KARACHI – Girl students once again stole the show by bagging all top positions in the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Part-II annual examinations 2012 of Humanities group (regular and private), Commerce group (private) and Humanities group [(regular) for special candidates], the results of which were declared by the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Tuesday.Not a single male candidate could mange to get in the list of top 10 students in the humanities group (regular) and Commerce group (private), while in and Humanities group [(regular) for special candidates] only two boys could clinch seventh and ninth positions. In Humanities (regular) examination, a total of 10,393 candidates got registered. Out of these, 10,217 (1,212 male and 9,005 female) took the exam, while 4,602 (570 male, 4,032 female) candidates were declared successful, with a pass percentage of 45.04. A total of two candidates were placed in A-One grade, 108 in A, 809 in B, 1,946 in C, 1,596 in D and 141 in E grade. Reja Zahid of the DA Degree College for Women, Phase VII, bagged first position with 82.63 per cent marks (909 of out of 1100), while Saboor Fatima of the Iqra Huffaz Girls Science College bagged second position with 79.36 per cent (875) marks in Humanities (regular) examination. Safia Kareem of the Zubair Public Higher Secondary School clinched third position with 79.36 per cent (873).In Humanities (private) examination, as many as 9,795 candidates got registered while 9,375 (3602 male and 5773 female) of them appeared. As many as 5,112 (2068 male, 3044 female) candidates were declared to be passed with 54.53 pass percentage. A total of 189 candidates got A grade, 575 B, 2,033 in C, 2,112 D grade and 203 candidates in E grade. Sadia Rasheed secured first position with 78.54 per cent marks (864 total marks out of 1100), Ambreen Qasim got second position with 78.36 per cent (862) and Salma Siddiq obtained third position with 77.45 per cent (852).In Commerce group (private), as many as 10,578 candidates got registered. Of them, 10,188 (7,313 male and 2,875 female) candidates took the exam. Around 3,969 (2841 male, 1128 female) candidates were declared passed with 38.96 pass percentage. As many as 39 candidates were placed in A grade, 292 in B, 1,362 in C, 2,122 in D and 154 candidates in E grade. Amber Saba secured first position with 75.72 per cent marks (833 total marks out of 1100). Aneela Hasan Rizvi with 73.81 per cent (812) marks and Maria Mithai Wala with 73.72 per cent (811) marks obtained second and third spots, respectively. In Humanities group [(regular) for special candidates] examination, as many as 90 candidates were registered, out of which, 87 (52 male and 35 female) candidates appeared. Of the total 90 candidates, 87 (52 male, 35 female) students passed the exam with 100 pass percentage. A total of 34 candidates passed in A-1 grade, 42 in A grade, three in B, five in C and three in D grade. Muhammad Fareed of the IDA-RIEU College for the Deaf and Blind and Raima Khan of the Dewa Higher Secondary School, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, shared top position with 88.36 per cent marks (972/1100). Waqaruddin with 87.91 per cent and Rameez Mustafa with 87.73 per cent marks were placed second and third, respectively. Both the students were from the Dewa Higher Secondary School, Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Examinations Controller Imran Khan Chishti announced the results at a ceremony held in the honour of the toppers in BIEK auditorium.Speaking at the ceremony, all position holders paid tribute to Malala Yousafzai for her stance against terrorists, and said that Malala was a ray of hope for the students of Pakistan. They said that they would follow the path of struggle introduced by Malala. They added that the poor law and order situation prevailing in the country was a major issue and that there was a dire need to root out fanaticism from the country. To a query about their success, they said that it was due to the combined efforts of their parents and teachers. In his address to the ceremony, BIEK chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai said that the proposal of centralised examination centre was under discussion. He said all stakeholders had been contacted to get their suggestions. Secretary Education Haider Ali Naveen, Controller Examinations Imran Khan Chishti and heads of various public and private educational institutions were also present on the occasion.