ISLAMABAD: A decision has been made by Higher Education Commission (HEC) to review its plagiarism policy after it was discovered that many of the top officials at the organisation practiced self-plagiarism, a local media outlet reported on Saturday.
HEC’s former chairperson, executive director and rector of a university were involved in multiple incidents of plagiarism.
In the past, many academics including HEC chairperson Javed Laghari were blacklisted for plagiarism.
The Education Department had also said that the software used by HEC and recommended to universities across the country, Turnitin, does not detect plagiarism but similarity.
HEC’s plagiarism policy will be updated after the commissions governing body meets after the Eid holidays.
The new HEC chief Tariq Banuri is also set to take over control after returning from the US after the Eid holidays.