ISLAMABAD The Higher Education Commission (HEC) handed over 89 more degrees to the Election Commission of Pakistan on Monday and out of which 83 are declared genuine and three were stated to be invalid, while the cases of other three were pending before the courts. The number the MPs holding fake degrees has reached 49. The Commission was given 1086 degrees of MPs for verification and out of them the commission has verified 435 degrees so far. 49 degrees are declared fake or invalid and 371 genuine while cases with regard to 15 degrees are pending before the courts. The degrees declared as fake were of MNA Syed Jawad Hassan, Amir Yar Waran of PPP from NA-184 and MNA Iqbal Ahmad Langrial of PML-Q. The list of genuine degree holders, which was handed over to ECP, includes the names of MNA Faryal Talpur, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, Syed Hamid Saeed Kazmi, CM Balochistan, Nawab Aslam Raisani, MNA Maimona Hashmi, Senator Rahmat Ullah Kakar, Former Information Minister Muhammad Ali Durrani and Mir Shah Nawaz. Meanwhile, the second hearing with regard to nine fake degree holder MPs was held under the chairmanship of Muhammad Afzal Khan, ECP Joint Secretary. Representative and Focal Person of HEC, Rahim Bux Channa was also present in the hearing. Earlier, these nine MPs were issued notices to appear on August 30 and out of them the representative of four parliamentarians attended the hearing while the other four did not attend the hearing. Only one Parliamentarian, Syed Javed Hasnain Shah, appeared before the hearing committee to explain his position with regard to his degree issue, as he obtained the degree from a religious seminary. The parliamentarians, who sent their representatives, include Syed Muhammad Salman Mohsin, Kishwar Kumar, Saima Aziz, and Khalifa Abdul Qayyum Khan. They all requested to the committee to fix another date for hearing, as they were unable to attend the hearing due to some reasons, therefore, ECP gave them different dates of the next month for the hearing. The committee decided to issue final notices to Federal Minister for Postal Services, Mir Israr Ullah Khan Zehri, Federal Minister for Fisheries and Livestock, Mir Humayun Aziz Kurd, Member of the Balochistan Assembly, Shamma Parveen Magsi and Gulistan Khan, asking them to appear on Sept 6, as neither they appeared themselves nor sent their representatives.