Dozens of Pakistani MPs have fake degrees

An investigation has found some Pakistani MPs never finished their studies while others bought their qualifications from dodgy colleges, reports the ABC’s Sally Sara.

“A degree is a degree, whether it is fake or genuine,” protested the chief minister of Balochistan Province, Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani, and the the Punjab Assembly passed a resolution condemning the media for breaking the story.

However, the Punjab Assembly has now been forced to back down and yesterday it tried to repair the damage by passing a resolution recognising the pro-democracy role of journalists, lawyers and activists, Sara reports.

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