The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has delivered a verdict in favor of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government regarding the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) 2023 case.
The PHC has directed the re-conduction of the MDCAT within a six-week timeframe, aligning with the previous announcement made by the interim cabinet of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In its formal judgment, the high court referred to the findings of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report, which substantiated allegations of cheating during the MDCAT 2023 examination.
Based on the JIT’s conclusions, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had opted for the test to be conducted once again. The PHC’s decision clearly indicates its reluctance to further interfere in this matter. It is worth noting that a number of students were apprehended for employing Bluetooth devices to cheat during the MDCAT examination, raising significant concerns about the exam’s integrity.
Previously, the high court had prevented the release of test results in response to petitions from students. Now, the court has officially nullified the examination through its verdict. Similarly, a high-level inquiry committee in Sindh has also suggested a re-administration of the exam and recommended actions against those responsible for the paper leak.