National Registration Examination (NRE).— (1) The Council
shall at least twice a year as per schedule approved by the Council conduct the
NRE for Pakistani foreign graduate students. Passing the NRE shall be
mandatory for obtaining a full registration. The NRE shall be substantially based
on objective computer based multiple choice questions and a practical component
if determined by the Council:
Provided that there shall be no limit on the number of times a person may
attempt the NRE.
(2) A person, having obtained an undergraduate medical or dental
qualification issued by a foreign university or an undergraduate medical or dental
qualification issued by a foreign institution duly recognized by the Council, shall
be granted a provisional registration to undertake his house job within fourteen
days of verification of their qualification by the granting institution:
Provided that the person to whom a provisional registration is granted
shall complete the mandatory requirement of passing the NRE at any time prior
to issuance of full registration of foreign Pakistani graduates.
(3) Any medical or dental practitioner who has obtained a registration
to practice in any foreign country after having qualified from a foreign institution
recognized by the Council shall be required to qualify the NRE for grant of a full
registration to practice in Pakistan.