Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani figures prominently among some 230 parliamentarians who have yet to submit their matriculation and intermediate certificates to the Election Commission (EC) for verification, an official informed the Senate Standing Committee on Rules of Procedures.
“More than 65 out of 1,170 educational certificates of parliamentarians were (found to be) dubious or fake,” Secretary ECP Ishtiaq Ahmad Khan informed the committee. “The ECP only deals with the lawmakers’ bachelors’ degrees,” he said. The Higher Education Commission cannot proceed with the verification of the degrees of 543 parliamentarians unless they submit their Secondary School and Higher Secondary School Certificates.
Legislators who have yet to submit their educational credentials include federal ministers Pervez Elahi, Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, Chaudhary Wajahat Hussain, Firdous Ashiq Awan and Farzana Raja among others.