ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday removed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan (DRAP) for holding an unverified PhD degree.
According to details, the ministry removed Sheikh Akhtar on Thursday, almost 10 days after receiving confirmation from the HEC. Intriguingly, Asim Rauf, a close aide of the sacked CEO, has been given the acting charge.
According to a notification, Mr Hussain was appointed as the CEO on Dec 27, 2018, but the competent authority received complaints from different forums about his fake PhD degree and approached the HEC for its verification.
However, Sheikh still insists that his degree is verified and that the University he did the doctorate from, was also a recognized institute.