Fake degree: SC declares PML-Q MPA ineligible

MPA Samina Khawar Hayat had contested the 2008 elections with a fake BBA degree.


Web Desk July 25, 2013
Samina Khawar Hayat. PHOTO: ZAHOORUL HAQ

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court declared Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) MPA ineligible after she contested elections on a fake degree, Express News reported on Thursday.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry issued the order today.

MPA Samina Khawar Hayat had contested the 2008 elections with a fake BBA degree.

The Regional Election Commission had earlier submitted a complaint against Hayat and sought “strict action” against her for lying to the election commission.

Hayat, who was elected to a seat reserved for women in the provincial assembly, had submitted a BBA Degree issued by Riphah International University, Islamabad. The degree, according to the election commission, was declared fake by the Higher Education Commission.

Her counsel had then given the commission a copy of a certificate stating that she had completed her BBA from Preston Institute of Management Science and Technology (PIMSAT), Karachi. However, upon verification that degree too turned out to be forged.

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A Pakistani | 7 years ago | Reply

ET, my comments have been deleted by PTI moderator. I had compared Samina Khawar Hayat of PMLQ with Ayla Malik & Ghulam Sarwar Khan of PTI.

AnisAqeel | 7 years ago | Reply

@Ahmed: "We don’t want liars to be leading us!!!" Then we won't have any legislators at all!!! All are liars one way or the other.

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