National News / January 22, 2018 Court Agrees To Pay Fee of Two Medical Students

LAHORE – A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar observed that the Supreme Court would pay fee of two students who could not continue their medical education due to financial constraints despite meeting the criteria for admission. The chief justice was hearing a suo motu case involving fee structure of...

National News / January 22, 2018 PMDC Goes Digital

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has started the process of implementing digitalisation system to make the regulatory body paperless for better functioning and transparency. In this regard a meeting was held at PMDC office chaired by the Chairman of ad-hoc Council a former judge of the supreme Justice (retd) Mian Shakirullah Jan to...

National News / January 19, 2018 Appoint Next HEC Chief on Merit: FAPUASA

ISLAMABAD: The head of Higher Education Commission (HEC) should be appointed on merit and selected by a professional and non-partisan body in a transparent manner, said a representative body of university teachers. The Federation of All Pakistan University Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has called on the prime minister to form a transparent committee for merit-based appointment...

National News / January 19, 2018 Nine-Member ad-hoc Council to Govern PMDC

KARACHI: A nine-member ad-hoc council has been formed and said council will run Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) affairs in accordance with their jurisdiction. The nine-member ad-hoc council comprises Justice (Retd) Mian Shakirullah Jan,  Attorney General for Pakistan, federal secretary health , surgeon general of Pakistan  Army, National University of Medical Sciences vice-chancellor, University of ...

National News / January 12, 2018 Pakistan Medical and Dental Council is Dissolved

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court dissolved the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s (PMDC) governing body. PMDC regulates medical educational institutes across Pakistan. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar headed the three-member bench hearing a case regarding the functioning of the council. He has also ordered the formation of an interim committee which is to...

National News / January 10, 2018 Pakistani Private Medical Colleges ‘Can’ Collect Rs 642,000 Annually

LAHORE – Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) informed the Supreme Court of Pakistan that it had fixed Rs 642,000 as the annual fee/charges for medical students of private medical colleges. Following the SC orders, the PMDC submitted its comprehensive report on fee structure of private medical colleges. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib...

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Court Agrees To Pay Fee of Two Medical Students
National News

Court Agrees To Pay Fee of Two Medical Students

LAHORE – A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar observed that the Supreme Court would pay fee of two students who could not continue their medical education due to financial constraints despite meeting the criteria for admission. The chief justice was hearing a suo motu case involving fee structure of…

PMDC Goes Digital
National News

PMDC Goes Digital

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has started the process of implementing digitalisation system to make the regulatory body paperless for better functioning and transparency. In this regard a meeting was held at PMDC office chaired by the Chairman of ad-hoc Council a former judge of the supreme Justice (retd) Mian Shakirullah Jan to…

Appoint Next HEC Chief on Merit: FAPUASA
National News

Appoint Next HEC Chief on Merit: FAPUASA

ISLAMABAD: The head of Higher Education Commission (HEC) should be appointed on merit and selected by a professional and non-partisan body in a transparent manner, said a representative body of university teachers. The Federation of All Pakistan University Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has called on the prime minister to form a transparent committee for merit-based appointment…

Nine-Member ad-hoc Council to Govern PMDC
National News

Nine-Member ad-hoc Council to Govern PMDC

KARACHI: A nine-member ad-hoc council has been formed and said council will run Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) affairs in accordance with their jurisdiction. The nine-member ad-hoc council comprises Justice (Retd) Mian Shakirullah Jan,  Attorney General for Pakistan, federal secretary health , surgeon general of Pakistan  Army, National University of Medical Sciences vice-chancellor, University of …

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council is Dissolved
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Pakistan Medical and Dental Council is Dissolved

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court dissolved the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s (PMDC) governing body. PMDC regulates medical educational institutes across Pakistan. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar headed the three-member bench hearing a case regarding the functioning of the council. He has also ordered the formation of an interim committee which is to…

PMA and PDA praise Health Dept for doctors’ promotions
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PMA and PDA praise Health Dept for doctors’ promotions

KARACHI-Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) praises the Sindh Health Department for doing a commendable job regarding the promotions of doctors of Sindh under four-tier and three-tier formula under the decision of Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan. According to a statement issued by PMA, Health Secretary Sindh Dr Fazlullah Pechuho appeared in the Supreme Court Karachi Registry, and…

1 Dental College for Balochistan, 48 for the rest of Pakistan
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1 Dental College for Balochistan, 48 for the rest of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has approved one dental college for Balochistan while 48 dental colleges in Punjab, Sindh and KP are currently functional. As per details, currently, there is only one Bolan Medical College in Balochistan while existing President of PMDC Shabbir Lehri belongs to Balochistan. Only one dental college is giving…

Pakistan’s Dental, Surgical Instruments Now Exported to China
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Pakistan’s Dental, Surgical Instruments Now Exported to China

ISLAMABAD: In a major breakthrough, Pakistani and Chinese companies have signed an agreement of $3million for export of dental and surgical instruments from Sialkot to China. An official statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that after sustained efforts, for the first time, Pakistan has been able to make inroads into Western China’s flourishing dental…

Private Medical Colleges’ admissions are banned
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Private Medical Colleges’ admissions are banned

LAHORE: In an expression of anger over the fee-hike, the Supreme Court has banned admissions to all private medical colleges in the country, till further orders direct to the contrary. Private medical colleges all over the country have thus been banned from inducting students into their programs. The two-member bench of the Supreme Court’s Lahore…

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