The High Court yesterday asked the government to explain in three weeks why it should not be directed to transfer the authority of holding admission tests for medical and dental colleges to the universities concerned.
It came up with the rule in response to a writ petition which claimed that the government illegally controls admission tests for medical and dental colleges as Education Policy, 2010 states that public universities are the authority to hold such tests.
Supreme Court lawyer Eunus Ali Akond filed the petition yesterday with the HC, seeking its directive on the authorities concerned of government to transfer the power to hold admission tests for medical and dental colleges to the respective universities.
The HC bench of Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif issued the rule after holding a hearing on the petition.
Contacted, Eunus said secretaries to the ministries of health, education, defence, director general of directorate of health services, director of Armed Forces Medical College, and six other officials have been made respondents to the rule.