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HEC Commission Meeting to Discuss Policy Issues

Islamabad, October 19, 2018 (PPI-OT): ssThe 18-member Commission of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) will hold a meeting on October 19 and 20, 2018 after a lapse of 32 months. The Commission is a high powered body of HEC which has representation from all provinces of the country. Four of the members are women.

The HEC is a national organisation which works in close liaison with the Federal Government as well as the provincial Governments to ensure enhanced access, establish quality parameters, and guide the research agenda towards the national priorities. It relies upon financial support from the Federal Government to fund the recurring and development expenditures of public sector universities.

The Commission will discuss and ratify the pending policy issues, financial problems facing universities and identify ways of moving forward. Key items on the agenda include the steps needed to tighten the policy on plagiarism, finalise high profile plagiarism cases, review of the performance of the Tenure Track System and satisfaction of HEC rules and regulation.

The meeting will be chaired by Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman, HEC and attended by Prof. Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director, HEC and renowned academicians including Ms. Shahnaz Wazir Ali, President SZABIST, Dr. Faisal Bari, Associate Professor, LUMS, Lahore, Engineer Farooq Bazai, VC BUITEMS, Prof. Dr. Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry, Dean, Faculty of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engg, MUET, Jamshoro, Dr. Naveed A. Malik, Rector, Virtual University, Lahore, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Dr. Javeid Iqbal, VC, University of Balochistan, Quetta, and, Lt. Gen. (Retd) Asif Mumtaz Sukhera, former Surgeon General, GHQ, Rawalpindi and senior officials from the Federal and Provincial Governments.

For more information, contact:
Director (Media)
Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC)
Sector H-9, Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-90402404, +92-51-90402412
Email: aikram@hec.gov.pk
Website: www.hec.gov.pk

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