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ECP delaying action against fake degree-holding parliamentarians

ECP delaying action against fake degree-holding parliamentarians

ISLAMABAD – In an apparent bid to protect fake degree-holding parliamentarians, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is using delaying tactics to send cases of 21 lawmakers to police for the registration of FIRs against them.
The cases were closed a month ago by the hearing committee after conducting more than 17 hearings over a period of five months. The committee had referred the cases of 35 lawmakers’ to the chief election commissioner for initiating appropriate action

ECP casts doubt on eligibility of 298 lawmakers

ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) cast doubts on the eligibility of 298 parliamentarians as they have failed to submit their educational documents with the Higher Education commission (HEC) for verification despite being asked several times since July last year.”Get the required documents from these legislators,” the HEC asked the ECP in a letter on Tuesday.Talking to Pakistan Today, ECP focal person Afzal Khan confirmed that the commission had received a letter

15 MPs defending their degrees in ECP today

ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned fifteen lawmakers on Tuesday (today) to hear cases pertaining to their educational degrees.
The lawmakers would defend the genuineness of their degrees before a special committee of the ECP, headed by ECP Joint Secretary Afzal Khan.
The four National Assembly members summoned by hearing committee are Mir Ahmadan Khan, Molvi Haji Rozi Uddin, Hayat Ullah Khan Tareen and Mir Humayun Aziz Kurd. Meanwhile 11

ECP names 3 MPs’ for FIRs

ISLAMABAD – Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday referred three more cases of fake degree holder lawmakers to police for the registration of first information reports for submitting fake documents to the ECP.
An ECP official told Pakistan Today that chief election commissioner referred cases of Balochistan Population and Welfare Minister Muhammad Khan Toor, Member National Assembly Syed Sulman Mohsin Gillani, who was elected from NA-145, and Punjab Assembly member

ECP gives two fake-degree cases to police

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday referred two more cases of lawmakers’ fake degrees to the police officials concerned for registration of criminal cases against them. Both the accused were PPP legislators, former MNA Amir Yar Waran and MPA of Balochistan Assembly, Ali Madad Jattak.
A senior official of ECP said that Chief Election Commissioner Justice (R) Hamid Ali Mirza referred cases of said lawmakers to the DPOs concerned for registration of FIRs

ECP dormant in deciding fake degree cases

ISLAMABAD: Ostensibly succumbing to political pressure, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has seemingly all but forgotten about deciding fake degree cases against lawmakers.
An ECP official who declined to be named told Pakistan Today that only 3 out of 54 fake degree cases against lawmakers had been sent to police for first information report registration. “The ECP held 15 hearings against 54 legislators but recommended legal action against only three from the opposition

ECP summons 11 lawmakers in fake degree cases

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned eleven lawmakers on Monday to hear the cases pertaining to their either fake or invalid degrees.
The lawmakers would appear before a committee of the ECP headed by ECP Joint Secretary Afzal Khan to defend their degrees. Two national assembly’s members summoned by the hearing committee are Mazhar Hayat and Mir Hamayun Aziz Kurd while the members of provincial assemblies are Seemal Kamran, Mazhar Hayat, Saima Aziz,

ECP refers three fake-degree cases to police

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday referred three cases of lawmakers holding fake degrees to the police for registration of criminal cases against the parliamentarians.
However, the lawmakers whose cases have been sent to police are all from opposition parties – Shaukat Aziz Bhatti and Zahoor Hussain Khosa of the PML-Q and Farah Deeba of the PML-N.
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) had in July declared 56 lawmakers’ degrees either fake or

Fake degrees case – ECP summons 11 MPs today

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned 11 members of parliament and provincial assemblies on today (Monday) to hear cases pertaining to their fake degree.
The members would defend their degrees before a special committee of the ECP. The two National Assembly members summoned by the ECP are Ghulam Dastageer Rajar and Jawad Hussain, from Rizwan Gul, Farah Deeba, Afshan Faroque, Haji Nasir Mehmood and Suhail Kamran from the Punjab Assembly, Mukaish Kumar,

24 legislators to appear in ECP today

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan will hear fake degree cases of 24 legislators on Monday (today).
As many as four MNAs, two senators and 18 members of the provincial assemblies have been summoned by the ECP to defend their cases. Out of 18 MPAs, seven belong to Punjab, four each from Khyber-Pakhtoonkhawa and Balochistan assemblies while three are from the Sindh Assembly.
The MNAs who will appear before the ECP are Jawad Hussain, Hayat Ullah Tareen, Mazhar

ECP will review 14 more fake degree cases today

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has summoned fourteen members of National and provincial assemblies to face its special committee on fake degrees today.
Three National Assembly members, Mir Hamdam Khan, Ghulam Dastagir Rajar, Haji Rozuddin, two Sindh Assembly members Mukesh Kumar, Patembir Sehwani, four MPAs from Punjab, Afshan Farooq, Muhammad Safdar Gul, Farah Deeba, Haji Nasir Mahmood, four from Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Maulvi Obaidullah, Haji Sher Azam Wazir,

20 MPs to appear in ECP today to defend fake degrees

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Twenty lawmakers accused of possessing fake or invalid educational degrees would appear before a special committee of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) today (Monday) to defend their position.
Earlier, the ECP had set October 25 as the deadline for the completion of hearing of all cases, however, an Election Commission official said that it was impossible for the ECP to meet the deadline, as most of the cases were yet to be heard. He said the commission

ECP summons 12 MPs, restores 25

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned 12 lawmakers, including a federal minister for livestock and dairy development, today (Thursday) before its special committee to defend their positions in the fake degree cases.
An ECP official said that Livestock and Dairy Development Minister Mir Humayun Aziz Kurd had been sent a final notice to appear before the committee. Other parliamentarians summoned include Nasim Nasir Khawaja, Shumaila Rana, Seemal Kamran,

ECP restores 16 MPs’ membership

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday restored sixteen lawmakers’ membership as they filed statements of their assets and liabilities.
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Joint Secretary Afzal Khan said that Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan Justice(R) Hamid Ali Mirza had restored membership of sixteen lawmakers, including four MNAs and twelve MPAs, who were suspended on Monday.
The MNAs whose membership was restored included Jamiat-e-Ulema

12 lawmakers disregard ECP notice to defend educational degrees

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians and members of provincial assemblies appear to have no regard for the law or the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), as some of them accused of possessing fake degrees are consistently avoiding to appear before the ECP special committee to defend their educational record.
Only three of the 15 MPs summoned appeared before the special committee on Monday and the ECP officials hearing the fake degree cases said that the committee would refer the cases

ECP summons 12 lawmakers in fake degree case

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed 12 parliamentarians accused of having either fake or invalid educational degrees to appear on Monday before the ECP’s special committee hearing the fake degree cases.
“We have sent three notices to PPP lawmaker Nasir Ali Khan (NA-259) and if he does not appear on Monday, his case would be decided ex-parte,” a senior ECP official told Pakistan Today.
Other parliamentarians summoned are Hayat Ullah Khan Tareen (NA-155),

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