MUZAFFARGARH - District and Sessions Judge Abdul Rehman Khan Niazi on Monday formally inducted former PPP MNA Jamshed Dasti in bogus degree case.

The court indicted Dasti on the request of the Multan Regional Election Commissioner.

The petitioner contended that the accused contested 2008 general elections on a fake degree and he should be tried on the charges of forgery. Earlier on Sunday, Dasti came on a donkey-cart to submit his nomination papers in Muzaffargarh.

MNA from Muzaffargarh Dasti has announced contesting general elections as independent candidate against former foreign minister Hina on March 15. He said that he would contest elections from NA-177 and 178.

Dasti pointed out that Hina Rabbani Khar and her father had opposed him in by-polls that took place in 2010, adding that he had informed the party leadership that he would contest elections against Khar.