ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday disqualified Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) MPA Ziaur Rehman over tampering with his educational records to contest elections from KP constituency PK-30, Mansehra-I.

Ziaur Rehman had defeated Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Syed Ahmed Hussain Shah in general elections 2018.

Rehman appeared before bench of apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar in fake degree case.

As the hearing went underway, CJP inquired what Rehman had studied in madrassah. To this, PML-N’s MPA replied that he had studied Hadith and Fiqah.

Hearing this, the bench directed Rehman to read out any five Hadith in Arabic but the lawmaker failed to read out even a single a Hadith.

Justice Nisar then said, “You did your matric in 1996 and did a course in a madrasah in the same year. How is this possible?”

SC informed Rehman that head of madrassah had told the country’s top court that Rehman had done no course from the religious seminary. Later, the bench disqualified Rehman.