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

Published: September 24, 2013
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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.

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  • Lol
    Sep 24, 2013 - 6:54PM

    God bless the Bhuttos!

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  • Yusuf
    Sep 24, 2013 - 10:16PM

    One MNA goes to jail, the others are merely declared ineligible? They should ALL go to jail.

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  • Hasan
    Sep 24, 2013 - 10:37PM

    PPP, PML N & Q, PTI, JI, JUI. All with fake degree holders. All except MQM.

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  • Pasha
    Sep 25, 2013 - 12:21AM

    off course its really bad and all those responsible of cheating and forgery should go to jail as any other ordinary citizen of Pakistan. But would like to share an information that a PML N ex MPA, were jailed for 1.5 years so that he does not get disqualified to participate in next election. Ethey Rakh.

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  • Sall90
    Sep 25, 2013 - 7:06AM

    He will be released within a few weeks unless he is poor.

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  • Dj
    Sep 25, 2013 - 8:27AM

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

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  • Sep 27, 2013 - 3:22PM

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

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