The Lahore High Court on Monday sought a reply from the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) till October 6, on a petition challenging payment to a private company, despite a stay order, which conducted the Medical and Dental Colleges Admission Test (MDCAT).
Petitioner counsel submitted that the court on August 17 had restrained the PMC from making further payments to MDCAT from the registration fee collected from the candidates. He said that the court had also referred the matter of the award of the contract for conducting this test to the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA).
He alleged that that the PMC made a payment of over Rs80 million to the company which was a violation of the stay order. He asserted that the PMC committed contempt of court and the act was liable to be punished under the contempt of court law.