LHC extends stay on announcement of MDCAT result till Oct 4

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday extended stay on announcement of Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) 2017 result, till October 4.

Justice Shahid Waheed passed the orders on petitions filed by Ayesha Bin Tariq and other candidates challenging the MDCAT 2017.

As the proceedings started, Additional Advocate General Punjab, Arif Raja on behalf of the Punjab government sought time for submission of findings of committee formed by the government to probe the matter, saying that these were not available at present.

At this, the court adjourned the further hearing till october 4 and sought a copy of the committee findings besides extending stay.

The petitioners had submitted that more than 65,000 students appeared in MDCAT held on August 20. They alleged that the paper was leaked ahead of time and if the result was announced on basis of the test then it would be an injustice to deserving students.They pleaded with the court to set aside the test.

It is pertinent to mention that the UHS through a reply had told the court that MDCAT 2017 paper was not leaked and no evidence was found in this regard.