18 more fake degrees

Eighteen more MNAs, MPAs and senators were found in possession of fake degrees on Tuesday.


Express August 03, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Eighteen more MNAs, MPAs and senators were found in possession of fake degrees on Tuesday.

Sources said the out of the 18 fake degree holders two are senators, two are MNAs while fourteen are MPAs. The sources added that the HEC has sent the report to the Education Ministry for further action.

Meanwhile HEC representative Dr Mahmood Raza informed that degrees of 47 parliamentarians are fake, 224 are genuine while some cases of educational qualifications are pending in courts.

Dr Raza said Sindh University and Balochistan University have sent verified degrees but they have also been asked to send filled forms which they received from the HEC.

Dr Raza said HEC is following the routine process of getting filled forms which it uses while verifying degree of any ordinary person.

He said HEC is also awaiting information from some foreign universities while some have already informed it about status of degrees of parliamentarians.

The process of degree verification of 1170 lawmakers was initiated by HEC to check authenticity of their academic qualifications issued by Pakistani universities, deeni madaris and foreign universities.

Fake degree holder to contest polls again

The Lahore High Court's election tribunal allowed PPP candidate Aamir Yar Warn to contest the by-polls in NA -84.

Warn had resigned from his office after his degree was declared fake, but decided to contest the NA-184 by-polls to reclaim the seat he left vacant.

His opposing candidate filed a petition in court, seeking his disqualification from the by-polls, but the court dismissed the petition.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has directed the election commission to take action against Warn for acquiring a fake degree. No action has been taken by the election commission in this regard so far.

COMMENTS (5)

Fake Degrees in Pakistan | 11 years ago | Reply The ECP has finally release a list of 46 people with fake degrees. However, this list is far from being complete and who knows when they will update it. A detailed list of fake degree holders (close to 90 odd people) can be seen at http://fakedegrees.zzl.org or follow them on twitter for updates at http://twitter.com/fakedegrees
Nazir Habib | 11 years ago | Reply Syed A Mateen Your comment is fabulous. Yes indeed! the Fake Degree Club list of members should be made public once the process is completed and surely any well circulated English and Urdu daily will publish the invitation free of cost. Hopefully this list will be archived and put on display at the National Museum. Keep the flag flying high Syed Sahib. You have ny support.
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