ISLAMABAD -  Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar Friday took notice of the Axact fake degrees scandal and sought a report from the Federal Investigation Agency within 10 days.

The chief justice, while hearing a case related to vacant posts in some federal and provincial courts and tribunals, asked Additional Attorney General Waqar Rana to explain the right of dignity under the Constitution.

The chief justice said stories had been published about the Axact fake degrees in local and international media, which had caused disrepute to Pakistan. “Our heads hang in shame because of the scandal,” the CJP remarked and warned those bringing a bad name to Pakistan would not be allowed to go scot free.

Rana submitted that Article 14 read with Article 5 would be applied with full force to protect the dignity of Pakistan.

The chief justice, however, said if the news reports regarding the scandal were correct, the activity should be curbed. He recalled the scandal surfaced earlier and its cases were pending in the courts.

Meanwhile, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar took notice of the alleged extra-judicial murder of a youth, Naqeebullah Mehsud, directing the Sindh inspector general of police to submit his report within a week.

Naqeeb who hailed from South Waziristan Agency had been residing in Karachi since 2008 and wanted to become a model.

Malir SSP Rao Anwar, in a media talk on January 13, claimed to have shot dead four alleged terrorists in a police encounter in the Shah Latif Town area of Karachi. Later, it was revealed 27-year-old Naseemullah alias Naqeebullah from SWA, arrested by the Karachi police on January 2, was also among those killed in the counter.

His family claimed he disappeared on January 3 from Sohrab Goth and was then killed in a fake encounter.

Following protest on social media and by the relatives of Naqeeb, an inquiry committee was formed under Counter-Terrorism Department Additional IG Sanaullah Abbasi.