Islamabad: 15 politicians summoned on fake degree issue
ISLAMABAD: As reported by the Dawn News on Sunday, the officer tasked by the Election Commission with supervising the verification of lawmakers’ degrees has summoned 15 legislators to appear before the commission on Monday to explain their position on their educational qualification.
All but one of those summoned are accused of possessing fake degrees. Ijaz Ahmad, a member of the Punjab Assembly (PP-209), holds an invalid ‘almiya degree’ issued by the Tanzeemul Madaris Ahle Sunnat Pakistan.
Members of the National Assembly called by the EC are Hayatullah Khan Tareen (NA-155), Ghulam Dastgir Rajar (NA-235) and Mazhar Hayat (NA-138).
Mr Tareen and Mr Rajar had submitted along with their nomination papers copies of the BA degrees issued by the Sindh University. Mr Hayat submitted a copy of the BSc degree issued by the Winona State University, which is chartered in the US.
The members of the Punjab Assembly required to appear before the EC are: Ijaz Ahmad (PP-209), Sardar Meer Badshah Khan Qaisrani (PP-240) and Mohammad Safdar Gill (PP-274). Samina Khawar Hayat, Afshan Farooq, Nasim Nasir Khwaja, Shumaila Rana, Seemal Kamran, Farah Deeba, Syeda Majida Zaidi and Saima Aziz, elected to the Punjab Assembly on reserved seats, are also on notice.
The member of the Balochistan Assembly summoned is Mohammad Khan Toor (PB-16).