STAFF REPORT IBD: Due to revolutionary reforms in the higher education sector, the Pakistani universities have been included among the top world and Asian universities and Pakistani higher education model is being followed by other Asian countries.

These remarks were expressed by HEC Executive Director, Professor Dr S. Sohail H. Naqvi during a meeting with the meeting of an official delegation from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan during their recent visit to the HEC head office here in Islamabad.

Purpose of the visit was to get an understanding of the working of HEC and developments occurred in the last few years in the sector of higher education in Pakistan.

On the occasion, Prof. Sohail apprised them about the functions and role of HEC for strengthening the higher education sector in Pakistan. He informed that the establishment of the HEC in 2002 has heralded a revolution in higher education in Pakistan. “The HEC has accomplished more in nine years since its establishment than was achieved in the first 55 years of Pakistans existence.”

He claimed that Pakistan today is a regional leader in ICTs, which other countries are following. The digital library provides access to 75 per cent of the worlds literature.

The delegation was led by Sardarbekov, Deputy Governor of Naryn Oblast, Kyrgyzistan and Farkhod Rakhimov, First Deputy Minister Ministry of Education, Tajikistan.

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