Forged degree: SHC suspends adviser’s appointment

Issues notice to the Sindh governor and other authorities to file their comments before the next date of hearing.

Our Correspondent July 25, 2013

KARACHI: Instead of punishing a legislator who was disqualified for possessing a fake bachelor’s degree, the Sindh government appointed him as an adviser to the chief minister. The Sindh High Court on Thursday, however, suspended the appointment of Muhammad Khan Junejo as adviser to the chief minister till further orders. Headed by Justice Ghulam Sarwar Korai, the bench also issued notice to the Sindh governor, the appointing authority for advisers, the chief secretary and Junejo to file their comments before the next date of hearing. Petitioner Mir Khan Khoso, who hails from the same district (Sanghar) as Junejo, told the court that Junejo does not meet the criteria laid down in Articles 62 and 63 and thus should not be allowed to continue on the important position of an adviser. The next date of the hearing will be notified later.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 26th, 2013.

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