He did not answer the very serious accusations regarding his degree.
PTV incidentally spent a whole 10 min on it. It was pretty ridiculous.
Calling Mubashir Luqman names does not solve the issue.
We must not bother about M. Luqman, he is merely a journalist and gets his pay from some channel. We should rip the guts out of politicians who feed constantly on our money and resources. Yet we as a nation are so stupid that we focus at irrelevant areas and achieve nothing. Even if mubashar is the devil himself, we still should support him on this issue.
It is surprising when politicians do not want to answer the question they lay their own accusations. Mr Waqas you have taken an oath now say if your degree is fake or not. I think we should think is this the kind of politicians we want.
One can doubt Mubashar's intention but what about content he produced about Punjab Hospital conditions?? We all seen hospital conditions on cameras?? How can they only target him but not answer legitimate questions about Punjab Hospitals and schools conditions??
As reported in other newspapers, Shaikh Waqas Akram did clarify about his degree as well as his date of birth issue. He referred to a court decision in his favor for correction of date of birth on his school certificate. He also clarified that he did not do inter but did senior cambridge in 1993 and BA in 1995.
He also protested that his point of view was never taken in the whole program aired by Mubashir Luqman and he was not even contacted even though he was present in Pakistan at the time .
This seems to be a genuine complaint because if you are broadcasting some allegations against someone, you must also solicit his views and give him a chance to reply. This is basic journalistic ethics.
But of course it is too much to ask from Mubashar Luqman to have any journalistic ethics as the man has no background in journalism. He moved from film studios straight to TV screens as an anchor thanks to the largesse of Parvez Ilahi and Malik Riaz.
ager LUQMAN galat tha? jayse yeh waqas jaily deggre wala keh raha ha to ab ager us ne haqeeqton ce perda uthana shuro ker diya ha to is waqas ki Gaaaaa*****D main kion merchain lagi hui hain????
Another opportunist who will fit quite well with PMLn....
sheikh waqas apni degree clear kardo pehly ..
Sheikh Sab is a representative and he need to apologize and then stay away from politics for the rest of his life.....
Loug bhoonkna tab hi shuru kartay hain jab un ki duom pe khara hojata hai koi...
This guy have no ethics of journalism... must be banned on TV... bc
thook ke rakh dia uss nay tu
High respect for "brave" Sheikh Waqas, only leader in Assembly who have courage to challenge militants groups and defeat them in their home ground.
In sub ko garat nai hai sub andar se kale hai , jab apne per aati hai to ek dosre per aase **** dalne lag jate hai. Hala ya **** in ke apne ke pass hota hai.
BLAME GAME,,,wahee sab kuch,apnay garaibaan may kisis nay naheen daikhna,,,or ab to COD DE CODE bhee aa gaya beech main or hamary wazir-e-taleem ki degree ki asleeat dhari ki dhari reh gai,,daikho bhai jab koi kisi kay baray may ghalt bolta hay to hum kahain gay ***** hay bhanknay do,,ignore kertay ho ya saboot paish kertay ho ussay ghalt sabit kernay kay liye,,WAZIR-E-TALEEM INTER FAIL HAY thats the fact which is shame full for us,,black mailers ka anjam bhee koi acha naheen hota..JAISA KERO GAY WAISA BHARO GAY
Welldone Mubashir keep continiue . Good job inn khabison ko aisay hi zalil karo ********** saisatdan...............IMRAN
Last edited by Fouzia Khan Afridi; 08-Mar-2013 at 06:21 PM. Reason: spell
1.Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
2. I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
3. Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep.
This is how civilized nations deal with such issues:
Plagiarism Accusations: Merkel's Education Minister Has Ph.D. Title Revoked
Merkel Loses Minister: Schavan Steps Down amid Plagiarism Scandal
One of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's closest confidants stepped down on Saturday following a plagiarism scandal. Stripped of her doctorate on Tuesday, Annette Schavan became a heavy burden to her party as Germany heads into an electioGerman Education Minister Annette Schavan announced her resignation on Saturday, just days after a university moved to strip her of her Ph.D. title in a plagiarism scandal surrounding her doctoral dissertation. She announced her decision during a joint press conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
"Annette Schavan offered me her resignation last night," Merkel said, adding that she had accepted the resignation with deep regret. "She knows that brains are the capital of people in this country. And she knows that good study conditions are just as important as promoting excellence," she added.
A visibly uncomfortable Schavan told journalists: "I thank the chancellor. I thank you, dear Angela, for your words today and your friendship." She also once again denied the allegations of plagiarism. "I will not accept the university's decision," she said. "I neither copied nor deceived." She added that the allegations had shaken her to the core.
Schavan has been a confidant of Merkel's, and the chancellor was reserved in her words regarding the minister in recent days, saying that she had her "full confidence." Following the European Union summit on Friday, Merkel said only that she would be meeting with Schavan.
On Tuesday, the faculty council of the University of Düsseldorf voted 12 to 2 to strip Schavan of her doctorate. "As a doctoral candidate, she systematically and deliberately presented intellectual efforts throughout her entire dissertation that were not her own," the university stated. Large sections of the work, officials continued, had been taken from elsewhere without adequate attribution. As such, she was guilty of "intentional deception through plagiarism."
Schavan's attorneys announced they would sue to appeal the decision immediately after. At least initially, she also seemed to have the support of most in her conservative Christian Democratic Union party, where officials believe the university had acted incorrectly. Schavan submitted her dissertation over 30 years ago.
However, with Merkel facing a potentially challenging re-election year, it was also clear that Schavan, regardless of how much the chancellor likes her, probably wouldn't be able to remain in office. Public opinion had also turned against Schavan, with most Germans agreeing that a person stripped of her doctoral title could no longer remain in charge of the education ministry, a position in which she would then lack credibility. It was also clear that her legal challenge would have posed a burden to her party during the election year.
Schavan is the second member of Merkel's cabinet to step down because of plagiarism allegations. In 2011, Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg stepped down after he was found to have plagiarized large sections of his Ph.D. thesis.
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