KARACHI: Numerous college students held an illustration towards the Pakistan Medical Fee (PMC) for stretching the Medical and Dental Faculties Admission Check (MDCAT) for a interval of 30 days exterior the Supreme Court docket Karachi Registry on Thursday (right this moment).
The protesting college students had been holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans towards the net take a look at. The scholars demanded Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed to take suo motu discover of the problem.
The protesters demanded the PMC and different involved authorities to carry the MDCAT take a look at on a single day throughout the nation.
They had been of the view that PMC was conducting the MDCAT examination on numerous dates throughout the nation, including that such a apply results in papers leaking. They demanded the federal government to revive the earlier process of the take a look at.
The scholars additional stated that the PMC’s on-line system was inactive for the final two days, including that the scholars of pre-medial had been present process agony as they may not get their admission slips printed in the course of the interval.
In addition they demanded the PMC deal with their points on the earliest.
LHC serves discover on PMC
On Monay, Justice Muzammil Akhtar Shabbir of the Lahore Excessive Court docket (LHC) had issued a discover to the PMC and sought a reply on a writ petition searching for cancellation of ongoing MDCAT for not being held on the identical day in violation of legislation.
A senior lawyer, Agha Intizar Ali Imran, had appeared on behalf of the petitioner-student Hadiya Khalid and contended that the petitioner appeared in MDCAT however needed to face a number of problems, hurdles and illegalities in the course of the take a look at and couldn’t safe the specified consequence regardless of being an distinctive scholar.
He had argued that beneath the obligatory provision of Part 18 (1) of the Pakistan Medical Fee Act, 2020(PMCA), MDCAT was to be held “on the identical day” as “a single admissions take a look at” with a view to present equal alternative to all of the candidates/ college students. However the PMC is holding the identical beneath the schedule from August 30 to September 30, which is a sheer violation of Article four of Structure and the Part 18 (1) of the PMCA.
He had additional argued that these college students who had been requested to look at first of September-2021 will be capable of discover solely the span of 1 month for the preparation of the stated “Entry Check” whereas these can be fortunate to have the possibility to look in the long run of September-2021 will benefit from the size of just about two months for the preparation which is discrimination in contravention to Article 25 of the Structure.