Lahore: President Asif Ali Zardari was listed
as an option to a multiple-choice question for school students
on `what forms the basis of the system of life`, prompting
authorities in Pakistan`s Punjab province to order a probe
into the matter.
Class 9 students appearing in tests in schools in southern
Punjab were given unusual options in several multiple-choice
questions in an Urdu paper.
A question on what forms the basis of the system of life
listed "Zardari Sahib" as one of the possible answers. The
other options were religion, world and wealth.
Another question in a separate test asked students who was
responsible for the protection of Pakistan.
The options listed for this multiple-choice question were
Allah, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, "Zardari Sahib" and
the Pakistani people.
Punjab Education Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman told
reporters that the papers were set by a teacher from Dera
Ghazi Khan, 450 km from Lahore, and that an investigation had
been ordered to ascertain how "Zardari Sahib" was listed as
one of the possible answers.
"Action will be taken against those found to be involved
in this matter," he said.