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CSS exams: Three-year data reveals 54.53% candidates failed in Urdu

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ISLAMABAD: Details of candidates who appeared for the Central Superior Services (CSS) Examination in the past three years were presented in the National Assembly on Friday.

Candidates comprised those who passed and failed in various subjects from the years 2019, 2020 and 2021. According to the details, at least 54.53% of candidates failed in Pakistan’s national language Urdu in the last three years.

A written response from the Establishment Division was presented in the National Assembly session with details of the candidates.

The Establishment Division mentioned that 30% candidates failed in Urdu in 2019; while in 2020 and 2021, the rate of failure shot up to 59% and 73%, respectively. The overall rate of failure was 54.53% in the last three years.

According to the report, 45,800 candidates out of 49,500 failed in essay writing over three years. In 2019, 13,328 candidates out of 14,205 failed essay writing, while 6% of candidates managed to pass the subject.

In 2020, the report mentioned that 17,735 out of 18,387 candidates failed in essay writing, while the passing rate was just 4%. In 2021, on the other hand, at least 14,760 candidates out of 16,887 who appeared failed in the subject. The success rate in 2021 was 13%, while 87% candidates flunked.

Regarding the success rate in English, the house was informed that 35,000 out of 49,500 candidates had failed in the subject in 2019 with a rate of failure of 73%, which stood at 39% and 92% in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

In the Pakistan Affairs subject, the rate of candidates that flunked remained 37% in 2019, 71% in 2020 and 46% in 2021. In Islamiat, 18% candidates failed in 2019, 51% in 2020 and 81% in 2021.

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Zaidong, the ambassador, said China will fully back Pakistan’s counterterrorism operations.

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Reaffirming on Thursday that China will provide Pakistan with unwavering support in its fight against terrorism is Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Jiang Zaidong.

In an interview that was broadcast on television, the ambassador promised to cooperate with Pakistan and said that China will protect the interests and safety of the citizens of the two friendly nations.

Zaidong underscored that efforts to undermine the two nations’ bilateral relationship would be thwarted by China’s cooperation with Pakistan.

Also, he emphasized how crucial China-Pakistan relations have become strategically given the changing nature of the world.

In highlighting the transformative impact of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the ambassador reaffirmed his nation’s commitment to seeing it through.

In addition to creating thousands of employment, he said, “the CPEC has facilitated significant advancements in power generation and transportation infrastructure with over $25 billion in direct investments and substantial infrastructure development.”

Zaidong stressed the value of sharing ideas and knowledge between Pakistan and China, acknowledging their shared security objectives.

Stressing that both countries have a common future, he envisioned their partnership having a greater social impact.

Concerning the terrorist attack on Chinese nationals [working on the Dasu dam], the ambassador expressed gratitude to the Pakistani people for their condolences and sympathy and commended the government for its prompt action.

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Mild rain in Lahore improves the weather

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Early on Friday, light rain in the province capital Lahore and its surrounding areas improved the weather.

But rain also led to power outages in several areas of Lahore, as multiple feeders of the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) blew, leaving whole sections of the city without power.

Details show that rain was observed in a number of locations throughout the city, including Model Town, Gulberg, Garden Town, Mall Road, Lakshmi Chowk, Gulshan Ravi, Jail Road, and Sanda.

However, the Met Office has forecasted an additional day of rain for the city during the next 24.

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The government will begin coordinated action against lawbreakers in the Katcha region

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On Friday, Mohsin Naqvi, the interior minister, announced that the government would begin a coordinated operation in the Katcha region to eradicate the miscreants for good.

He stated that collaborative efforts in the Katcha region will make use of contemporary technologies, including drones.

According to Mohsin Naqvi, all security agencies, including the police, should make sure that SOPs are fully implemented in order to protect Chinese nationals living in Pakistan.

He declared that any carelessness in this respect will not be accepted at all while presiding over a meeting to review the National Action Plan’s implementation at NACTA headquarters in Islamabad.

According to Naqvi, failure to follow the SOPs for the safety of foreign nationals will result in severe disciplinary action.

“We have to outfit our departments with cutting-edge technology to eradicate terrorism,” stated the interior minister. He declared that the provinces will receive all the assistance from the federation in this area.

Anti-state forces will be permanently driven out of the Katcha region, according to Naqvi. The interior minister expressed satisfaction with the anti-smuggling operations and stated that all ministries need to make sure that smugglers face stern legal action.

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