PAC summons COMSATS, HEC to seek clarification on dual degree fiasco

STAFF REPORT ISB: The COMSATS-HEC hoax of dual degree is erupting as to lead it to the rational conclusion and paying heed to the general population objection, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly had summoned both of the associations keeping in mind the end goal to cognize them with them matter.

Chairman HEC, Dr Mukhtar Ahmed went to PAC yet the Rector COMSATS and Pro Rector did not appear expressing unavoidable reasons. The PAC was displeased with their nonappearance and summoned the Rector and Pro Rector again on October 8.

Dr Mukhtar told PAC that COMSATS neither got authorization from its Board nor from the HEC nor from Pakistan Engineering Council for going into agreement of dual degree program with UK based Lancaster University in this way surfacing the debacle and bringing future of many students on stake.

It was likewise noted to PAC that COMSATS in 2009 consented to an arrangement with UK based Lancaster University under dual degree program and from that point forward the students have paid 3.6 million pounds sterling from 2010-2015.

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