ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court sending the application regarding fake degree of Sindh Assembly member Nadir Magsi to the Election commission (ECP) with direction that the matter be sent to the Election Tribunal (ET).
The court also directed the ET to conclude the hearing within timeframe laid down by the apex court in various cases including the case of Tehrik–e-Insaaf leader Jahangeer Tareen.
Three-member bench of SC headed by Chief Justice after hearing the case, had converted appeal of Meer Ghaibi Khan Mughairy into election petition on wednesday.
Advocate Abdul-Hafeez Peerzada and Akram Sheikh appeared before the court on behalf of Nadir Magsi and Ghaibi Khan Mughairy respectively.
During the hearing, the court observed that democracy has restored after many sacrifices and court wants that democracy should be continued in the country. The court wants that such people should not be seated in the assemblies of the country.
The counsel for appellant Akram Sheikh said that the degree of Nadir Magsi is fake because the degree awarding university has no presence in London, adding that the wrong facts are being presented before the court. The said university is not recognized from HEC, he added.
Meanwhile, the counsel for Nadir Magasi said that his client has secured the BSc in agriculture degree from a university in London.
The representative of HEC informed the court that said university is not recognized from HEC so the degree of Nadir Magasi is not valid degree.
Upon the Justice Jawwad S Khawaja said that there are 50 thousand universities in the world, whether all universities are recognized from HEC, adding that court has to see that whether that University is recognize in UK of not. HEC should make its status better, because many well established universities are not recognized from HEC, he said.
Chief Justice Iftikahr Muhammad Chaudhry on the name of HEC, inquired from HEC officials that whether government has appointed the Chairman or waiting for retirement of Chief Justice, adding that people are saying that Chief Justice comes to the court after reading newspapers and some people are criticizing the chief justice. The chief was removed with an executive order but courts act according to the rule and law. Later the court sent the matter to ECP and case was disposed off.