Medical Tests controversy

SHC rejects contempt of court plea

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday dismissed a contempt of court plea pertaining to the controversy between Sindh government and federal government over medical colleges and universities admission tests.

The contempt of court plea, for non-compliance with the court order, was moved by Muhammad Jibran Nasir, who is counsel for students against separate medical tests by federal and Sindh governments.

The petitioner stated that a new test date had been announced without forming an academic board. The court order has been implemented, a lawyer of Pakistan Medical Commission replied to the petitioner. Academic board has also been formed. The board has approved the syllabus, said PMC lawyer.

“How did contempt happen when the board re-examined the syllabus, the court asked the petitioner. Apparently, the court order has been implemented, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar said. The court overruled the contempt of court petition of Nasir. - PPI