Editor’s Note: Personally I don’t agree with some of the ‘facts’ presented in this article. The LUBP has in principle supported Dr. Javed Leghari’s position on fake degree scandal. Dr Laghari is the same man who was appointed by Shaheed BB to perform his duties in Szabist as a head of the institute. It is known that Dr Laghari asked BB Shaheed that he’ll not tolerate any political interference in the institute and BB Shaheed had accepted his request as it was in favor of Szabist. Later he was nominated as a senator by the PPP and then appointed as Chairman of HEC. In the past we have criticized N-League and other tanga parties on fake degrees; therefore we must not criticize Dr. Javed Laghari if he goes against the fake degree holders of PPP. To the best of our knowledge, he is performing his duties honestly. The issue of Faryal Talpur’s degree which is mentioned by Amjad Rashid in the following article ‘Another Laghari shaking the system’ is now resolved and she got clean chit from Karachi University’s VC on her degree. We want to remind the author and our readers that the LUBP is an independent platform, not a mouthpiece of PPP. We are however publishing this article to express our respect for free speech. (Farhad Jarral)
Once there was a golden time in Pakistan when a democratic government was ruling the state. All the distresses and despairs of the poor public of Pakistan was becoming the part of history. Almost 3 years were passed after the wheel of progress started to revolve rapidly. Pakistan was at its peak economically and definitely Pakistan was in its most strong political stability at that time.
The daughter of the East, the daughter of Pakistan, the daughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was leading Pakistan towards new horizons, when at once; a Laghari destroyed the whole system. Because of that Laghari, Pakistan faced 12 years of political instability and 9 years dictatorship.
Now, when the new born democracy is trying to make vast its roots in the bloody soil of Pakistani politics again, it is facing great storms from its birth day by day. Establishment, which is always against PPP, changes its names and faces like Imran Khan, Munawar Hassan, Ifikhar Chaudhary, Khawaja Sharif etc…, but the mission is only to demolish democracy from Pakistan.
Now, after 12 years a new Laghari is born to destroy our new democratic system. The new Laghari is using the stand of HEC, again a new name and face but having certainly the same mission as written earlier in this article.
It is a disease trying to get national & international fame in a single night. This disease is spreading rapidly among the chairmen & heads of different departments and institutions in Pakistan. Our new born Laghari is also the victim of this disease and he showed it fully in media in previous days.
Mr. Laghari is tending to be a new state icon in Pakistan. We are exploring new & new pillars of state recent days which we never heard before. Mr. Laghari is surely tending to make himself as 5th, 6th or may be 7th (I don’t know the exact calculation figure) pillar of the state of Pakistan but it is his mere imagination.
What is HEC? Certainly Higher Education Commission. It means it is the commission on higher education in Pakistan, i.e., degree education. But what a joke is that the Matriculation certificates (matriculation is a certificate in secondary education not a degree, hence not under HEC) are being declared fake and corrupt by HEC.
HEC has replaced University Grants Commission (UGC) recently to promote higher education in Pakistan which is the basic purpose of HEC. But it seems that HEC has forgotten its basic purpose and doing some biased work for the sake of establishment in checking the degrees of the politicians only.
It is very strange that only politicians are being victimized by HEC, but doctors, lawyers, engineers, managers in different departments and even judges having fake degrees are not even disturbed!
Although HEC has authority to check the degrees but it has not authority to give biased and controversial statements in media against anyone. But Mr. Laghari is appearing to be indulged in disease of getting political fame in Pakistan in only a few days by giving such statements in media against government & politicians.
Specially, Mr. Laghari’s tussle with Latif Khosa has become very popular in media which has given more than 4 stars to Mr. Laghari (an Urdu probe having 4 stars) and his fame.
Media has sidelined the true stand of Latif Khosa and has started promoting new establishment icon Mr. Laghari after the declining fame of Iftikhar Chaudhary.
Many friends are saying that Mr. Laghari is surely trying to become 2nd Laghari of the history and is playing in the hands of establishment. Some friends are further saying that Mr. Laghari is being offered high amounts of dollars by Anti PPP forces.
I think that these friends are almost saying true because targeting Faryal Talpur on no basic and having no solid facts has shown that Mr. Laghari is surely in the hands of establishment. It is the goodwill of Faryal Talpur that she didn’t claim in court after such inferior deed by HEC.
HEC & specially Mr. Laghari should do their work by keeping themselves in their boundaries and should not cross limits because PPP Government is determined to prevent the democratic system from any type of Lagharis.