KARACHI: The Sindh Home Department has imposed Section 144 for the fair conduct of matriculation and intermediate exams across the provinces.
Authorities have also declared all examination centres as ‘restricted areas’ after the worst incidents of negligence and mismanagement were reported. The examination papers were delayed by 3 to 4 hours and did not even arrive at several centres, while they were efforts of cheating at numeorus centres.
It has been decided to impose Section 144 to stop cheating and question paper leaks. The public has been banned from going inside the centres where annual examinations of matric and intermediate students are being conducted.
Under the restrictions, examination centres have been declared as restricted areas and only those who have been issued admit cards and duty staff will be allowed enter. The usage of mobile phones during exam hours will be strictly prohibited.
The decision was taken to conduct matriculation and intermediate examinations in a fair and peaceful manner and maintain the sanctity of examination premises. The operation of photocopy machines around the examination centres have been restricted. The station house officers (SHOs) of the concerned police stations have been directed to register complaints and take action against the violators.