ISLAMABAD: The Vanguard Institute of Medical and Sciences in Islamabad has been officially closed amid allegations of disseminating counterfeit degrees to paramedical staff, according to a statement from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
Legal proceedings have been initiated against both the management and employees implicated in the scandal.
In response to the accusations, the FIA has launched a comprehensive crackdown, conducting heightened raids to apprehend individuals involved in the illicit operation.
A spokesperson for the FIA disclosed that their investigation uncovered a troubling collaboration between the college administration and the Pakistan Nursing and Midwifery Council, resulting in the issuance of fraudulent degrees.
A shocking revelation emerged as a substantial number of nurses were found to be employed in hospitals throughout the region using these counterfeit college credentials.
The report also brought to light disconcerting details, including the discovery of a fake Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) purportedly linked to PIMS Hospital.
Furthermore, the provided faculty list by the college administration has been exposed as fabricated, raising serious questions about the institution’s credibility and integrity.
The FIA is diligently working to address the multifaceted aspects of this fraudulent scheme and take appropriate legal actions against those involved in compromising the educational standards of the Vanguard Institute of Medical and Sciences.