Fake degree: SC seeks explanation on appointment of DG NAB Lahore | Pakistan

LAHORE: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday sought an explanation from NAB chairman on the appointment of DG NAB Lahore, who is alleged of having a fake degree.

The matter of DG NAB Lahore Major (retd) Salim Shehzad’s appointment on the basis of a fake degree surfaced during hearing of a suo moto case pertaining to illegal appointments in the anti-graft body.

The petitioner told the court that Shehzad’s degree dating back to 2002 is written in Calibri font, noting the font was introduced in 2007.

The apex court also issued notice to the DG NAB Lahore.

The committee, formed to review illegal appointments in the NAB, also submitted its report to the Supreme Court on Thursday.

During the hearing, the NAB prosecutor informed the court that appointments of 52 officials of Grade-18 have been reviewed, while appointments of another 40 staffers are yet to be examined.

Moreover, the court directed for fixing a date for hearing of a petition by former DG NAB Alia Rasheed, regarding non-payment of her pension.

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