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Chief of the Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi chapter Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman addresses a press convention in Karachi on December 22, 2020. — Photo courtesy Facebook/Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi/FileKARACHI: Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman, who leads Jamaat-e-Islami’s Karachi chapter, has introduced that his social gathering will protest in opposition to the recently-held Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) 2020.Addressing a press convention on Thursday, Rehman additionally introduced a protest in opposition to the PTI authorities’s approval of the census, terming it “hostility towards the people of Karachi”.”When the census is not accurate, people’s right to representation is affected,” Rehman mentioned. There is stable proof that the inhabitants of Karachi was counted as almost half of the unique, he claimed.The JI chief mentioned that the 2017 census was a “robbery” of the rights of the folks.”Jamaat-e-Islami will start the next phase of protests from December 26,” Naeem added.Two days earlier, Rehman had declared that he was going to approach the courtroom, in solidarity with medical college students who’re demanding the MDCAT be carried out once more.During a press convention within the metropolis, he had mentioned {that a} fee should conduct a probe to find out who designed the examination. He mentioned that democracy “is slaughtered in the assemblies”.”I will see what Murad Ali Shah does for medical students,” he had remarked.The take a look atThe MDCAT was carried out throughout the nation on November 29 after a number of delays and hiccups with college students mainly demanding deferment as a result of coronavirus pandemic and a few complaining of a change within the syllabus on brief discover.The entry examination comprised 200 multiple-choice questions with the candidates given two hours to reply them.Each MCQ carried 5 marks. The take a look at had 80 Biology, 60 Chemistry, 40 Physics, and 20 English questions.Results challengedFollowing the outcomes which got here out on December 16, protests broke out over inaccuracies, with some college students calling consideration to the truth that they have been marked erroneously absent.Some college students additionally complained of a mismatch between roll numbers and names.The Pakistan Medical Commission then took the outcomes offline for 30 hours for “reconciliation” and reissued outcomes.The PMC, in a press release mentioned that “less than 2%” of the whole variety of college students who took the examination confronted these difficulties and submitted complaints.”The PMC has re-checked and can confirm that 14 marks have been added to the result of each student who took the exam on the 29th of November 2020. Moreover, 7 marks have been added to the result of each student who took the exam on the 13th of December 2020,” learn the assertion.”However, no matter how small that number was, the complaints were of grave concern to the PMC,” it added.

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