LAHORE: The fifteen hundred passed out students from Indus University Dera Ghazi Khan who were given fake degrees, are protesting against it but still the matter could not be resolved. The tragedy for the students is, on university convocation, Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif had distributed by his own hands these fake degrees among the students. As the students came on roads to protest against university management they had to face police torture and lodging of cases against them on instigation of owner ruling PML-N’s federal communications minister, Dr. Hafiz Abdul Karim. Dr. Abdul Karim was elected national assembly member from the constituency of NA 172, Dera Ghazi Khan-The students from more than an year are over issuance of fake degrees but no concerned authority was inclined to lend ears to huge and cry of these graduates. Dr. Hafiz Abdul Karim, is the owner of the university and his son-in-law Nasim is director of the Indus University which had been playing havoc with students future. Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif had inaugurated Indus University when it stated its academic session in 2011. The services of prominent educationists including Ghazi University Campus BZ Yu Dera Principal Dr Najib Haider Malghani, Principal Commerce College for Women and many prominent educationists were hired for this university. Inudus University offered degrees in all science and arts subject including MBAs, BS Technologies for all levels, M.Phil science and arts, M-Ed, B-Ed, computer courses etc. The administration had posed fake affiliation of Indus University with NB & CA Lahore (National University of Business Administration and Commerce Lahore) and sometimes with GC University, Faisalabad. Since it’s inauguration 1500 students secured admission. In the year 2016, its graduate students jointed education department as soon as they passed the teacher NTS, while 60 students joined were recruited as educators. The miseries of these students started when after their recruitment, the education department sent degrees to Indus University for verification and these proved to be fake. The management of Indus University charged Rs 30 to 50 thousand as fees from each student during four year session and in this way billions for rupees were drawn from students. An application before national accountability bureau had already pending against Dr. Hafiz Abdul Karim for having assets of more than 56 billion rupees. An inquiry of charging alleged fee and issuing fake degrees is also pending against the minister. A graduate Shabir Ahmad told the Daily Times that three of my family members were among the victims, out of which his brother, Munir Ahmad Baghlani was passed BSc in electrical; his one sister-in law did M.Ph English, second sister-in-law passed masters exam in English. These all 1500 students demanded to the Prime Minister of Pakistan and Chief Justice of Pakistan that their genuine demands should be accepted and strict action should be taken against all the responsible officials of Indus University. The Daily Times repeatedly called to federal minister Dr. Hafiz Abdul Karim to give his point of view about his university affairs but he did not bother to attend the phone call.