ISLAMABAD -  National Accountability Bureau Chairman Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal has ordered inquiry against an officer of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan, Ministry of National Health Services and Regulatory Authority, Sheikh Akhtar Hussein for having assets beyond known sources of income, declaring him deceased in two references of the NAB, and his appointment as CEO DRAP in BS-19 against the post of BS-21.

The NAB chief has also taken notice of appointment of Hussein as chief executive officer of the DRAP, despite accusations of corruption and the NAB inquiry against him besides no departmental inquiry was conducted against him with regard to his assets beyond known sources of income.

The NAB Rawalpindi has been directed to present inquiry report against Hussein.

The NAB is also conducting inquiry against former chief executive DRAP Aslam Afghani who had been appointed CEO despite owing a private pharmaceutical company contrary to law.

Afghani played decisive role in enhancing medicine prices.

His company benefited, while millions of people bore burden of medicines on higher rates.

Earlier, the ministry had issued a notification that said, “The competent authority has been pleased to assign the charge of the post of chief executive officer, Drug Regulation Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) on a look after basis to Dr Sheikh Akhtar Hussain, additional director (RO-14), DRAP, to dispose of the day-to-day business from February 2, 2018 till posting of a regular incumbent of the post.”