Dow University admission scam unearthed
Karachi, Oct 7: The staff of the Anti-corruption Establishment (ACE) Sindh has
arrested Dr Mohammed Ashraf for his involvement in an admission scam, where
students were being promised admissions in medical colleges like the Dow
University of Health Science (DUHS) for Rs1.5million.
students 'special admissions' for millions of rupees. However, when the
Chairman, ACE, Asad Ashraf Malik investigated the matter and interrogated the
Vice Chancellor of DUHS, Masood Hameed Khan, he found out that there were no
special admissions being awarded to students in this way.
Malik constituted a team under the supervision of the Deputy Director, Anti
Corruption, Allauddin Abbasey to investigate the matter. The team received a
complaint, on Friday, from a female candidate who identified the criminal as Dr
Mohammed Ashraf. The man was demanding Rs1.5 million as admission fee from the
candidate and urging her to make the monetary drop-off at Bank Al-Habib, Sabzi
A team was dispatched to the location that caught the
criminal red-handed. Along with the cheque, the ACE also discovered a sum of
Rs25,000. During the initial questioning, Dr Ashraf accepted defrauding about 27
candidates, both boys and girls, in the governor and chief minister, Sindh,
quota of seats.
He further disclosed that he found the telephone numbers
of 44 students from the medical colleges list of rejected candidates. A case was
registered at the Anti Corruption police station and interrogation is
underway. The News