CJP takes suo moto notice of Axact fake degree scandal
ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took suo moto notice of Axact fake degree scandal. The court has directed director general of the Federal Investigation Agency to submit a report on the matter within 10 days. It has also ordered to set the Axact scandal suo moto notice for hearing.
The CJP remarked that those smearing the name of Pakistan will not be spare in any case. “Our heads hang in shame due to Axact scandal,” he said.
The CJP directed DG FIA to find out about the fake degree campaign. “The scandal has maligned Pakistan globally. Cases pertaining to it are pending in the courts. DG FIA should submit a detailed report of the case,” he asserted.
On May 27, 2015, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had detained at least 32 employees including the executive body members and CEO during raids in Rawalpindi and Karachi after the New York Times published a story about issuance of millions of fake degrees by Axact.
FIA had also seized the main server, computers and files from the office and demanded the company to provide web hosting records for the past ten years.
The officers had also traced printing press that published fake degrees and included its owner Abdul Rauf in the witnesses list.
58 of Axact degree-holders in Islamabad and Rawalpindi were identified while responses from more than 4500 foreign degree-holders were also been received.
After Axact, Bol TV was also banned due to accusations regarding illegal purchase of equipments in the channel. It was said that the equipments installed at the seventh and ninth floor of company’s office were been bought illegally.