Jatt disqualified for fake degree


Express April 22, 2010

LAHORE: Lahore High Court's Election Tribunal rejected on Thursday the nomination papers of People's Party candidate Nazir Jatt from NA-167 Vehari.

He was disqualified from contesting the by-polls. Jatt was a member of the National Assembly but resigned after being found with a bogus educational degree.

He was now preparing to contest by-polls for the seat he held earlier.

The tribunal has disqualified another people's party candidate Allah Wasaya from PP-259 Muzaffar Garh on similar grounds.

Earlier this week Rana Mubashar of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz resigned from his Punjab Assembly seat for allegedly possessing a fake degree.

Read Salman Masood’s opinion piece, “Rewarding those with fake degrees”.

COMMENTS (7)

Farid Sarwar Bhatti | 11 years ago | Reply Lets Bradri system be barred,Chacha , Mamoo , Cousins be spared.....say sorry to them.experience their individual thinking in electing sincere representatives who decide for our destiny. So kindly ,i request all my readers to kinkly be take care this time.
Sayed Aasim Shah | 11 years ago | Reply Unless and until there is Democracy within the political parties and they stop following hereditary rule, people like this will always get tickets to contest elections. Without a democratic party, there can never be a proper and pure democracy in Pakistan, only an Autocratic rule and one man show.
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