By HM K
As per subsection 2 of section 21 of the new Pakistan Medical Commission, promulgated by President Dr Arif Alvi, after March 2020, students after clearing the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) will have to clear the National licensing Exam (NLE) to start practice. Earlier that requirement was only for foreign graduates.
The NLE shall be conducted at least twice a year as per the schedule approved by the Council. It will be mandatory to pass the exam to obtain provisional and full licence, however, there will be no limit on the number of times a candidate may attempt the NLE.