QUETTA: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday de-notified the membership of Member National Assembly Maulvi Agha Muhammad in a fake degree case.
Muhammad was elected as an MNA from NA-261 Pishin-Ziarat on a ticket of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) during the general elections held last year.
Earlier, an election tribunal in Balochistan had disqualified him in a fake degree case. Essa Roshan, a candidate of the Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) from the same constituency had challenged his degree.
Roshan had stated that Muhammad had never been to any academic institution therefore he should be disqualified from his seat.
A local court in Pishin had already declared the MNA disqualified during its proceedings of the case.
With the disqualification of Agha Muhammad, the JUI-F currently has only two members from Balochistan in the National Assembly.
Sources in the ECP told Dawn that the schedule for the NA-261 re-election will likely be announced within the next few days.