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PHFMC official defrauds doctor with fake job

Sources say fraudster used to call himself nephew of PTI MPA Umar Farooq

An official of the Punjab Health Facility Management Company (PHFMC) office has manipulated recruits and allegedly fled after receiving Rs6.5 million, MinuteMirror has learnt.

The official reportedly received Rs300,000 from a doctor for getting his wife (also a doctor) a job, and later provided a dubious job letter which was declared fake by his own office. The affected doctor applied for anti-corruption action against the official.

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MBBS Dr. Waseem, in his application to Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Punjab, Faisalabad region, stated that his wife wanted to complete her FCPS, for which it had been made mandatory to work in a primary medical centre or rural medical centre managed by PHFMC. When she applied for the job in PHFMC, she was approached by an official named Mohaib in the office of the district manager, who presented himself as a personal assistant to the district manager and demanded Rs300,000 for employment. Dr. Waseem was forced to transfer Rs175,000 and Rs20,000 from separate accounts to Mohaib’s bank account.

According to the victim, the PHFMC official kept asking for a job offer letter but later provided a job letter with the signature of the district manager. But when Dr Waseem went to the PHFMC office with the job letter, his office did not confirm it and declared it fake. According to the victim, the government official not only received money from him but dozens of others without getting them a job. According to the victim, when he later demanded a refund from the government official, he first made excuses for six months but later refused to pay altogether and started threatening serious consequences. The Lahore office of PHFMC headquarters was also informed in this regard but no action was taken against this official.

According to sources, Mohaib used to call himself the nephew of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MPA Umar Farooq. When MPA Farooq was contacted in this regard, he said that he has no relation with Mohaib.

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It merits mentioning here that Mohaib has been dismissed without any disciplinary action after his fraud and corruption came to light in the PHFMC Faisalabad office. The affected doctor has demanded action from Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz, ACE and PHFMC officials.

In this regard, Mohaib, while confirming the receipt of money from Dr. Wasim, said that he has returned Rs100,000 to Dr. Wasim and promised to return the remaining amount by June 1.

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