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Another registration scam unearthed in PMDC
Islamabad, May 17: Another scam regarding registration of fake doctors has surfaced in the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).
official of the PMDC on the condition of anonymity said that eight
individuals who claimed that they completed their MBBS and BDS degrees
from abroad were registered with the PMDC without checking their
passports, entry and exit records.
Under the rules of the PMDC,
it is mandatory to check the travel records of such graduates to confirm
if they had remained abroad during the time they completed their
The official said an inquiry committee formed in 2013
had been working in PMDC to check all the record of the council and find
out if any doctor was registered in violation of the rules.
the inquiry, it emerged that eight doctors were registered with the
PMDC who even did not submit the required record to show if they had
gone out of the country during the time they claimed to have completed
their graduation," he said.
When contacted, PMDC Registrar Dr
Amjad Mehmood confirmed that eight persons had been detected who claimed
to have obtained degrees from abroad but got themselves registered with
the PMDC without submitting the proofs of their degrees.
"These doctors were registered with the PMDC without obtaining the copies of their passports, entry and exit record," he said.
inquiry committee has been instructed to prepare a complete report of
these fake doctors and lodge cases against them with the Federal
Investigation Agency (FIA), he said.
Another official of the PMDC
said a number of cases regarding the registration of fake doctors had
been unearthed during the last few years.
"Last week, the FIA
arrested four former officials of the PMDC for registering foreign
graduates before they cleared the National Examination Board (NEB)
exam," he said.
Medical students who completed their graduation
from countries in which English is not the official language have to
clear the NEB test conducted by the PMDC.
"As many as 63 graduates
just paid the Rs11,000 examination fee and got the registration
certificates without attempting the exam. Moreover, there were also
graduates who failed to clear the test despite making more than one
attempts till 2010 but suddenly got the certificates.
The certificates claimed that the graduates had cleared the exam in 2007," the official added. Dawn
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NUST, Australian university sign MoU
Islamabad: The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, Thursday signed an agreement with
the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) to promote
academic cooperation between the two universities.
Chancellor (Research) of UNSW Professor Mark Hoffman and NUST
Pro-Rector (Academics) Dr. Asif Raza signed the agreement.
High Commissioner to Pakistan Peter Heyward said that he was pleased to
see cooperation between NUST and UNSW for the exchange of students to
"As our student linkages grow, so
too will our collaborative research relationship. Already Pakistani
students are making strong contributions to Australian institutions
through study abroad. I am delighted to see this extend to research
cooperation," he added.
"This agreement will serve to
strengthen the impressive links between the leading science and
technology universities in Pakistan and Australia," Professor Hoffman
Currently around 10,000 Pakistani students are
studying in Australia, and Australia issues around 6,000 visas to new
students each year. The new agreement comes only six months after UNSW
became the first Australian university to sign an agreement with
Pakistan's Higher Education Commission (HEC) to provide tuition fee
scholarships for up to 15 Pakistani PhD students per year.
the agreement, the two institutions will collaborate on research
activities focusing initially on engineering with both parties actively
encouraging staff to participate in grant calls for joint research
funding. UNSW and NUST faculty members will also be encouraged to take
part in a reciprocal academic exchange programme aimed at furthering
collaboration between the two universities.
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Syndicate approves Rs85m budget for SZAB Medical University
Islamabad: The syndicate of the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (SZAB) Medical University
approved a budget of Rs85 million for the medical university, and
appointed 29 heads of teaching departments and five deans of different
faculties at its first meeting held at the Pakistan Institute of Medical
Science (PIMS) here on Wednesday.
The meeting, which was
chaired by the SZAB Medical University Vice Chancellor Professor Javed
Akram, also approved the appointment of eminent neurosurgeon Professor
Khaleequz Zaman as the chairman of the hospital management committee.
Professor Khaleeq would now head the hospital as the chairman of the
most important committee, which addresses all administrative and
The meeting also addressed the
grievances of the PIMS hospital's union and endorsed all notifications
issued by the Establishment Division and Ministry of Capital
Administration and Development (CAD), which ensured that all hospital
workers would remain civil servants.
unanimously approved the Federal Medical and Dental College as the
constituent medical college of SZAB Medical University.
the meeting, Professor Akram apprised the participants of the
International Health Tower, which will be established in the coming
months against a cost of Rs8 billion, mainly with funds provided by the
federal government. "The International Health Tower will not only
enhance health tourism, but will also pave the way for free treatment of
patients at PIMS from revenue generated through health tourism," he
added. The model of the health tower's construction, as well as the
modalities of its smooth functioning, and related costs would be
addressed by a key financial team of the federal government and other
The syndicate members unanimously
passed the agenda items brought up in the first syndicate meeting. The
meeting was attended by MNA Asad Umar, Capital Administration and
Development Ministry Secretary Faridullah Khan and Additional Secretary
Mohammad Asghar Chauhdry, chancellor's (President of Pakistan's)
nominees director general Moazzam, who represented secretary to the
president Ahmed Farooq, and Dr. Riaz Janjua, Professor Khaleequz Zaman,
Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr. Abid Farooqi, registrar-secretary of the meeting
Professor Amjad Chaudhary, HEC nominee Professor Dr. Altaf G Sheikh,
Dr. Rizwan Aziz Qazi, and Prof. Tanveer Khaliq, Prof. Shahid Nawaz
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Admissions to Islamia Collegiate School decline
Peshawar: The flawed policy of the current management of Islamia Collegiate School
has caused a sharp decline in admissions to the historic institution of
the province, resulting in financial losses to the institution and
deprivation of the students from study at the school of their choice.
school offers admission to 360 students in the morning shift in grade 5
and 250 students in the evening shift in grades 6th, 7th and 8th on
self-support basis. But this year the school could not get all the seats
filled due to the inefficient admission policy, sources told The News.
entry tests are held in the final week of March every year and the
admission process is completed in the first week of April. This year the
entry test was arranged well in time - March 23, but the date given for
admission was set at April 21, the sources said.
parents remain worried about admission of their kids, they avoid taking
risk and get them enrolled on time in any school. When the school
management called the students who had qualified the test, few among
them turned up for admission as majority of them had already secured
admissions in other institutions," said an official of the school on the
condition of anonymity.
The school then relaxed the
merit and the students who had not qualified the test were also allowed
to take admission. But even then only 239 students could be enrolled in
the morning shift and 136 in the evening. Thus some 121 seats remained
vacant in morning and 114 in the evening shifts, the sources said. The news
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HEC to set up varsity campus in Lakki
Lakki Marwat: The Higher Education Commission will allocate funds in
the next fiscal year for the establishment of a campus of the University
of Science and Technology, Bannu, in Lakki Marwat district.
assurance to this effect was given to the PTI MNA Colonel retired
Ameerullah Khan Marwat by the HEC chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmad during a
meeting on Wednesday. Secretary standing committee for HEC Wilayat Khan
Bittanni, director academics Dr Mansoor Kundi and other officials were
also in attendance.
The PTI lawmaker discussed with the HEC
authorities the matter of setting up a university in Lakki Marwat
district and urged the latter to take it seriously.
He also told the officials that local youth were confronted with numerous problems to get higher and research based education.
Ameerullah said that setting up of varsity campus would be the first
step towards establishment of a full fledged university in the district.
"With the establishment of varsity campus the local youths will
be rid of travelling to other cities for acquiring higher education," he
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