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Islamabad: HEC faces acute pressure to verify MPs’ degrees

Higher Education Commission (HEC) has been facing acute pressure for verifying the educational degrees of parliamentarians while Executive Director of HEC went on long leave.

Reliable sources in HEC informed Online that over the immense political pressure, Executive Director of HEC went on long leave as only ten percent work completed so far regarding the verification of degrees. Sources said that the commission sought period of two months more from Standing Committee on Education in National Assembly for the certification process of educational degrees of parliamentarians.

Sources estimated that the commission might take three to four more months to verify the educational degrees. Sources said that some degrees of parliamentarians were issued by such institutions, which are not even exist in the country while some degrees were found suspicious during the initial process.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Chairman Standing Committee on Education in Nation Assembly, Abid Sher Ali handed over 870 degrees of parliamentarians for verification to HEC, which assured that the verification process will be completed within one month. Online

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