PMDC dissolution case: IHC seeks respondents’ response by Nov 8

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday sought a reply from the Ministry of Health and other concerned parties on another identical petition challenging the dissolution of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).

Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani took up the petition filed by the PMDC employees and sought a reply from the respondents by November 8.

The petitioner’s counsel advocate Baber Sattar pleaded before the bench that the summary of the new ordinance was supposed to be prepared by the Establishment Division under business rules.

He said that three members of Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) had been elected by the civil society while the other three were from private institutes, accusing them of protecting their financial interests.

To a query of the bench, the lawyer answered that many other departments like the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) was also facing regulatory issues.

The court served notices to the Ministry of Health, Law and Justice Division,  Establishment Division and others to answer on the matter.

The court also summoned the attorney general for Pakistan (AGP) to reply on behalf of the federation.