No cut in HEC budget for FY23, says Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning Dr Ahsan Iqbal has said that despite the worst financial problems, there will be no cut on the budget of the Higher Education Commission.

Chairing a meeting here to review the HEC matters, the minister said the government was allocating more funds than what the HEC demanded.

He said the future of the country was linked to the development of the education sector and strong coordination would be developed among the universities and the industrial institutions.

He said the HEC should start an audit of annual performance of the universities to run them according the the international standards.

He also directed to equip the engineering universities with state of the art tools.

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