Administrator may institute action upon his arrival, Dr. Waqar Kazmi is likely to resign (Daily Messenger (Pakistan))

The overriding Principal of Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC), Professor Doctor Waqar Kazmi purchased over 200 million rupees medical equipments without any tender and approval of Administrator Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC). He is merely entitle to purchase educational aid equipments such as laptops, multimedia items, practical lab material and equipments, books and dental material etc. Last year he also purchased angiography stands worth around 140 million rupees and that was also with no approval of the competent authority and tender. His resignation is reportedly ready and will be presented to the Administrator KMC, Saqib Somro on his arrival from abroad; it has exclusively emerged here on Wednesday.
Well placed sources told that he illicitly purchased ten Ventilators, one Cystoscope, one Arthroscopy, one Endoscopy Brain, five Ultrasound System, one OPG XRay Machine, two HF 525 Plus Radiographic XRays and one Multiwave Elastrography Machine without tendering and getting prior approval of the Administrator KMC.
It is learnt that 30 percent commission dispute between Waqar Kazmi and Saqib Somro also took place in this juncture but they couldn’t settle the same and meanwhile Administrator planned unofficial and unscheduled visit of Switzerland but Minister Local Government Sharjeel Memon told newsmen that he went to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah. Upon his arrival this lousy issue will definitely emerge again and to get rid of it Waqar Kazmi decided to resign as and when he resumes his office, the sources confirmed.
Last year Waqar Kazmi also purchased about 140 million rupees angiography stands without any tender and approval of the then Administrator KMC. The market price of per angiography stand was Rs.60,000 but he purchased at the rate of 160,000 rupees per stand.
When Senior Director Health and Medical Services Dr. Salma Kausar was inquired about cited illegal purchase scam she vehemently denied the facts and said she had no information in this connection.
It is pertinent to quote that Waqar Kazmi has recently appointed Dr. Naushma Babar in KMDC without completion of her House Job period while one year House Job is mandatory in any recognized medical institute by PMDC in this respect. It was a contractual appointment as a Demonstrator of Dentistry on 30th January 2015 under P.F. No.PS/Admt/KMC/2015/023. Waqar Kazmi himself is a contractual employee and out of way using power of the Drawing and Disbursing Officer (DDO) against Supreme Court of Pakistan ruling. He is also working as an Executive Director in Karachi Institute of Heart Dieses (KIHD) while he is just Nephrologists and has no experience in cardiac dieses. He was retired about three years ago and according to law a retired official can’t use DDO power, the sources added.