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CJP bars private medical colleges from receiving donations as ‘extra fees’

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar remarked on Monday “In any case, permission to receive additional fees from students, in the name of donations, will not be given to private medical colleges.” During the suo moto case hearing pertaining to the collection of additional fees from students of private medical colleges, the director of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) apprised the court in his detailed report that medical colleges receive money from students in the name of donations and foreign quota.…

LHC permits private medical colleges for admissions

LAHORE: A divisional bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday declared the ‘Central Induction Policy’ of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) null and void after directing the private medical colleges to independently grant admissions.   The two-judge bench, comprising Justice Ayesha A. Malik and Justice Jawad Hassan, announced the verdict on petition filed by the private medical colleges, complaining about PMDC’s new policy that failed to sanction them the right for admission to students. The court…