The Election Tribunal of the Lahore High Court (LHC) has disqualified PML-N MNA Mudassar Qayyum Nahra for holding a fake degree.
The Lahore High Court gave this judgement on Monday.
Nahra was elected from NA-100 constituency of Gujranwala and the election commission has been ordered to hold elections in this constituency soon.
The disciplinary committee of the Punjab University had imposed a three-year ban on Nahra but he still got the degree from Bahawalpur university.
Not only did he obtain the degree without an NOC, he also used a fake address in all related documentation. Prior to Nahra's disqualification, the LHC had given him a two-day deadline to resign, but he refused to comply.
In the recent past, many PML-N provincial and national assembly members have been disqualified for holding fake degrees.
The issue of parliamentarians holding fake degrees have become a national issue of grave importance as more and more parliamentarians are found to be in possession of bogus degrees.
Following the uproar in the media concerning the matter of fake degrees, the the National Assembly’s Standing Committee for Education handed over 873 degrees of parliamentarians to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for verification on May 25.
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