JMC students seek transfer to recognised colleges
PESHAWAR, Aug 26: The students of Jinnah Medical College (JMC) on Saturday
called upon the provincial government to adjust them in medical colleges
approved by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).
assembled outside the Peshawar Press Club and distributed leaflets informing the
reporters and the general public about the unrecognised status of their college
and expressed concern over their uncertain future.
At least, 170 male and
female students are enrolled at the JMC, which is affiliated with the University
of Peshawar, but not recognised by the PMDC.The protesters said their college
only had a training arrangement with the Charsadda district hospital. "The
college charges Rs300,000 from each student as admission and tuition fees each
year," they said.
A PMDC team had visited medical colleges in the area to
see for themselves the facilities being provided to students. The team visited
the JMC on June 26, 2007, and expressed dissatisfaction with the arrangements
there and ordered its closure, they said.
They students regretted that
despite the support of the NWFP government, the college was not recognised by
They requested the chief justice of Pakistan to take suo motu
notice and order the provincial government to adjust the JMC students in
recognised medical colleges as the apex court had done in the case of the
Independent Medical College, Faisalabad. They said that 170 students could
easily be adjusted in Khyber, Swat and Ayub medical colleges. Dawn