KARACHI - A large numbers of teachers have disengaged themselves from examination-related activities in the ongoing Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Part-I & II Annual Examinations due to notice of threats from cheating mafia, The Nation learnt on Monday. A senior professor, on condition of anonymity, said that despite the imposition of Section-144, the cheating mafia, backed by some students political wings, was threatening the teachers for dire consequences. Mafia has also asked teachers to refrain from meddling with the mafias illegal affairs during the HSC papers, being held at different colleges. He said, Government Degree College for Boys, North Karachi, and Government Ship owners College North Nazimabad have been reported as the most affected examination centres, where candidates on the back of students group use the unfair means. Director General of Colleges, Sindh, Dr Rafiq Ahmed Siddiqui has failed to control corrupt elements even in his neighbouring college, Government Boys College KMC, Nishtar Road. It shows the negligence of the authorities concerned. According to some reports, external elements roam freely in the premises of Government Boys College KMC to perform their unlawful activities during the exams. According to a statement issued by BIEK, a total of 32 candidates had been caught red-handedly while using unfair means during fourth day of the HSC Part-I & II Annual Examinations. BIEK Chairman, Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai, Director General Colleges Sindh Dr Rafiq Ahmed Siddiqui, Deputy Controller Examination Javed Faruqi, Deputy Secretary Imran Chishti and District Secretary Scout Muhammad Taqi visited the examination centres. BIEK Chairman, Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai, has applauded the efforts of the teachers who are not considering the threats of the criminals and fighting with them with the sense of responsibility.