ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday dismissed a petition filed by PML-N’s Elahi Bakhsh Soomro seeking disqualification of PPP MNA from NA-208 Jacob Abad-1, Ejaz Jakhrani, for holding a ‘fake degree’. Supreme Court judge Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that “while an election tribunal has declared his degree genuine but you say his degree is fake”. If there is evidence and grounds for disqualification then tell us”. Counsel for petitioner said that Jakhrani’s degree has never been verified. Court remarked, “ if his degree is fake, you have not given any evidence about the degree. The counsel argued Jakhrani claims that he is graduate from California. We had requested the tribunal to sent his degree for verification but tribunal rejected the plea.

The court remarked “the degree you are declaring fake has been declared original by tribunal”. The court disposed off the case.