Punjab University confirms the fake BA degree of PTI MPA

 Punjab University confirms the fake BA degree of PTI MPA

PTI MPA Bilal Asghar Warraich

Lahore, 17 June: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor(VC) Dr. Niaz Ahmad has confirmed that PTI MPA Bilal Asghar Warraich’s bachelor’s in arts (BA) degree was fake.

The development came during the proceedings of a case in the Lahore High Court(LHC) related to MP’s degree.

Dr Ahmad presented a four-page report through the varsity’s legal adviser Advocate Malik Muhammad Awais Khalid.

In the report, the VC Punjab university of confirmed the MPA’s BA degree was quashed by the university’s syndicate after Faisalabad Board had declared his intermediate certificate as bogus.

VC’s report added that the PU Syndicate had issued a quashing notification of his BA degree on July 29 in 2015.

The writ petition was filed by a voter from the said MPA’s constituency in Gojra, Zahid Rasool, who had sought Warraich’s disqualification from the assembly.

Rasool had taken the stance that in 2015 when the Supreme Court(SC) had directed for original and verified educational certificates of parliamentarians, PU’s Syndicate had revealed that Faisalabad Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education had declared MPA’s intermediate passing certificate issued in 1995 as bogus.

And on the basis of this fake certificate, the MPA had appeared in BA exams by cheating the university, and as a result, his BA degree issued in 1997 was quashed by the PU Syndicate.

The court has fixed June 29 for the next hearing.

The PTI MPA, on June 3, had accused Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar that he was conspiring to disqualify him.

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