ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) has arrested a suspect in Sector F-10 for allegedly distributing fraudulent degrees. The FIA team discovered printed degrees, certificates, fake university stamps, and admission forms in the possession of the accused during the arrest. The investigations are ongoing, with more revelations expected.
The suspect, identified as Amin, was allegedly running a fraudulent international council, offering MD degrees for $1,000 and PhD degrees for $1,500.
The arrest was ordered by the Deputy Director of Anti-Corruption Circle, Islamabad, Afzal Khan Niazi, and Amin conducted his unlawful operations through different agents.
It was revealed that Sheikh Akhtar Hussain, the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), had acquired a degree from Amin’s fraudulent operation.
Sheikh Akhtar Hussain was arrested in connection with a fake degree case, as his Ph.D. degree was found to be fake by the Sri Lankan Interpol, as the degree-awarding institution was not recognized.
The investigations into the fraudulent degree distribution operation are ongoing, and the arrest of Amin is expected to lead to further revelations.
Government Committee Initiates Talks with Baloch Protesters in Islamabad for Resolution
Committee members, including Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi, caretaker Federal Minister for Privatization Fawad Hassan Fawad, and Governor Balochistan Malki Wali Kakar, participated in the discussion.
The meeting, conducted in a cordial atmosphere, facilitated open dialogue between the parties to find a harmonious resolution to the concerns raised by the Balochistan protesters.
An understanding was reached during the meeting to continue the ongoing negotiations tomorrow, underscoring a shared commitment from both sides to work towards a mutually beneficial outcome.
The background to these talks includes the recent detention of numerous Baloch protesters by Islamabad police, who used water cannons and baton charges to disperse the protest against enforced disappearances.