Punjab University received 25, 732 degrees for verifications, declares more than 1000 ‘doubtful’.
LAHORE: Punjab University declared the degrees of 272 government officials fake on Thursday after the completion of the degree verification process, reported Express 24/7. More than 1000 degrees were also declared ‘doubtful.’
The degrees were sent to Punjab University by various federal and provincial government departments for verification.
Sources say that the university received 25,732 degrees between 2010 and 2011.
The university authorities have started compiling the data, and details of the degrees will soon be sent to the concerned departments.
The Supreme Court had also asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), last July, to verify the degrees of all lawmakers and had directed that cases of fake degree holders should be decided by district and sessions judges within three months.
The ECP had declared degrees of 60 legislators fake but no FIR has been registered against any legislator.