Telecom Foundation: Top slots occupied by bogus degree holders

Published: April 1, 2012

MD says HEC and universities delaying; GM claims there is no issue.

ISLAMABAD: 

The degrees of six officers occupying top spots in the Telecom Foundation have been found to be fake, including the general manager finance, general manager accounts, secretary and three others.

The foundation has not responded to a Federal Investigation Agency letter to the managing director (MD) of the foundation that states that the degrees of multiple employees were found to be fake and that their original documents are needed for verification.

When contacted by Daily Express, the MD, Rashid Basheer Mazari, confirmed that he had received the letter.

He said that he had sent the degrees of the officers in question to the concerned departments, universities and the HEC, but he has yet to receive a response.  He said strict action will be taken against anyone whose degree is found to be fake.

Mazari added that the degrees he has sent for verification are from Faisalabad and Preston Universities. The MD further added that action will be taken when the feedback is received.

Meanwhile, the secretary and GM of the foundation Amjad Hussain told Daily Express that the degrees of all the officers in question had been submitted and verified – claiming that no issue exists regarding these degrees any more.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 1st, 2012.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Ali
    Apr 2, 2012 - 1:45AM

    The whole of parliament lied about their qualifications, and nothing happened to them.

    In fact they tried to eliminate the HEC and an effective higher education system in revenge for being exposed.

    Is it any surprise that the country is in the mess it is in?

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  • Mirza
    Apr 2, 2012 - 8:28AM

    The news on the street is it is only the elected officials are corrupt and without degrees and nobody else. In a country where most of the dentists pulling people’s teeth out have no formal training or education, everything can be expected.

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