PESHAWAR: Students hailing from district Peshawar clinched all the top positions in Matric and Intermediate exams of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Peshawar by securing record high marks.
The government has already announced the award of at least passing 33 per cent marks to the poorly-performing students.
The 10th graders had appeared in the exam of four elective subjects, while the students of grade 12 had appeared in three elective subjects.
Chairman of the BISE Peshawar Nasrullah Yousafzai told that marks were given away in the compulsory subjects in accordance to the average taken of the obtained in the elective subjects.
The highest marks in the matriculation examination were 1098 out of 1100 with the top position being shared by three students, including Rimsha Imran of Peshawar Model Girls High School-II Dalazak Road, Sahibzada Aizaz Haleem of Peshawar Model School Charsadda, and Umar Kifayat of New Islamia Public High School Charsadda.
Similarly, the second top position was shared by 14 students with 1096 marks and third by 21 students with 1094 marks.
The Humanities Group exam was topped by Abiha Urooj of Government Girls High School Budhai with 1078 marks. The second position was shared by Sania of Government Girls High School Budhai, Alishba Shakeel of Municipal Inter College (Girls) Shahi Bagh and Malaika of Government Girls High School Khyber Colony with 1032 marks.
The third position was shared by six students of government and private schools with 1030 marks.
The results were announced during an award distribution ceremony for top position holders, where elementary and secondary education minister Shahram Khan Tarakai was the chief guest.
Adan Tariq of the Jinnah College for Women, University of Peshawar topped the intermediate exam by securing record 1,084 of the total 1,100 marks.
Salman Jamshed of the Capital College stood second by bagging 1078 marks. Mohammad Shoaib of Islamia College Peshawar secured 1076 marks to clinch the third position.
In the Pre-Engineering Group,Laiba Gulaly of Jinnah College for Women obtained the first position with 1076 marks, Shahzad Bangash of Capital College second with 1074 marks and Syed Hassaan Ali Shah of the same college third with 1072 marks.
In Humanities Group, Hassan Mohammad of Islamia College stood first with 1076 marks. Javaria of College of Home Economics, and Hafsa Shoaib shared the second position with 1052 marks, while Sana Gul of Government Girls Comprehensive Higher Secondary School secured third position with 1050 marks.