ISLAMABAD Upholding the Lahore High Courts verdict, the Supreme Court on Tuesday disqualified a PML-N MPA elected from PP-34 Sargodah, Rizwan Gill. Imposing a fine on him for a criminal act, the apex court has directed Election Commission of Pakistan to initiate criminal proceedings against him. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard this case. Akram Sheikh, the counsel for Rizwan Gill, appeared before the court. During the course of proceedings Chief Justice remarked that the mockery of the courts is being made, let the people know the fact that the courts are functioning independently. Justice Ramday while scolding the counsel of the petitioner remarked, I feel ashamed that such kinds of representatives are sitting in the assemblies. It is relevant to mention here that the petitioner even could not tell the correct name one of his subjects in which, according to his (fake) degree, he secured 70% marks. The Supreme Court directed the ECP to strictly implement the rules and regulations to stop such corrupt people from contesting elections. In Jamshed Dasti case, we had already set the principle that it is also the responsibility of returning officer to point out the fake degree holders, the bench observed. Rizwan Gill filed an appeal against Lahore High Court (LHC)s verdict, which declared him disqualified for holding a fake bachelors degree.