PMDC & ministry tussle | AIOU FA results
Tussle between ministry, PMDC worsens
Islamabad, Jan 25: The ongoing tug-of-war between the Ministry of National Health Services
and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) is now touching new
heights with the ministry putting in hectic efforts to get
administrative control of the PMDC through promulgation of a
presidential ordinance, sources said here on Sunday.
said that the Ministry of National Health Services also sent a letter
to Law Ministry asking what how to rectify the affairs of PMDC that is
currently in the line of fire from various quarters that are openly
challenging authenticity of gazette notification regarding election of
its executive body.
"Minister for National Health Services
Saira Afzal Tarar has also formed a committee under the supervision of a
senior academician that would present its recommendations within a week
to bring to an end the crisis-like situation that emerged when a member
of NA Standing Committee presented a letter in the meeting claiming the
relevant authority has confirmed that gazette notification (Registered
No. M-302) issued on January 1, 2014, about election of executive body
of PMDC is fake," the sources said.
The director general
of the ministry also submitted a report to NA Standing Committee on
Health stating, "The incumbent PMDC's executive committee, including the
president and the vice president, was not notified by the government
and was illegal. If they got themselves notified from some other place,
it doesn't legally notify their designations."
report presented in the National Assembly on January 6 the deputy
director of the ministry stated, "The federal government has not
notified the PMDC executive committee including their president and vice
president. All officers/officials involved in any illegal act will have
to face legal proceedings under the rules of the organisation."
to all these claims Hina Shaukat, Chief Public Relations Officer of
PMDC, said President Masood Hameed Khan and Vice President Syed Awais
have been notified in the Gazette of Pakistan. As per gazette
notification, Hameed Khan and Awais have been elected as president and
vice president of the PMDC respectively. A six-member executive
committee is also notified.
Minister for National Health
Services Saira Afzal Tarar told this correspondent that they are moving
in the right direction to resolve this issue in coordination with all
stakeholders and legal experts and "I hope the situation would be
resolved next week to the satisfaction of all the stakeholders."
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PMDC writes to ministry for audit of CPSP affairs
Islamabad: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has requested the Ministry of
National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination to hold an audit
of the College of Physicians and Surgeons' academic, administrative and
The request has been formally made
through a communication, according to a PMDC officer.The CPSP, which
conducts examinations for the award of postgraduate fellowship/diploma
of FCPS and MCPS, is under the administrative control of the NHSRC
The officer also said the PMDC formally
requested the CPSP lately for provision of the data of the FCPS degrees
issued by it over the years for scrutiny, but to no avail.He said the
council had requested the ministry for acting against the CPSP over
denial of the sought-after record. When approached, PMDC Registrar Dr
Raja Amjad Mehmood confirmed his organisation's correspondence with the
NHSRC Ministry over the CPSP affairs.
He said the PMDC
would ensure by all means that standards of medical and dental education
in the country are not compromised.Dr Raja Amjad said all postgraduate
medical institutions should get the PMDC accreditation as postgraduate
training centres for registration of their courses and degrees offered.
is in the interest of doctors and dentists intending to get admission
to postgraduate programmes to verify if the programmes leading to award
of postgraduate medical/dental qualifications offered by degree-awarding
institutions like the CPSP are recognised by the PMDC," he said.
PMDC registrar also said students should also verify if the training
institutions/training sites where they intended to go for further
studies were recognised or approved by the PMDC as training sites. He
said list of the PMDC-approved/recognised training institutions/training
sites with degree-awarding institutes was available on the PMDC
official website.The news
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AIOU announces results of FA Spring 2013 semester
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced the
final results of its FA programme for the Spring 2013 semester and
placed the results on its website: www.aiou.edu.pk.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi pushed the computer button and
declared the results of FA programme. On the occasion, Controller of
Exams (CE) Dr Hamid Khan Niazi, Computer Section In-charge Shabnum N
Shahid and senior officers of the examination department were also
After announcement of the results, the vice-chancellor
instructed the CE to prepare a wide-ranging plan to set-up exams centres
in the country's far-flung and remote regions in order to ensure
availability of academic facilities at the nearest places of students.
this connection, he said that he would hold a meeting with the CE and
senior officers of the examination department by next week to finalise
the plan of setting up examination centres in every nook and corner of
the country before the next term.
The CE said that result cards of FA
students were being sent by post to all the candidates, and that the
students who do not receive their result cards until January 30 should
contact the superintendent of examination in person or on his phone
The students can also download their results from website www.aiou.edu.pk of the university.
briefing the vice-chancellor, the CE said that 163,899 students from
across the country appeared in FA exams and various examination centres
had been set-up.
He further said that assignment marks of all the
students enrolled in BA programme for the Spring 2013 semester had also
been provided on the university's website. He advised the students to
check their assignment marks, and if there was any error or complaint,
they should bring it to the notice of the BA section of the examination
department immediately for its rectification. He said that final results
of the BA programme would be declared within two weeks.
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BISE Rawalpindi issues date sheet for matriculation exams
Rawalpindi: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE)
Rawalpindi has issued the date sheet for SSC annual examinations.
According to the date sheet, examinations of Class 10 will start from
March 3, and those of Class 9 from March 19. According to the date sheet
for class 10, the paper of English will be held on March 3, chemistry
on March 6, biology and computers on March 8, mathematics on March 10,
physics on March 12, Islamiyat on March 13, Urdu on March 15 and
Pakistan studies on March 17. Similarly, for Class 9, paper of English
will be held on March 19, biology and computers on March 22, mathematics
on March 24, chemistry on March 26, Pakistan studies on March 28,
Islamiyat on March 29, physics on March 31 and Urdu on April 2. The date
sheet for practical examinations will be issued after the written
papers. Daily times
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