AIMC student’s petition disposed of
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday disposed of a petition filed by Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC) student, Atif Anwar, seeking verification of his documents, after the college principal informed the court that the petitioner’s requirement had already been fulfilled.
The petitioner requested the court to direct the college principal to verify his educational certificates, required to get admission in a post-graduation degree programme in the US.
The court had summoned a written reply from the principal. On Wednesday, the principal appeared before the court and submitted a written reply. The principal told the court that the petitioner’s certificates had been forwarded to the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), after verification.
Expressing satisfaction on the principal’s reply, the court disposed of the petition.
The petitioner had submitted that after passing his MBBS in 2005, he had applied for admission in the US. The ECFMG asked him to submit his documents after the college principal’s verification in order to appear in the US Medical Licensing Examination.
The petitioner said that he had passed USMLE Step-I in 2006 and had applied for USMLE Step-II, but the principal was not ready to verify the documents.
He said that his father had also talked to the principal, but to no avail. After a lengthy debate, he said that he (principal) was ready to issue a character certificate but would mention that Atif was once expelled from the college for one year. He requested the court to direct the principal to verify his documents and issue a character certificate.