Islamabad: Another legislator disowns degree
ISLAMABAD: In a ploy used by many other lawmakers, an MPA from Punjab, Syeda Majida Zaidi, on Monday disowned1her fake degree, available on the record of Election Commission, as the scrutiny of legislators’ academic qualifications continued.
This brought the number of such cases to around 10, causing alarm among the Higher Education Commission (HEC) officials who opposed allowing legislators the opportunity to submit degrees other than the ones on record.
Also on Monday, the case of Ali Madad Jattak, an MPA from Balochistan who was found to be holding two fake degrees, was referred by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Hamid Ali Mirza to the DPO concerned for registration of an FIR.
Informed sources told Dawn that the case of MNA Amir Yar Waran, who has resigned to avert disqualification by the court, had also been sent for registration of an FIR. Both Mr Jattak and Mr Waran belong to PPP.