Karachi: Protest Against Fake Degree Holders being elected into Parliament

Pictures from the Karachi protest against the election of fake degree holders being elected into the Parliament where citizens demand from the election commission the verification and ouster of all fraudulent degree holder parliamentarians.

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19 responses to “Karachi: Protest Against Fake Degree Holders being elected into Parliament”

  1. JJ Avatar

    What do you expect of the STUPID people who rule Pakistan? Does anyone think they were educated ???



  2. jibran Avatar

    What about our president? He has no degree at all, let alone a fake one 🙂

    We are represented by a thug, who used the name of his assasinated wife-who used the name of his assasinated father to win the hearts of people.

    If that has been the trend, looks like stage is being set up for Bilawal Zardari or sister-zardari….lol

    1. Aamir Mughal Avatar

      Look who was talking about "strengthen political and democratic institutions" AND GRADUATION DEGREE:)

      Balance of power to be ensured: Musharraf Staff Reporter

      [DAWN 23 Feb 2002]

      President Gen Pervez Musharraf said that check and balance "on all power brokers" of the country would be ensured to have genuine democracy after the October election. "Unfortunately the president, the prime minister and the chief of the army staff had been misusing their powers in the past, (but) this will not happen any more," the president asserted. Asked that since the majority of people were illiterate and did not have the knowledge of computers the condition of graduation should be dropped, the president replied: "I have no knowledge of computers, but I believe that the condition of B.A is necessary."

  3. Aamir Mughal Avatar

    SC strikes down graduation bar Tuesday, April 22, 2008

    Short order holds eligibility condition as violative of Articles 17 and 25 of Constitution By Sohail Khan http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id

  4. Aamir Mughal Avatar

    A facility for fraud By I. A. Rehman October 04, 2007 http://www.dawn.com/2007/10/04/op.htm
    Above all, the graduation condition opened the way to corruption and crime. Court records confirm many politicians’ efforts at buying and forging degrees. And the scheme to admit madressah certificates as graduation degrees led to perhaps the greatest electoral fraud in the subcontinent’s history. The deception was detected within months of the 2002 polls, but the huge wrong has not been remedied to this day. The story of this case made the argument for abolishing the degree condition incontrovertible.

    A challenge to the election of 68 parliamentarians, 65 belonging to the MMA and three to the PML (Q), was mounted in the Supreme Court in June 2003 by Advocate Aslam Khaki, who contended that the madressah sanads (certificates) the respondents had relied upon were not equivalent to graduation. The court admitted the petition and ordered notices to the Election Commission and the respondents through the Senate chairman and speakers of the national/provincial assemblies.

    The petition aroused great interest as the respondents included most of the MMA members of the National Assembly. Only a couple of MMA leaders would have retained their seats if the petition was accepted.

    The matter became more serious when an election tribunal of the Peshawar High Court nullified Kohat MNA Mufti Ibrar Sultan’s election, saying his sanad was not equivalent to graduation. Quite a few legal stalwarts had led arguments. The petitioner was a former federal law minister, and the attorney-general and the provincial advocate-general were summoned to assist the tribunal. The former firmly declared that madressah sanads were not equivalent to graduation and the latter agreed with him.

  5. Aamir Mughal Avatar

    But so far revelations concerning fake educational certificates have focused mainly on two groups of people — politicians (who as lawmakers are no longer required to hold a graduate degree) and doctors. The concern should be a broader one, encompassing all professions. Deeper investigation into the matter would surely reveal that professions such as engineering, law-enforcement, etc also have their share of unethical members using phony educational credentials. Such elements not only devalue legitimate degrees and certificates earned through sheer hard work and persistence, they also compromise the credibility and performance of institutions or organisations that hire such fraudulent candidates. Bogus degrees Saturday, 03 Apr, 2010 http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-

  6. Aamir Mughal Avatar

    How come a General dictate about the Parliament and where is that Naquvi now [in the last years of Musharraf Naquvi became the worst critic of Musharraf whereas the Illegal Local Govt. Program was enforced by Naquvi and Musharraf]: Parliament can reject changes, EU told Staff Reporter http://www.lib.virginia.edu/area-studies/SouthAsi

  7. Roda Avatar

    Dr Dasti and co has won the election ,shame on us and the people who vote them.

    we should close our schools because we dont need educated people any more.

    Khelo gy kodu gy bano gy nawab.

    Paro gy likho gy ho gy kharab.

    Mubark ho Mughal sahib.

    1. Aamir Mughal Avatar

      Mubarak Ho Mughal Sahib.[RODA]


      Khair Mubarak.

  8. khalid humayun Avatar

    Universal maxim on democracy is that every citizen has a right to vote and has a right to contest the election, if he is not convicted on criminal ground by a court. In Dasti case, Supreme Court was kind enough to ask him to resign and save his skin and record which he did. By the time when he submitted nomination papers again in bye election, the Graduation bar was gone. That is why he was allowed by the court to contest the election.

    An interesting point to ponder is that Phoolan Devi was elected in the Lok Sabha in India.

    1. Aamir Mughal Avatar

      An interesting point to ponder is that Phoolan Devi was elected in the Lok Sabha in India. [KH]


      There is no comparison between Dashti and G M Syed. But G M Syed [the mover of Pakistan Resolution in Sindh Assembly] didn't go to any School or College and similarly Pir Ali Mohammad Rashdi [a noted Journalist and diplomat] had also not attended any School or College.

      Request: Dear Dr Awab,

      Since when Teeth Maestro [Champion of Free Speech] started Censoring and removing those posts which don't carry any profane word or personal attack [you have removed three of my posts]. Kindly give me the reason or remove posts regarding Free Speech and Freedom of Speech or Remove those posts which are Abusive in Nature. My posts never carried Verbal Abuse rather I had shared US History of Atrocities in one of your posts [you removed it] and you also removed post regarding Caretaker Cabinet of 1993.[Graduate Cabinet haveing dubious record]

    2. Teeth Maestro Avatar

      it more or less trying to help restrain the discussion to be on topic – nothing more, its not censoring free speech – but I feel you go on such wild tangents which might actually be of importance to you, but in truth has very little relevance to the topic – respect that – I shall not bother you again

    3. Aamir Mughal Avatar

      Don't you think Dear Sir, that Hillary Clinton's own statement and US History [chronological] track record relevant with the topic of "Anti Americanism". How come a single link become a "wild tangents" and you say it has nothing to do with the Topic. [A Short History of US Adventur-ism]???? Quite Strange.

      Would you please explain the relevancy of these Open Verbal Abuse:


      jibran says: May 15, 2010 at 8:57 am Amir mughal (LOOCEE)

      jibran says: – May 16, 2010 at 10:02 am Amir Mughal, in PPP is dakait and gandoo?


      Should I explain the meaning in English.

    4. Aamir Mughal Avatar

      Dear Sir,

      It's your blog and you own it and have right to do whatever you like or allow whoever you like but please don't insult the intelligence by telling me about relevancy of a link and off the topic comment and if you think that my link [Hillary Clinton own statement and Details of US Adventure all around the place] was worth removing because of lack of relevancy then please explain and define the relevance in the below mentioned comment and that too an abusive comment [translation in English would be quite graphic]


      Awamee_Shair says: May 17, 2010 at 9:30 am

      Anti-Americansim: Time to Make it Unfashionable

      maan kee ch@#$t uss basteee kee,


    5. Teeth Maestro Avatar

      I share the comment that i removed here for record sake you quoted – im trying to make heads or tails of the relevance of this particular comment to the blog post above?

      Graduate Cabinet [PM wasn't even Pakistani National and got his papers at the Airport with Sherwani] and several served under Musharraf.


      Prime Minister Mr. Moeen Qureshi

      1. Mr. Fateh Khan Bandial – Interior & Narcotics Control Inter Provincial Coordination

      2. Mr. Ahmad Faruque – Communications and Railways

      3. Syed Babar Ali – Finance & Economic Affairs Planning & Development

      4. Lt. Gen. (Retd) Mohammad Shafiq – Education, Science & Technology Population Welfare, Special Education and Social Welfare Health, Kashmir Affairs and Northern Affairs

      5. Mr. Abdul Sattar – Foreign Affairs

      6. Mr. Nisar A. Memon – Information & Broadcasting States & Frontier Regions Management Services Culture(Addl. Charge)

      7. Mr. Ali Khan Junejo Food, Agriculture & Cooperatives Local Government & Rural Development. Housing and Works Works

      8. Lt. Gen. (Retd.) R. D. Bhatti – Petroleum & Natural Resources Production and Defence Production

      9. Mr. Justice (Retd) Abdul Shakurul Salam – Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs Religious Affairs and Minorities Affairs

      10. Dr. Hafiz A. Pasha – Commerce and Tourism

      11. Dr. D. K. Riaz Baloch – Industries, Labour, Manpower & Overseas Pakistanis, Women Development and Youth Affairs

      12. Mr. Khursheed K. Marker – Water and Power


      1. Mr. Saeed Ahmad Qureshi – Deputy chairman Planning Commission with the status of Federal Minister

      2. Mr. A. G.N. Kazi – Chairman/Chief Executive of Pakistan Investment Board with the Status of Federal Minister

    6. Aamir Mughal Avatar


      The Cabinet above is of Moeen Qureshi [A Caretaker PM and US Citizen of 1993]. Read the names in his Cabinet and do read again the newspapers on 2002 when Graduation Degree was made a Condition by General Musharraf to participate in Election.

  9. Nazia Avatar

    -Our educated class in bureaucracy and army has served the nation a lot.That is why we are against fake degree holders

    – our oxford returned politicians surely contributing a lot in nation buildings.

    Paid writers and journalists of Pakistan are always guiding Pakistani masses toward right directions that is why it is our primary right to stand against such fake degrees.

    Dr dasti is representing the real representation of his area which is one of deprived area under control of khar, gurdezis and gillanis like feudal.

    This area has lowest literacy area in Punjab, poor rate of development from govt level, and slavery like traditions still prominent in this area.

    This unlucky area is under control of corrupt edcuated bureaucrats, brutal foreign returned feudal characters since the creation of Pakistan so what is real purpose of this ineffective protest, still not clear.

  10. Cervet Cahn Avatar

    Lol, what are they complaining about? We (read:People of the Democratic state Pakistan) just re-elected one of them. Period.

  11. fake degree Avatar

    great..! it was the great approach against the scam of the fake degrees. i really appreciate the protest against the fake degree holders electing in the Parliament.