CCI gives HEC month’s time to finalise proposals for unified higher education system


ISLAMABAD: The Council of Common Interests (CCI) has directed the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to finalise its recommendations in coordination with the federal and provincial governments within a month for a uniform higher education system across the country.

Presided over by the Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday, the CCI meeting also directed HEC to formulate a strategy for the uplift of educational institutions.

CCI directed the Planning Commission to review the projects of power distribution and transmission network in Balochistan.

The centre and the provinces agreed over the true implementation of AGN Qazi formula for the distribution of net hydel profits.

CCI constituted a committee under the Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination to formulate recommendations on the devolution of Employees Old Age Benefits Institution and the Workers Welfare Fund to the provinces.

It decided to launch a nationwide ‘Pakistan Cleanliness Movement’ that would be inaugurated by PM Khan on October 7.

The prime minister, in his remarks on the occasion, stressed on the need for improvement of educational standard in Balochistan and directed the HEC to take measures in coordination with the provincial government.

He told the meeting that the services of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) would be extended to Balochistan for the provision of healthcare facilities, particularly, the diagnosis of cancer.

The prime minister directed to establish a comprehensive and transparent mechanism for water distribution among the provinces and the provision of timely updates to the provinces.


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