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SHC accepts plea against Sindh excise minister for holding ‘fake degree’

Karachi: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday accepted a petition for hearing against Sindh Excise and Taxation Minister Mukesh Kumar Chawla for holding a fake degree.

Court declared the petition maintainable and immediately issued notice to seek response

The petitioner claimed in his request that Chawla acquired educational degrees of Mukesh Kumar Bansari, hailing from Sajawal.

It was in 2010 that Hyderabad Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education had officially confirmed to the University of Sindh that none by the name of Mukesh Kumar Chawla has ever gotten into the University. He was PPP’s provincial minister for excise and taxation at that time.

The board responded to the university’s questions about Mr Chawla’s certificates that one Mukesh Kumar Bansari once did appear in matriculation and intermediate examinations and Mr Chawla’s documents were sent and matched to this.

The verification was done when a man named Jai Kumar had challenged Mukesh Kumar Chawla’s election as member of provincial assembly and sent complaint to the Supreme Court, urging it to take serious notice.

Mr Jai Kumar argued that Chawla’s matriculation, intermediate and BA degree certificates are just fake documents, forged and tampered with. Mr Chawla was elected MPA on a reserved seat for minorities on a PPP ticket.

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