A-Level certificate of former MNA declared fake

Published: April 4, 2013
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IBCC declares former MNA Waqas Akram's A Level cerificate fake. PHOTO: CREATIVE COMMONS

IBCC declares former MNA Waqas Akram's A Level cerificate fake. PHOTO: CREATIVE COMMONS

ISLAMBAD: The Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC) declared the A-Level certificate of Former MNA Sheikh Waqas Akram — who had recently joined PML-N — fake, Express News reported on Thursday.

The IBCC further revealed that Akram had not yet submitted his O-Level certificate.

Akram recently left Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) and joined Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N). He used to contest elections from the Jhang city National Assembly seat, NA-89.

Akram resigned as a minister and as a member of the National Assembly in order to join the PML-N.

He had announced that if the PML-N were elected to a power, a university would be built in Jhang.

PML-N MNA caught out

The District and session court declared former PML-N MNA Salman Mohsin Gillani a proclaimed offender in a fake degree case. The court also ordered to freeze his assets. The guarantor for Salman Mohsin will also face charges.

The former MNA won the national assembly seat during the 2008 elections from Pakpattan on PML-N’s ticket.

K-P MPA sentenced

A district and session judge handed over a penalty of Rs3,000 and one year sentence in jail to former ANP MPA of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Syed Aaqil Shah.

He was elected a member in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly in 2008 and was minister for sports.

Aaqil had submitted two degrees earlier, both of which were declared fake.

He submitted a degree from American law college of Lahore which was not proven fake or bogus but the institute did not have affiliation with Higher Education Commission (HEC).

Ongoing action

District courts and police across the country swung into action on April 2, awarding sentences and arresting former lawmakers and aspiring electoral candidates alike for submitting fake degrees and dual nationalities.

The Supreme court had ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to take action against candidates with fake degrees and dual nationals on April 1.

Those convicted in fake degree cases will be ineligible to run in the elections.

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Reader Comments (31)

  • usman
    Apr 4, 2013 - 12:50PM

    Now given this knowledge, let us see if PML-N awards him a ticket. Ironically he was education minister in the previous government. He did a 2 hour speech on the floor of assembly against the allegations leveled against him. I wonder, how low can a person stoop. Shame on you!

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  • Abbas
    Apr 4, 2013 - 1:02PM

    Another feather in the cap of Naan League……

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  • Hammad
    Apr 4, 2013 - 1:04PM

    And this man was our ‘Education Minister’. What country and what nation. PML(N) must answer this as to how such a man was awarded party ticket or was allowed to submit nomination papers as their potential candidate. Terrible!

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  • ikhlaas
    Apr 4, 2013 - 1:09PM

    this man should be put behind bars as he was our education minister

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  • Voice of D.I.khan
    Apr 4, 2013 - 1:09PM

    When He joined PML N, Shahbaz Sharif said that He is happy that such an educated politician has joined PML N. Now I want to hear from PML N Supporters…??? :P . PTI Zindabad… :)

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  • AA
    Apr 4, 2013 - 1:27PM

    ShameRecommend

  • Aviator
    Apr 4, 2013 - 1:31PM

    If this happened in the UK there would have been a national outcry and government inquiry. It is shameful that this has been allowed to go on in Pakistan for so long, but a good step that people with fake degrees are being prevented from taking part in the election.

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  • Waqas Ahmed
    Apr 4, 2013 - 1:48PM

    Everything is pretty much evident by now. All the Status-Quo parties have ruled not for the welfare of the people, but to make themselves affluent by corrupt practices.

    As a Pakistani, I condemn such revelation but, however, at the same I appreciate the Supreme Court and the esteemed Chief Justice for making such bold decisions. IMRAN KHAN comes with an Economics degree from Oxford University, while another PTI member Shah Mehmood Qureshi is a graduate from Cambridge University. People like these are an asset to this country.

    An educated leadership can ONLY devise proper solutions being faced by the inhabitants of this country. PLEASE people, this elections, VOTE FOR IMRAN KHAN and PTI. Pakistan Zindabad.

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  • Waseem Sarwar
    Apr 4, 2013 - 2:07PM

    wow, such a highly qualified minister. he should be our PM whenever he comes out of jail.

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  • Apr 4, 2013 - 2:15PM

    He has committed a crime against this country by working as an education minister with a fake degree. No Mercy for this culprit!

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Apr 4, 2013 - 2:17PM

    Guys Vote for PTI!

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  • Skin Taj Pakistani
    Apr 4, 2013 - 2:20PM

    Shame multiplied by Million!! Imagine these type of people were making decision about our country and future!!

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  • Khawar
    Apr 4, 2013 - 2:23PM

    Iam very happy with the outcome.Sheikh Waqas Deserve a year behind the Jail Bars.He Had not done any thing good for jhang n for pakistan.
    Vote n Support Imran Khan …

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  • tanvir
    Apr 4, 2013 - 2:25PM

    All this action against fake degrees is welcome. But when will we get those ineligible for the elections who have got their bank loans waived-off, bank-defaulters, who have plundered millions/billions of national exchequer, the tax-evaders etc. And that could have been done by seeking their records from FBR, State bank etc. IMO, the time of one week for the scrutiny of nomination papers is a big joke. Election commission should have had at least one month to scrutinize the financial integrity of the person given these people, once elected, will be taking big decisions concerning financial matters of the country.

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  • KH
    Apr 4, 2013 - 2:28PM

    Some how I dont see many PMLN supporters on this forum, have to converted to PTI?

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  • Mustafa
    Apr 4, 2013 - 2:28PM

    He should be given a fair chance to explain, and if he is proven guilty should be made an example.

    I see him on TV thundering a lot , and really its very sad if the people around him tolerated him.

    Extremely poor judgement.

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  • Maher
    Apr 4, 2013 - 2:28PM

    Educations Minister’s degree FAKE??? Oh GOD… Such a shame

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  • ali khan
    Apr 4, 2013 - 2:33PM

    Most of the MNAs / MPAs already had chance carry fake degrees and a careful scrutiny may reveal truth in this argument. Some of the universities do not carry accurate past record of their alumni and many are claiming association from them.how to go for them…………………

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  • Lobster
    Apr 4, 2013 - 2:43PM

    Irony is that he was our “Education Minister”. The Vazir-e-Taleem turned out to be Zair-e-Talim as depicted by Khwaja Moinuddin in his famous theater “Taleem-e-Balighan” 30 years ago.
    Shame on you Waqas Akram!

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  • Hafiz Shah Ali
    Apr 4, 2013 - 3:05PM

    What a liar and a fraudster
    he should be put behind bars and all benefits and privileges he has enjoyed should be recovered from him.
    There should be social boycott of him

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  • Liaqat Yousufzai
    Apr 4, 2013 - 3:33PM

    What shock me more is: he was education minister. To change Pakistan’s destiny is to root out these corrupts from the System. Vote for change this time my beloved Pakistanis and secure the future for you and for generations to come.Recommend

  • ashraf hussain
    Apr 4, 2013 - 3:36PM

    Conragulation to Mr. Nawaz shreef and his team for such a great achievement to award ticket of moshraf collegue and fake degree holder. We also conragulate our TV anchor who called such a politician in their talk show and waste nation time . I request my nation to join PTI to get such type of politician. Otherwise such type person become our education minister shame for us

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  • shahzad
    Apr 4, 2013 - 3:49PM

    Woooooooo. He must be banned for life & put behind bars. But what about the people who allowed & passed him. The previous election commission. They must be put behind bars as well

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  • FN
    Apr 4, 2013 - 4:03PM

    “The number of fake degree holding MPAs/MNAs is too damn high”

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  • moeed
    Apr 4, 2013 - 4:07PM

    congratulation pmln

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  • VoiceOfgilgit
    Apr 4, 2013 - 4:08PM

    Educated Mister of Shabaz shareef???

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  • Usman
    Apr 4, 2013 - 4:34PM

    Come on me minister jail is waiting for you. These punishments to al these people are a sign that my country is going to the right side. It’s just a step there’s much more have to do.

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  • hmm
    Apr 4, 2013 - 4:45PM

    what PML (N) or any other party can do about this, no one is checking degrees in Political Parties, when someone joins any political party, this is only the responsibility of individuals, and dont forget , he just joined PML (n) , when he was in Parliment, he was with PML (q).

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  • Max
    Apr 4, 2013 - 4:49PM

    @KH:
    Thats because PML-N gave away only laptops but no internet connections.Recommend

  • non political
    Apr 4, 2013 - 4:54PM

    Its a real shame for pakistan that education minister degree is fake…vote education not families if you want new pakistan

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  • AbidMashwani
    Apr 4, 2013 - 8:00PM

    These people who were elected and got paid as MPs and minister for 5 years, should not only be sent to jail, all the money paid to them as MPs and Minsiters should be returned with heavy penalties not just interest.

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