The quota for seats in medical colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been doubled for the student of merged tribal districts. Dr. Zia-ul-Haq, Vice-Chancellor, Khyber Medical University, has confirmed that as per the letter issued by the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), the number of seats will be increased, including two for students of Army Public School, Peshawar.
“We have received a letter from PMC that we have to increase the current number of quota-seats 136 to 240,” the vice-chancellor said. A letter was written to PMC for increasing the number of seats allotted to students of the tribal districts, which the commission has implemented.
Dr Zia-ul-Haq said that two seats have been allotted for the students of Army Public School Peshawar. “For the remaining 102 seats, we are awaiting the decision of the health department on how to distribute them.” He further said that most of the deserving students were denied admission in medical colleges due to lack of seats.
Following the decision, the number of seats allotted for tribal students in 12 medical colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been increased from 136 to 240, while two special seats will be reserved for APS students. This decision will take effect this year.