Suspended DRAP CEO fired over fake PhD
The federal government has approved the dismissal of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) CEO Sheikh Akhtar Hussain, who was suspended in March 2019 over a fake degree case, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday, quoting its sources.
The sources said that ‘Dr’ Sheikh Akhtar Hussain was given an additional eight (8) marks in the interview due to his PhD degree.
Reportedly, the Ministry of National Health Services ordered inquiry into the matter and wrote to Higher Education Commission for the verification of his degree, the HEC replied that the Open International University, Colombo, is not recognised even in Sri Lanka, let alone in Pakistan.
Reporter Awais Kiyani