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.

COMMENTS (20)

A Pakistani | 9 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 | 9 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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