KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) was directed on Wednesday by the Sindh High Court (SHC) to increase the registration deadline for the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) from November 2 to November 6.
The directives had been issued in the course of the listening to of a petition difficult the admission coverage adopted by PMC. The fee introduced final week that aspiring docs and dentists might apply for MDCAT by November 2 and scheduled the check for November 15. It stated the checks might be administered by the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS).
In at the moment’s listening to, PMC counsel Zeeshan Abdullah submitted a written assertion earlier than the bench, contending that the petitioners had not specified which rights had been being violated. He added that the petitioners belong to a non-public faculty, alleging that they had been interfering in issues regarding PMC.
Arguing that the petition was primarily based on malice, Abdullah stated “section 18 of the PMC Act clarifies the admission policy”.
The lawyer added that the fee has not stopped schools in Sindh from taking extra admission checks and lamented that the provincial authorities did not ship its consultant to inter-provincial committee conferences referred to as to develop a joint syllabus for admission.
After listening to arguments, the excessive courtroom directed petitioners to submit a reply to PMC’s written assertion and ordered PMC counsel to make sure the fee’s web site was up to date with the brand new registration deadline.
Keeping in view the strike referred to as by attorneys, the bench adjourned listening to until November 3.