Anti-corruption body arrests school teacher, clerk for allegedly selling fake degrees


Anti-Corruption Establishment arrested a school teacher and clerk in Multan on Sunday for allegedly selling fake degrees.

According to authorities, Muhammad Nawaz, a teacher at Government High School Bulandpur in Mailsi near Vehari, was allegedly selling fake BA degrees of different universities, including Karachi University, to people. The authorities also recovered Rs0.4 million from his possession, allegedly the amount he accumulated by selling fake degrees.  He was being assisted by a clerk who was also arrested along with him.

The authorities also registered a case against the two and started an investigation.

On October 18, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Ziaur Rehman’s disqualification was upheld by the Supreme Court (SC) in fake degree case. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, who was heading a three-judge bench, had rejected his review plea in the case. In March 2017, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) had disqualified Rehman for possessing a fake degree.