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The ineligible former chief minister with a fake degree should not go to Pakistan to give an account of corruption, Iman Shah

Chief Minister Khalid Khursheed, a prominent member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, has been disqualified by the Chief Court of Gilgit-Baltistan for possessing a fake degree, in violation of articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.

A three-judge bigger bench made up of Justices Malik Inayatur Rehman, Jauhar Ali, and Mushtaq Muhammad delivered the decision in response to a request submitted by Ghulam Shahzad Agha, a Pakistan Peoples Party member of the GB Assembly.

Asadullah Khan, the attorney for Khursheed, said in court that Gilgit-Baltistan is not covered by the aforementioned articles. The complainant’s attorney, however, argued that these provisions are applicable to the area.

After Khursheed joined the PTI in 2018, he was given a promotion as divisional president of Diamer-Astore. As the area prepared for national elections in 2020, he was nominated for the top position in GB following the death of Jafar Shah, the previous president of the PTI, from COVID-19. The Higher Education Commission removed the equivalency letter for then-GB Chief Minister Khalid Khursheed’s LLB degree after determining it was false, as The News has previously reported on May 16.

The institution of London has confirmed that the degree, transcript, and letter of certification that Khursheed submitted were not awarded by the institution, the HEC notified him in a letter dated May 12. As a result, September 23, 2022, HEC equivalency letter was canceled or revoked.

The HEC informed Khalid Khursheed that the University of London had verified the falsity of the transcript, degree, and certificate that were contained in the sealed packet that Khursheed had turned in.

Chief Minister Khalid Khursheed would face criminal charges in addition to being promptly removed from office, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Additionally, Khursheed’s name and CNIC were restricted on the HEC website.

PTI, in the meantime, has made the decision to oppose the motion of no confidence against Chief Minister Khalid Khursheed, describing the removal of GB’s chief minister as an undemocratic and unconstitutional assault on the country’s elected government.

The process of selecting a consensus candidate for the position of chief minister will also be finished by the PTI’s parliamentary party. Imran Khan’s official consent will be obtained before the chief ministerial candidate is revealed.

A party spokesman said that the PTI has a clear majority in GB and that any attempt by conspirators to make it a minority will fail, adding that the people of Gilgit-Baltistan will never tolerate theft on their mandate.

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