ISLAMABAD: Plan to put HEC under Education Ministry

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A summary to place the Higher Education Commission (HEC) under the control of the Ministry of Education has been prepared and it would be forwarded to the prime minister during the current month.

According to sources, there would be important development on the issue, as Federal Education Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijrani wanted to place HEC under the control of his ministry.

Former minister Ahsan Iqbal started work on the summary. Sources said that after the return of former HEC chairman Dr Attaur Rehman, his resignation would be accepted and there would be no possibility of his reappointment. The standing committee of the Senate on Education suggested reappointment of Atta as the chairman of HEC after declining his resignation.


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