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Govt admits undue favour given to Farah Dogar

ISLAMABAD:The government on Tuesday conceded before the National Assembly Standing Committee on Education that reassessment of the exam papers of former chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar’s daughter was against the rules.

Briefing the committee chaired by Abid Sher Ali at Parliament House, State Education Minister Ghulam Farid Kathia said that an inquiry into Farah Hameed Dogar’s case had revealed that there was no provision for reassessment of exam papers. He said the papers could only be re-checked under the rules, not reassessed.

Ali said it was good of the government to admit that the daughter of the former chief justice had been awarded extra marks after reassessment. Although he did not give a formal notice, he said in light of the situation, Farah Dogar’s admission to a medical university should be cancelled and those responsible for giving her undue favour should be held accountable.

Meanwhile, Education Ministry officials gave a detailed briefing to the committee on the forthcoming education policy. The committee directed all the members to give suggestions and recommendations for the Education Ministry for incorporation into the national education policy. A seven-member subcommittee to be chaired by Zubaida was also constituted to prepare proposals for the draft national education policy 2009.
Source: Daily Times
Date:4/22/2009