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”.