Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has declared the degree of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani as genuine.

Prime Minister Gilani had passed his Masters in Mass Communication from the University of Punjab in 70s.

Higher Education Commission has sent the degrees of 200 members of the assemblies to concerned universities for confirmation.

The Election Commission and Higher Education Commission (HEC) have established a joint cell in Punjab University for checking the degrees of the parliamentarians.

The process of checking the degrees will be completed within four to six weeks, HEC sources said.