Fake degree: SC declares PML-Q MPA ineligible

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

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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  • H.A. Khan
    Jul 25, 2013 - 10:23AM

    Please just do not disqualify her,send her to jail and leavy heavy penalty on her.Society should boycott her

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  • Arain
    Jul 25, 2013 - 10:26AM

    PML Q? Whats That? :O

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  • Anu Bhai
    Jul 25, 2013 - 10:27AM

    Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-N) ?????? Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q)

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  • Farhan
    Jul 25, 2013 - 10:47AM

    Look at her face

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  • Salman
    Jul 25, 2013 - 10:54AM

    The photo says it all.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Jul 25, 2013 - 11:03AM

    @Dear ET,

    Samina Khawar Hayat can either be a legislator of Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid or PML-N, not both!!!! Please correct your citing in the first line of this report.

    Thank you.

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  • Ahmed
    Jul 25, 2013 - 11:08AM

    We don’t want liars to be leading us!!!

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  • Usman786
    Jul 25, 2013 - 11:14AM

    I though she has BBA from Harvard like so many other MPsRecommend

  • Rana
    Jul 25, 2013 - 11:14AM

    Good decision: Process must continue.

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  • asim
    Jul 25, 2013 - 11:51AM

    @H.A. Khan:

    1- Also punish the officials involved who failed to recognize her degree

    It also implies there is a gap between party leadership and members; the party leaders are ignorant of their member activities

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  • Haseeb
    Jul 25, 2013 - 12:15PM

    Great to know that there are no fake degree holders in PML-N,the most pious party of pakistan

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  • A-No.1
    Jul 25, 2013 - 1:12PM

    Jail Jail Jail Jail

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  • shami
    Jul 25, 2013 - 1:27PM

    @Haseeb
    now PTI is also topping the charts along with other parties.

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  • ahmed
    Jul 25, 2013 - 2:27PM

    Is PMLQ still a party????

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  • Ozair
    Jul 25, 2013 - 3:22PM

    Why doesn’t SC take the same action against N-league MPAs ?

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  • Char-Lottay
    Jul 25, 2013 - 4:35PM

    @Salman:
    @Farhan:
    My ditto feelings. She looks really angry like Pelawan.Recommend

  • Haseeb
    Jul 25, 2013 - 8:19PM

    it’s not about topping the charts or not topping the charts,PML N is full of fake degree holders,tax evaders,electricity thieves and what not but hail the Chief Justice whose suo moto factory remains closed when it comes to his beloved PML N and the Sharifs

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  • door knob
    Jul 25, 2013 - 10:58PM

    sharifs have authentic degrees from punjab university the most prestigious…

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  • AnisAqeel
    Jul 26, 2013 - 3:41AM

    @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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  • A Pakistani
    Jul 26, 2013 - 5:24AM

    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.

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