Higher Education Commission(HEC) keeps Rs 4b unused
ISLAMABAD, May 25(The Nation) - A huge amount
of Rs four billion is lying with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as
unallocated owing to the absence of quality research work in
Former Governor State Bank Dr Ishrat Hussain confided this
Thursday while speaking at a forum of 5th National Research Conference, being
organized by SZABIST, here.
He said that the HEC allocated Rs 4 billion for
promoting quality research work in the country but national universities lagged
the criteria, which was set by HEC to provide funding for the research
Regretting the poor situation of creative research work in the country,
Dr Ishrat said that the nation had become master of verbosity and the condition
had worsen to such an extent that "we are unable to find out any Pakistani
scholar of international caliber at multinational forums."
He urged to have
knowledge-based education in the country and advised the students to follow the
path of unearthing the truth and develop a sense of creativity and
Absence of knowledge-based education has taken the nation to a
point where the ill-formed policies are being made at the highest level,
consequently turning into disaster, said Begum Shahnaz Wazir Ali, former federal
minister, while speaking on the occasion.
She said that pre-primary stage was
the most crucial stage for learning but unfortunately Pakistan did not have any
fund allocation while leaving the sector undeveloped.
Earlier, Syed Asad
Hussain, head of SZABIST, talked about the achievements of his institution. He
said that so far Islamabad Campus had produced 22 research papers out of which
15 were presented at international forums and 7 were presented at the national
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