Fake degree: Former PPP MPA sentenced to two years in prison

Basir Ahmed was sentenced to two years in prison, and fined Rs5,000 by a court in Badin.

Web Desk September 24, 2013

BADIN: Former Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPA Bashir Ahmed was sentenced to two years in prison as his degree was found to be fake by a court in Badin, Express News reported earlier today. He was also fined Rs5,000.

Bashir Ahmed was a PPP member of parliament from PS-56 in the former Sindh government.

Previously, three elected legislators fell prey to fake degree cases in July, when the Supreme Court suspended the membership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf parliamentarian Ghulam Sarwar Khan and de-notified the membership of two Punjab provincial assembly members for holding fake degrees.

The Supreme Court also declared Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid MPA Samina Khawar Hayat ineligible in July after she contested elections on a fake BBA degree.


Salman Saleem | 9 years ago | Reply

Fake degree holders should not be allowed to contest elections. They should be duly punished, irrespective of party affiliation.

Dj | 9 years ago | Reply

@Hasan: Yep! Totally agree with ya, only thing is that MQM doesn't have ANY degree holders, fake or legit.

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