MDCAT test: PHC directs TEP’s representative before court

Humayun Khan

PESHAWAR: The two-member bench of Peshawar High Court comprising of Justice Rooh-ul-Amin and Justice Ijaz Anwar directed Testing Evaluation Platform (TEP) representative to appear before court on 14 October, on Tuesday.
During hearing regarding Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) arranged by Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) counsels Abbas Khan Sangeen, Alamzeb Khan, Farroq Afridi, Salim Ahmad Khan, Fawad Afzal, Shah Faisal, Shabeena Noor Advocates and Additional Attorney General Ameer Javeed appeared before the court.
The counsel argued that did not conducting test on one day PMC had violated section 18 of PMC 2020 Act while conducting test on different days had impacted students badly.
The counsel for petitioner Abbas Khan Sangeen Advocate informed PHC that result of Rizwanullah was announced four times in which the student obtain 146 marks out of 210 in first result, on 9 October result was announced for second time in which he scored 164 and 10 October for third of time the student number stands at 93 while at the same date the result was announced for fourth time in which Rizwanullah had awarded with 132 marks.
The counsel added that not only in test but irregularities was also made in result which had mentally impacted the students. He added that if admission was not stopped at medical colleges it will affect future of students.
Additional Attorney General informed that TEPs was made party in the case on which the counsel informed that TEP is made respondent and court that directed the testing agency for submission of comments.
The counsel further added that TEP is committing delaying tactics in submission of comments and added that if medical colleges had granted admission it deprived capable students from obtaining admission in medical colleges.
After arguments PHC strictly directed TEP to submit comments before 14 October and directed to appear representative of testing agency.