KARACHI: Former Higher Education Commission chairperson, Prof Dr Attaur Rehman demanded that a thorough investigation take place in the alleged fake degree scam by software company Axact.
The professor said that the scam has given a bad name to Pakistan. “The Federal Investigation Agency should investigate the allegations by New York Times,” he said, while talking to Aaj News.
He criticized the government for delaying the raid by two days. “The story was published on May 16. It should not have taken two days for any sort of legal action,” he said, arguing that the delay had given the company time to hide evidence.
Over 2000, employees work at the company. Atta-ur-Rehman claims that all of them should be taken away for investigation as they were equal party to the crime. “If their crime is proven they should be put behind the bars,” he said.
The Federal Investigation Agency from the cyber crime wing raided the Karachi and Rawalpindi offices of software company Axact on Tuesday, Aaj News reported.
The team was led by top police officer Shahid Hayat Khan, director FIA along with six other officials.
The team arreseted several employees from the Karachi and Rawalpindi offices. The FIA has asked details of all employees from both offices.
At the Rawalpindi office computer servers have been confiscated.
The FIA has also asked for the name of the company which designed the software house’s website.
The raid took place to investigate an alleged fake degree scam that the New York Times reported. The company was alleged of reaping millions of dollars by providing bogus degree.
Axact has rejected all allegations of the NYT report, calling it fake and an attempt at defamation.