SC directs SHC, BHC not to announce verdict in PMC case before IHC
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed Sindh and Balochistan high courts not to announce verdict in the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) case before the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah heard the case.
During the course of proceedings, the counsel for the petitioner argued that earlier only the PMDC was an authorized body but now four departments had been established under the PMC and divided its powers.
The chief justice asked to move the case to the IHC.
The counsel responded that the IHC had reserved the verdict.
The chief justice said after the decision of IHC, the affected party could approach the Supreme Court.
Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan observed that the medical commission was formed to benefit private medical colleges and the action taken by the Supreme Court regarding medical colleges was abolished.
He said the purpose of the court was to improve the quality of medical education, to restore the merit of the private colleges and to control the unaccounted profits of the private medical colleges.
Later, the court disposed of the case. – APP