Three elected legislators fell prey to fake degree cases on Thursday, when the Supreme Court (SC) suspended the membership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) parliamentarian Ghulam Sarwar Khan and de-notified the membership of two Punjab provincial assembly members for holding fake degrees.
A three-member bench of SC, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, took the decision during its hearing of petitions pertaining to fake degrees of parliamentarians after the Higher Education Commission (HEC) submitted a report on reported cases.
The apex court suspended membership of Ghulam Sarwar Khan, who had defeated Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan from NA-53 Rawalpindi on May 11, for allegedly holding a fake degree, pending final verification.
However, the court directed de-notification of membership of two Punjab Assembly legislators Mir Badsha Qaiserani and Khawaja Mohammad Islam, after HEC confirmed that both parliamentarians possessed fake degrees.
The academic credentials of Ghulam Sarwar Khan had been challenged in the court by a petitioner, Raja Qamar.
This article was written by Peer Muhammad and originally published on tribune