Minister for Planning Development and Reform Asad Umar and Minister for Federal Education Shafqat Mehmood co-chaired a meeting in Islamabad to review the status of funding of higher education projects.
The meeting was informed that an amount of 11.4 billion rupees has so far been authorized by the Planning Division for release to HEC, out of the total allocation of 29 billion rupees for the current year.
The Minister for Planning asked Chairman HEC to make sure that the released funds are spent prudently and effectively.
The meeting also discussed proposals of Ministry of Education relating to improving student enrolment and improving the quality of education.
Source: Radio Pakistan