Court holds NLE applicable to students graduating after 24 September 2020: PMC

Islamabad   -   The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) on Thursday said that the Lahore High Court (LHC) has held NLE applicable to all medical and dental students who graduated after 24 September 2020 irrespective of the fact they were admitted in medical or dental college before the promulgation of PMC Act 2020. 

 A statement issued by the PMC said that the LHC did not accept the plea of the petitioners that they were enrolled into medical undergraduate degree program during the tenure of defunct PMDC and the regulations existing at that time and that they are not required to undergo the test of NLE. 

 The Honourable High Court has clarified that after the promulgation of PMC Act 2020 all maters for the grant of full license are to be governed under the said Act. 

The court has held, 

“it would be unreasonable for any candidate who has passed the examination subsequent to its promulgation to allege that he or she was not governed by the provisions of the Act, 2020 which is applicable to all such students who passed the examination subsequent to the date of its promulgation.”

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