ISLAMABAD, Aug 29: Pakistan Muslim League (N) spokesman Siddiqul Farooq has appealed the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry to save the future of 68 students of Al Razi medical college, Peshawar.
Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday along the affected students, the PML-N spokesman asked the Chief Justice to order immediate start of hearing appeal 1040/2011 filed by the students because it apparently concerns with the Human Rights. He pointed out that the last date for filing admission forms for the examination is 7th September, 2012 and the examination would start from 2nd October. He said if immediate hearing was not held, it would be a great injustice with the students.
The spokesman said that the students have been protesting in Peshawar and Islamabad in support of their demand but no body had paid any heed to their sufferings. He pointed out that after the passage of 18th amendment; education has been handed over to the Provinces. He also asked the Chief Minister, KPK Amir Haider Khan Hoti and the Provincial Education Minister to look into the grievances of the students who are running from pillar to post but nobody was ready to listen and redress their problem.
Replying to a question, he said that the students have made payments ranging from Rs5,75,000 to Rs 11,50,000 to the college as fee. He said they did so after the Islamabad High Court in July 2011 gave its verdict in favour of Al Razi college and allowed one hundred students to take admission. He said after the court order these students
cannot be denied of appearing in the examination but because of red tapeism certain officials have made it an issue of their ego.