KARACHI - Despite the approval of the medical board, the administration of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) Karachi is still not interested to induct Ayesha Paracha, a disable candidate seeking admission to MBBS at Dow Medical College (DMC). Ayesha Paracha of PECHS College Karachi, one of the seven disable candidates seeking admissions to MBBS, told The Nation on Sunday that the DUHS administration was planning to deprive her from getting admission by designing a tough entrance test in which she would be asked to appear. She said, "After the intervention of Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, the DUHS administration allowed me to appear before the medical board, setup by the DUHS. The medical board, comprising on Dr MA Wahid, Dr Imtiaz Hashmi, Dr Khan Shah Azam and Coordinator Nadeem Shiekh, has directly informed me that I am eligible for getting admission despite the unnecessary and needless interference of the Coordinator Nadeem Shiekh into the matter." "While the administration has yet to issue any letter which qualifies me to get admission. Conversely, it is learned that the administration is planning to deprive me of admission by making tough entrance test," she added. It is pertinent to mention here that the DUHS had conducted entry test for admissions to MBBS and BDS course at Dow Medical College, Sindh Medical College and Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences on June 29, 2008 at Karachi Expo Centre. More than 5,000 candidates participated in the entry test for 650 seats of MBBS and BDS. The DUHS administration has already disqualified Ayesha Paracha for admission on account of her wheelchair-based disability, while four seats are reserved for disabled at the varsity out of which two seats are reserved at SMC and two at DMC. In-Charge Admission Committee Dr Rana Qamar Masood has already ruled out all the allegations put by disabled candidates, and said that all admissions were being given on merit basis. He said that at the time of closing admission, unsuccessful candidates used to put allegations. On the other hand, Ayesha reiterated her resolve that she will seek justice to obtain her rights from the DUHS admission cell. It is also worth mentioning here that she has passed the HSC examination with 91 per cent marks.