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 his bail and ordered his arrest.
On orders of the Election Commission of Pakistan, Swabi Police had filed a case against Sardar Ali for possessing a fake degree. The Election Commission had declared him ineligible, as his both degrees were declared fake.