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Meeting held in ministry of education and training to resolve issue of financial constraints faced by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

Islamabad, March 04, 2013 (PPI-OT): A Meeting was held in the Ministry of Education and Training under the chairmanship of Federal Secretary Education and Training to resolve the issue of financial constraints faced by HEC. The meeting was attended by Executive Director HEC, Vice Chancellor Peshawar University, Additional Secretary Finance and Chief of Planning and Development division.

The funding shortfall faced by HEC due to 20% increase in salaries announced by the Govt. of Pakistan in the budget 2013 was discussed in detail. It was decided that HEC and finance division will work together for expeditious processing of the case and obtaining approval of the competent forum on urgent basis.

The problems faced by the HEC due to delay in the release of development budget for the 3rd quarter was highlighted by the Executive Director HEC. The Planning and Development division representatives indicated that the funds for the 3rd quarter will be released during the week.

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Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
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