LAHORE - The Federal Investigation Agency has started inquiry into an alleged irregularity of a medical center supposed to conduct medical examinations of Pakistanis seeking jobs abroad.

One Imtiaz Ahmad lodged a complaint with the agency about his visit to Taj Medical Center on Wahdat Road for a medical examination. After passing through medical examination, the complainant was told by the center’s management that he was suffering from tuberculosis.

The applicant has stated in application that after seeing the medical report he became worried and approached a few public hospitals and private testing laboratories for verification. Interestingly none of those laboratories diagnosed him with the infectious disease.

In his complaint, Ahmad said that when he revisited the Center and showed the examination reports of the private and public laboratories, the management defended its claim saying that they were only answerable to the embassy of the country, on behalf of which Taj Medical Center is conducting medical examination. The complainant has asked the FIA to investigate the apparent blackmailing by the medical center’s administration.

He has also mentioned of a security guard who asked for Rs100,000 for fixing medical report in another examination.