Stu­dents who passed NTS protest in front of Sindh Assem­bly

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KARACHI: The stu­dents who have passed med­i­cal col­lege en­try test on Tues­day staged a protest rally that started from Dow Med­i­cal Col­lege (DMC) and cul­mi­nated at Karachi Press Club against can­cel­la­tion of Na­tional Test­ing Ser­vices (NTS) re­sults by Sindh gov­ern­ment.

The dozens of stu­dents and their par­ents staged a protest demon­stra­tion at Dow Med­i­cal Col­lege (DMC) and blocked the Baba-e-Urdu Road against can­cel­la­tion of NTS re­sult for ad­mis­sion in med­i­cal in­sti­tutes.

They re­jected the Sindh Gov­ern­ment de­ci­sion to con­duct test afresh for ad­mis­sion in med­i­cal col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties over al­leged pa­per leak re­ports and protests.

The pro­test­ers were car­ry­ing ban­ners and plac­ards in­scribed with dif­fer­ent slo­gans.

The pro­test­ers first moved to the Arts Coun­cil Chowrangi where they staged a protest demon­stra­tion.

They said the can­cel­la­tion of NTS re­sult is in­jus­tice to them and they will not ac­cept this test afresh. Some stu­dents tried to en­ter the Sindh Assem­bly Gate but law en­force­ment agen­cies stopped them.

Later, the stu­dents and their par­ents staged protest out­side the Karachi Press Club and cat­e­gor­i­cally re­jected the Sindh gov­ern­ment plan to con­duct new test for ad­mis­sion in gov­ern­ment-run med­i­cal col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties in the prov­ince.

Ear­lier, Sindh Chief Min­is­ter had can­celled the pre-ad­mis­sion test of med­i­cal col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties, con­ducted by Na­tional Test­ing Ser­vice (NTS), over al­leged pa­per leak re­ports.

The test was can­celled on the rec­om­men­da­tions of the in­quiry com­mit­tee, which was con­sti­tuted by Sindh Health de­port­ment on Oc­to­ber 26 2017.

The test will now be held within 12 days through Dow Univer­sity of Health Sciences (DUHS) Karachi. DUHS has been ad­vised to fol­low the no­ti­fied stan­dard op­er­at­ing pro­ce­dures (SOPs) pol­icy for con­duct­ing the pre-ad­mis­sion test in let­ter and spirit.

KARACHI: Stu­dents who passed the test con­ducted by Na­tional Test­ing Ser­vice (NTS) chant slo­gans while protest­ing against the an­nounce­ment for retest out­side Sindh Assem­bly.

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