Axact CEO Walks Free: Sindh High Court Grants Bail To 14 Axact Employees

Sindh High Court has granted bail to 14 BOL media employees including Axact CEO Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh after 15 months remaining in custody.

The prosecution consisting of the FIA did not want the bail to be granted to the Axact employees.

Shaukat Hayat, counsel for Axact, submitted that Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the prosecution had been employing delaying tactics, pointing out that the accused have not been indicted for over 15 months. He pleaded the court for bails of the employees, that was granted.

You may remember the fake degree scandal that the Axact CEO and his team was accused of last year. Based on the charge sheet submitted by FIA, the company was allegedly involved — during 2010 to 2015 — in issuing fake US based degrees to more than 240,000 students from all over the world.

The universities, allegedly operated by Axact, didn’t really exist in US. Axact allegedly earned more than $205 million through the issuance of such fraudulent university degrees.

Those accused within Axact included CEO Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh, Senior Manager Viqas Atique, Zeeshan Anwar, Mohammad Sabir, Zeeshan Ahmed and 14 others who were working with the software company Axact. They were specifically accused of preparing and selling fake degrees, diplomas and accreditation certificates of fake universities through an online system.

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After the bail, BOL/Axact employees are sharing sweets as celebration

Axact’s case and the details surrounding it led to people believing that the whole fake degree scandal is a conspiracy and that Axact was innocent. It was not so, as the FIA found enough evidence pointing towards the fact that Axact was genuinely involved in the scandal and made millions off of it.

You can read more about the charges filed against Axact here.

The CEO, along side senior management of Axact, was arrested and sent on physical remand on May 27th 2015.

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  • Mock

    The sweets celebration photo is not of aXact, and the man in brown is also not Shoaib Ahmed Sheikh.

  • Jahangir Amin

    So whats the verdict?

    and whats up with that picture btw?

  • Yasir Mahmood

    Good Luck

  • Asim Shah

    yeh tu saala hona hi tha…aakharkaar tu paise ki hi jeet hoti hai pakistan mein

    • Kashif Surhio

      yar ek baat to bata, 240,000 me se kitny log ese nikly jinhony fake degree lekar job ki hui hy woh bhi 2010-2015 se?
      Geo ny Indian media ko copy kar k btaya k ek lady ny degree li or Dubai me hospital me nurse ka kaam kar rahi hy, thori agal aqal istemal karogy is news se hi samajh me aa jayega k Philippine ki lady ny itni mehngi degree nurse banny k liye li. or to or US me suppose karo 40,000 hi log hon fake degree waly wo abhi tak job kar rahy hain?
      Wahan kia nooray ki govt hy jo minister ko paisa diya ya political support hy to job per lag jao?

      • ImranG

        janab kya kehna chahte hain kuch clear nahin hoa….sirf saudi arab mein 2013-14 mein hazaron log jinki degrees fake thi ko nikala gaya hai companies se. agar woh wahan fake degrees nahin bech rahe thay tu phir woh jo itne saare evidence hain woh kya wahan khud se aa gaye aur waise yeh company karti kya thi agar…konsa aisa operating system bana liya tha jo bech rahe thay….kuch bhi nahin tha bas yahi chakar tha. ab bhole ban ke jo samajhna hai samajh le laikin kisi bhi angle se yeh masoom nahin hain…aur yaad rahe is ke khilaaf yeh saare reporting international media ne ki thi pehle.

        • Kashif Surhio

          bhai mere saudi ya kisi bhi mulk se nikalny gaye hain, unka kahin per aya k Axact ki degree hy? Apko sirf yehi pata hy k axact fake degree deta hy koi or nahi deta?
          Fake degree to woh bhi hoti hy jo university main paisay dekar li jati hy, to ab aap pehly yeh batao k jo log nikaly gaye hain unki fake degree kis lihaz se fake thi

          1- Original university lekin fake degree
          2- Fake university and fake degree not given by axact
          3- Fake university and fake degree given by axact

          Konsa intrenational media, jiska reporter report karny k baad ese gayab huwa hy jese toilet karny k baad flush karny se gandagi gayab hojati hy wo???

          • ImranG

            jab nasb ul ain hi bana liya ho ke kisi cheez ko nahin manana tu jo marzi daleel de do koi faraq nahin parta….bhai apne mulki aur shakhsi jazbaat side pe rakh ke socho tu samajh aa jaye gi ke yeh company kitni ko naik thi…na manana ho tu aaj bhi bohat se log hain jo hitler ko achha samajhte hain aur hamare mulk mein nawaz sharif ko achha samajhte hain aur zardari ko achha samajhte hain…jo marzi daleel de lo woh yahi kahen ge ke ji kahan suboot hai….suboot na sahi par aqal to hai ke woh bhi gayee kaam se

            • Kashif Surhio

              mere aqal to hy lekin lagta hy k tumhary paas se kahin ghomny gayi hy isi liye tumhara dimag international media ki baat ko maan betha hy na k yeh k koi sawalaat uthae.
              Rahi baat mulki baat to bhaya main koi dosri state wala nahi hon jo Pakistan k bary me sochon, DP laga kar khud ko Pakistani sabit karny se behtar hy k Pakistan k bary me socho k asaps kitny dushman bethy hain.
              baki jo tumny likha woh tumhary liye meri taraf se.

            • Kashif Surhio

              Or ek baat
              tumhary hisab se FIA k pas saboot thy, to mere bachy wo saboot adalat or media per paish Q nahi huwy???
              Aqal ki batain karny waly… ???

  • Mazhar Iqbal

    Finally Truth Wins

    Baseless allegations cant be prolonged for lomg time

  • Adam-Building The Credible Web

    Axact is an ideal story of how we as a nation can’t see our fellow citizen and Pakistani Companies to grow and to reinvest in the country and create job opportunities to thousand of Pakistanis. Axact CEO if put his $200 million in Switzerland than it was OK, his biggest mistake is he bring million of $ to this Country.

    Online fake degree is not a scam, those who are paying money for degree know what they are doing, there are many other ways to make money online, what wrong if Pakistani Company was doing like US companies?

    • Syed Afzal Ali

      Whats wrong in it?

      Having a network of 100s of fake universities with fake social media pages and fake staff with fake social profiles just to make it look legit.

      Having a network of fake degree accreditation bodies, counterfeit signatures and stamps of US government officials.

      Haivng a secret printing press where degrees were printed but made to look as if they were sent from the (fake) university.

      Claiming to be Pakistan’s number 1 IT company when no actual product was available to inquire/purchase online through website.

      Blackmailing millions of students around the world after to verify the false degree right after they’ve gotten jobs just to get more dollars and build an empire out of it

      Many students never even got a job after their degree turned out fake while they had paid hundreds and thousands of dollars.

      If only you had a real name and a real profile photo, you would have known the pain of those students who lost all of their money just to know that their degrees are worth nothing.

      • Yasir Mahmood

        Once i Asked them How Axact is worlds leading IT company while i was giving interview for Software Engineer ,they Replied
        “We have developed
        Cafe management system
        Gold Course management system”

        haha
        That makes them “Worlds leading IT Company”

        • Kashif Surhio

          interviewer bhi tumhary jesa hoga ???

          • Yasir Mahmood

            HaH
            Axact x-Employee Spotted

            • Kashif Surhio

              lol, mainy kabhi axact me CV bhi nahi bheji, lekin tumhari information kese barhi wo barhao chawlaan mat maro
              agar proof thy or FIA k paas bhi thy to 15 month ho gaye court me paish q nahi kiye, abhi tak anday ya bachay deny k liye nechy rakhy huwy hain kia?
              be little sensible as well

              • Yasir Mahmood

                Bro crime is crime , even its done offshore.
                How can you legitimate issuing fake degrees ?

                • Kashif Surhio

                  mere FIA k cheif bachay, tere pas proof hy to court me de na. FIA ny jo bhi saman uthaya ek to uski koi data nhi k kia kuch uthaya hy dosra unky pas saboot hain to 15 month hogaye court me paish Q nahi kiye? Geo ny hype create ki to withing 24hour office seal kar diya lekin koi saboot 15 month me paish nahi kar paye
                  Tumhara koi jan’ny wala FIA me hy to us ko bol k saboot paish kary

      • Kashif Surhio

        yar apky liye bhi opar wala copy kar k de raha hon

        yar ek baat to batao, 240,000 me se kitny log ese nikly jinhony fake degree lekar job ki hui hy woh bhi 2010-2015 se?
        Geo ny Indian media ko copy kar k btaya k ek lady ny degree li or Dubai me
        hospital me nurse ka kaam kar rahi hy, thori agal aqal istemal karogy is
        news se hi samajh me aa jayega k Philippine ki lady ny itni mehngi
        degree nurse banny k liye li. or to or US me suppose karo 40,000 hi log
        hon fake degree waly wo abhi tak job kar rahy hain?
        Wahan kia nooray ki govt hy jo minister ko paisa diya ya political support hy to job per lag jao?

    • Sheldon Cooper

      so selling fake degrees to ruin the lives who actually “earned” the degree and hosting pornographic content is “Growth”. Aisi growth ap apny andar hi dalain.

      I know about Axact (inside dirty work) since 2013 but no one was willing to stand with me against people like you and Axact. People like you are the reason that people like me left the country after wasting 7 precious years in hopes of “Hiring on Merit”.

      “What wrong if Pakistani Company was doing like US company” We are muslim’s and a real muslim will never bear to do such a harmful and act full of regret and guilt. If you so wanna be like US, then go live in US.

      • Kashif Surhio

        Andar ki story apko kese pata chali thi woh bhi 2013 m3 zara is per roshni dalain.

        • Sheldon Cooper

          I used to work in the same place. Itna kafi nahi ander ki story jan’ny k lye

  • Mushtaq hussain

    Good to see the release of Shoaib Sheikh

    This whole baseless story was scripted by the fellow media owner i.e Geo, Dunya, Ary

    Media role in this case was worst and biased reporting was done till now

    • wow

      We still have sheep, in denial mode. If you hate govt, it does not give you any leeway to reject scams of a scam artist.

  • Sheldon Cooper

    Money and Power speaks in “Sar zameen-e-be aien”.

  • that’s great.

  • Devon Gondal

    Bad luck for BOL and Government shouldn’t acted like this on NY times story, but story of Axact is very funny, only 20% come in media, rest didnt come, Axact used to be the content manager of world 70% top ADULT website in back years, They provided platforms for adult companies and PIMPS to upload their content, Fake degree was just to convert adult business into White…..

    • Mihir Thakkar

      allah, islam and mohammed permitted Pakistanis to become content manager for Adult content great