Islamabad - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday served notices on the registrar of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC) in a contempt of court petition moved against him for not complying with the court’s directions.

A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Athar Minallah summoned PM&DC registrar to appear before the court on Friday (today) and directed him to explain why PM&DC did not register the graduates of Shifa Medical College (SMC) despite court’s orders.

The IHC bench issued these directions while hearing a civil miscellaneous application moved by Dr Khansa Qadeer, Ali Haq, Hiba Nafees, 90 medical graduates of SMC and Vice-Chancellor SMC Muhammad Iqbal Khan through their counsel Raja Saim-ul-Haq Satti Advocate. In the petition, they nominated registrar PM&DC as respondent.

Their counsel informed the court that the IHC bench through an order had enabled SMC students to appear for exams to be held by Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) to appoint medical students at house job. He added that PM&DC counsel on January 16, 2015 had assured to the IHC that the registration of the graduates shall be processed but so far the notification of inclusion of SMC in schedule-1 is in field but the respondents are reluctant to register the SMC graduates.

Advocate Satti told the court that different hospitals have already taken medical-graduates for house jobs and couple of good hospitals are also admitting medical graduates. For house jobs PIMS is also accepting application where last date of application is January 26 but the SMC students need PMDC registration.

Therefore, he prayed to the IHC to direct the management of PMDC to register the graduates of SMC of Medicine with Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University enabling them to process their applications for house Job purposes.