LAHORE: The Lahore High Court today directed Election Commission of Pakistan to submit reply in a petition challenging the election of PML-N, member Punjab Assembly Ch Irshad Ahmad Arain for allegedly possessing a fake BA degree.

Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh passed the order. The judge also sought reply from MPA and adjourned further hearing ubtil March 15.

Fazal-ur-Rehman filed petition and pointed out that Mr Arain won election of

Punjab assembly PP-233, Vehari-II but he had fake bachelor degree. He said that at the time of filing his nomination papers the MPA posedhimself as a graduate but in realty he never passed BA exam and possessed fake degree.

He said that Mr Arian told lie and as such did not qualify to be member of provincial assembly under articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution. He prayed to the court  to declare the election of Kh Imran as null and void.