqbal ought to know in the event that they declare to be educated that exams are the very best measure of scholars’ skill.

He mentioned that it’s essential for college students of sophistication 12 to take the exams as they should go to universities {and professional} schools.

“Why should hardworking students be discriminated against. Stop cheap politics,” the minister wrote.

Mehmood wrote that the 2 leaders ought to know that after the 18th modification, out of the 30 instructional boards throughout the nation, just one board, i.e. the federal board, was given to the federal authorities, whereas different boards are ruled by the respective provinces and different our bodies.

“Yet they [Ahsan Iqbal and Saad Rafique] were pretending that one order from a federal minister can stop exams across the country. Again just a failed attempt at cheap politics,” the minister wrote whereas censuring the statements of the PML-N leaders.

Mehmood reminded college students that exams can be commencing from tomorrow (July 10) within the remaining provinces and federating items.

“Wish all students taking exams from tomorrow the very best. Inshallah, all will do well,” he wrote.

“Those students who say give more time can always appear in supplementary exams taken 2/3 months by all boards. Why should these exams be postponed and students who have been studying be penalised?”

‘College students committing suicide due to stress’

A day earlier, Ahsan Iqbal, whereas talking throughout a session of the Nationwide Meeting, had mentioned that “hundreds of students are depressed and are forced to commit suicide because of the pressure of exams.”

He mentioned that ideally, college students needs to be given at the least two to a few months to organize for exams, however the PTI authorities issued the date sheet for exams solely 20 days earlier than the exams, thus placing an excessive amount of stress on the scholars.

Iqbal added that college students didn’t get equal alternatives attributable to on-line courses and the sensible topics couldn’t be lined.

“Tens of scholars are wanting in the direction of the Meeting to take an applicable choice. These belonging to the lower-middle class and learning in authorities faculties couldn’t get ample time to cowl the syllabus. He demanded a 45-day delay in Intermediate examinations in order that the scholars may get correct time to organize themselves.

However, Rafique mentioned “politics shouldn’t be concerned within the delicate difficulty of Intermediate examinations. He demanded a six to eight weeks delay within the conduct of examinations.

The PML-N member mentioned that attributable to extreme load-shedding throughout the nation, the scholars may additionally not avail on-line courses. He requested the speaker to name Shafqat Mahmood to reply to questions.

Regardless of the arguments of the Opposition members to delay the examination, the federal authorities had rejected the demand.

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