Quetta: Balochistan minister loses PA seat over fake degree
QUETTA: A division bench of the Balochistan High Court disqualified on Thursday Minister for Excise and Taxation Amin Umrani from holding his seat in the provincial assembly for filing a fake graduation degree to the Election Commission during the 2008 polls. The bench comprising Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhel and Justice Ghulam Mustafa Mengal directed the commission to de-notify the member of the Balochistan Assembly forthwith in order to hold by-election against the vacant seat.
The court asked the commission to take action against Mr Umrani and register an FIR against him for defrauding the commission by using forged documents to contest the polls from the constituency of PB–29 Nasirabad.
Niaz Mohammad in his constitutional petition had challenged Mr Umrani’s degree.