Open merit: More seats in med schools for overseas Pakistanis’ children

Published: August 12, 2015
Adviser to Chief Minister on Health Khwaja Salman Rafique. PHOTO: WASEEM NIAZ

Adviser to Chief Minister on Health Khwaja Salman Rafique. PHOTO: WASEEM NIAZ


The government has converted 76 seats in public medical and dental colleges, previously reserved for foreigners on self-finance, to seats for children of overseas Pakistanis and citizens with dual nationality, Adviser to Chief Minister Salman Rafique said on Tuesday. Children of Pakistanis living abroad looking to apply to medical colleges in Pakistan have till August 20 to apply for admission.

Rafique was presiding over a meeting to discuss the admission policy in medical colleges for the children of overseas Pakistanis and those with dual nationality.

Rafique said earlier, admission on the 76 seats was given to foreigners applying on self-finance basis. He said students applying to the seats would have to pass the entry test given by the University of Health Sciences or international MCAT exam or SAT-II. Overseas Pakistanis Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti said mostly Pakistanis living in the Middle East will benefit from the new policy.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2015.

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  • Danyal Waheed
    Aug 16, 2015 - 11:23AM

    But the MCAT is on the 30th how can we apply before the results come out?
    And plus the last session for SATs is on November 7th, and the universities have not declared any deadlines in august, rather the fact, applications for private medical universities start after the admissions are closed for government universities.Recommend

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