Fake degree case: Arrest warrant for sports minister withdrawn

Published: October 18, 2012
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He had failed to appear in court on Wednesday during a hearing over his alleged fake degree. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

He had failed to appear in court on Wednesday during a hearing over his alleged fake degree. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

PESHAWAR: 

A local court withdrew an arrest warrant issued against Provincial Minister for Sports Syed Aqil Shah.

Shah is a member of the Awami National Party (ANP). He had failed to appear in court on Wednesday during a hearing over his alleged fake degree.

A bailable arrest warrant was issued by district and sessions judge, Shahbar Khan. However, the warrant was withdrawn later and Shah’s bail request was approved.

The court approved his request for giving Rs400,000 with two reliable sureties. The hearing has been adjourned for October 30.

Hearings into the cases of fake degrees are being held on the directives of the Supreme Court.

Pakistan Peoples Party’s senior provincial minister Rahimdad Khan is among those accused of forging documents.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 18th, 2012. 

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