Fake degree case: SC restores PML-N MPA's membership in KP Assembly

Published: January 27, 2014
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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Mian Ziaur Rehman. PHOTO: PAKP.GOV.PK

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Mian Ziaur Rehman. PHOTO: PAKP.GOV.PK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Mian Ziaur Rehman’s membership in the Khyber-Pakhunkhwa Assembly was restored by the Supreme Court on Monday, Express News reported.

The decision by the election tribunal to disqualify him on the basis of a fake degree was declared null and void.

Rehman contested in the PK-54 constituency during the May 11, 2013 general elections.

In October, the election tribunal had disqualified Rehman over a fake degree from a seminary in Gotki, Sindh. It had declared the MPA disqualified for seven years and asked the Election Commission to hold new elections, The News had reported.

Rehman had stated that he will go to the Supreme Court against the tribunal’s decision, adding that his degree was valid and would prove it before the apex court, the newspaper further reported.

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  • usman786
    Jan 27, 2014 - 1:05PM

    these courts cannot decide such simple cases.

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  • azam
    Jan 27, 2014 - 2:42PM

    Simple solution —– fake or disputed degree holders should first join PML (N) and thenparticipate as a candidate for any sort of election.

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  • bash gul
    Jan 27, 2014 - 2:58PM

    Everything is fair if you are in PML(N).

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  • scotchpak
    Jan 27, 2014 - 4:38PM

    They say officers the courts have feet of clay… add the courts to that as wellRecommend

  • Truther
    Jan 27, 2014 - 4:44PM

    Thumbs up to SC…hahahahahaRecommend

  • Trotsky
    Jan 27, 2014 - 7:07PM

    The only thing left now is for ‘lawmakers’ to put forward a new law making fake degrees as good as genuine ones, because they themselves are leading by example.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jan 27, 2014 - 7:43PM

    Supreme Court had no other choice. In the past, all those who had Madrassa degrees were allowed to contest elections. Election commission had no authority to declare these degrees fake, nor there is any system in the country to check these degrees. MNA Jamshed Dasti was also allowed to contest elections and case against him was dismissed by courts on similar grounds. Either you declare all Madrassa degrees invalid or stop this pick and choose individual degree holders. Those who have no guts to enter these seminaries and check the syllabus can only blame their opponent politicians and parties. Recommend

  • Haider
    Jan 28, 2014 - 12:02AM

    PTI Media Cell in full action. They submit the comments as if they have no brain.
    If court decides in their favour, everything is right.
    If decision is against PTI, they go on criticizing instead of accepting the decision with open heart.
    Shame for PTI nooras.

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  • SayWhat?
    Jan 28, 2014 - 1:18AM

    Better yet!
    PMLn should give all it’s candidate “Honorary Degrees” as soon as possible to burry this issue once and for all.

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