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Wall Street Journal weighs in on Axact scandal

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The ‘fake degrees mill’ run by Pakistan’s self-styled software company Axact has created ripples not just in Pakistan but around the world. International publications are increasingly giving coverage to this multimillion-dollar scam. Renowned foreign affairs expert Michael Kugelman has weighed in on the controversy to discuss if it would “taint [Pakistan’s IT] industry that is […]


FIA records statement of Axact’s HR manager

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KARACHI: A special team of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) visited the head office of software company, Axact, in the DHA for the second consecutive day on Wednesday and decided that some of its members would stay there till completion of inquiry into the alleged fake degrees scam. The FIA team spent around three hours at […]


FIA launches probe into fake degrees allegations

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ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: A day after the publication of a New York Times report against a Pakistani software company, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) launched on Tuesday a probe into the alleged fake degrees scam, ‘raided’ its offices in Islamabad and Karachi and asked its top management to appear before investigators on Wednesday. On Monday, the newspaper […]


NYT accuses software firm of running fake degree empire

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KARACHI: The parent company of an infant media conglomerate came under the spotlight on Monday when The New York Times accused it of selling fake diplomas and degrees online through “hundreds of fictitious schools” in the United States. The lead story — Fake Diplomas, Real Cash: A Net of Made-Up Schools — by veteran reporter […]