Shoaib Shaikh among 23 sentenced in Axact fake degree case

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ISLAMABAD (ENNS) Head of the Axact Shoaib Shaikh and others have been sentenced for seven years in fake degree case here on Thursday.

A district and sessions court in Islamabad announced verdict in Axact fake degree scandal case on Thursday, sentencing Sheikh among 23 others. However Ayesha Shoaib Shaikh has been acquitted in the case.

The trial court judge had earlier acquitted Axact CEO and other accused in the case. Additional district and sessions judge Pervaiz-ul-Qadir Memon had confessed to receiving Rs5 million for acquitting Shoaib Sheikh in the case.

Later, the Federal Investigation Agency had filed an appeal against the acquittal of accused, which was accepted by the Islamabad High Court.

The IHC had then declared the acquittal of Sheikh and others void. It had ordered the sessions court to against listen to the final arguments and announce a verdict in the case.

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