Rawalpindi: Lone opposition member takes on degree fight to LHC
RAWALPINDI: According to the Dawn News, Yar Mohammad Rind, the lone opposition member in the Balochistan Assembly, has gone to the court to turn the tables on the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for questioning his educational degree.
A former federal minister in Gen Pervez Musharraf’s era, he has filed a petition with the Lahore High Court (LHC) challenging the legality and authority of the ECP to question the degrees of the parliamentarians. Justice Sagheer Ahmad Qadri of the Rawalpindi Bench of LHC has issued notices to the secretary and a joint secretary of the ECP to submit their written comments on the petition by Nov 22.
Like many other elected legislators’, the degree of Mr Rind has been determined fake by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The ECP wanted him to appear before its committee with the original degree that he got from Madrassa Jamia Anwarul Islam of Sukkur. His lawyer Sardar Abdul Razzaq Khan however considers it unnecessary.
“His degree issue was decided for once and all in 2002 when Nawab Mohammad Aslam Khan Raisani, now the chief minister of Balochistan, challenged his degree in an election petition and the Balochistan High Court ruled in Mr Rind’s favour,” he said.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.