Fake degree: PPP MPA Farooq Yusuf Ghurki disqualified

Published: March 20, 2013
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The verification of degrees started in 2010 after reports about several fake degree holders in the national and provincial assemblies surfaced.  PHOTO: FILE

The verification of degrees started in 2010 after reports about several fake degree holders in the national and provincial assemblies surfaced. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPA Farooq Yusuf Ghurki was declared ineligible on Wednesday to hold a seat in the Punjab Assembly for having a fake degree, reported Express News.

Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) also has members linked to cases of fake degrees, including MPA Safdar Gill. The Lahore High Court will hear Gill’s on March 27.

The verification of degrees started in 2010 after reports about several fake degree holders in the national and provincial assemblies surfaced and became a source of national and international embarrassment.

The Supreme Court, in its judgement on June 14, 2010, had ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan to investigate and initiate action against those found to have used forged education documents. While a number of legislators filed their documents, the Higher Education Commission could not complete the process, even after the passage of nearly three years.

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  • human
    Mar 20, 2013 - 2:52PM

    One down many to go
    :(

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  • Mar 20, 2013 - 4:30PM

    By this time investigative journalism in Pakistan could have been able to unearth all the fake degree of MPA/ MNA exposing them to public . this could have been a very good service to the nation and a trend and inspiration for others. Opportunity lost ..

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