HEC: Decision to Devolve Reversed?

As per the most recent reports from Pakistan, it seems that the Implementation Commission has revoked the decision to devolve the Higher Education of Pakistan. I am quite hopeful and happy but I would probably not count my chickens until an unequivicoal announcement is made by the government. Here is a report from a Pakistani Urdu newspaper:

Rough Translation:

Islamabad (Radio News+ Waqt News+ online)

The 18th Amendment Implementation Commission has hinted to keep the HEC in its original form. Online was informed by credible sources that the Commission, under the leadership of Senator Rza Rabbani, has determined that on the institutions in the concurrent list can be devolved to the provinces and as HEC is not on that list, it cannot be devolved to the provinces. . . .


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By M R

Originally from Pakistan, Dr. Masood Ashraf Raja is an Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literature and Theory and the editor of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies.
Raja tweets @masoodraja

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