Criticising the fake degree holders in the National and Provincial Assemblies, a religio-political setup Pakistan Rah-e-Haq Party (PRHP) demanded of the Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court, to take notice of the alleged fake degree of KPK Minister for Sports Syed Aqil Shah and stop him using government incentives.
Addressing a news conference on Tuesday here at Peshawar Press Club, PRHP provincial Secretary Information Gul Wazir Khan observed that even after the conviction in fake degree case, the ANP provincial Minister for Sports and Archeology Syed Aqil Shah was still enjoying a key ministry in the province. He added that a panel of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has declared the educational degree of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sports Minister Aqil Shah bogus. He also praised the bold action of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against the fake degree holders.
Flanked by party Joint Secretary Asifullah Qasmi and Abdul Hassan, Gul said that the fake degree holders are a bad stain on the face of politics, because they not only cheat voters but also swindle the Constitution of the state. He asked Minister Aqil Shah to resign morally after failing to prove a fake educational degree infront of the HEC, adding a person who speak a lie with nation in his oath has no right to remain any more in the ministry. “We asked the ANP leadership to initiate a legal action against their bogus degree holder MP for deceiving the masses in last general elections on his bogus degree, but they did not took any action in this regard, he added.
He further said that Aail Shah has also committed contempt of court by running Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) for the second term consecutively, despite declaring ineligible for the Association president post, by the apex court.
PRHP provincial general secretary Abdul Hassan alleged that provincial sports ministry was granted Rs 0.7 million but only eight lakh was spent on different projects so far, adding that government should carry out an audit of Pakistan Olympic Association in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and bring the facts in front of public.
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