A local court of Muzaffargarh on Monday indicted former minister and member of the National Assembly Jamshed Dasti in fake degree case.

The District and Session Court of Judge Abdul Rehman Khan Niazi indicted Jamshed Dasti on the request of regional election commissioner of Multan.

The petitioner was of the view that the accused contested in 2008 elections on a fake degree and he should be tried on the charges of forgery.

On Sunday, Dasti came on a donkey cart to submit his nomination papers in Muzaffargarh.

Member of National Assembly (MNA) from Muzaffargarh Jamshed Dasti, on March 15, had announced his departure from Pakistan People's Party (PPP). He said that he would contest in general elections as an independent candidate from NA 177 and 178.

Dasti further said that Hina Rabbani Khar and her father opposed him in by-polls that took place in 2010, adding that he had told the party leadership that he would contest elections against Khar.