Court matters: Bail granted to two suspected of targeting police

PHC orders FCPS (II) seats to be doubled to 400.

Our Correspondent July 26, 2013
PHC orders FCPS (II) seats to be doubled to 400. PHOTO: FILE


Citing lack of evidence, a city court set free two men allegedly involved in firing at the police.

Nisar and Mir Alam were arrested for allegedly attacking Nasir Bagh police on February 16, 2011. Nisar had sustained injuries in the crossfire. However, on Thursday, Additional District and Sessions Judge Amin Kundi granted bail to both the accused because of insufficient evidence.

In another case on Thursday, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) ordered the number of seats for the Fellow of College of Physician and Surgeon (FCPS II) degree be doubled from 200 to 400.

The orders were issued by a division bench comprising Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel and Justice Musarrat Hilali while hearing a petition filed by students who could not get admission in FCPS (II).

Counsel for the petitioners Attiq Shah informed the bench the dean of the Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) suspended an admission list for FCPS (II), stating the admissions will be held batch-wise. This is unjust as new applicants are not being granted admissions, stated Shah.

PGMI Dean Dr Akhtar Ali argued the amended prospectus for FCPS (II) 2012 clearly states students from the previous session, who failed to get admission, should be given priority.

According to the dean, there were 357 applicants for 210 posts. Combined with students who were not admitted last year, there are a total of 400 students in the run. He added the issue is being discussed with the secretary health.

Additional Advocate General Malik Mujtaba told the court a summary has been sent by the health department and a decision is expected in the near future.

The division bench, however, ordered the number of seats be increased so all the students can be accommodated.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 26th, 2013.


Roni | 10 years ago | Reply How many family members of the high judiciary are going to benefit by doubling the seats?
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