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.