RAWALPINDI - On the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Anti Corruption Department, Rawalpindi, during an operation launched at midnight between Sunday and Saturday, nabbed six culprits including Medical Superintendent (MS) of DHQ Hospital, Dr Khalid Iqbal Malik, for their key role in appointments of four fake doctors in the hospital and other departmental misconduct. Those arrested by officials of the Anti Corruption Department included MS Dr Khalid Iqbal Malik, DMS Dr Bilal Arshad, three brother Syed Naseeruddin, Syed Alauddin and Syed Salahuddin, Director Finance of Allied Hospitals (AHs) and Rawalpindi Medical College (RMC) Muhammad Rasheed while six other persons are still at large, informed Regional Director of Anti Corruption Muhammad Amin Khattak while briefing the media men at his office on Sunday. Giving details, he said a case has been registered against 12 persons out of which six were rounded up whereas six others including Head Clerk of the hospital Malik Irfan, his second wife Riffat Shaheen, who was working as charge nurse in the hospital, Accounts Officer Asif Ayub and three lady doctors who had bogus MBBS degrees recruited on the posts of doctors namely Dr Mobeen Akhtar, Dr Marryam Waqar and Dr Romana Malik. He said that some months back non-qualified persons including three brothers Salahuddin, Naseeruddin and Allauddin, charge nurse Riffat Shaheen, Mobeen Akhtar and Marriyam Waqar were appointed illegally as doctors in the DHQ Hospital on fake MBBS degrees. They got the degrees of MD form Kabul Medical University, Afghanistan, he added. After unearthing the heinous crime by the media, he said, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif directed Punjab Health Secretary to constitute an inquiry committee and submit finding to him (CM). On this an inquiry committee was constituted which conducted a detailed inquiry into the scam, he added. Amin said that the committee investigated the whole matter and nominated 12 persons found guilty. The inquiry report was sent to the Chief Minister, who ordered DG Anti Corruption Kazim Ali Malik to register the case against guilty persons and arrest them. Although Dr Bilal Arshad had original MBBS degree, but his case was quite different. Dr Bilal Arshad, who was working at DHQ Hospital, resigned from service almost two years ago. After the lapse of two years he was reinstated again and drew the pay and allowances for the two years, which is sheer violation of rules and regulation, he added. He said that Director Accounts Muhammad Rashid and Accounts Officer Asif Ayub were found involved for releasing salary to DMS Dr Bilal Arshad for the period in which he resigned the job. The Director of Anti Corruption told the media that it was very astonishing that a person Syed Naseeruddin, who had earlier applied for the dispenser course at DHQ Hospital but was rejected owing to his bogus degree, was then recruited as Medical Officer in the same hospital. Similarly, Riffat Shaheen who was charge nurse was also made as woman medical officer. Regional Director of Anti Corruption Department Amin Khattak was of the view that his department was ready to root out the corruption from the society and if any one from the general public has any complaint against any corrupt official of any department, he might contact him. Meanwhile, the Health Department of Punjab appointed Dr Ijaz Suhail as Medical Superintendent (MS) of DHQ Hospital. After assuming the charge, Dr Ijaz Suhail paid a visit to the different wards of the hospital and inquired about the health of patients.