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Man held for arranging fake marriages

Man held for arranging fake marriages

MIRPURKHAS – Police arrested the ringleader of a gang arranging fake marriages in lower Sindh and obtained a four-day remand from a local court of Mirpurkhas on Friday.
A police official, Atalluah Jat, told Pakistan Today that Jameela Arain, a resident of Zardari Colony Tando Allihyar, in a FIR registered with the Town Police Station, stated that she arranged marriage of his father Muhammad Ismail Arain with Shama Langhani, the sister of accused Ghulam Haider Langhani of Marvi

ICAP warns of fake chartered accountants

KARACHI – The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) has raised concerns that some individuals, posing themselves as qualified chartered accountants from the ICAP, are getting jobs in capital markets. The ICAP had written a letter to the Karachi Stock Exchange and other financial organisations, warning them against appointments of fake chartered accountants. The ICAP had asked capital markets’ organisations to verify credentials of chartered accountants from the

Cricket champions India handed fake trophy ?

LAHORE – India was seized by a growing controversy as it was revealed that there was more than one trophy and that India was presented with a different one from that given to previous Cricket World Cup winners, according to a report in The Telegraph newspaper.
The report said while the final was being played, that original trophy was locked in a Customs warehouse in Mumbai as £30,000 of duty had not been paid by the ICC for its release. Cricketing officials said the Indian team

No check on fake currency circulation in Kasur

KASUR – There is no visible letup in the complaints of the public regarding counterfeit currency notes in Kasur district. Even the authorities concerned, especially police and other law-enforcing agencies, seem helpless to curb the menace.
When incidents regarding the circulation of fake currency notes appear in the media, the people are advised to get machines to check currency notes before receiving them. But the trouble is that buying such machines is not possible for every

Court grants acquittal plea of lecturer charged with fake appointments in Edu Dept

KARACHI – The Provincial Anti-Corruption Court on Thursday granted acquittal plea moved by lecturer Abdul Sattar Soomro charged with fake appointments in the Sindh Education Department.
The special court’s Judge Rashida Asad passed the judgment after hearing arguments from both sides and examining the evidences and records produced by the prosecution.
Advocate Wazir Khoso appeared before the court on behalf of accused Abdul Sattar Soomro, a lecturer of Sindhi at Larkana’s

Fake beverage factory seized in Kasur

KASUR – Kasur police seized a factory for manufacturing fake cold drinks. Reportedly, Manzoor Ahmed, a driver in Elite Force, was running a factory of fake cold drinks of Pepsi and Coca Cola in village Rangpur. On a tip off, the police raided the village and recovered 56 bottles of fake cold drinks.
Traders rally against rising crime: Traders took out a rally against the failure of the police to control the rising crime in the district.
The traders observed a complete

ECP says degrees of Rind, Akhundzada are fake

ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday referred two more cases of legislators to the police seeking criminal proceedings against them for submitting fake graduation degrees, sources in the (ECP) told Pakistan Today on Monday. They said that Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (retd) Hamid Ali Mirza referred cases of former federal minister Yar Mohammad Rind and present provincial minister of Balochistan Maulvi Abdul Samad Akhundzada to District Police

Two fake milk factories sealed

OKARA – Two fake powdered milk factories have been sealed in the areas of Depalpur.
DDO Health Dr Abdul Aziz received information that adulterated milk was being produced at a large scale through hazardous chemicals in Kot Fazil Dakhli, Faridkot. Acting on the information, Dr Abdul Aziz raided the factory and recovered 250 litres ready powdered milk and chemicals.
The milk was taken into custody and Muhammad Jafar and Hashim Ali were arrested. A case against them was also

Fake witness included in FIR of Bhatti’s killing?

ISLAMABAD – Conflicting accounts of two witnesses have raised doubts about the facts narrated in the first information report (FIR) lodged against the murder federal minister Shahbaz Bhatti, as one of the witness included in the report told Pakistan Today that he was not present in Islamabad at the time of the incident. It has been recorded in the FIR that the minister’s brother Sikandar Bhatti and his nephew Rehan Bhatti were following Shahbaz Bhatti in another car when he was

More fake degree cases sent to police

ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday referred five cases of lawmakers holding fake degrees to police for registration of criminal cases against the parliamentarians. An ECP official said Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Hamid Ali Mirza referred the cases to the district police officers (DPOs) concerned. He said the CEC directed police to register criminal cases against the accused lawmakers for their involvement in corrupt practices.

ECP restrained from disqualifying minority MPA with ‘fake degree’

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court has restrained the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from disqualifying minority Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Pitambar Sehwani of the Pakistan People’s Party. The court also ordered the ECP to give the MPA a chance to argue the case filed against him, alleging him of possessing a fake academic degree.
An SHC division bench, comprising Chief Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Azhar Rizvi, set aside the ECP notice whereby Sehwani’s membership was

LHC seeks Punjab govt’s reply on fake medical colleges

LAHORE – Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Friday sought reply from the Punjab government on a petition challenging establishment of four unrecognized medical colleges in the province.
The government was already directed to file a reply but it failed to comply with court directions.
Justice Saeed observed that almost one month had already been granted to the government but it had failed to come up with its contention on the matter. “There will be hundreds

Circulation of fake currency irks citizens

KASUR – The complaints of counterfeit currency are common in the district as many people have reported that they received such fake notes as appeared to be genuine. ZIC Oil Company Sales Officer Naveed Ashraf told Pakistan today that he used to collect cash from different shopkeepers and often found fake notes.
He added that it was impossible for him to check all the notes through machine. On the other hand, after receiving the complaints of fake notes, all the banks and

Fake degrees – ECP toothless against accused lawmakers

ISLAMABAD – Despite the about being an independent body, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has failed to get cases registered against the lawmakers holding fake degrees. Around 14 fake degrees cases were sent by the ECP to the district police officers (DPOs) concerned for necessary action, but only five have been registered so far.
A source told Pakistan Today that only one fake degree holder MPA, Sardar Ali from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, had been arrested, and he being an

RS 5bn NICL scam – 2 fake accounts of Rs 320m detected, SC told

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday that it had detected fake accounts opened by Muhammad Maalik, manager of Moonis Elahi’s Al-Tahoor Company.
A four-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman was hearing a suo motu case against alleged corruption of over Rs 5 billion in the National Insurance Company (NICL) affairs. FIA

KP MPA held over fake degree

PESHAWAR – Police on Saturday arrested a lawmaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly on charges of providing a fake graduation degree to the Election Commission of Pakistan. The arrest is the first of an elected representative in the country in recent months.
Sardar Ali Khan, an elected member of Provincial Assembly, appeared before the Chhota Lahore, Swabi District Additional Session Judge Jehangir Khan to get his bail before arrest confirmed. But the court canceled

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