ECP disqualifies PML-N MPA over fake degree

  • PPP's Asad Kiyani filed petition seeking Shaukat Bhatti's disqualification
Pakistan

RAWALPINDI – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday revoked the membership of PML-N’s Member Punjab Assembly Shaukat Bhatti after finding his degree to be fake.


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A five-member bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan announced the decision on the case filed by Pakistan Peoples Party’s Asad Kiyani.

Bhatti had secured a seat after winning the election in 2013 from PP-4 constituency that falls in Gujar Khan tehsil of Rawalpindi.

According to the rules, the ECP is responsible for holding by-election on a vacant constituency within 60 days of the issuance of a disqualification notification.