MDCAT Students at D-Chowk face arrests

Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) students protesting on the streets of D-Chowk against the system are facing arrests by the Police in Islamabad.

According to reports, students are protesting against MDCAT at D-Chowk of Islamabad and students, while chanting slogans against Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC). They were holding banners and placards with slogans against PMC. Meanwhile, the students have demanded re-appointment of MDCAT.

The protesting students said that the policies of PMC were against the ethics. They also told the media:

“We expressed our concerns outside PMC for the first two days. Now we have gathered in D-Chowk today to protest. We will protest peacefully.”

On the other hand, reports, from the capital Islamabad, show that the police have started making arrests out of frustration over student protests and riots, which is currently being strongly condemned on social media.

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It may be recalled that a heavy contingent of police was present on the occasion of the students’ MDCAT protest for three days. The road leading to the red zone was cordoned off by the police with barbed wire.

Ali Raza, vice-president of the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), had told the media a few days ago, the following:

“Doctors coming to Pakistan from abroad would be examined in the first week of October. We have more than two and a half lakh registered doctors. We don’t even know if they are alive or not. That is why we are starting biometrics.”

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