Fake degrees scam: FIA raids Axact offices in Rawalpindi, Karachi


KARACHI: Federal Investigation Agency teams raided Axact’s Rawalpindi and Karachi offices on Tuesday and seized records and computers for probe into alleged fake degrees issuance scam.

FIA teams also sealed offices and took some employees into custody. Action was taken after a news appeared in New York Times claiming that Axact was involved in issuing fake degrees. The FIA has also seized the main server, computers and files from the office while demanded the company to provide web hosting records for the past 10 years.

Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar earlier issued directives to FIA to conduct inquiry into the matter after the New York Times published a story about issuance of fake degrees by Axact.

The Senate witnessed a discussion about the matter today. Opposition leader in the Senate Aitzaz Ahsan said that the controversy has damaged the soft image of the country. He said that the story seems to have some truth in it. He urged the authorities to forward the matter to the investigative committee.

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