Tag: Higher Education

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…

A Case Against HEC Devolution

In terms of actual expenses, the five corps commanders cost us way more than the entire budget of HEC. If our politicians need money, they should have the guts to conduct a thorough audit of money wasted by the army elite. And if we devolve the HEC and let the provinces work at their own…

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…

In Support of Higher Education Comission, Pakistan

A few months ago while in Islamabad, I had the opportunity to meet several official so the Higher Education Commission (HEC). I must say I found each one of the individuals to be professional, courteous, and exceedingly competent in their respective jobs. This, for any Pakistani dealing with government institutions, was a rare experience. I …

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…