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IHC orders immediate restoration of PMDC

IHC orders immediate restoration of PMDC
March 30, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered federal government to immediately restore Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). The hearing was conducted by IHC’s Judge Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani. During the hearing, the court was unhappy with government’s failure to restore PMDC in given deadline and ordered to immediately open locks of the council. Justice Mohsin Kiyani heard a contempt of court petition and remarked that government’s action is equivalent slapping court in the face. Justice Kiyani showing resentment over non-appearance of the health secretary in the court remarked that government’s action is equivalent slapping court in the face. While hearing the case, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani remarked that he is sentencing Secretary Health to 6 months in prison. Last month, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had declared dissolution of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) by a presidential ordinance as ‘null and void’. IHC Judge Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani had announced the reserved verdict in the PMDC dissolution case. The high court also declared the establishment of the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) as illegal and unlawful.