Thursday restrained the University of Health Sciences (UHS) from announcing results of the Medical
and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT).
Justice Shahid Waheed issued the stay order on petitions filed by Wajihul Hassan, Ayesha bin Tariq and other students who appeared in the MDCAT held on Aug 20 for admission to MBBS. The UHS had conducted the test.
Representing the petitioners, Advocate Fatima Malik argued that the question paper of the MDACT for 2017 was already leaked on
social media by a teacher of a private college/academy in connivance with the authorities at UHS.
The counsel argued that the petitioners and thousands of other students would suffer an irreparable loss if the leaked paper was not declared void and the UHS was not ordered to hold the MDCAT exam afresh.
Advocate Malik asked the court to declare the exam void and also order an inquiry into the paper-leak.
However, the judge as an immediate relief stayed announcement of the result