The Lahore High Court Monday reserved verdict on petitions and bail application filed by PTI’s MNA Ghulam Sarwar Khan in a fake degree case.
The single bench comprising Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar was hearing the five different petitions challenging proceedings initiated by Islamia University, Bahawalpur, against the petitioner MNA besides bail application in a fake degree case registered by Anti Corruption Establishment (ACE).
Earlier, the Prosecutor General Punjab Sadaqat Ali submitted before the court that the petitioner MNA received his BA degree from Islamia University on basis of a fake technical diploma (Equivalent to Intermediate). He contended that the BA degree was also fake as it was obtained on basis of a fake diploma. The prosecutor general raised questions on nature of diploma, its registration number and NOC obtained.
However, the petitioner’s counsel submitted that the petitioner was allowed to participate in BA exams after submitting a NOC. He said that by mistake, wrong roll number was printed in it whereas the name was correct. He further mentioned that the university had already admitted the fact.
To a court query, the Islamia University officials said that relevant record was missing and an inquiry had been initiated in this regard.
The court after hearing the final arguments of all parties reserved the verdict which would be announced on August 30 ( Friday). The court also extended the interim bail already granted to the petitioner in fake degree case registered by ACE till August 30.
This article originally appeared on pakobserver