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CJ takes suo motu notice of fake degrees

The Supreme Court of Pakistan.—File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Saturday night took suo motu notice of news reports regarding fake degrees of 54 former legislators.

The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Election Commission of Pakistan and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and fixed Monday as the date of hearing.

The HEC Chairman, Dr Javaid Leghari, had sent a letter to Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim informing him that the documents of 54 former lawmakers had been found to be fake.

The certificates of 189 other members remained unverified, he said.