Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) has issued a warning to all candidates interesting in getting their degrees verified. Since such attestations are necessary for higher studies, jobs and and the process can be hectic, many students opt for agents and consultants to do it for them.
According to a print announcement by the HEC:
Contrary to the procedure prescribed by HEC, these agents or consultants put fake stamp of HEC on their original degrees. Due to that these degrees when presented to HEC are confiscated by the Commission. Third party verification of degrees are creating huge trouble for the job seekers as well as employers.
If it wasn’t clear enough, no agent or consultant is accredited or certified by the HEC and if you still use them to get your degrees verified, you could end up losing your degree. HEC already has an excellent explanation of the entire Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on their website which you can check out here.
The statement further added that the process of determining degree equivalence and verification of degrees/result cards has not been assigned to any agent or consultant and there could be grave consequences to the degree holders if they are found using such means.