KARACHI: A number of employees from Axact staged a protest outside the Sindh High Court as the company’s chief executive officer, Shoaib Sheikh appeared in the court today.
The IT-based company is under trial after the New York Times published a story accusing it of selling fake degrees.
The report, which quoted former employees and analysed more than 370 websites of fake universities, accreditation bodies and other purported institutions, sparked a wave of criticism on social media even as the company denied wrongdoing.
As if on cue, several renowned journalists resigned from Bol, a media house Axact is funding and which has not yet launched, alleging that they suspected the company’s credibility.
Sheikh has submitted a pre-arrest bail to avoid getting arrested. The application will be heard today.
Meanwhile, employees scared of losing their jobs staged a protest outside the court. Earlier they camped outside the Axact office in Karachi with their families.
Several pictures of the protest appeared on social media websites.