ISLAMABAD: All allegations levied by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) have been denied by Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology (SUST) Peshawar Campus. The allegations were levied on the award of a fake Masters in Public Health to the incumbent Health Ministry DG.
SUST Vice-Chancellor Dr Salimur Rehman, in a press conference said that it was true that Health DG Dr Jehanzeb Khan Aurakzai was enrolled in the MPH course at the university, but he still had to clear six papers to complete his degree requirements. He further said that, the university has not awarded him a degree as he still has to appear the papers in which he was marked absent.”
PMDC has been accused, by the VC SUST, of trying to defame the university due to an ongoing tussle between the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination (NHSRC) and the PMDC over the establishment of the medical regulator’s executive committee.
Mr Rahman while speaking to the press said, “To our understanding, PMDC is trying to defame the Health DG who had been asked to probe the controversial constitution of the PMDC Executive Council, by dragging the university into this without having any solid evidence.” He also told the press that Dr Shakeel Ahmed has written to the Human Rights Cell (HRC) of the Supreme Court alleging that a grade-20 NHRC official was unduly favored; but the university has provided all relevant documentation for the matter.
PMDC has alleged that an undue favor has been extended to the DG; and that his degree should be declared fake and void.