MPA Manj used unfair means in BA exam, LHC informed

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Lahore:: The Lahore High Court (LHC) was informed on Friday that PML-Q MPA Munawwar Husain Manj had used unfair means to obtain his BA degree from the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. This was stated in a report submitted by the university's legal adviser with regard to a petition challenging the degree of the MPA. An independent candidate, Khalid Mahmood Virk, had filed the petition. He had lost his election from PP-166, Sheikhupura, to the (respondent) MPA.

The report said the person who took BA examination in 2003 under roll number 7379 was not Munawwar Husain Manj, but was an impersonator. The candidate admitted before the varsity syndicate that the signature in the centre attendance sheet was not his, therefore, unfair means had been used in passing the examination by Mr Manj, the report said.

It said the syndicate recommended to the chairman to quash the result card and degree possessed by the MPA and also initiate disciplinary action.

Justice Umar Ata Bandial, however, adjourned hearing on the petition till Aug 20. Dawn