ECC Approves Rs. 2.268 Billion Grant for HEC

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet approved a grant of Rs. 2.268 billion for the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Wednesday for the completion of various Disbursement-linked Indicators (DLIs) under the International Development Association (IDA) credit facility.

In a meeting of the ECC presided over by the Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, a summary of the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (MoFEPT) regarding a supplementary grant to the HEC under the World Bank Project was presented, and the grant was approved.


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Due to a shortage of funds, the HEC had been unable to complete the nine DLIs of the project which might have led to the cancellation of $218 million in financial support that had been given by the International Development Association (IDA) for Pakistan’s education sector.

Consequently, the MoFEPT had requested the ECC for a supplementary grant approval to fulfill the criteria for the accomplishment of the DLIs, emphasizing that it would “also ensure further disbursement of foreign exchange to the government”.

The grant was subsequently approved and will now aid the HEC in the completion of the DLIs.

Besides this, the ECC also approved a grant of Rs. 30 million for the Ministry of Defence for the purchase of spare parts for helicopters for the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Rs. 400.020 million for the Ministry of Law and Justice to set up additional courts in compliance with the orders of the Supreme Court.


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The meeting was attended by the Federal Minister for Interior, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, the Minister for Privatization, Mohammad Mian Soomro, the Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar, the Minister for Industries and Production, Hammad Azhar, the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Abdul Razak Dawood, the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Revenue, Dr. Waqar Masood, the SAPM on Petroleum, Nadeem Babar, and the Minister for National Food Security and Research, Syed Fakhar Imam. The Governor State Bank of Pakistan Reza Baqir also attended the meeting via video link.


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    EDUCATON SYSTEM KO BEKAAR KAR RAKA HAI HEC NE


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