PMDC victim students seek CJ's intervention

ISLAMABAD - Depriving the students of their due rights, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council is reluctant to provide the mark sheet to the candidates who had failed the recent Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP) exam, creating further suspicion about the transparency of the exam. This unjustified step on part of PMDC has further intensified the ongoing controversy that surfaced after PMDC had failed 489 of 507 students that had taken the aforementioned exam on June 20, last month. The passing percentage is one of the lowest in the history of RMP exam in Pakistan. The students have requested Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to intervene into the matter. According to sources, PMDC is concealing the facts by denying the students any access to their mark sheets in the wake of massive irregularities committed by the Council in the same tests. One of the aggrieved students, while talking to TheNation, informed that due to the non-professional attitude of the PMDC administration, hundreds of students are compelled to run from pillar to post in order to get the mark sheet. It is the due right of any student to get his/her mark sheet to get the correct information regarding the marks he added. He further said, We have visited PMDC a number of times but to no avail. I myself visited PMDC so many times to get the mark sheet but they are continuously making lame excuses and not providing the mark sheet. Strangely, students are being asked to consult the University of Health Sciences, Lahore, to get the mark sheets, Why UHS when PMDC has conducted the exam and it has announced the results? UHS has nothing to do with this issue, the students lamented. They deplored that once again they will have to go through the irksome process to get eligibility letters to appear in RMP exams, which requires hefty a fees as well. According to the students, PMDC is only settling some old scores with the students who had moved LHC against the discriminatory policies of the Council. It is to be mentioned here that since the last month PMDC has been in media but for all the wrong reasons When an attempt was made to contact him, the Registrar PMDC, Dr Nadeem Ahmad, was not available for comments.

ePaper - Nawaiwaqt