LAHORE  - Suspending notification of the Punjab government on termination of new doctors being compelled to present affidavit of compulsory service in the country, Lahore High Court on Tuesday gave 10 days to doctors to join back.

Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan of the LHC was hearing the petition filed by 253 doctors challenging Punjab government notification demanding doctors to submit an affidavit that they would serve the country only and would not marry any foreigner citizen.

The petitioners said that the step of the Punjab government was illegal and against fundamental rights.

They said that they were selected after passing exams and tests of Punjab Public Service Commission. The government terminated them by violating the merit.

They argued that no person could be forced or restricted to do job for a particular period and in particular area.

Law officer told the court that recruitments were made through Punjab Public Service Commission and all applicants were informed that during service neither they would be allowed to apply job in foreign countries nor would refuse to work in rural areas, it also included that they would not marry any foreigner citizen. The court was adjourned till April 17.

The doctors had filed petitions after Punjab Government terminated over 253 when they were required to submit affidavits that they would serve the country and would not go abroad and marry there.

Cops to be recruited thru NTS: Punjab police will recruit 5,226 constables and lady constables through National Testing Service (NTS), said a police officer.

He said that for above said posts more than 30,000 candidates have submitted applications and their NTS test will be held on April 6, this month. NTS management has dispatch roll number slips to the candidates and recruitment will be made in 14 districts  including, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sheikhupora, Jehlum, Attock, Sargohda, Dera Ghazi Khan, Muzafargarh, Mianwali, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur and Rajanpur. IG Police has directed all CPOs and DPOs to display the results of candidates outside all district police lines.