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Intermediate exams on June 16 postponed in view of possible rains in Karachi

BIEK Controller of Examinations Zaheeruddin Bhutto says new date for intermediate exams will be announced later

By Web Desk
June 15, 2023
Students solve examination papers at a centre on Lahores Mall Road on July 29, 2021. — APP/File
Students solve examination papers at a centre on Lahore's Mall Road on July 29, 2021. — APP/File

The intermediate exams scheduled to take place on Friday (June 16) have been postponed in view of the possible rains in Karachi and the approaching cyclone Biparjoy. 

Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) Controller of Examinations Zaheeruddin Bhutto issued a statement in this regard on Thursday, saying that a new date for the intermediate exams will be announced later.

"The intermediate exams scheduled to be held tomorrow, Friday, June 16, have been postponed in view of the possible rains and the cyclone. A new date will be announced later," read the statement issued.

Earlier this week, the Sindh government announced cancelling all examinations, education seminars, summer camps and education-related activities.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said in its update that the cyclone over the northeast Arabian Sea has moved further northeastward during the last six hours.

It now lies near latitude 22.9°N and longitude 67.4°E at a distance of about 220km south of Karachi, 210km south of Thatta and 130km south of Keti Bandar, the statement added.