Former Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPA Bashir Ahmed was sentenced to two years in prison as his degree was found to be fake by a court in Badin, Express News reported earlier today. He was also fined Rs5,000.
Bashir Ahmed was a PPP member of parliament from PS-56 in the former Sindh government. Previously, three elected legislators fell prey to fake degree cases in July, when the Supreme Court suspended the membership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf parliamentarian Ghulam Sarwar Khan and de-notified the membership of two Punjab provincial assembly members for holding fake degrees.
The Supreme Court also declared Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid MPA Samina Khawar Hayat ineligible in July after she contested elections on a fake BBA degree.
This article originally appeared on tribune