Pak SC takes action against lawmakers over fake degrees

Pakistan`s Supreme Court on Thursday took action against three lawmakers, including a parliamentarian from Imran Khan`s party, for possessing fake educational degrees.

Islamabad: Pakistan`s Supreme Court on Thursday took action against three lawmakers, including a parliamentarian from Imran Khan`s party, for possessing fake educational degrees.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry suspended Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf leader Ghulam Sarwar Khan`s membership of the National Assembly after the Higher Education Commission declared his degree was counterfeit.

The bench, which was hearing a case related to the fake degrees of some lawmakers, also took action against two members of the Punjab Assembly.

The judge disqualified Khawaja Muhammad Islam of the PML-N for having a fake degree and directed the Election Commission to cancel election to the provincial assembly from a constituency in Faisalabad.

The bench further directed authorities to establish a criminal suit against Islam.

The Chief Justice also disqualified Mir Baz Shah Kaisrani, another member of the Punjab Assembly and a leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam. Kaisrani was elected to the assembly from Dera Ghazi Khan.

PTI

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