The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has amended the policy for degree attestation, as an applicant for attestation will no longer be required to submit information about previous or subsequent academic qualifications.
According to a notification issued by the HEC, the degree will be attested solely on its merits.
The notification states,
It is notified that the competent Authority has decided that every degree will be attested solely on its merits i.e. whether it has been issued by a recognized institution and whether the institution has the legal authority to issue such degree.
Applicants for attestation will no longer be required to submit information about previous or subsequent academic qualification.
All degrees from HEC recognized institutions, in subjects they’re authorized to offer a degree in from campuses/colleges authorized to offer the relevant programs can be verified/attested/equated.
However, degrees from unrecognized institutions or from unrecognized and unauthorized campuses or colleges and/or in unauthorized subjects will not be verified/attested/equated.
Furthermore, all other codal formalities are to be adhered to as per prevailing SoPs for processing cases of attestation or equivalence. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.
The notification is attached here: