PMDC To Cooperate With NAB

Islamabad: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has assured NAB of its to probe alleged corruption in the registration of private medical colleges.

The NAB Executive Board meeting presided over by Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal authorized an inquiry against the Health Minister and former PMDC President Dr. Shabbir Lehri, for alleged corruption in the re-organization of 12 private medical colleges and other PMDC affairs.

The Health Minister publicly assured the NAB of her cooperation in the inquiry stating that, the ministry will provide all required documents to NAB, and now, the PMDC announced that it will help the anti-graft body do the job.

Though we’ve learned about the NAB medical colleges recognition inquiry from newspapers, the bureau will be provided with all sought-after information and documents,” PMDC Spokesperson Hina Shaukat Kiani told the news sources.

The Spokesperson parried question about the fate of former PMDC President Dr. Shabbir Lehri’s membership of the current ADHOC committee, saying the organization will decide about the matter only after the NAB formally informs them about the inquiry.

The Supreme Court had dissolved the 35-member Council last month replacing it with a nine-member ADHOC council headed by one of its former judges, Shakirullah Jan to manage the PMDC affairs in accordance with the relevant laws.

March 28, 2018

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