Lahore High verdict on medical colleges admission policy 2016
The court passed the orders after it was informed during the hearing that the parties had failed to reach any settlement on the issue despite the fact that they were given opportunity for the purpose. The court was requested to decide the issue on merit after hearing arguments.
It is pertinent to mention that the court had already suspended the policy to the extent of self-finance and foreign seats quota besides staying University of Health Sciences (UHS) from displaying open-merit list of admissions to MBBS/BDS.
Private medical colleges through their petitions submitted that the 2013 regulations were vague to the effect of initiation/completion of the admission process. They said the new regulation could not be enforced on the admissions for 2016-17 and pleaded that no law allowed retrospective effect of any government's policy.
Under new policy, a ban has been imposed upon admission of new students who pass SAT exams according to the central admission policy. The students who have passed MCAT will only be eligible for admissions in medical colleges.