JUSTICE Shahid Hameed Dar of the Lahore High Court on Thursday extended interim bail until March 29 earlier granted to Ex-Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Ghulam Sarwar facing charges of securing graduation degree on the basis of a fake intermediate certificate.
The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) had lodged a case against Ghulam Sarwar for obtaining a fake certificate of FA to appear in BA examination to meet the graduation condition in elections of 2008.
It was alleged that Ghulam Sarwar, son of Muhammad Hayat Khan, had obtained duplicate diploma, originally issued to his namesake whose father’s name was Abdul Hameed Khan. Ghulam Sarwar used the duplicate diploma for appearing in graduation examination and obtained BA degree.
The ACE, after investigation, had lodged a case against the accused, including Ghulam Sarwar, former chairman of Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE), its secretary and two other officials for issuing the duplicate diploma unlawfully.
Ghulam Sarwar’s counsel said that the ex-minister had a valid degree but the university was trying to cancel it without any legal justification. He said the case lodged by the ACE was politically motivated.
Prosecutor General Punjab Sadaqat Ali Khan opposed the bail plea said that the crime committed by the former minister had been established. He said the accused was not eligible for the concession of bail.
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