Shireen lashes out at HEC for ‘harassing’ foreign degree holders

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari has accused the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of harassing holders of degrees from foreign universities.

Criticising HEC for its “absurd” system of attestation of foreign degrees, the minister took to Twitter to share her grievances with the educational authority.

Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari – File photo 

Mazari also lamented the attestation fee of Rs5,000 charged by HEC.

“Discovered most absurd HEC system for foreign degree attestation! HEC can’t catch plagiarism in time; can’t [check] Axact degrees doling out till scandal breaks but harasses foreign degree holders from known Unis despite original Uni degree having Uni seal @ Rs 5000 per attestation!,” she wrote.