SHC asks medical college to allow female student taking classes

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday directed the administration of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical College, Lyari to allow Ayesha Khan, whose admission was cancelled by them, to attend MBBS classes till the decision of her petition.

Ayesha Khan’s admission was cancelled by the college administration despite she had passed in NTS test as according to them her domicile is illegal.

SHC bench, headed by Justice Syed Hasan Azhar Rizvi, heard Ayesha’s petition who cited secretary health, principal of the college and Deputy Commissioner as respondents, praying to the court to direct authorities concerned to restore her admission.

In Wednesday’s hearing, the court directed principal of the college to allow Ayesha to attend the classes of MBBS till the verdict of the court.

The petitioner submitted that she appeared in NTS test to get admission in MBBS and stood at serial number seven. After passing NTS she was told by the college administration that she would be called in few days for attending classes instead she was informed that her administration had been cancelled due to illegal domicile.

She submitted that she had obtained domicile in 2012 from Gadap town, district Malir but later they had shifted their house and started living in Yousuf Goth.

Ayesha submitted in her petition that the administration of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical College had also refused to grant admission to her sister earlier but when they approached the court the admission was granted.

The court was requested to declare the impugned cancellation order as illegal and unlawful.