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May 10, 2018

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FIA begins scrutiny of accounts of 100 private medical colleges

ISLAMABAD: Following orders of the Supreme Court, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has started a massive probe across the country to scrutinise accounts of all the 100 private medical colleges registered with the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) for bringing uniformity in fee structure, The News has learnt.

Sources in the FIA told this correspondent that SC bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had ordered formation of an FIA committee led by FIA Punjab Director Dr Usman Anwar with directions to investigate all the registered private medical colleges of the country regarding their fee. The committee has also been tasked to ensure excessive amount, if charged from students by these colleges, be returned to the affected students, they added. The SC has also set a bench mark of Rs 850,000 as admission/enrollment fee of each student of the first year in any private medical and dental college of the country. The apex court has given one month to the FIA committee to complete the task and submit a report in this regard.

Following the directions of the apex court, various FIA teams have been formed which started their work as per the PMDC list of private medical colleges, available with The News. Among 100 colleges, 44 are located in Punjab, 27 in Sindh, 16 in KPK, 12 in the federal capital Islamabad and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Names of the colleges FIA teams would investigate include Akhtar Saeed Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Amna Inayat Medical College, Lahore, Avicenna Medical College, Lahore, Azra Naheed Medical College, Lahore, Central Parks Medical College, Lahore, Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Medical College, Lahore, Continental Medical College, Lahore, Dental College, Akhtar Saeed Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Dental College, FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore, Dental College, Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Dental College, Sharif Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Dental College, University College of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore, FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore, Institute of Dentistry CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore, Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Pak Red Crescent Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Rahbar Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Rashid Latif Medical College, Lahore, Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Sharif Medical & Dental College, Lahore, University College of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore, Faryal Dental College, Sheikhupura, Bakhtawar Amin Medical & Dental College, Multan, CMH Multan Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS), Multan, College of Dentistry, Bakhtawar Amin Medical & Dental College, Multan, Multan Medical & Dental College, Multan, Multan Medical & Dental College, Multan, Shahida Islam Medical College, Lodhran, Islam Dental College, Sialkot, Islam Medical College, Sialkot, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot, M Islam Medical College, Sialkot, Sahar Medical College, Narowal, Hashmat Medical & Dental College, Gujrat, Aziz Fatimah Medical & Dental College, Faisalabad, Dental College, University Medical & Dental College, Faisalabad, Independent Medical College, Faisalabad, University Medical & Dental College, Faisalabad, Rai Medical College, Sargodha, Al-Nafees Medical College, Islamabad, Dental College, Islamabad Medical & Dental College, Islamabad, Dental College, Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad, Fazaia Medical College, Islamabad, Foundation University College of Dentistry, Islamabad, Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad, HBS Medical & Dental College, Islamabad, Islamabad Medical & Dental College, Islamabad, Islamic International Dental College, Islamabad, Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad, Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad, Yusra Medical & Dental College, Islamabad, Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi, Margalla College of Dentistry, Rawalpindi, Watim Medical College, Rawalpindi, Wah Medical College, Wah Cantt, HITECH Institute of Medical Sciences, Texila, Mohi Uddin Islamic Medical College, Mirpur, Azad Jammu Kashmir, Abbottabad International Medical College, Abbottabad, Abbottabad International medical College, Abbottabad, Frontier Medical College, Abbottabad, Women Medical College, Abbottabad, Frontier Medical College, Abbottabad, Women Medical College, Abbottabad, Al-Razi Medical College, Peshawar, Jinnah Medical College, Peshawar, Kabir Medical College, Peshawar, Northwest School of Medicine, Peshawar, Pak International Medical College, Peshawar, Peshawar Dental College, Peshawar, Peshawar Medical College, Peshawar, Rehman College of Dentistry, Peshawar, Sardar Begum Dental College, Peshawar, Agha Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine, Karachi, Al-Tibri Medical College, Karachi, Bahria University Medical College, Karachi, Baqai Dental College, Karachi, Baqai Medical College, Karachi, Dental College, Bahria University Medical & Dental College, Karachi, Dental College, Sir Syed College of Medical Sciences for Girls, Karachi, Hamdard College of Medicine & Dentistry, Karachi, Jinnah Medical & Dental College, Karachi, Liaqat College of Medicine & Dentistry, Karachi, Fatima Jinnah Dental College, Karachi, Hamdard College of Medicine & Dentistry, Karachi, Jinnah Medical & Dental College, Karachi, Karachi Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Karachi, Liaqat College of Medicine & Dentistry, Karachi, Liaqat National Medical College, Karachi, Muhammad Bin Qasim Medical & Dental College, Karachi, Sir Syed College of Medical Sciences for Girls, Karachi, United Medical & Dental College, Karachi, Ziauddin Medical College, Karachi, Ziauddin Dental College, Karachi, Bhittai Dental & Medical College, Mirpur Khas, Muhammad Medical College, Mirpur Khas, Indus Medical College, Tando Muhammad Khan, Faculty of Medicine & Allied Medical Sciences/Isra University, Hyderabad and Isra Dental College, Hyderabad.

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had taken a suo-motu notice regarding excessive charges in fee by private medical and dental colleges after he paid a surprise visit to Red Crescent Medical College, Phool Nagar, Kasur district, a couple of months back. The college administration, following the SC orders, had to return around Rs 270 million to its students it had charged excessive in fee.

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