Shaheen airlines directed to deposit 20 million within one week
LAHORE: The Supreme Court has barred private medical colleges from directly enrolling students.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar passed the order while hearing a suo motu case regarding admissions in medical colleges in Lahore on Monday.
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Registrar Dr Muhammad Waseem submitted a new admission policy to the court.
According to the new policy, admissions in the private medical colleges will be made through a centralised admission policy.
On July 23, the CJP during the hearing of admission and charging of additional fee in private medical colleges’ case remarked that back channels for seeking admission into private medical colleges will be shut.
Meanwhile, hearing another suo motu case, the CJP ordered Shaheen Airlines to deposit twenty million rupees within one week for the payment of monetary compensation to the stranded passengers in China.
On August 7, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar ordered Shaheen Air International (SAI) to ensure that over 214 passengers, who were left stranded in China for a week, are adequately compensated for their ordeal. The airline was directed to pay Rs0.1 million to each passenger. On July 29, the SAI flight to Guangzhou was cancelled after the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) suspended the airline’s flight operations because of non-payment of its dues of over Rs1.5 billion. Over 300 passengers were left stranded at the Chinese airport.