Fake degree case: ECP disqualifies PPP's Ghulam Qadir Chandio

Election Commission of Pakistan calls for re-elections in PS-27


Web Desk August 04, 2014

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) disqualified PPP MPA Ghulam Qadir Chandio from the Sindh Assembly on Monday for holding a fake degree, Express News reported.

Declaring Chandio ineligible, ECP ordered re-elections in PS-27, Nawabshah.

Sindh United Party member Zainul Abedeen had challenged Chandio’s membership of the provincial assembly and had filed a petition in the ECP.

Further, Chandio will not be able to contest elections in the future. Possessing a graduate degree is no more a legal requirement for being elected to the national or provincial assembly. However, anyone found guilty of having forged a fake degree in the past will be unseated and barred from taking part in future elections.

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COMMENTS (2)

Roni | 6 years ago | Reply

A great decision indeed. However, if there was an illegal and unconstitutional condition to have a degree imposed by a dictator to keep many away from politics which is rejected by the SC of Pakistan. However, that illegal law should not be continued to apply and punish popularly elected politicians.

Mohammed | 6 years ago | Reply

Does the PPP have a single honest person?

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