ISLAMABAD - Punjab anti-corruption police have arrested Pakistan Medical and Dental Councils Assistant Registrar Muhammad Bashir and shifted him to Rawalpindi. According to reliable sour-ces, Bashir was arrested from PMDA office two days ago for illegal registration and he would be presented before Anti-Corruption Court soon on charges of corruption and violating merit in filing vacancies. When contacted, PMDC Registrar Nadeem Akbar confirmed arrest of Bashir but said he would be released soon. Bashir was accused of registering an Afghan national illegally in 2003. To a question, he said no student would be registered without checking his eligibility and added that he had issued orders in this regard. He maintained that verification process is difficult and it takes 6-7 months but no doctor would be registered wrongly. He said that he would bring facts before the media soon and expected that Bashir would be released.