KARACHI: The prime minister acted in an unethical manner when he turned up at the election meeting of fake degree holder Jamshed Dasti.
The Election Commission failed to filter out more than 40 such fraudulent parliamentarians in the last elections. It is time that people raise their voice against the inept and ineffective Election Commission. What good is it if it cannot on its own verify the credentials of candidates? Why does it have to wait for an opponent to raise an objection?
The Election Commission must shed this post office mentality and ask the HEC to verify degrees of all parliamentarians. And those with fake degrees should be removed from assemblies and debarred from all future elections.
Published in the Express Tribune, May 14th, 2010.