LAHORE – Terming allegations of fake degree baseless, Khateeb Badshahi Mosque Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad has said that the opponents have launched campaign to malign him and his family.

Talking to TheNation on Tuesday, said that the record could be verified from Aukaf Department, Wafaq-ul-Madaris and Jamia Qasim-ul-Aloom.

“I passed Daura Hadith from Jamia Qasim-ul-Aloom in 1995 and obtained degree from Wafaq-ul-Madaris in 2002. I obtained these degrees while serving as Khateeb Badshahi Mosque and all record is available with Aukaf Department. There is no reason to obtain these degrees as I was already in service”, Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad said, adding, the record could be verified from the department and both of the institutions. 

Referring to the allegations of former Director General Aukaf Department Tahir Raza Bokhari, he said these were bundles of lies and he produced documents carrying fake seal of the department. He said people should avoid leveling allegations without taking his view point and without verifying truth from the department and the institutions. He said that Tahir Bokhari, during his tenure as DG Aukaf Department, has not taken any action and now was leveling baseless allegations.

He said that people were well aware about the reputation and services of his family and would never believe baseless allegations like fake degree. He said that he would continue to work for harmony among different sects.