PESHAWAR: The Higher Education Commission on Friday declared the academic degree of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa MPA Sardar Ahmed as fake.
The member of the provincial assembly was elected from Sawabi in the last elections. HEC said Ahmed's academic degree was declared fake by the Peshawar University.
The university had earlier also declared the degrees of MPA Safina Saima from Punjab and MNA Akhwanzada Chattan from Bajaur Agency as fake.
HEC was supposed to submit a full report on the fake degree issue to the Standing Committee of the National Assembly on education by today, July 16.
Earlier in the day, HEC Chairman Dr Javed Leghari wrote a letter to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, calling for a meeting to discuss the issue of fake degrees.
Sources said the chairman intends to discuss alleged abuse of power by some Sindh government officials in an attempt to tamper the authentication of fake degrees.
In related developments, Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister Sharmila Farooqi said that the HEC chairman owes an apology to Faryal Talpur for terming her degree "doubtful."
Farooqi said Talpur had been wrongly insulted by the HEC, and insisted that Talpur did her Masters in Sociology from Sindh University in 2007.
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