A district and sessions judge on Friday cancelled bail of former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MPA Haji Zulfiqar Ali and ordered his prosecution in a fake degree case.
The indictment will be endorsed on September 21. The former MPA had been accused of holding a fake graduate degree.
At a previous hearing, Sessions Judge Muhammad Rasheed Qamar had summoned the Jamshoro University registrar with the former MPA’s degree record. The registrar had rendered an apology for not being able to appear in court, but had sent the sought records to the court.
According to the documents, Ali’s bachelor’s degree had not been issued by the university. However, the university had issued a degree to another man with the same name. The judge then dismissed the former MPA’s bail and sent him to Central Jail. On his way to the jail, Ali told reporters that he had been wrongly implicated.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 14th, 2013.