NAB arrests Tikka Iqbal from Arifwala


LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials have arrested former provincial minister Tikka Muhammad Iqbal Khan from Arifwala, Geo News reported Saturday.

According to sources, NAB officials accompanied by local police team raided Arifwala and apprehended Tikka Iqbal.

Tikka Muhammad Iqbal is also a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate from NA-166 and PP-230.

NAB had conducted many raids to arrest Tikka Iqbal, an accused in liberty market property scam.

Refuting the allegations, Tikka Iqbal said that the charges leveled against him are not true and that he is being schemed in the case.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had directed the NAB authorities to arrest the accused who were illegally occupying the property.


Last day for 189 ex-lawmakers to get their degrees verified


ISLAMABAD: Today is the last day for former lawmakers to get their dubious degrees verified by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), while over 150 former lawmakers have not yet submitted their degrees to the Commission, Geo News reported.

Supreme Court in fake degree case on April 1 had set April 5 deadline for the 189 former lawmakers to get their degrees verified and HEC was directed to issue fresh notices to these former parliamentarians.

SC order further said that if the lawmakers fail to get their degrees verified within the set deadline April 5, then their nomination papers as candidates in the May 11 elections would be rejected, as the candidates are bound to provide requisite correct information in the nomination papers. One-time disqualification for misstatement would be ineligibility forever besides action would also be taken against the former lawmakers for having provided wrong information.