ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: As the Axact Company continues to reject allegations against it and terms the New York Times (NYT) story as baseless, the story author Declan Walsh is determined to prove his allegations against the IT Company if he is summoned in any court of law.
In his report titled “Fake Diplomas, Real Cash: Pakistani Company Axact Reaps Millions” published in NYT on May 17, Declan Walsh claimed that Axact allegedly earned millions of dollars from scams involving fake degrees, non-existent online universities and manipulation of customers.
However, the company described the NYT story as baseless and announced to pursue strict legal action against the publications and those involved.
In an interview with the BBC Urdu on Wednesday, Declan Walsh said that he would defend his report with regard to Axact fake degrees scandal if it is challenged in any court of law.
The US journalist revealed that he had more evidence to corroborate his report on the scandal that he didn’t mention in his story.
Meanwhile, the Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan while talking to media persons in Islamabad on Wednesday urged media including the NYT not to draw any conclusions before the inquiry against Axact over its alleged involvement in the fake degrees scam is completed.
The interior minister said that a seven-member team of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is carrying out an inquiry into Axact scandal and it may take a month to complete the investigation process.