ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has declared 298 parliamentarian’s degrees as suspicious including that of Chaudhry Shujat, Chaudry Pervaiz Elahi, Chaudry Nisar Khan, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Dr. Babar Awan, Waseem Sajjad and Faisal Saleh Hayat due to non submission of their matriculation and intermediate certificates in ECP.
According to the sources of ECP, ECP declared the degrees of 298 legislators as doubtful which includes 112 members of National Assembly, 21 of Senate, 10 members of Sindh Assembly, 45 of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 10 members of Balochistan and 45 members of Punjab Assembly on the basis of non submission of their Metric and Intermediate certificates. ECP demanded time to time from these Parliamentarians to submit their degrees in ECP but they did not submit their certificates. 818 legislators submitted their original certificates and ECP announced them clear.
As per sources, ECP consider the suspicious degrees of all 298 legislators till they submit their complete certificates in ECP.
It is pertinent to mention here that, apex court ordered the ECP that it should verify the degrees of all parliamentarians from Higher Education Commission and related Universities. Supreme Court had ordered that ECP should send the cases of fake degree holder Parliamentarians to relevant courts. SC added that fake degree holder members will face the cases in courts.
ECP summoned the degrees of all parliamentarians under the decision of SC, however ECP did not receive 298 members matriculation and intermediate certificates.