Back to the fake degrees issue

Published: August 13, 2010
HEC has sent the fake degrees of 47 parliamentarians to the Election Commission.

HEC has sent the fake degrees of 47 parliamentarians to the Election Commission.

ISLAMABAD: A Higher Education Commission spokesperson said the Election Commission has not taken any action against fake degree holders.

He said the Election Commission is yet to submit the academic documents of 22 parliamentarians to the Higher Education Commission for verification.

The spokesman said the academic degrees and certificates of 10 members of the National Assembly, nine members of the Punjab assembly and three members of the Balochistan assembly are still to be verified. He said the Higher Education Commission has already sent fake degrees of 47 parliamentarians to the election commission, adding that a joint session of both the commissions will be held on Monday.

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  • Aug 13, 2010 - 4:02PM

    This ISSUE is good to be discussed when there r no floods….Recommend

  • KM
    Aug 13, 2010 - 4:51PM

    @Sadaf … Are you saying that the entire nation becomes hooligans while there are floods?Recommend

  • Usman
    Aug 13, 2010 - 8:36PM

    The Election Commission is playing politics and dragging its feet on this matter since it does not want to or knows it cannot act against certain influential politicians. It is truly remarkable and commendable that the Higher Education Commission held its ground and did not bow down to political pressure.

    Sarah while I see your point, I respectfully disagree with it. The Election Commission of Pakistan and Higher Education Commission have nothing to do with the floods and can continue their activities as normal. Also discussing this issue at this time has nothing to do with the floods either. Had the politicians been honest about their academic qualifications, the proper checks and balances been in place and accountability been conducted at all times, this mess would not have occurred to begin with it. There should never be a lapse in accountability for any reason otherwise it becomes selective and discretionary.Recommend

  • WR
    Aug 14, 2010 - 12:45AM

    If everyone takes off their shoes, these ppl will run away themselves, Election Commission or no election commisionRecommend

  • Aziz
    Aug 14, 2010 - 7:15AM

    @Sadaf … Likes of ones who provided fake degrees have now established fake relief camps as wellRecommend

  • Aug 16, 2010 - 12:20PM

    Here’s something interesting. Someone has a list of all fake degree holders and their number is a lot higher than the 47 quoted by the ECP. The list is at Recommend

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