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Four SHOs among 16 policemen suspended for fake encounter

Four SHOs among 16 policemen suspended for fake encounter

SIALKOT – Gujranwala DIG Tariq Masood Yaseen has suspended 16 police officials in a fake encounter case. According to details, Motra Tehsil Police Station had killed Shahid, a resident of Gujranwala, in a fake encounter.
The police had claimed that Shahid was involved in firing at a police van to get prisoners freed. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took the suo motu notice and SP Muhammad Shaukat was appointed as an investigation officer.
According to the report, it

Acting PSM chairman has a fake degree

ISLAMABAD – The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) expressed its dismay and anger on Tuesday when it found that a man previously expelled from the Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited on charges of possessing a fake educational degree was currently serving as the acting chairman of the Pakistan Steel Mills. “Does accountability revolve around parliamentarians only, as others are offered lucrative positions as a reward for their corruption,” said Riaz Hussain Pirzada, after learning that the

CM inaugurates two ‘fake’ medical colleges

lahore – In a clear violation of Supreme Court orders, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated two “fake” medical colleges on Monday, as the Health Department has yet to apply to the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) for their recognition, sources told Pakistan Today.
In its verdict in 2004-05, a full SC bench had declared all medical colleges not recognised by the PMDC as “fake”. Sources said the Health Department had not even applied to the PMDC for the

No check on sale of fake medicines

QUETTA – Officials in government departments are working with the manufacturers and sellers of fake, sub-standard and spurious medicines in the country, especially in Balochistan.
Fake medicines are prepared in Orangi Town and Kachi Galli of Karachi, Pashtoonabad, Marriabad and adjoining areas of the provincial metropolis, sources within the Health department said, adding that anti-social elements filled wheat flour in empty capsules and coloured chemical water in bottles,

SC seeks report on fake encounters

ISLAMABAD – A three-member Supreme Court bench on Wednesday sought judicial inquiry report on the fake police encounters that occurred in EME Colony, Lahore and in Sialkot.
The bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was hearing a suo motu case initiated on a report of electronic media over fake police encounters in different cities of Punjab. Rejecting the settlement between accused and family of

A year of fake degrees

ISLAMABAD – Fake degrees scam topped the list of the year 2010 as the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and Higher Education Commission (HEC) caught the attraction of the media and general public when it was found that leading politicians had filed fake degrees with the ECP.
While the ECP remained under the top government officials’ pressure and turned out to be a mere impotent body while the HEC Chairman Dr Javed Leghari came out as a hero though he faced one of the worst

Franklin slams fake death report

Aretha Franklin’s representative has confirmed that the legendary singer is alive and well after she became the latest victim of an internet death hoax. She underwent surgery at a hospital in Detroit, Michigan earlier this month to treat an undisclosed ailment, with subsequent reports suggesting she has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Her ailing health led to incorrect online reports stating she had passed away over the festive period, but her spokesperson has slammed the

Fake degree cases – 15 more MPs to face music

ISLAMABAD – Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) hearing committee has closed cases of fifteen lawmakers who are accused of having fake degrees.
This decision was taken on Tuesday by the ECP hearing committee, which has been conducting hearings of fake degree holders for the last almost five months.
A senior official of ECP wishing not to be named said that during the first week of January, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) would refer the cases of those lawmakers to DPOs

Constable arrested for aiding ‘fake passport’ holder

LAHORE – Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Punjab on Monday arrested a constable of Chowki Airport and a citizen, who was trying to fly to United Kingdom from Allama Iqbal International Airport on a fake passport with the help of the aforementioned constable.
FIA sources said that Tanveer Ahmed, resident of Sialkot, tried to fly for United Kingdom (UK) from Allama Iqbal International Airport a couple of weeks ago on a fake passport of Tariq Mehmood but FIA immigrations

HEC, universities at loggerheads over fake degrees

ISLAMABAD – The process of verification of parliamentarians’ educational degrees has failed to achieve the desired results due to the uncooperative attitude of public universities with the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
A senior HEC official said at least 342 degrees could not be verified because of the absence of supporting documents, which the universities had not provided to HEC. HEC focal person Raheem Bux Channa told Pakistan Today on Sunday that degrees and

Verdict on MNA Rana Zahid’s fake degree case on Jan 28

LAHORE – Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Ijazul Hassan concluded the hearing in a fake degree case against National Assembly member Rana Zahid Hussain and will announce his verdict on January 28, 2011.
Waheed Sabir, a citizen of Arifwala, filed a writ petition in the LHC, stating that Rana Zahid had a fake bachelors degree so he stood disqualified. It was stated in the petition that the legislator had submitted a BA degree from Sindh University to the election tribunal in 2002,

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,

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,

LHC grants bail in fake blasphemy case

LAHORE: Lahore High Court granted bail to a 16-year-old Muhammad Shakeel who was alleged of dissecting pages of Holy Quran, burying them, and throwing them in a drain.
Shakeel, a brother of 8 sisters, had been trapped in a bogus blasphemy case by some locals, Justice Sheikh Ahmed Farooq learnt during the hearing. Two boys in his locality, Shahid Hanif Baloch and Muhammad Ibrahim,
used to harass his sisters and even though he had warned them many times, they had not stopped,

LHC summons university officials in fake degree cases

LAHORE: An election tribunal of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday summoned the Azad Jammu and Kashmir University registrar and controller examinations on November 30 along with the BA degree record of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Malik Riaz from NA-118.
The election tribunal consisting of Justice Azmat Saeed was hearing a petition filed by Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) ticket

Fake degrees: committee sends 4 cases to CEC

ISLAMABAD: Fake degree cases of four lawmakers were referred to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) for legal action after being closed by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday.
The decision was made after the accused lawmakers, Gulam Dastagir Raja , Afshaan Farooq, Muhammad Safdar Gill and Farah Deeba, failed to appear before the ECP’s special committee despite repeated reminders. The committee did not close the case of Federal Minister for Postal Services Mir