Dera Ghazi Khan: MPA jailed for holding fake degree
DERA GHAZI KHAN: Mir Badshah Qaisrani, a newly elected member of the Punjab Assembly was jailed for two years and fined Rs5,000 for holding fake degree. The Taunsa police had registered the case against Mir Qaisrani on Feb 6 last year on a report of the deputy election commissioner of Dera Ghazi Khan. The MPA, who is the chief of the Qaisrani tribe, was taken into custody and sent to jail soon after the announcement of verdict by District and Sessions Judge Wajahat Hussain Khan.
In 2002, Mr Qaisrani won the PP-240 seat on a PML–N ticket. He won the seat again in the 2008 elections and in a by-election in 2010. He retained his seat in the 2013 elections, but on a JUI-F ticket. Mr Qaisrani is the lone member of the Punjab Assembly belonging to the JUI–F.