Islamabad: ECP declares fake degrees of 2 MPAs
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday declared the degrees of two MPAs Haji Nasir Mehmood of the Punjab Assembly and Bashir Ahmed Khan of the Sindh Assembly fake and recommended lodging cases against them.
During the hearing of cases against 17 parliamentarians, the ECP committee asked the two lawmakers, Ghulam Dastagir Rajar of the National Assembly and Mukesh Kumar of the Sindh Assembly, to submit their final statements on the objections raised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
Sources in the ECP told Daily Times that although the committees had declared the degree of Haji Nasir Mahmood fake during the hearing, later on his counsel came to the ECP and requested for more time.
They said that the ECP committee had accepted his plea and his case would not be sent to the CEC for proceeding against him.
The sources added that the ECP committee would likely end the hearing of all fake degree holders-cases in the month of December.
The sources also said that ECP still has not asked the Law Ministry for deputing law officers, who would start proceedings against the fake degree holders before the session courts.