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.