Through a notification received on 12th May 2015, Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) has been approved by the PMDC as CME/CDE Awarding Institute. It is a moment of satisfaction for all PIMA Units. It may be recalled here that as per recent ruling of the PMDC, with effect January 2016, every practicing doctor in Pakistan would have to obtain 5 hours per year (GP) and 10 hours per year (specialist) for retention/renewal of his/her registration. For this purpose, various institutions have been recognized eligible for accreditation by the council. PIMA has been carrying on its CME programs, workshops and seminars since over two decades in all its units. It is now among the first few institutions recognized as CME awarding institute, which is a continued process to be monitored by the council.