EC should decide on fake degrees: Gilani


Express May 13, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Thursday that fake degree holders should not be allowed to contest elections but the decision must be taken by the Election Commission.

Addressing the National Assembly (NA) session, the prime minister said that there are several MNAs in the house who have fake degress and their cases are pending. But he said that parliament will have to respect the mandate untill there is a final decision.

The prime minister said that in the backdrop of his address in the election campaign of former MNA Jamshed Dasti who was declared ineligible by the court for holding a fake degree.

COMMENTS (10)

Khan | 10 years ago | Reply In a recent newspaper Kanwar Dilshad, the former secretary Election Commission of Pakistan, admitted that 148 MNAs and MPAs are feared to be holding fake degrees. Obviously the Election Commssion did nothing on receipt of such information. It just goes to show that only weak and gutless people are usually appointed to the Election Commssion. Once I had the occasion to meet with a now retired Election Commissioner while he still held office. It was embarrasing to see how non-commital he was on any issue of consequence. It soon became rather apparent that, as a retired member of the judiciary, his only concern was to hang on to the perks of the job and the importance that that came with it.
Sultan Ahmed | 10 years ago | Reply I have different opinion, parliament is a respectable place where laws for people of Pakistan are passed where our representative takes decision in regard to Pakistan's fate. So according to my view, decision makers/law makers must be qualified not fake degree holders.
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