Two Days Given To Punjab Chief Secretary To Submit Inquiry Report On MDCAT Leak
The Lahore High Court has ordered the Punjab Chief Secretary to submit an inquiry report, in the span of two days, regarding the leaked examination paper of the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT). The directive was given on Wednesday. The Chief Secretary was called upon by honorable Justice Shahid Waheed on short notice over the inability of having submitted the report earlier.
When the Chief Secretary appeared before the court, he exclaimed that no evidence had been found by the two inquiries held vis-a-vis the alleged paper leak. Simultaneously, the judge is also hearing petitions filed by candidates who took the MDCAT in the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on August 20.
The candidates claimed that the MDCAT 2017 question paper was leaked on social media. It is alleged that the paper was leaked by a teacher of a private academy and that UHS authorities were also involved. They also stated that the paper was sold at 50,000 per student.
Not only does this offence put the future of students at risk but also it incurs an irreparable loss in the form of mental illnesses associated with such an occurrence. The judge has extended the stay till 6 October and has directed the Chief Secretary to submit a comprehensive inquiry report.