Tag: Degrees

PM’s directives for degrees’ verification mere rhetoric

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's directives appear to be a rhetoric as the Establishment Division has so far not sent any formal instruction to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to complete the verification process of federal government employees' educational degrees by April 4. The prime minister had set a two month deadline starting from February 5 for the verification of educational degrees. However, despite the passage of one month, no official instruction has

510 get degrees at Szabist’s Convocation 2011

KARACHI - The Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (Szabist) conferred degrees on 510 students at its Convocation 2011 held at the PAF Museum on Saturday. Ten students, who excelled in various disciplines, were awarded gold medals.
Corporate gold medals were also conferred on the occasion. In her speech, the university's Chancellor Dr Azra Fazal said that Szabist upholds the legacy of Benazir Bhutto, who was its founding chancellor. She said that

A genius who taught for 16 years but got his degrees...

KARACHI - Some professors in Pakistan are seemingly as crooked as parliamentarians of the country: there are massive inconsistencies in the academic qualifications of an associate professor associated with the University of Karachi (KU) since the past 16 years - the least of which is the issuance of his matriculation and masters degrees in the same year, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Dr Naseer Akhtar, currently employed as an associate professor in KU's Department of Islamic

Fake degrees – ECP toothless against accused lawmakers

ISLAMABAD - Despite the about being an independent body, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has failed to get cases registered against the lawmakers holding fake degrees. Around 14 fake degrees cases were sent by the ECP to the district police officers (DPOs) concerned for necessary action, but only five have been registered so far.
A source told Pakistan Today that only one fake degree holder MPA, Sardar Ali from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, had been arrested, and he being an

PU IMPP students protest for degrees recognition

LAHORE - Punjab University (PU) Institute of Mycology and Plant Pathology (IMPP) students on Tuesday held a protest and sit-in in front of the Vice Chancellor's Office for over three hours against the varsity administration's failure in getting the institute's degrees accredited from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and not fulfilling promises made in the last meeting.
Students tried to attack PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran's office for not considering their degree issues and said

4 degrees minimum temperature

LAHORE - The weather remained cold and dry in most parts of the country; however, relatively cloudy weather was witnessed in the provincial metropolis on Thursday. The temperature, consequently, remained low during the day. Minimum temperature recorded on Thursday in City was 4 degrees Celsius whereas maximum temperature was 20 degrees Celsius.
The Met office informed that cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during next few days. However rain with

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

15 MPs defending their degrees in ECP today

ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned fifteen lawmakers on Tuesday (today) to hear cases pertaining to their educational degrees.
The lawmakers would defend the genuineness of their degrees before a special committee of the ECP, headed by ECP Joint Secretary Afzal Khan.
The four National Assembly members summoned by hearing committee are Mir Ahmadan Khan, Molvi Haji Rozi Uddin, Hayat Ullah Khan Tareen and Mir Humayun Aziz Kurd. Meanwhile 11

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

Court fines petitioner challenging minister’s degrees

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) election tribunal on Friday imposed a Rs 10,000 fine on petitioner Rana Tariq for not producing evidence against Punjab Food Minister Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor whose educational degrees he has challenged. The
tribunal, during the petition's last hearing, had directed Tariq to produce evidences and witnesses before a local commission for recording their statements but he failed to do so. The petitioner, who contested the 2008 general elections

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,

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

14 lawmakers accused of having fake degrees

ISLAMABAD: As many as fourteen lawmakers were accused of possessing either fake or invalid degrees and have been summoned by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to appear on Monday, November 1 before a special committee hearing their cases.
The lawmakers summoned by ECP include Mukhesh Kumar, Pitanbar Sawani, Mir Ahmed Bugti, Gulam Dastagir Rajar, Afshaan Farooq, Safdar Gill, Farah Deeba, Maulvi Abduallah, Syed Aqil Shah, and Shama Parveen Magsi.
The degrees of 54

20 MPs to appear in ECP today to defend fake degrees

Twenty lawmakers accused of possessing fake or invalid educational degrees would appear before a special committee of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) today (Monday) to defend their position.
Earlier, the ECP had set October 25 as the deadline for the completion of hearing of all cases, however, an Election Commission official said that it was impossible for the ECP to meet the deadline, as most of the cases were yet to be heard. He said the commission

12 lawmakers disregard ECP notice to defend educational degrees

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians and members of provincial assemblies appear to have no regard for the law or the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), as some of them accused of possessing fake degrees are consistently avoiding to appear before the ECP special committee to defend their educational record.
Only three of the 15 MPs summoned appeared before the special committee on Monday and the ECP officials hearing the fake degree cases said that the committee would refer the cases