SC disqualifies PML-N MPA in fake degree case

SC disqualifies PML-N MPA in fake degree case

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Thursday disqualified Khyber Pakhtunkhwa member of provincial assembly (MPA) Zia-ur-Rehman on possessing the fake degree.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case pertaining to Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N)’s fake degree.

During course of proceedings, chief justice asked about the qualification from PML-N leader. To which, Zia said, “I have studied Hadith and Fiqah from Madrassa (Islamic teaching school).

Then Justice Nisar asked him “to read out any five Hadith in Arabic but the respondent could not recite a single Hadith in Arabic.

Justice Nisar expressed annoyance and said "how you can matric and a course in Madrassa in same year adding that the head of the Madrassa also informed that you did no course from there.”

Subsequently, the bench observed that degree of the respondent was fake and not liable to be the MPA.

While disqualifying Zia-ur-Rehman the bench disposed of the case.

It is pertinent to mention there that Zia had emerged victor from PK-30, Mansehra-I during the general eelection 2018.