Federal government to ban the National Testing Service (NTS) over corruption charges?
ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly (NA) members have called on the federal government to ban the National Testing Service (NTS) from conducting aptitude tests for admissions in public sector universities.
The demand has come after uproar on social media against the corruption stories in the testing service.
During the proceedings, lawmakers protested over complaints that NTS members offer illegal favors to certain people against hefty bribes. ------------------------------
PTI MNA from KP, Sahibzada Sibghatullah, alleged that the testing service has become a money-making machine and was inflicting sufferings on the students.
“There is no one to make them accountable,” he said and added that after receiving heavy fees, students from far-flung areas were even refused entry in the examination halls.
The protesters received an affirmative response from the Federal Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Khan. He pacified the lawmakers assuring that the matter will be raised in the next federal cabinet meeting.
The minister also said that the government will take strict action against NTS if wrongdoings are proven during the investigation.