Tag: HEC

HEC becomes a post office again!

This morning (29.11.2012) rumors were ripe at the Higher Education Commission (HEC) that on the directives of the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and through the Establishment Division; the contract of the Executive Director of HEC i.e. Prof. Dr. Sohail Naqvi has been terminated with immediate effect and the Secretary of the…

Pakistaniaat No Longer Affiliated with HEC

Yesterday I received an email from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, an organization that we supported on this forum last year when it was about to be axed, informing me that according to their “new criteria” Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies could not be considered an approved journal of HEC. I was also instructed…

Spring Fest 2010 @ HEC

It all started with a silly email which was sent on one fine morning in response to the cricket match invitation that HRD Coordination office wanted to organize. It is true that Islamabad in March is indeed gorgeous; cricket, a way of life and favorite pastime for enthusiasts, but in no way the game alone…

Heart On My Sleeve

So, I wear my heart on my sleeve. Sometimes, I wear my sleeve on my heart but those times don’t really count. Here I am, at work, done with everything and waiting for the powers that be to put their fancy approvals on my hard work and my stupid soul. Also, with the state of…

HEC: We shall overcome!

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is an autonomous organization whose mission is “to facilitate institutions of higher learning to serve as an engine of socio-economic development of Pakistan”. The HEC is not attached to the Ministry of Education. The Prime Minister is the Controlling Authority of the HEC. The 18th Amendment through the 4th Schedule…

HEC: Disatsrer Averted?

A couple of weeks ago, a dear friend from Pakistan contacted to inform me that the government of Pakistan had decided to devolve the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to the provinces under the 18th amendment to the constitution of Pakistan. My friend and I were both in agreement that this would be a disastrous step…

Petition: Fight to Save the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

Provided below is an official report about the need and importance of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. Please read this document, if you like, and then add your statements of support in the comments below. Please provide your name, city, and your comment in the comment box. We will collate all statements of support and…

An Interview with Shaikh Muhhammed Ali, Project Director with Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

Introduction: Mr. Shaikh Muhammed Ali was the first Project Director who was hired since the inception of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Islamabad, Pakistan in January 2003 after being transferred from the Ministry of Information Technology. He has a Bachelor in Electronics Engineering from the University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, CO, USA which he…