Supreme Court delists hearing of DG NAB Lahore’s fake degree case

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan delisted the hearing of a case concerning an alleged fake academic degree held by Director General National Accountability Bureau (DG NAB) Lahore Major (Retd) Shahzad Saleem.

The registrar’s office of the apex court had earlier fixed the case for hearing on November 12, 2018 by a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar.

The court has also withdrawn its notices issued to the petitioner, journalist Asad Kharal. A new date for hearing of the case is yet to be issued by the registrar’s office.

The Lahore director general of the bureau is facing an internal NAB probe over his alleged fake degree on the orders of the Supreme Court. The apex court had earlier sought a report from the NAB Chairman while hearing Kharal’s petition, which alleged that the degree issued in 2002 is written in Calibri font which was commercially available only in 2007.

NAB Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal had earlier sought a report from his subordinates about the dubious degree on the directions of the Supreme Court but no apparent action was taken on the issue since October 2017.