District and sessions judge Farooq Abbasi on Wednesday sentenced Pakistan Peoples Party leader Bibi Yasmin Shah, wife of ex-provincial minister Syed Ali Bux Shah alias Pappoo Shah, to two-years imprisonment and imposed on her fine of Rs50,000 in a case of submission of fake degree to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
After the conviction, Yasmin Shah was escorted to Hyderabad Central Jail’s women ward amid tight security.
She was taken to court by Grand Democratic Alliance leader Dr Fehmida Mirza who had filed a petition in the sessions court and election tribunal against her when she was filing nomination papers for local bodies election.
Yasmeen Shah Biography
Yasmeen Shah is the wife of former Sindh minister Syed Pappu Shah. She was elected senator on PML-Q ticket in 2003 while in 2015 Pappu Shah and his wife Yasmeen Shah quit the party and joined the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
The ECP had disqualified Yasmeen Shah in the fake degree case and ordered her to withdraw all the privileges from her.
The ECP had then filed a reference in the District and Sessions Court Badin regarding the fake degree.
Earlier, in its detailed verdict, the ECP pointed out that Yasmeen had submitted a fake Bachelor of Arts degree at the time she was elected senator in 2003.
A five-member bench of the polls supervisory body headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan heard the case. The bench cancelled the notification through which Yasmeen was declared a senator.
Yasmeen Shah Jail
A sessions court has awarded two-year jail sentence to former Pakistan Peoples Party senator Yasmeen Shah in a fake degree case, local media reported on Wednesday.
As per details, Shah was taken into custody following the pronouncement of the verdict and shifted to District Jail Hyderabad where she will serve her prison term. The court also imposed a fine of Rs50,000 on her.
Former National Assembly speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza had filed a petition against Yasmeen.
Senator Yasmeen Shah Net Worth
Yasmeen Shah estimated Net Worth is under review.