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LHC overturns Jamshed Dasti's conviction

April 10, 2013

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Jamshed Dasti.— File Photo

MULTAN: The Lahore High Court Multan bench has overturned the conviction of Former National Assembly member Jamshed Dasti on Wednesday, DawnNews reported.

Jamshed Dasti was convicted by a district and sessions judge last week for having a fake degree.

He was sentenced to three years in prison along with a fine of Rs 5,000. Jamshed Dasti was also disqualified to contest the upcoming polls.

He had filed an appeal in Multan High Court against his conviction.

It is unclear whether he will contest the upcoming elections as the election tribunal is yet to decide on his appeal.

The court ordered for his acquittal suspending his sentence.