LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has deferred till September 6 the hearing of a bail application from former federal minister for overseas Pakistanis Ghulam Sarwar, who is accused of contesting elections with a fake degree. Tuesday’s hearing was adjourned without proceedings as Sarwar’s counsel was engaged in a case before the Supreme Court. At the last hearing, the LHC had sought Sarwar’s academic record. The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) has lodged a case against Sarwar for allegedly using a fake FA diploma to sit for the BA exams ahead of the 2008 general elections. The diploma that Sarwar used allegedly belongs to another man of the same name. Four Punjab Board of Technical Education officials are accused of issuing a duplicate FA diploma to Sarwar unlawfully. In his bail application, Sarwar said that the case registered by the ACE was politically motivated.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 4th, 2013.
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