PML-N lawmaker Hina Parvaiz Butt raises MDCAT issue, submits resolution in Punjab assembly

By Abdullah Zahid.

LAHORE: The PML-N raised the issue of the controversial results of the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) 2020 in the Punjab Assembly on Saturday.

PML-N lawmaker Hina Parvez Butt submitted a resolution in the provincial assembly in which she demanded the government remove ambiguous questions from the MDCAT questionnaire.

“The MDCAT candidates are protesting the issue for the last many days. The government should make public the findings of the FIA investigation into the matter,” read the resolution.

It may be mentioned here that the results of MDCAT examination for admission in medical colleges were announced that showed multiple discrepancies including names and roll numbers of the candidates were entered incorrectly.

The Pakistan Medical Association had strongly criticized the errors in the results released by the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) and demanded that the Supreme Court should take notice of the mismanagement in the MDCAT examination.

Earlier, students of medicine, including MDCAT aspirants, staged protests on Sunday in a number of cities, alleging irregularities and unfairness in the MDCAT exam conducted by PMC.

Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood had already said his ministry had “nothing to do” with either Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) or the MDCAT.

Hundreds of students took to the streets in Peshawar, Hyderabad, and Karachi, among other cities, with those in Lahore staging a sit-in outside the Punjab governor house, demanding justice in the matter.

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