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IHC reserves verdict in PMDC dissolution case

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

08th Jan, 2020. 12:55 pm
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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday has reserved verdict in a petition challenging dissolution of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).

After completion of the arguments from the parties, the high court reserved verdict in the PMDC dissolution case.

Additional Attorney General Tariq Khokhar concluded arguments while representing the Centre.

Tariq Khokhar pleaded the court to observe the case details.

While he gave judgement as the matter is currently under discussion in the Parliament.

Barrister Zafarullah objected and said that the courts should give a verdict instead of delaying the matter if the case is related to the fundamental rights.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani remarked, “Can a court issue an order to the parliament?”

The counsel replied that the court could not issue directives to the parliament.

However, the ordinance can be challenged.

The judge remarked that the bill is in parliament and it is not an emergency matter but for the general situation.

Zafarullah said the ordinance is on-field which seized the fundamental rights.

Babar Sattar apprised the court that they came to defend the rights of the employees and the case not filed to challenge the policy of the ordinance.

He sought IHC for taking the decision in view of the fundamental rights. The lawyer added the verdict will also guide the parliament.

Later, the high court reserved a verdict in the case.

Earlier, (IHC) adjourned hearing in a case pertaining to the dissolution of (PMDC) till December 31.

The medical regulatory body dissolved through a presidential decree in October this year.

It paved the way for the establishment of a new organization namely Pakistan Medial Commission (PMC).

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