LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Bilal Asghar Warraich’s graduation degree has been declared fake, ARY News reported on Wednesday.
The University of Punjab in a five-page report declared Warraich’s Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree bogus.
The Higher Education Commission had referred his degree to the varsity for its verification, which was later referred to the university’s Degree Scrutiny Committee constituted for verification of degrees of parliamentarians.
The report said the committee cross-examined the copies of the MPA’s CNIC, metric and intermediate certificates with the record of the exams he had taken.
Warraich said he took the intermediate exam in 1995. However, according to the intermediate certificate he provided to the university, he passed the supplementary intermediate exam in 1996 and not 1995.
He appeared in the BA annual and supplementary examination 1997 on the basis of “wrong information about his Intermediate passing year.” the report said, adding he was not eligible to appear in the BA exam 1997.
“He cheated the university through giving false information regarding passing Intermediate Examination,” it added.
The report said Faisalabad’s Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Faisalabad confirmed that it had not issued the intermediate certificate under Roll No.11198 to the MPA and its copy provided by him is bogus.