LHC orders audit of law colleges, five-year BA degrees issued by PU

Staff Reporter

The Lahore High Court (LHC) has directed an audit of law colleges and five-year BA degrees obtained from the Punjab University (PU) in connection with a case against fake degrees of lawyers.

The Lahore High Court (LHC) heard a case related to fake degrees of lawyers today.

The Chief Justice of LHC Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan questioned the number of candidates who took part in BA exams and sought a report regarding the total number of bogus degrees of the candidates.

A progress report was submitted to the LHC by the newly-elected members of the Punjab Bar Council regarding the lawyers’ degrees.

The lawyer representing PU told the court that Ali Ahsan Rana’s BA degree is fake and seven employees were terminated over the issuance of fake degrees.

CJ LHC directed the PU lawyer to conduct an audit of five-year BA degrees. The PU lawyer apprised the court that the matter was forwarded to the disciplinary committee.

The PU registrar said that Ali Ahsan Rana had fraudulently taken admission to Quaid-e-Azam Law College.

Later, the high court also issued directives to the PU administration for initiating an audit of Quaid-e-Azam and other law colleges.

CJ LHC Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan remarked that the audit of law colleges involved in selling degrees should be conducted.

He maintained that the PU administration must immediately take action to expel such officials.

PU Registrar said that an individual possessing a fake degree could not get law education.

The judge remarked that law colleges are accepting admissions on the basis of fake degrees.

Later, the LHC directed to initiate an audit of law colleges and five-year BA degrees obtained from the Punjab University (PU). The high court also sought an implementation report in the next hearing.

The hearing was adjourned for two weeks.


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