Medical colleges’ admission test question paper leakage: Shehbaz forms probe team

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab office issued a notification on Wednesday regarding formation of probe team about alleged leakage of question paper of medical colleges’ admission test held on Sunday.

The probe team consists of six members i.e. Additional Chief Secretory, Additionnal I.G. (special branch) Punjab, Professor Dr. Eice Muhammad, Director FIA Lahore, Director General PFSA Lahore, and Member CMIT (to be nominated by Chairman CMIT).

Terms of reference of the probe team are: to investigate into the allegation that the medical college admission test could not be conducted under full secrecy, as a question paper was leaked a day earlier with ulterior motive; to find out the persons responsible for the offence; and to fix the responsibility who was involved in getting the MCAT conducted in the most unprofessional manner. The probe team shall submit its report within 72 hours to the Chief Minister and further necessary action may be taken on top priority basis.

Earlier, there was a Campaign on social media that exam paper was leaked of the Medical & Dental Colleges’ Admission Test (MDCAT) 2017, which was conducted on Sunday and some newspaper reported the news. The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has categorically denied and condemned a campaign on social media from some hidden elements Admission Test (MDCAT) 2017, and has requested the Cyber Crime Wing of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to act against those spreading rumors that the question paper leaked.

Parents and students of the candidates who appeared in the Admission Test (MDCAT) have decided to approach the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the alleged ‘leak’ of the question paper on social media. On Sunday, as many as 65,155 candidates including 41,563 women and 23,592 men appeared in the entrance test that is mandatory to get admissions in the public and private medical and dentistry colleges of the province.