KARACHI – Holding out assurances to teachers and proctors of heightened security in and around examination centres of the intermediate education board after the torture on a college principal and invigilators on last Tuesday, the commissioner on Friday ordered senior police officials to ensure strict security against miscreants and cheating mafia. A policeman, deputed at an exam centre, would have to carry instructions of invigilating team superintendents, it was decided at a meeting chaired by Commissioner Roshan Ali Sheikh. Also present at the office of the commissioner were Board of Intermediate Examinations Karachi Chairman Anwar Ahmed Zai, Controller Examination Imran Chishti, Sindh Professors’ & Lecturers’ Association leader Prof Athar Hussain and other SPLA officials General Secretary Prof Iftikhar Azmi, Prof Ali Murtaza, Prof Muhammad Arshad, Prof Taiyab, Prof Hasan Baloch, Prof Feroz Siddiqui, deputy and assistant commissioners. Prof Athar Hussain of the SPLA said from their side, Prof Ali Murtaza, would be on the control room set up to curb mischievous activities during the ongoing examinations. The SPLA strongly condemned the mishandling of teachers by activists from student wings of political parties. According to a statement issued by the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi, it conducted the paper of English-I in the first shift of the examination only, while due to the Friday Prayer, it did not hold any exam in the second shift. During the paper, the special vigilance teams caught an impersonation case. Later on, the accused was handed over to police. As many as 27 candidates were caught while using unfair means during the paper. Special vigilance teams paid surprise visits to various examination centres across the city.