Peshawar High Court issue notices to chief secretary, Public Service Commission

 

PESHAWAR: A division bench of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday issued notices to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief secretary, provincial Public Service Commission and secretary health secretary in a writ petition challenging the written test for medical officers in the province.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Dost Muhammad Khan and Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth admitted the writ petition and directed the respondents to explain their position.

Dr Somia Abid, a candidate who failed the written test for medical officers, had challenged the test in the high court. The Public Service Commission (PSC) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa conducted the test on October 8, 2011.

In the petition, she asserted that it was the first written test conducted for appointment of medical officers in the country, adding that previously the Commission conducted interviews only for the purpose.

The petitioner prayed the court to declare the test illegal and order restoration of the old method for the appointment of medical officers. Lawyer for the petitioner Mian Mohibullah Kakakhel contended that only 11 candidates had passed the test for 509 posts of medical officers in the province.

He informed the court that a candidate was required to secure 200 marks out of 400 to qualify the test. He submitted that there were 39 seats for female candidates holding MBBS degrees but none of the 391 women candidates could clear the written test.

The counsel said that around 2,300 candidates appeared in the test for 439 seats of general medical officers and only six of them passed it. He said that some 4,500 candidates appeared in the test for 21 seats for the Khalifa Gul Nawaz Teaching Hospital, Bannu but only five candidates were declared successful. He argued that the Public Service Commission had prepared postgraduate level test for medical officers and was meant for highly qualified doctors.

Press News

PHC dismayed at faulty investigation of cases by police

PESHAWAR: A senior judge of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday expressed dismay at the...

Social media websites’ misuse has destroyed society, observes PHC CJ

PESHAWAR: Peshawar High Court (PHC) Mazhar Alam Miankhel observed on Thursday that the misuse of...

Khyber college: PHC stays appointment process for principal

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court stayed the appointment process for the principal of Khyber...

Not following orders: Contempt of court notice issued to LRH, HMC members

PESHAWAR: A divisional bench of Peshawar High Court issued contempt of court notices on Monday...

Peshawar Institute of Cardiology: Court stays decision to place cardiology institute under LRH BoG

PESHAWAR: The decision to place Peshawar Institute of Cardiology (PIC) under the Board of...

Couple indicted in cop picture sharing case

PESHAWAR: A local court on Saturday indicted a fashion model and her husband for sharing...

Court stays transfer of SDA properties

PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench on Wednesday stopped the provincial government from...

Legal notice served on CM, other officials

PESHAWAR: The Sarhad Development Authority Employees Federation (SDAEF) has served a legal...

Court matters: PHC grants time to K-P AG over dissolution of SDA

PESHAWAR:  A divisional bench of Peshawar High Court on Tuesday granted time to the...

PHC stays appointment of Khyber Medical College, Peshawar principal

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Tuesday stayed the process to appoint the Khyber Medical...

Peshawar High court orders status quo on Post Graduate Medical Institute dissolution

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Thursday directed the lawyer for PTI chairman Imran Khan to...

PHC stops appointments against senior positions at LRH

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday issued restraining order in appointment...

Court orders Sarhad Development Authority employees retention

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday disposed of a writ petition filed against...

PHC moved against VIPs’ hospital visits

PESHAWAR: A doctor on Thursday moved the Peshawar High Court (PHC) seeking ban on visits of VIPs...

Still rattled: PHC asks for report on ‘killer’ rats

PESHAWAR: A division bench of the Peshawar High Court directed authorities on Tuesday to file a...

Current Cases

Chief Accountant Officer Para Chinar got stay order from PHC

The Chief Accountant Officer BS 16 got stay order against the transfer order of another person...

Stay granted to Local Government appointees against the post of Sub- Engineers and Accountants by Peshawar High Court

The local government has conducted test and interview of the candidates for the post of account...

YouTube ban challenged by Pakistani Law Firm in Peshawar High Court, Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A Senior Attorney of the Supreme Court of Pakistan has challenged in Peshawar...

Recommended by

ap leading firm

image001

Follow us on

FacebookLinkedin