Lahore: PML-N MPA granted bail in bogus degree case
LAHORE: Additional District and Sessions Judge Anjum Raza Syed on Saturday granted pre-arrest bail to PML-N MPA Farha Deeba, accused of holding a bogus degree.
The court also summoned the Islampurra SHO by January 31, along with the relevant record.
On Saturday, Farha Deeba filed her pre-arrest bail contending that she was falsely implicated in the fake degree case. She said that she was elected legally on the MPA seat on reserved quota for females. Before the elections, she had cleared all the legal formalities in this regard, she added.
Terming it a conspiracy hatched against her by her ex-husband, she alleged that her ex-husband Amjad Butta had also misused the IT technology against her by entering false and frivolous data against her. She said she belonged to a noble family and her arrest would cause an irreparable loss. She asked the court to grant her pre-arrest bail.
On her plea, the court granted her pre-arrest bail on submission of surety bonds of Rs 50,000. The Election Commission of Pakistan, Punjab chapter, on Friday registered cases against five female Members of Punjab Assembly (MPAs) on the charges of holding fake degrees.
Five FIRs were registered against four PML-N MPAs Afshan Farooq, Farha Deeba, Naseem Nasir Khawaja, Saima Aziz and one PPP (Parliamentarian) MPA, Safia Saima Khar.