Degrees of 181 MPs remain unverified
ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Wednesday provided the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) a list of 181 parliamentarians of 2008-2013 whose degrees remained unverified even after the completion of their terms and despite the direction of the Supreme Court and the ECP’s push.
Now the ECP would decide whether to allow these MPs to contest the next elections or bar them, or give them a chance to get their degrees verified.The list of 181 includes many high-profile political figures such as Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan (he has approached the HEC but has been asked to get his O-level certificate from Cambridge for the Commission’s verification); Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah; Qamar Zaman Kaira; Makhdoom Muhammad Javed Hashmi; Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat; Mian Manzoor Ahmad Khan Wattoo; Lt Gen (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch; Imtiaz Safdar Warraich; Hamid Nasir Chattha; Bushra Gohar, Attiya Inayatullah; Mahreen Anwar Raja and others.
The HEC letter written by Azizullah Khan, assistant director, and addressed to Director (Legal) ECP Sana Ullah Malik says that out of 249 parliamentarians, the HEC has verified the degrees of only 68 as genuine as of March 16, 2013, when the National Assembly completed its term.
The list includes the following Senators: Abdul Raziq, Fata; Gulzar Ahmad Khan, KP; Afrasiyab Khattak, KP; Abdur Rahim Khan Mandokhail, Balochistan; Gul Naseeb Khan, KP; Fauzia Arshad, KP; Gulshan Ara, Punjab; Sardar Mohammad Jamal Khan Leghari, Punjab; Syed Javed Ali Shah, Punjab; and Muhammad Talha Mahmood, KP.
The ex-members of the last National Assembly that completed its tenure on March 16 include Liaqat Ali Khan, NA-152; Tariq Mehmood Bajwa, NA-75; Mudassar Qayyum, NA-100; Mehmood Hayat Khan, NA-170; Mr Farhat Muhammad Khan, NA-245; Engineer Amir Muqam, NA-31; Mian Abdul Haq alias Mian Mitho, NA-200; Lt Gen (R) Abdul Qadir Baloch, NA-271; Muhammad Mohsin Ali Qureshi, NA-176; Pir Syed Saddaruddin Shah Rashdi, NA-216; Pir Dilawar Shah, NA-14; Syed Haider Ali Shah, NA-16; Ch Nisar Ali Khan, NA-53; Nawaz Khan, NA-22; Mehboobullah, NA-23; Syed Allauddin, NA-30; Shahzada Muhyuddin, NA-32; Lal Muhammad Khan, NA-35; Bilal Rehman, NA-36; Sajid Hussain Turi, NA-37; Zafar Baig Bhatani, NA-47; Bushra Gohar, NA-Reserve; Khurshid Begum, NA-Reserve; Farhat Begum, NA-Reserve; Ghulam Hyder Samejo, NA-230; Ghulam Ali Nizamani, NA-224; Roshan Din Junejo, NA-236; Talat Iqbal Mahessar, NA-233; Attiya Inayat Ullah, NA-Reserve; Begum Shahnaz Shaikh, NA-Reserve; Ch Muhammd Tariq Anees, NA-116; Chaudhry Naseer Ahmed Bhutta; Dr Nalson Azeem, NA-Reserve; Mahreen Anwar Raja, NA-Reserve; Makhdoom Muhammad Javed Hashmi, NA-149; Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, NA-88; Malak Azmat Khan, NA-34; Malik Muhammad Afzal Khokhar, NA-128; Mian Manzoor Ahmad Khan Wattoo, NA-146; Azeem Daultana, NA-168; Bilal Yaseen, NA-120; Ghulam Farid Kathia, NA-161; Imtiaz Safdar Warraich, NA-98; Muhammad Mehboob Sultan, NA-91; Qamar Zaman Kaira, NA-106; Tariq Shabbir Advocate, NA-129;. Farkhanda Amjad Warraich, NA-92; Ghulam Bibi Bharwana, NA-87; Samina Khalid Ghurki, NA-130; Rana Abdul Sattar Bin Rana Shamim Ahmed Khan, NA-112; Rana Muhammad Farooq Saeed Khan, NA-79; Rukhsana Bangash, NA-Reserve; Sardar Muhammad Arshad Khan Laghari, NA-197; Sardar Muhammad Saif-ud-Din Khan Khosa, NA-173; Shahbaz Bhatti, NA-Reserve; Shaheen Ashfaq, NA-Reserve; Syed Samsam Ali Shah Bukhari, NA-145; Tahira Aurangzeb, NA-Reserve; Yasmin Rahman, NA-Reserve; Rana Nazir Ahmad Khan, NA-99; Capt(R) Rai Ghulam Mujtaba Kharral, NA-143; and Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, NA-199.
Such members of the Punjab Assembly include Al-Haaj Muhammad Ilyas Chinioti, PP-73; Makhdoom Syed Iftikhar Hussain Gillani, PP-267; Amina Jahangir, PP-Reserve; Javed Hassan Gujjar, PP-294; Khawja Salman Rafique, PP-142; Ahmad Ali Aulakh, PP-262; Ch Muhammad Asad Ullah, PP-106; Ch Bilal Asghar Warraich, PP-84; Ch Khalid Parvez Virk, PP-101; Ch Muhammad Awais; Aslam Madhana, PP-31; Ch Nadeem Abbas Rabera Kharral, PP-189; Ch Nadeem Khadim, PP-26; Ch Javed Ahmad Advocate, PP-228; Dr Saeed Elahi, PP-152; Ghazala Saad Rafiq, PP-Reserve; Haji Muhammad Ishaq, PP-85; Haji Muhammad Yaqub Sheikh, PP-77; Joyce Rufin Julius, PP-Reserve; Kamran Michael, PP-Reserve; Karam Dad Wahla, PP-219; Mahmooda Cheema, PP-Reserve; Makhdoom Muhammad Irtaza, PP-291; Makhdoom Syed Ali Raza Shah, PP-89; Malik Fayyaz Ahmed, PP-105; Malik Muhammad Iqbal Channer, PP-272; Malik Muhammad Javed Iqbal Awan, PP-39; Malik Muhammad Waris Kalo, PP-42; Asif Bashir Bhagat, PP-117; Hamid Nasir Chattha, PP-103; Ijaz Ahmed Khan, PP-151; Jamil Ashraf, PP-129; Khalid Mehmood Sargana, PP-78; Khurram Nawab; Muhammad Amir Ghani, PP-203; Muhammad Javed Bhatti, PP-169; Muhammad Masood Lali, PP-80; Muhammad Rizwan, PP-128; Muhammad Sana Ullah Khan Masti Khel, PP-47; Saeed Akbar Khan, PP-49; Shaharyar Ali Khan, PP-234; Shahzad Saeed Cheema, PP-224; Sher Ali Khan, PP-17; Tahir Ahmed Sindhu, PP-30; Tariq Mehmood Sahi, PP-116; Iffat Liaqat Ali Khan, PP-20; Mrs Samina Wasim Butt, PP-135; Najmi Saleem, PP-Reserve; Nargis Faiz Malik, PP-Reserve; Nargis Parveen Awan, PP-Reserve; Nawabzada Syed Shamas Haider, PP-27; Peer Muhammad Ashraf Rasool, PP-164; Pervaiz Rafiq, PP-Reserve; Rai Ijaz Hussain, PP-56; Rai Muhammad Shah Jahan Khan, PP-54; Raja Tariq Kiani, PP-3; Rana Munawar Hussain alias Rana Munawar Ghous Khan, PP-36; Sardar Muhammmad Aman Ullah Khan Dreshak, PP-249; Shamsa Gohar, PP-Reserve; Sheikh Alaud Din, PP-181; Syed Abrar Hussain Shah, PP-173; Syed Nazim Hussain Shah, PP-199; Yasmin Khan, PP-Reserve; Zaib Jaffar, PP-Reserve; Maiza Hameed, PP-Reserve; Khawaja Muhammad Islam, PP-72; Tayyaba Zamir, PP-Reserve; and Faiza Asghar, PP-Reserve.
Such members of the dissolved Sindh assembly include Dr Partab Singh, PS-Reserve; Dr Nasrullah Baloch, PS-1; Mir Haji Muhammad Hayat Khan Talpur, PS-66; Mir Mehboob Ali, PS-67; Amanullah Khan Masood, PS-128; Askari Taqvi, PS-113; and Mrs Rukkaiya Khanum, PS-Reserve.
Such members of the dissolved Balochistan Assembly are Agha Irfan Karim, PB-36; Abdul Khaliq, PB-18; Muhammad Rahim, PB-40; Mrs Samina Raziq, PB-Reserve; Sardar Sanaullah Khan Zehri, PB-33; Mrs Nasreen Rehman Khetran, PB-17; and Zahoor Ahmad, PB-49.
The members of the dissolved Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly with unverified degrees are Abdul Sattar Khan, PF-63; Ateef ur Rehman, PF-5; Muhammad Alamgir Khalil, PF-6; Fazal Shakoor Khan, PF-17; Sher Afghan Khan, PF-26; Hafiz Akhtar Ali, PF-28; Abdul Akbar Khan, PF-29; Syed Qalb-e-Hassan, PF-38; Atteeq Ur Rehman, PF-42; Syed Muhammad Sabir Shah, PF-52; Mufti Kifayatullah, PF-55; Ziyad Akram Durrani, PF-70; Qaiser Wali Khan, PF-78; Fazlullah, PF-88; Muhammad Anwar Khan Advocate, PF-91; Hayat Khan, PF-93; Mohammad Zamin Khan, PF-96; Dr Zakirullah Khan, PF-97; Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, PF-98; Dr Faiza Rasheed, PF-Reserve; Uzma Khan, PF-Reserve; Mrs Nighat Yasmin Orakzai, PF-Reserve; Shazia Aurangzeb, PF-Reserve; Tabassum Younis Katozai, PF-Reserve; Saeeda Batool Nasara, PF-Reserve; Pervaz Khattak, PF-13; Waji-uz-Zaman Khan, PF-56; and Naeema Shaheen (Nisar), PF-Reserve.