The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) to announce the results of both MDCAT together, one of which is for students affected by the novel coronavirus and that a unified single merit list to be issued in respect of the two tests.
Headed by Justice Nadeem Akhtar, SHC’s division bench stated that PMC’s council had duly approved a separate test for students suffering from coronavirus, and therefore conducting the tests on two different dates could not be deemed illegal or against the PMC act.
However, the SHC did emphasize PMC to ensure the results of both the tests to be issued together, with a single merit list to guarantee a fair result across Pakistan.
Petitioners Syed Ahmed Maaz and others, along with their counsel Jibran Nasir had submitted a petition stating the conductance of two tests is itself a violation of the PMC act. According to the petitioners, having tests on two different dates would affect the criteria for judging the performance of the applicants and urged, that the examinations could be held at the same time but at different venues instead.