Nine MPs to appear before ECP on fake degree charges

Nine members of Senate, National Assembly and Provincial Assembly would appear before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday to explain their position on charges of fake degrees.

In previous hearing on August 23, three members out of six remained absent due to one or other reasons.

“But, this time we have called them through media and letter written to them on their addresses so no excuse is made to avoid appearance,” Afzal Khan Spokesman of Election Commission told APP.

Afzal Khan is Joint Secretary and a senior official deputed by the Chief Election Commissioner former Justice Hamid Ali Mirza to supervise the matter, on directions of Supreme Court of Pakistan.

“Those who will fail to appear before the Commission to explain their position, their cases shall be forwarded to concerned Session Judges to proceed further in light of the Supreme Court directives,” Afzal Khan added.

“On Monday (August 30), it will be last chance for them to appear before the Commission after which they will have no grounds to defend themselves,” Afzal Khan said. “Their cases will be proceeded further if they fail to appear.”