Students Protest against Dissolution of HEC in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Abbotabad & Peshawar.
KARACHI (April 9, 2011): Protest demonstrations are being held in different cities against the devolution of Higher Education Commission (HEC).
In Lahore, students of Punjab University and Government College University boycotted classes and took out a rally.
Besides Lahore, protest was held in Karachi also by hundreds of students of Karachia and NED universities.
The government says it will set up another commission, Standard for Higher Education Commission (SHEC) in place of HEC.
It is feared the devolution plan, if implemented, could affect PHD scholars of more than 5, 000 students who are enrolled in various PHD programms in Pakistan and abroad.