LAHORE: An election tribunal of the Lahore High Court on Saturday declared the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Ayla Malik ineligible to contest by-elections for holding a fake degree.
Ayla Malik was expected to be fielded as a PTI candidate for by-election from NA-71 (Mianwali) after party chairman Imran Khan vacated the seat, retaining his Rawalpindi seat NA-56.
In a reply submitted to a two-member tribunal bench comprising Justice Mamoon ur Rashid and Justice Ayesha Malik, the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi declared Malik’s intermediate certificate fake, stating there was no record of it.
The board said that the roll number, her certificate carries, is actually of a male candidate named Imdad Hussain.
Malik’s intermediate certificate was challenged by Haji Ubaidullah of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).