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SHC restrains NTS from conducting fresh test for medical students

November 23, 2017

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday restrained the National Testing Service (NTS) from conducting a fresh test for admissions in the government-run medical colleges and universities of the province.

A division bench, headed by Justice MunibAkhtar, while hearing identical petitions filed by students and a political party Pasban e Pakistan, issued these restraining orders and sought the comments from Sindh authorities till the next hearing.

Earlier on November 11, the provincial government had decided to re-conduct the test by annulling the result of a test held earlier after founding the same controversial.

Following the notification, Pasban e Pakistan President AltafShakoor and a student HaziqKhursheed had filed a constitutional petition, praying to the SHC to declare the government notification for cancelling the NTS results for admissions in government-run medical colleges and universities as null and void.

Impleading the province of Sindh through secretary health department, NTS through its CEO and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) through its Chairman as respondents, the petitioners submitted that the NTS is reputed company involved in providing services for conducting various examinations, tests, screening processes for the government and other institutions. They denied the allegations of entry paper leak and said that the impugned notification was issued without lawful authority and the same was liable to be declared as null and void

They prayed that HaziqKhursheed and other students who had cleared the test were entitled to be given admission in medical college or university in accordance with their result.

They also prayed the court to declare that the test results of the entry test for MBBS and BDS for session 2017-18 are valid and liable to be acted upon. The petitioners requested the SHC to restrain the respondents or their agents from conducting any other entry test for MBBS and BDS Session 2017-18.

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