A court in Peshawar on Thursday awarded one-year jail term to former ANP provincial minister, Syed Aqil Shah, over holding fake degree.


Syed Aqil Shah has served as provincial minister for sports from in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the ANP-led coalition. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 3000 on Mr Shah.


The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Sheibar Khan, hearing the case in Peshawar, delivered the verdict.


Aqil Shah was elected as an MPA  from PK-4 constituency of Peshawar.


The former MPA was arrested by police personnel at the conclusion of the hearing.


Meanwhile District and Sessions Judge in Pakpattan declared a former Member of National Assembly, Syed Salman Mohsin Gilani, belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) a proclaimed offender on Thursday over possession of a fake degree.


Mohsin was elected as an MNA from NA-165 Pakpattan during the 2008 elections.


Moreover a local court in Quetta reserved its judgement upon conclusion of hearing over a case pertaining to possession of  fake degree against former provincial minister from Balochistan Mir Ali Madad Jattak.


Jattak, belonging to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was elected as a Member of Provincial Assembly from Balochistan’s PB-5 constituency.


In related news the Cambridge University declared the A-Levels certificate submitted by former federal minister Shaikh Waqas Akram as fake on Thursday.


The former Member of National Assembly had recently quit the Pakistan Muslim league – Quaid (PML-Q) along with 25 local leaders and joined the PML-N this month. He was elected as an MNA during the 2008 elections from NA-89 (Jhang-IV) constituency in Punjab.


The Intermediate Board Committee had conveyed the message in this regards to the Higher Education Commission (HEC).


  1. Why is the prison term different for different fake degree fraudsters? The fine of 5,000 rupees – is that a joke or what? These scums took bribes in the hundreds of thousands of rupees!!! They swipe their rotten bottoms with 5,000 rupees. Jail term needs to be consistent for all fake degree scums and fine should be more and 500,000 rupees.