LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Monday disqualified PPPs former MNA Amir Yar Waran from contesting bye-election in NA-184, Bahawalpur, which is going to be held tomorrow (Wednesday). Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah passed this order on a petition filed by Muhammad Jamil, the rival candidate for by-election from the same constituency. Disqualifying Waran, the judge held the respondent (Amir Yar Waran) lied to the election commission and won the general election of February 2008 on basis of a forged BA degree. Waran tempered the name column of the BA degree which belonged to some one else and showed it as his own. It is pertinent to mention that earlier a full bench had dismissed an appeal of Muhammad Jamil allowing Waran to contest by-polls, however, the bench had observed the matter could be agitated by filing a writ petition. Thus, after few days Jamil filed a writ petition challenging Warans candidature on the basis that he possessed a bogus BA degree; he was dishonest man and could not contest election from NA-184 Bahawalpur. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah allowed Jamils writ petition and stopped Waran from contesting by elections, tagging him as a dishonest person. The petitioner had prayed to the court to set aside the decision of the returning officer and disqualify the respondent under article 62 of the constitution. The counsel submitted Waran contested the general election in 2008 as an independent candidate but posing himself to be a PPP candidate and won it. The counsel asserted these facts proved Waran was not an honest man, so he did not qualify under article 62 of the Constitution to contest the elections. He said election of Waran was challenged before the election tribunal on the plea he had fake degree. The tribunal accepted it and referred the matter to election commission, he said. He said petitions were filed against this order before the LHC and the Supreme Court and it met the same fate after which Waran resigned from his seat. He said Waran had submitted his bachelor degree from Shah Abdul Latif University which was subsequently proved as a forged one. He said the former MNA had submitted his admission form for appearing in the bachelor degree exam from Islamic University, Bahawalpur. He said instead of appearing himself, another person appeared on behalf of Waran who was caught red handed and as a result ex-MNA was barred from appearing in the exam for subsequent three years and a fine of Rs 2,000 was also imposed on him coupled with registration of a criminal case. The counsel said the order of Islamia University was not assailed before any forum and as such it attained finality. He said then Waran got a bachelor degree from Balochistan University which was subsequently cancelled. Aftab Bajwa submitted that in this background the objection was raised before the returning officer when Waran submitted his nomination paper for bye-election from NA-184 but he turned down the objection. HRCP flays calling of Army to interfere in democracy The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has condemned the demand of 'marshal law like steps against corrupt politicians by the head of a political party. The HRCP in a statement issued on Monday said such demands were against the political values of a democratic society and calling 'patriotic generals to interfere in the parliament itself brings dishonour to a society. The commission said such demands never came throughout the history of Pakistan that too on the occasion of worst kind of natural disaster facing the country. The HRCP further stated role of the Army in flood relief activities was praiseworthy and appreciate like the other organisation which were working in flood areas, yet this should not be taken as to call the Army to interfere in democracy.