Voice of the Mountain People

Tussle between Federation and Punjab Govt puts the future of 60 students on stake

Posted by Gilgit Tribune on January 1, 2010

ISLAMABAD: The tug of war between Federal government and Punjab government has put the future of more than 60 students of Gilgit-Baltistan on the stake.

According to sources, Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif, on the occasion of his visit of Gilgit-Baltistan, had announced to increase quota and number of reserved seats of Gilgit Baltistan students in all the colleges of Punjab, providing degrees in professional field.  

In order to ensure implementation on the announcement made by CM Punjab, a notification was issued on 5th December 2009, according to which, the notification, 25 seats were increased in MBBS while five seats were increased in BDS to provide standard education and eliminate poverty in Gilgit Baltistan.

In this regard the directorate of education of Gilgit-Baltistan had sent a list of nominated students and colleges to federal health ministry, which was making un-necessary excuses and creating problems for the nominated students of Gilgit Baltistan.

The sources further revealed that on other hand, classes in Medical colleges had started a month earlier than scheduled.

It was also stated that Federal government and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) have permitted the students to get admission in a low level private Medical colleges of Gilgit Baltistan.

These colleges consist of few rooms, which are creating hurdles for the admission of the intelligent students of the Gilgit Baltistan.


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