Posted on April 26, 2010
Filed Under >Naeem Sadiq, Education, Law & Justice
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25 responses to “Raise Your Voice: Supreme Court Should Take Fake Degree Holders in Parliament to Task.”

  1. Anis Siddiqi says:

    And one more and an important issue on fake degrees.

    When Mr. Dasti resigned fromthe Parliament guessing he would face a fake degree, he was granted a seat by the Co-Chairman of PPP (the President of Pakistan???) to this cheat to contest in the bye-elections.

    Has not the President commited an error of judgement and violated the constitution by nominating a proven gulity of fraud. Is he himself not party to this illegal act?

    And, how come the Election Commission ignore and omit this folly and allow Mr. Dasti to contest the elections?

    What is going on in this Godforsaken country?

  2. Anis Siddiqi says:

    Before we discuss the issue of taking the fake degree holders to task, we need to solve one puzzle. Was there an ulterior motive in removing the condition of holding a university degree for the lawmakers before establishing the correctness or the fakeness of the degree of a parliamentarian. I say sobased on the following premise:
    If the degree of a lawmaker is checked for its correctness and one is found possessing a fake degree then he/she is immediately removed from the parliament and then can be subjected to law i.e. arrested for fraud; while if he is allowed to remain a lawmaker and if his degree is proven fake, he can not be arrested as only Parliament can move a reference against him. So,in my opinion, removing the condition of the degree has provided these culprits a ‘shadow’ immunity for which the Supreme Court should reconsider the whole case. One may also smell some sort of a plan in timing of these two events i.e. removing the condition before the degrees are checked.

    Will appreciate comments

  3. Here is the latest development on this.. good news:
    The National Assembly’s Standing Committee for Education handed over degrees of 873 parliamentarians to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for verification on Tuesday.

    The meeting of the Committee on Education was chaired by Abid Sher Ali at the parliament house in Islamabad. The degrees were submitted by the secretary of election commission.

    Subsequently, the NA standing committee gave 873 degrees of parliamentarians including the degrees of 249 National Assembly members to the HEC for further verification. The NA standing committee handed over 216 degrees of Punjab parliamentarians , 106 of Pakhtunkhwa, 106 of Sindh and 64 of Baloch parliamentarians to the HEC for verification.

  4. Najam says:

    People who lie should not be allowed hold any public office.

  5. Hussain Riaz says:

    I have been thinking of joining such a movement or starting one ! Great idea. We are all fed up with these things stopping the country from progressing.

    Not only fake degree holders but also all those who are involved in any sort of corruption should be chucked out.

    Moreover, there should be some law to protect those members of the ruling party or the opposition who speak or vote against their parties on any issue.

    Dummies supporting each & every move of their respective leaders ( who dont deserve any respect) should have no place in both the august houses of parliament.