ISLAMABAD: HEC has issued a notification on Tuesday addressing the matter concerning the use of Dr. as a prefix by the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D). According to HEC the use of “Dr.” is allowed before the names of the above-mentioned degree holders.
However, previously UHS restricted the use of the prefix Dr. to only MBBS and BDS degree holders. The decision was taken in an official 63rd syndicate meeting on August 13, 2021.
HEC has now allowed the use of the prefix with the following pattern;
The above-mentioned pattern has been directed to use in order to differentiate between the respective disciplines. The decision has been made by HEC on the recommendation of the National Curriculum Review Committees (NCRCs).