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Axact funded its channel completely: FBR

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecom has been told that Axact has ‘destroyed the country’. It has sold over 200,000 fake degrees and the origin of infamy is New York. It has Rs5 million equity but is paying its anchors Rs8 million. Its chairman Shoaib Shaikh holds only one share worth Rs10. […]

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Four accused in Axact fake degree case remanded in FIA custody

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By: Zaib Azkaar Hussain KARACHI: Four accused involved in the Axact fake degree case were remanded to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for four days on physical remand on Thursday. Fahad Ansari, MuradAkhtar, Adnan and Vivian produced by the FIA before the Judicial Magistrate (South) stated that as employees of the Axact, they used to […]

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Axact used to host 25 porn sites

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RAWALPINDI: Data of as many as 25 porn websites has been seized from the computers of Axact, revealed sources in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). This record was found from the Axact servers that used to host these porn sites. These sites were uploaded from these servers. Forensic test of the servers is continuing and […]

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Bol TV can’t go on air without security clearance: Pervaiz

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed has said Bol TV cannot go on air without its security clearance. Addressing a press conference at the PID, Pervaiz said the letter written to Pemra was not concerning the fake degrees but was regarding security clearance of Bol TV, requesting Pemra not to let the channel go on air […]

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Axact chief, eight others sent to jail on judicial remand

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KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: A judicial magistrate remanded on Monday the chief executive officer of a software company and eight other officials in prison in a fake degrees and money laundering case. The Federal Investigation Agency had detained Axact CEO Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh, Viqas Atique, Zeeshan Anwar, Mohammad Sabir, Zeeshan Ahmed, Mohammed Rizwan, Imran Ahmed Khan, Atif Hussain […]

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Senior journalists of Axact’s channel trying to influence probe

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KARACHI: Senior journalists who had been hired for Axact’s television channel have started lobbying to mount pressure in the ongoing inquiry against Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh in fake degrees scam. These people have visited FIA offices in Karachi and Islamabad and contacted high officers of the agency and ministers in the federal capital. The FIA authorities […]

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Meeting of Senate committee witnesses heated debate over fake degree scam

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ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance on Tuesday witnessed a heated debate over the issue of fake degree scam involving the IT firm, Axact, as some senators assailed the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) for having failed to keep a check on the activities of companies registered with it. […]

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College director says taking action against Axact linked website

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LONDON: The director of a Manchester college — ‘West London College of Business Management’ — says his college’s name was wrongly used to issue fake degrees through a fraud website run by Axact. AbdurRazzaq, Director of the college, said the official website of his college was www.wlcb-man.com while the Axact run website www.wlcbonline.com had nothing […]

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FIA discovers Axact’s printing press

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday discovered the printing press which was used to issue fake degrees by Axact. According to media reports, the dye machine of Axact degrees, printing plates and stamp papers were found.The printing press, located in the Saddar area of the city, had been used for the last eight […]

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SHC dismisses Axact lawsuit against harassment, media trial

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit of IT company Axact seeking court injunction against harassment to its staff on the basis of a NYT story about fake online diplomas, allegedly being run by the Axact, and media trial. Axact submitted that the NYT published a defamatory article in its publication […]

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SC wants TV channels to reveal names of owners

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ISLAMABAD: Against the backdrop of the Axact degree awarding fiasco, the Supreme Court came up on Wednesday with a suggestion calling upon private television channels to follow the practice of revealing the names of their owners as was done by the print media which published the names of editors and publishers. “There should be a […]

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FIA gets remand of Axact chief, four others

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KARACHI: A judicial magistrate remanded on Wednesday the chief executive officer and four other officials of a software company in the custody of the Federal Investigation Agency till June 4 in a fake degrees and money laundering case. The FIA arrested Axact CEO Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh and Viqas Atique, Zeeshan Anwar, Mohammad Sabir and Zeeshan […]

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The power of a journalist

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ISLAMABAD: Top journalists around the world want to be remembered for their scoop. From Watergate to Axact scam, the pride of any journalist is his or her story and its credibility. Delcan Walsh, the New York Times correspondent who became the news last year when he was declared persona non grata by the Pakistani government […]

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Equipment at Bol TV ‘imported illegally’

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Amid the controversy surrounding Axact’s multimillion-dollar fake degrees empire, questions are also arising about the financing and upkeep of its sister concern, the Bol Network. On Monday, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) sent a notice to Axact and Bol Group CEO Shoaib Shaikh to explain the illegal import of equipment and gadgets installed at […]

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