Pakistan embassy disappointed over NYT editorial over Axact scandal

WASHINGTON: A spokesman of the Pakistan Embassy in Washington expressed disappointment over a recent editorial by the New York Times suggesting Pakistan’s government complicity in a case of bogus-degree that allegedly involved Axact, a Pakistan-based company.

Responding to the editorial “A Rising Tide of Bogus Degree” published on May 20, the spokesman said that the Pakistani government began a wide investigation in to the company’s activities to consider the allegation after the paper issued a front-page story on May 18.

“We are therefore disappointed to see the insinuations in your editorial of Pakistani government complicity”, the spokesman said.

“Bogus-degree fraud is not unique to Pakistan. In the past, several fake-degree scandals have surfaced in various parts of the world, including in the United States. No one pointed a finger at the governments concerned.”

The spokesman expressed the hope that instead of speculating or jumping to conclusions, Pakistan’s law would be allowed to take its course in dispensing justice and bringing to book those involved, if found guilty.

You can read the editorial published in the NYT  here.