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SIFC doesn’t deal with HEC funds, clarifies ministry

By Our Correspondent
April 04, 2024
Building of the Higher Education Commission in Islamabad. — HEC/File
Building of the Higher Education Commission in Islamabad. — HEC/File

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, in a statement, has categorically refuted any claims suggesting a reduction in the funding of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) by the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC).

Contrary to recent reports, the ministry confirms that the SIFC does not exercise authority over the budgetary allocation of the Higher Education Commission.

Furthermore, no discussions or decisions regarding the funding of HEC have taken place at any SIFC forum.

The ministry reaffirms its unwavering commitment to the advancement and promotion of higher education in the country. It recognises the pivotal role played by the HEC in fostering academic excellence, research, and innovation across educational institutions nationwide.

In light of recent misinformation, the ministry urges the public and media outlets to verify facts and refrain from spreading such news that could undermine confidence in the education sector.

The News stands by its story titled 'SIFC ordered budget cut imperils higher education, warns education minister', as its content was verified and cross-checked through an official document before publishing.