KARACHI - Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) is seeking the help from Pakistan Rangers to halt interference of external elements in examination centres of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Part-I & II, well-informed sources confided to The Nation on Wednesday. As per details, interference from different political elements at the examination centres, particularly in the ethnic based areas the City has been reported. Besides, local candidates are also facing hardships due to prolonged power outages in the metropolis. It may be noted here that KESC has refused a request from the BIEK to spare the examination centers of loadshedding. On the other hand, despite the imposition of Section-144, cheating mafia and political elements are freely interfering into the examination centres set up across the metropolis, including Government Ship-owners College North Nazimabad. Meanwhile, Chairman BIEK, Prof Anwar Ahmedzai has said that examinations were being conducted in a very pleasant and peaceful environment and no untoward incident was reported from any centre apart from some cases of cheating and impersonations. According to a senior BIEK official, a total of 36 candidates were caught red-handedly while using unfair means during the examination and two cases of impersonations were also detected. According to some complaints, male teachers have been deployed at the girls colleges in stark contradiction to the past traditions. On the other hand, vigilant teams failed to pay regular visits to some exam centres, especially in Gulistan-e-Johar. However, BIEK Chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai, DG Colleges Sindh Dr Rafiq Ahmed Siddiqui, Secretary Board Prof Hayder Ali Noveen and Deputy Controller Examination Liaquat Ali visited various examination centres in the city.