DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Dera Ismail Khan has announced Intermediate (FA, FSc) annual examination for year 2018.

The result was announced at a ceremony on Saturday where caretaker Provincial Education Minister Prof Sara Safdar was the chief guest.

Around 8,314 students were declared successful in the exam out of total 14,320 and the pass percentage remained 58.43 percent.

Iman Mahsud of the Government Girls Degree College, Wana, South Waziristan, topped the examination by securing 1,007 marks, Muhammad Iqbal of the Lens School and College, Dera Ismail Khan, and Hafiz Wajahat of the Iqra Education System School and College, Tank, clinched second positions by obtaining 1,001 marks each, while Muhammad Asif Raheem of the Leads Schools and College, DI Khan secured third position with 987 marks.

Speaking on the occasion, Sara Safdar said that education was key to development and progress of the nation. She said education proves vital role in character building and nation building. She said the problem of the DI Khan Education Board building will be resolved soon.