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The Supreme Court on Thursday suspended the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and ordered an interim committee to take charge of its affairs, DawnNews reported.

The seven-member interim committee will be headed by retired Justice Shakirullah Jan. Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf will also be part of the setup and will help draft legislation for the body, as per the SC’s order.

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The interim committee will have the authority to inspect medical colleges as well, the order said.

Announcing his verdict in court, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said that he will monitor the interim setup personally.

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