HC stays BCS exam

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The High Court Monday stayed for three weeks the process of holding the 33rd BCS preliminary examination scheduled for June 1.

The court also issued a rule upon the Public Service Commission to explain in a week as to why the February 29 circular for holding the test shall not be declared illegal.

The HC order came a day after 20 examinees, who didn’t get their admit cards, jointly filed a writ petition with the court seeking the stay.

An HC bench comprising justices Farid Ahmed and Sheikh Hassan Arif passed the order.

“We have deposited money and filled up BCS application forms through Teletalk to appear at the exam. But the authorities concerned haven’t issued admit cards for us,” the petitioners alleged in the court.

Advocate AKM Fayez, counsel for the petitioners, told the court that several thousand BCS candidates didn’t get their admit cards due to technical problem of Teletalk. “The PSC and the mobile-phone company are responsible for the incident.”

Following this order, all preparations for holding the BCS test should be suspended, said the lawyer.


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