Staff Reporter Islamabad
Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has granted enhancement of up to 10 percent of existing allocated seats of 13 public colleges in Punjab after due consideration and in pursuance of the agreed policy for public colleges. According to ECP, in the case of two colleges, 20% enhancement was allowed for exceptional reasons, subject to inspection.
As a result, 240 seats in a total of 15 public colleges in Punjab stand enhanced to primarily accommodate the quota seats which, in the past, had been accommodated on an over and above basis. The PMC is awaiting any similar requests by any of the other provinces, or Azad Jammu and Kashmir, within the deadline of January 29, 2021 for being applicable for the 2021 session. The practice of over and above seats shall at no time be permitted in the future, as clearly laid down by the PMC, it added.
It said that earlier meeting was convened between the representatives of the federal government, the relevant provincial governments, the government of AJK and Higher Education Commission (HEC) in conjunction with PMC regarding multiple requests issued by the Standing Committees of the Senate and the National Assembly relating to quota seats for Balochistan and FATA medical and dental college applicants.