IHC directs respondents to submit replies over formation of PMC | Pakistan Today

IHC directs respondents to submit replies over formation of PMC

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday directed respondents to submit a reply on petitions against the dissolution of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and the formation of Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) till November 18.

IHC Justice Mohsin Akhtar kiyani heard petitions against the dissolution of PMDC and formation of Pakistan Medical Commission.

During proceedings, advocate Babar Sattar, counsel for the petitioner said that presidential ordinances were passed in emergency situations while the aforementioned ordinance was issued after sidelining the parliament and in the absence of an emergency situation.

He said that the ministry of health is answerable as to how the PMDC was dissolved in 48 hours and the PMC established.

Babar Sattar said that permanent employees of PMDC were removed from jobs under the cover of the ordinance.

The appointment of PMC members was also made against rules, he added. He said that in doing so, authorities did not bother to advertise in the newspaper.

Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan assured the court that no deployment will be made without advertisement of the post.

So far, no vacancies have been advertised for employment in the Pakistan Medical Commission, he added.

On which, the petitioner’s counsel took the stand that no advertisement was given on the formation of the commission and appointment of its members.

The Attorney General requested time to submit the response which was approved by the court.

The court adjourned hearing till November 18, ordering the parties to submit a response within a week.