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Fake degree cases face legal challenges

Published Apr 05, 2013 11:55am


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LAHORE: Embattled former National Assembly member Jamshed Dasti has filed an appeal in Lahore High Court, Multan bench against Thursday’s decision by a local court in Muzaffargarh which sentenced him to three years prison in fake degree cases.

Dasti was arrested from outside the courtroom following his sentencing.

District and Sessions Judge Abdur Rehman Niazi announced the verdict which also imposed a fine of Rs 5000 on the former lawmaker.

The former lawmaker had been elected from the Muzaffargarh NA-178 constituency in 2008 and later returned from the same seat in a by-election.

He later resigned as member of the National Assembly in 2010 after the Supreme Court ordered him to present his graduation degree.

Also, Balochistan High Court has over turned the prison sentence given to former federal minister of PPP, Mir Humayun Aziz Kurd in fake degree case today.

Earlier, Humayun Aziz Kurd was awarded one-year imprisonment and Rs5,000 fine by the sessions court of Sibi in a fake degree case.

Judge Sadatullah Bazai announced the verdict after the prosecution proved that Mr Kurd of PPP had submitted a fake degree to the ECP to contest election from the National Assembly constituency NA-267, Kacchi-Jhal Magsi.

Mr Kurd was arrested when he came out of the courtroom

In another fake degree case, the former Punjab Assembly MPA, Amna Buttar on Friday has been declared as proclaimed offender for possession of a fake degree.

A Lahore district session judge has directed the authorities to arrest Buttar and present her in the court.

Moreover, the former provincial minister from Balochistan Mir Ali Madad Jattak was sentenced two years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000.

Earlier, a local court in Quetta reserved its judgment upon conclusion of hearing over a case pertaining to possession of fake degree against Jattak.

Jattak, belonging to the PPP was elected as a Member of Provincial Assembly from Balochistan’s PB-5 constituency.


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Morad786 Apr 05, 2013 07:13am
lets also check the degrees of the party leaders...including Zardari, Sharif Bros, Chaudries, etc etc
vijayIndia Apr 05, 2013 07:19am
Good work by Pak supreme court. Kash yeh India mey bhi hota.
excalibur Apr 05, 2013 07:23am
Pity the nation that allows fake and unqualified legislators to enter Parliament and then laments on why the country has fallen into an abyss. Garbage in : garbage out
Sali Apr 05, 2013 08:02am
Love this but these guys have already destroyed the economy. Why were they allowed to contest?
Shaduram Apr 05, 2013 08:34am
Great job you honors!!!
Jullaad Apr 05, 2013 11:03am
one or two year sentences is too light . They sit on the hot seat for many years. for each year should at least two year hard labor and forefeit all the properties including vehicles boats. planes or even trains , cash balances.fix deposits. gold any forecable income. Hard labor. lots of desalination is required in the canals, riverbeds, warask damn including Mangala nd Tarbela. need free labour. Need modern Gulags.
Michael Malcolm Apr 05, 2013 11:11am
It was the will of Allah that the constitution makers of 18th, 19th, & 20th Amendment did not see the article 62 & 63 and 218 and put the nose round their own neck, or they would have got these articles amended to suit their evil intentions. . It was the blessing of Dr. Qadri to highlight the reality of the constitution articles named that the members of the assembly and parliament swore while taking oath. If they are true Muslim as they profess to be and swore to abide by the constitution then they should save themselves from the wrath of Allah and VOLUNTARILY withdraw and admit their mistake for they will be answerable to Allah, forget the dire consequence they will undergo. Those who bluff and are not honest themselves are the people who cannot be trusted and we wonder how they cheat their own families.
sami Apr 05, 2013 11:24am
i bet if Zardari's degree is checked, it will be a fake one.
Akram Apr 05, 2013 12:49pm
the fines handed out have been meaningless, Rs 5000, for people who make millions out of the role. their assets should be forfeited to the state, with a minimum sentence of 10 years in jail, plus a criminal record and disqualification from public office for 25 years. For they have done nothing less than deceive the people.