“A degree is a degree whether it is authentic or fake.”

–Chief Minister Baluchistan Aslam Raisani, 2010.

One can easily get an idea of what would be the future of education under his control as governor. Raisani was the chancellor of few universities in Balochistan at the time. Additionally, we have no records of or real reasons behind why large numbers of professor, doctors and professionals were killed in his tenure. When asked whether his government was in danger due to the issue of fake degrees, Raisani said no matter what happens, he was safe in his house. The flippancy is mind boggling, considering the terrible situation of security and social development in Balochistan. A CM supporting lying makes it worse.

A vote is a vote, fake or not…

A salary is a salary, bribery or no bribery…

And we can extend the analogy ad nauseum. But this is how it its. Fast forward to 2014, and we have companies like Exact selling fake degrees. We have ghost schools dotting Sindh and Punjab, and ghost teachers getting salaries from taxpayer money. We have a bare bones education budget and our politicians sound the same.