An election tribunal on Thursday disqualified Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) MPA Behram Khan for having a fake degree.
Malik Behram Khan was elected as MPA on a JI ticket from PK-93, Upper Dir-III in the general elections.
The runner-up candidate of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Sahibzada Sanaullah had challenged Behram’s victory, alleging that the JI candidate had submitted a fake bachelors degree with his nomination papers for the 2013 general election.
Upon enquiry and verification of the degree from the University of Malakand, the tribunal found the allegations against Behram to be true. The tribunal has directed the Election Commission of Pakistan to hold re-election in the constituency.
The JI candidate had secured 13,580 votes followed by 9,799 votes in favour of the PPP candidate. Behram is currently the chairman of the standing committee on finance and a member of the committees on administration, home and tribal affairs and communication and works.