LAHORE: Police arrested former parliamentarian or PML-N Syed Salman Mohsin Gilani after a court in Lahore sentenced him for contesting 2008 elections on a fake degree.
The court awarded him a one-year-long jail term and ordered him to pay a fine worth Rs30,000.
In August 2012, a case was registered against Gilani for contesting elections on a fake degree after the Election Commission sent his documents for verification and found them to be bogus.
On April 19, 2013, the Lahore High Court granted protective bail to Gilani till April 26.
Gilani contested the general election in 2008 from the NA-165 constituency of Pakpattan.