18th Amendment: Higher Education Commission to be devolved

Published: March 30, 2011
A notification to devolve five more ministries will be issued in the next few days.

A notification to devolve five more ministries will be issued in the next few days.


Chairman of the Implementation Commission of the 18th Amendment Raza Rabbani on Tuesday said that the federal cabinet has given approval for devolving five more ministries, including the Higher Education Commission (HEC), to provinces. A notification to this effect will be issued within a day or two, he said at a press conference flanked by Minister for Water and Power Syed Naveed Qamer and Senators Rehmatullah Kakar and Abdul Malik.

The announcement shattered all hopes of the HEC, which has started lobbying to control the finances of higher education. Rabbani announced that its functions, except maintaining standards of higher education, would be transferred to the provinces by re-drafting its Ordinance.

He said that the federal cabinet has given approval for devolving of five more ministries in the second phase of the devolution plan. These include Education, Social Welfare and Special Education, Tourism, Livestock and Dairy, Rural Development and Culture.

“We are going to end the financial ‘chaudhrahat’ (monopoly) of the HEC once and for all as it has always acted beyond its purview,” said Rabbani. He said that all functions including curriculum, planning, centres for excellence and implementation were on the concurrent list and it was necessary to be devolved to the provinces under the new amendment.

Commenting on the objection raised by some quarters including former HEC chief Dr Attaur-Rehman over the move, Rabani commented, “Who is Attaur-Rehman? He was the part of that school of thought which had always labelled those who spoke for provincial autonomy and democracy in the country as traitors.”

Rabbani said that the government has decided to establish a separate division to handle all departments related to Islamabad Capital Territory, which would be supervised by the cabinet division. He said that the division would supervise functions of the capital city departments including education, health, social welfare, tourism, culture and so on.

He said that the HEC Ordinance had been thoroughly reviewed and clauses which did not clash with the 18th amendment would remain untouched. Rabbani added that the Ordinance would be redrafted soon.

Besides, all the international agreements and donation related matters have been given to the Economic Affairs Division (EAD), he said.

“We are not going to interpret the 18th amendment and our mandate is only to implement the law,” Rabbani maintained. In future, he said that the arising issues between provinces and federation would be settled in the Council of Common Interests (CCI).

Moreover, Rabbani said that the government would sit with the provincial government and will design educational programs in collaboration with the CCI and the Inter-Provincial Coordination Committee.

He said that all the ongoing scholarships for the Pakistani students studying in foreign universities will continue till the completion of their education.

Rabbani said that the employees of the devolving ministries would not be fired, neither sent to a divisible pool. There are total 17, 440 employees, who are working in these five ministries and of them 1,180 are civil servants, who would be adjusted in other ministries.

There are 12,000 teachers of federal government schools and colleges out of a total 14,390 working in the educational department in Islamabad. The status of these teachers will also remain the same.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 30th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (44)

  • Alice
    Mar 30, 2011 - 8:48AM

    The provinces made Pakistan. Now we dont trust them to run their affairs! 18th Amendement is the best thing that has happened to Pakistan since 1973 Constitution.Recommend

  • Mar 30, 2011 - 10:18AM

    I agree that education should be devolved to the provinces but the tone adopted by Mr. Rabbani is totally negative and counter productive. Questions like “We are going to end the financial ‘chaudhrahat’ (monopoly) of the HEC” and “Who is Attaur-Rehman?” show as if HEC was the target rather than devolution of power.

    HEC should stay! More efforts should be placed on making things transparent in HEC rather than disbanding it. Its the only higher education forum that addresses the concerns. Provinces should be more focussed on providing best primary and secondary level education.Recommend

  • Mar 30, 2011 - 10:19AM

    This would have never be required if I was still in poor. Stupid Musharraf and his brilliant ideas.Recommend

  • Karim Khan
    Mar 30, 2011 - 3:29PM

    This is a revolutionary step. The nation should be highly appreciative of this decision since the irregularities and corruption in HEC as reported in media and as witnessed by those associated with the profession of teaching/education had gone out of control. Great work 18th amendment! Recommend

  • Pirzado Azhar Ayaz, France
    Mar 30, 2011 - 7:49PM

    This is true step towards listening to the vows of people of provinces than to the bureaucrats of Islamabad who always kept wide roads and clean neighborhoods in Islamabad for themselves and ignored the provinces. Now, they are lobbying for their survival not for the education of Pakistani youth.
    This is practical step towards implementation of Provincial autonomy. The units that created Pakistan must cherish this news.Recommend

  • Hameed
    Mar 30, 2011 - 11:39PM

    The Government has taken a right step well in time. The HEC was pouring a lot of hard earned money into the drainage. The HEC officials were working without ant vision and planning. The HEC expenditures were more than any univesity. The directors were appoiinted on high salary packages.
    It is hoped that the provinces will have better control and good results may be expected.
    Congradulations to Raza Rabanni.Recommend

  • Hamad
    Mar 31, 2011 - 1:11AM

    I am sorry. This Government is doing one of the worst thing. Its even worst corruption as compare all corruption allegation against them.
    I am haapy for Mushraf that He was there for HEC. I am proud to Mushraf fot HEC makingRecommend

  • Zahid Hussain
    Mar 31, 2011 - 10:20AM

    we are expecting from this corrupted political goverenament to keep away the nation from education. As Rabbani dishonest Personality show by his behaviour.Recommend

  • Asmat Jamal
    Mar 31, 2011 - 11:06AM

    HEC must be spared. It is beyond the capacity of the Provincial Education System in Scope and Ability to run and manage HEC.
    Vice Chancellors of Pakhtunkhwa Universities have already shown resentment in this regard. I am sure that for now Balochistan does not have the capacity and ability to manage this.
    Please spare this institution and let it grow.Recommend

  • Tahir Mumtaz Awan
    Mar 31, 2011 - 11:08AM

    Dear Fellows,

    This astonishing news is a matter of joy for those who live in provinces but in reality this is the most worst decision. Those not in education sector cannot realize that this is another step in the decline of Pakistan. Those calling who is Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman can only be said that he was the man who gave vision of education to this country and told us that there is some education beyond Masters also. He is one of those who made our young generation to get benefit of those people whom we call PhDs. and those PhD share their international experiences with our young generation in a small underdeveloped environment.

    Please realize that by this decision we are planning to make our young generation suffer again. There will be no use if you always chant the slogan “Education for all” and stop the hands of those who are providers of education. HEC in real terms is serving Pakistan in a good manner and I must say that this decision must be reverted.

    If you want to see what HEC is for, please see

    How many PhD are getting and have got benefit from this institution (locally and internationally) regardless of which province you are from.
    How many of our universities teachers and scholars have published their researchers in local and international conferences and journals.
    How many local and international conferences have been organized to make the working of HEC clear to the public
    How many local and international qualified PhDs are now part of the universities.

    PLEASE REALIZE……………Recommend

  • omer
    Mar 31, 2011 - 11:08AM

    This devolution will not stop anyone from working infact provinces will decide themselves that in which field of science they should invest more rather than Islamabad taking decisions for every province. In last years all the progress is made in those sciences which matters to only two provinces. No projects or departments are created for mining industry which now Balochistan can invest as they will be having money to do it. Gilgit-Baltistan would like to work in geology and gems industry while KPK will be able to work on issues which can relate to their indutry. HEC will stay in center but limited powers and every province will have HEC which will work for the provincial betterment.Recommend

  • Mar 31, 2011 - 12:01PM

    An illetrate nation ruled by illetrate people. Is not it?
    In such a nation, all the actions (e.g. HEC) of notorious people (Musharaf) are considered notorious. See the style of talking of a landlord (Raza Rabani) against a nobel person. Why our landlords are so much frustrated against HEC ? Simply because HEC refused to verify their fake degrees. Is not it?
    Man, let this nation remain illetrate and be conquered by india within next 50 years. we deserve this. I’m really disappointed and demotivated for Pakistan. It is impossible to change the mindset in this country.Recommend

  • Faiz
    Mar 31, 2011 - 12:14PM

    It took us years to get our degrees to be a little respected outside of Pakistan. This move will ensure that everyone who looks at our degrees will see it as a piece of paper. God save the upcoming generation’s plight when they will be competing with fake degree holders courtesy of the ‘shareef’ pronvincial education departments that will come into being. At least on paper only Pakistan will now have a high graduation rate.Recommend

  • Hidayat Ullah Khan
    Mar 31, 2011 - 2:25PM

    I think this step is not for the betterment of Pakistan. As we have to look Higher Education as separate entity from education sector. This is revenge taken by the political Government against the Higher Education Commission as it was exposing the fake degree holder in political Government.
    We have to check the role being played by the HEC after its establishment and revolutionary steps being taken by the former Chairman HEC Dr. Atta Ur Rehman for Higher Education. The standard of Higher Education has improved and recognized by the international community. Now we have more than 5000 PhDs in different fields. As compared to 5 to 10 PhDs per in year in before the establishment of HEC. There are many deserving and talented Pakistanis who have completed there PhD and are serving in Pakistan. Due highly qualified faculty standard of our higher education will raised. Number of universities in public sector have in remarkably and these universities are upto to the standards set by HEC.
    I don’t like Musharaf and his some policies at all but the establishment of HEC is a great achievement of Musharaf and we cann’t steal this credit from him.
    The bloody politician of Pakistan whose children are studying abroad there every thing is abroad they have no stakes in this country. These bloody politician just come here to rule Pakistani and in hard time they flee out of country. Most of them are Jagirdar and Feudals lords they don’t want that the people should get education and they become threat to their Feudalism.
    One more thing should be keep in mind the standard of Primary and Secondary education which is in the preview of Provincial Govt. These Feudal politicians have some other priorities than education they will certainly make Higher Education miserable then Primary and Secondary education already provincial subject.
    Pakistan is already facing the problem of multiple education system I think we should centralize Education Ministry and make single education system. Due to this devolution there will be problem in higher education system.
    It is my humble request to these bloody Feudal that they have no right to snatch the “right of education” from these poor people who cann’t afford higher education abroad.Recommend

  • Muhammad Aslam
    Mar 31, 2011 - 2:50PM

    This is not looking fare play..I think they have made this plan after seeing the fair role of HEC during degrees attestation process of Parliamentarians..Now Mr Rabbani is given the task to destroy Higher Education in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Mar 31, 2011 - 4:19PM

    what difference will it make…
    the condition of the Paki Univ. can be summed up in a few words..

    ZEROs teaching ZEROs producing ZEROsRecommend

  • Ali
    Mar 31, 2011 - 5:11PM

    Who is Dr Attaur-Rehman? He is an internationally recognised organic chemist, fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University, PHd from Cambridge University.
    Now the question is who is Raza Rabbani?
    During the reign of HEC 2 Pakistani universities were in the top 200 technological universities in the world and 6 in the top 600.
    Under the previous democratic reign from 1988-1999, how many of our universities made the cut?
    Answer none!
    Phds from foreign universities are now starting to trickle back to the country and with it we are recieving some prestige. The elite don’t use the services of the HEC, they are living of the fat of the land and pay for themselves – although most of them have zero talent and study useless subjects. The deserving poor are going to suffer due to these changes by the PPP (socialist? yeah right – try feudal aristocracy!) This attitude has destroyed our country. Provincialism is a by word for feudal fifedoms! No country in the world has a system like this, and for good reason – it doesn’t work!
    Pakistani academics abroad have come out against this. So have foreign educational institutes. All our universities worthy of the name are against this change.Recommend

  • Shahid
    Mar 31, 2011 - 6:58PM

    I frankly don’t understand how dumb our politicians are? Higher education is a federal subject around the world. These idiots are against Pakistan and its people. HEC has always appreciated merit. Look at their last 8 years performance and compare it with the 55 year higher education history of the country. One will be surprised that HEC has done so much for this country. Giving it to provinces means giving it to Chaudhrys, Khans, Waderas, Nawabs; who have never liked their people to be educated. I guess this is what they want. HEC has performed remarkably well. Our PhDs are equivalent to UK PhDs now, From 1947 to 2002 total PhDs in the country were 3000, in the last 8 years HEC has produced 3280, Is’nt that performance. Not only this 5000 scholars have presented their research work in leading conferences in the world, most of them have mediocre backgrounds and they do not come from the elite class. Most of the funds of HEC have been invested in Khyber Pukthunkhwa province with university structures in Bannu, Kohat, Malakand, Swat, Mardan. With these universities who is benefitting, the HEC or local communities. Till 2002 there were only 2 provinces in Baluchistan now there are 6. The World Bank and USAID can trust HEC but not our politicians. This is such a pitty of this country. Some of our universities are ranked internationally now, should’nt as a nation, we be proud. The currently enrolled 7500 PhD enrolled students (foreign & local) in different programmes have not come from any ‘chor darwaza’, they have are qualified Pakistanis. HEC has delievered more than was required from it. Wake up Pakistan, try to understand the game of nationalist forces in this country. Recommend

  • Ali
    Mar 31, 2011 - 9:38PM

    Is this the revenge of “democracy” because the HEC exposed so many of it’s practitioners in Pakistan to be inept and useless?
    For example one senator claimed that he finished high school at the age of 10, another that he finished high school before univeristy!
    The government approved 3 billion ruppees for the contruction of lodges for the sardars and nawabs.
    In comparison the HEC budget for a country of 180 million was 15 billion ruppees.
    So when people on this thread claim that the HEC was wasting money, get your facts right.
    Pakistan’s best engineers and scientists have come out stead fastly against this.
    People of the calibre of Asghar Qadir, Pervez Hoodhboy, A Q Khan have all raised their voices against it. I have read some of the profiles of people who voted for it. They included political scientists, public relations graduates. They are from rich back grounds and have non-sense qualifications.Recommend

  • Janina Khan
    Mar 31, 2011 - 10:33PM

    This is our bad luck that uneducated politician are deciding the fate of our education system. How Raza Rabbabni can ask about the identity of DR. ATTA UR REHMAN? If he doen not know the Dr. ATTA, a great Scientist, its clear that Raza Rabbani himself is nothing.
    Can Raza Rabbani answer these question?

    What he or his Govt did for the development of education in Pakistan? I know he only cut the budget of education.
    Does Raza Rabbani know the value of Research for a country?
    How many universities were established during their Govt?
    Did Raza Rabbani comapred the number of Ph.Ds produced within in last ten years with number of Ph.D produced from 1947-2000?

    5 Does Rabbani know about Ph.D?

    V .v v v v Sorry on mentality of our politicianRecommend

  • Faisel Khan
    Mar 31, 2011 - 11:52PM

    The step taken By rabbani shows the revenge for HEC’s honesty. The role played by HEC regarding degree verification was up to the mark. Moreover the province like balochistan and Sind has lack of expert who could never bring innovation in Higher Education Sector. They cant even improve the shortcomings in their Primary and Intermediate in last 63 years and what to say about Higher Education Sector and i am sure it can never ever be possible for them in 20 years. HEC has hundreds of achievements since it was established in 2002. Thanks to Dr. Atta-Ur-Rehman who has brought new innovation and modernization in HE sector. What PPP has done for education. HEC was the only department where no corruption was declared neither in scholarships schemes nor in development sector. I wish if this govt could do something better for Higher Education sector rather then destroying the building which has been already appreciated by the entire world even India is presenting the examples of HEC but unfortunately our corrupt govt has no concern with it. I am agree with Dr. Atta ur Rehman that its an investment not expenditure.Recommend

  • Nizam ud din
    Apr 1, 2011 - 9:01AM

    Please stop the devolution of H.E.C and sink it into the dark ages of the U.G.C, and plz plz dont play with the future of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Saad
    Apr 1, 2011 - 10:19AM

    Sad. HEC has achieved a lot in terms of streamlining Higher Education in the country in the past 10 years, more than what was achieved in the previous 50. Why can’t these pseudo-intellectual politicians understand they are not capable of educating a nation on their own, let someone who knows what they are doing handle it. But why should they care since their own kids are studying abroad !!!Recommend

  • Usmani
    Apr 1, 2011 - 11:54AM

    We must be aware that India has just enquired from one of our commission members of HEC about the role of HEC in Pak’s HE, they are also interested in establishing similar sort of Autonomous Body for controlling HE matters of India.

    It’s very clear that these politicians have decided to take us in the similar sort of backward era, as we were in, before the establishment of HEC.Recommend

  • syed samar
    Apr 1, 2011 - 6:24PM

    @omer: what provinces will decide ? they are going to do the same with higher education what is being done with primary, secondary and college education in provinces. Every ten year, there is a new experiment in this country. Are we experimental rats ??? Recommend

  • samar baloch
    Apr 1, 2011 - 6:29PM

    @Pirzado Azhar Ayaz, France: what provinces have done with the primary, secondary, college education ? just ghost schools, ghost colleges…….is not it? Now you want to have ghost universities in Sindh and Balochistan ???Recommend

  • samar baloch
    Apr 1, 2011 - 6:31PM

    @Karim Khan: what do you think about corruption in education system of sindh and balochistan? Do you really think that provincial higher education commission would be able to resist provincial politicians?Recommend

  • samar baloch
    Apr 1, 2011 - 6:32PM

    @Alice: we’re already trusting the provinces regarding school/college education and seeing the result in the form of ghost schools and colleges. Do you want to have ghost universities now?Recommend

  • Ghulam rasool
    Apr 1, 2011 - 7:29PM

    HEC must not be devolved as it is functioning well in pakistan and especially education department must not be handed over to provinces as it is fucntioning well in capital than it can in provinces. Recommend

  • Haron jan
    Apr 1, 2011 - 11:32PM

    Dear brothers ! Todays pakistani youth is nt tht yuth, whch was raza rabbanis considr of 1988..
    It is the uth which is now able 2 difrentiat btween raza rabbani and doctr atta ur rahman..
    Uth knows..and uth will reply 2 raza rabbani 4r his action n the next coming elections.and by tht time raza rbani would know the power of uth,tht has been given 2 them by dr. Atta ur rehman..v know rabbani and his team is workng 4r the agenda of destroying pakistan.but he does nt know v the uth and the studnts of dr.atta ur rehman are aware of the situatin creatd by ths man.mr. Rabbani v would reply u and your party n the next coming electn INSHALLAH..tht who was on the right way.. u or dr atta ur rehman.? Becoz u have made action against the students of pakistan.now b aware and wait 4r the reaction..u dont have the courage 2 ask army why thy r spending too much money..and if hec is spending money on us,thn u call it ‘chaudrahatt’..shame on u..u people always came into power by just mourning 4r bhutos..u dont have any vision and policy and programe. Recommend

  • PIRZADO Azhar Ali ayaz
    Apr 2, 2011 - 12:50AM

    @Samar Baloch,

    Dear de-centralisation of HEC is necessary for the provinces to priritise their areas of research and development in academic institutions.
    How can you so easily blame provinces of being corrupted by feudals and capitalists, while ignoring that same people run pakistan. If you blame provinces for poor primary and secondary education how would you respond to poor WAPDA, poor Railway, law and order and much more which is federally controlled…Blaming like this is unhealthy. If we know that HEC has made the difference, it’s not because of angels working in HEC and devils in provinces. It’s because of its status as independent commission. If decentralisation of HEC comes with independant bodies and with the expwerience of HEC, it should be welcomed.
    @Haron Jan:
    Whenever political leadership or intellectuals talk a little bit about provincial autonomy, we feel insecure and suddenly Pakistan comes in to danger!!!!
    Why doesn’t Pakistan come into danger when a millitary soldier whose duty is guard the frontiers overthrows the public govt which comes through vote of people and commits treachery to people and constitution (the sacred entity for any nation) of Pakistan.?
    why doesn’t Pak come into danger when 1000s of kids are killed with lethal weapons in the heart of our capital city Islamabad? and what the youth of prof Rehman and he himself are doing at that time? Why Pak doesn’t come into danger, when 1000s of Balochs are killed and their leaders misplaced/killed? What does educated youth of 2001-2008 do?
    why doesn’t this educated youth come out when Musharraf deposes the highest respected person Chief Justice of pakistan from his post? what did this youth do when Musharraf imposed marshal law after marshal law just to remove CJ second time and brought Pak forex accounts to ground and made our economy to incur million of dolloers loss in one night? why Pak didn’t come into danger? Pakistan’s elected prime minister hanged but no danger to pakistan? Pakistan’s top leader assassinated in pindi despite pleas to govt for securtiy and nothing went wrong to Pakistan?
    Rabbani and likes of him can be criticised for their actions and rightly you can disqualify them in the next elections as you wish (although Rabbani and his party saved Pakistan this time) but I would ask you one last question: they come due to mourning of Bhuttos, with which vision PML N and millitary dictators come? Zulfiqar Bhutto, BB, Munwar saharwardi, Abdullah Murad Baloch, salman Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti….all federal parties put together, this level and this stature of leadership has been killed like that of PPP’s? Recommend

  • Khan
    Apr 2, 2011 - 11:39AM

    From my point of view Goverment has done a great job, HEC was a great instutute a while ago when Dr Atta-ur-Rehman was there in HEC. Bacause Dr Atta has great ideas to use the scholars returning after completion of their studies. These ideas were ruined when Dr Atta left the HEC. The prersent authorities in HEC has no ideas how to use the talent, the current institutes do not need any further faculty as they are already saturated, currently there is no planning of constructing new research institutes. Then why HEC is still thinking to send more scholars abroad, as previous succefull scholars are on roads, and most of them are jobless.Recommend

  • samar baloch
    Apr 2, 2011 - 1:12PM

    @PIRZADO Azhar Ali ayaz: yeah, i know very well that the same status of independence was given to Sindh Public Service commission. This commission is so independent that it was unable to give me a lecturer job even after doing MPhil in Chemistry though I was having a thourghout first division in my educational career.Recommend

  • PIRZADO Azhar Ali ayaz
    Apr 2, 2011 - 3:25PM

    @Samar Baloch:
    Sindh Public Service Commission has lost its credibility. I have to agree with you and feel sorry for you and many others youngsters who are not consumed in proper jobs….SPSC needs complete restructuring….No one can deny HEC’s role in past 10 years but my humble vow is giving provinces the autonomy to decide their priorities by decentralization of HEC. This could come up with constitutional legislation and HEC’s experience to the provinces and why not some top management from HEC can also be tasked to raise similar HECs in provinces. Above all, standards, regulations, curricula organisation and accreditation, access to information type matters should still be at the central HEC.Recommend

  • Usmani
    Apr 2, 2011 - 4:33PM

    For your kind info, everything remains same even after Dr. Atta. His trained people are still doing their very fine job. Even the internationa donors have strong trust over HEC. And this is a prob, these corroupt politicians couldn’t able to get their peiece of cake from that incoming fund, which is been given directly to HEC.Recommend

  • Nazeer Mahar
    Apr 3, 2011 - 12:21AM

    It is a great step. It indicates the degree of consensus of political class on devolution in this country. HEC should be devolved to the provinces. Higher education in federal states has been a provincial subject.Recommend

  • Faiz
    Apr 3, 2011 - 4:43PM

    @ Nazeer Mahar
    Provincial subject whereby a developed economy is involved, even in the U.S the education department verifies a universities authenticity and every individual accreditation body has to be recognized by the Education department. State level entities exist but their legitimacy has been always verified by the federal body and same goes for the distribution of funds.

    Mr. Mahar your comment has the answer to everything, ‘consensus of political class’. What part is so hard to understand in that? It is the consensus of the representatives of the people not the people. The people have been voting against this those educated enough to not be brainwashed by the crap being sold by the government, lets have a vote anywhere on the internet you like. The results should tell you which side of the story wrong or right the people prefer, it is not about what should be done but rather what is the right thing to be done.Recommend

  • Dr. Noor
    Apr 5, 2011 - 1:14PM

    18th amendment should be adopted including devolution of HEC. HEC was crossing its boundaries in past. Top management of HEC (including Chairman who spent his young age in USA and now came to Pakistan for serving the nation) was committing crime by stopping doctorate people at various airports from departing to overseas for jobs. This was unlawful act and the HEC top management was involved. HEC officials must be punished by devolution it to the provinces. Pakistan nation cannot afford their lucrative salaries/packages. Recommend

  • Faiz
    Apr 5, 2011 - 6:20PM

    Dr. Noor, when a country invests in a individual it doesn’t invest in it for him/her to run off to a foreign country. I am sorry but the HEC has made it clear for the likes of such individuals that they are to come back. Read the US-AID scholarship program documents closely. You are bound to return to serve your nation for a assigned period of time. We don’t produce PhD’s for them to cause brain drain and run off for better pastures, sure the person should have the right but then that same person should pay for it himself. HEC official’s lucrative salaries/packages? how about you post that data here or link to it so we know where your getting your sources? And if they have lucrative salaries those will obviously be according to the ministry grades. They can’t possibly be earning more then your honourable Raza Rabbani, Gillani or the president on a monthly basis?
    And if they are looting the country’s money you have the courts to ask for justice go do your deed. If the government makes that a basis or you do bring the culprits to justice not the department that decides my future Mr. Noor! Devolving won’t cause these individuals to be unemployed or reduce their salaries because they will stay at the same grades so go do your math and let me know how that helps. Before you come back here bring a link to a scanned copy to your degree which says you are a doctor and then also tell people here if you ever took logic as a course in your educational career.Recommend

  • Apr 7, 2011 - 6:22PM

    Dear Friends

    HEC was a credential institue authorized to attest university degree particularly for job or higher education abroad. New institute can not replace this name so easily . I request authorities to help out the issue.


    Ramzan Rafique
    copenhagen, Denmark. Recommend

  • Sharjeel
    Apr 9, 2011 - 1:32PM

    I am getting the feeling, We all pakistani’s have a lot of time to spare, besides most of us dont even know what HEC was doing(including me) and what will happen after it got devolved. But after doing a bit of research i came to the opinion that gov is doing the right thing by handing it over to provinces, Hec soulndt have been made in the first place, Because It was giving funds to uni’s on equal level wherease some universities requirements are more then others, take the example of K.U and Ned. Both have different requirements University grant commision(UGC) was giving funds after taking feedback and report from universities after it evolved to HEC which was regulating from Islamabad most universities demand’s were cut off

    Like Rabbani said:“We are going to end the financial ‘chaudhrahat’ (monopoly) of the HEC once and for all as it has always acted beyond its purview,”

    By handing it to Provinces all provinces will get a chance to operate there own universities in a good way, And i hope that will be a positive step in Developing Pakistan.Recommend

  • Danish Mahmood
    Apr 13, 2011 - 1:07PM

    The only thing I can conceive form this decision of our HIGHLY QUALIFIED GOVT. is that they are trying to push us further 100 years back………

    I never felt so hopeless and helpless till this announcement in my entire life….Recommend

  • Zeeshan
    Apr 14, 2011 - 4:17AM

    Bravo Bravo! this is really a daring step, and I know how hard it would be for democracy to stop dictatorship including HEC. This is like snaching fish from a crocodile’s (establishment+ retired generals) mouth. As expected supreme court has started its obstacles in this regard. My message to supreme court is please do not stop this justice, you will lose your little left over respect and crediblity. Recommend

  • May 8, 2011 - 9:11PM

    What the hell with our politicions? they do not want any thing good in over country like HEC. HEC recognized over degree and give us benefit in ovre educationRecommend

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