ISLAMABAD – Executive Members of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) today called on a Press Briefing to respond the allegations concerning Illegal election and appointments and FIR against them for allegedly preparing a fake gazette notification about their election and presenting it before a parliamentary committee.
Briefing the Press, Prof. Masood Hameed Khan, President, Dr. Raja Amjad Mahmood, Registrar, Prof. Ghulam Qadir Kazi, Dr. Khurshid Ahmad Nasim, Prof. Syed Muhammad Awais, Prof. Azam Yousifani and senior members of PMDC requested Government of Pakistan, High Court of Pakistan to formulate a commission of senior judges to inspect, inquire and solve the issue. They said that Al Razi medical college which is owned by MNA Nisar Khattak is restricted by High Court because this medical college is not affiliated by any hospital and it also lack faculties. They said that this issue is demoralizing the image of PMDC image. PMDC has also contacted PTI Chairman Mr. Imran Khan but got no response. They also informed that the senior officials of the PMDC are receiving life-threating call and messages.
Referring to a news item published in various newspapers they said that when the new executive council took the charge the PMDC was not in good condition. PMDC has cancelled the registration of 19 sub-standard medical colleges in the country in the month of December 2012. These medical colleges are not fulfilling the mandatory requirements and rules and regulation as enshrined in guidelines issue by PMDC .
They highlighted the role of PMDC is to ensure high standards medical and dental education throughout Pakistan. It is very important that PMDC should play its role as an autonomous independent and powerful body to regulate medical education and training in Pakistan. But some element want to destroy the present executive committee and overcome it.