District and Session Court has pronounced 7 years in prison for Axact CEO and 22 other officials in fake degree scandal.
District and Sessions Judge Chaudhry Mumtaz Hussain announced the verdict on July 5 (Thursday). The sentenced criminals were charged under multiple offenses and each of them will spend 7 years in jail.
The fake degree scandal raised the eyebrows of the law and order authorities when the New York Times broke the news of Axact selling fake degrees and diplomas to the people of different countries.
Axact created a series of fake website, hired people to convince the people to get fake degrees and diplomas, and earned millions of dollars from the illegal business.
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) looked into the matter of fake degrees and sealed the software house under the charge of illegal activities of selling fake degrees and diplomas.
Many renowned persons had acquired fake degrees from Axact including famous media personality Dr. Amir Liaqat Hussain.