HEC chief urges PU faculty to focus on quality research

LAHORE: The recently-reinstated Chairman of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr. Tariq Banuri visited Punjab University on Friday and had an informal interaction with the Vice-Chancellor and faculty.  

Sources said PU VC Prof Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, Dean and Faculty Members attended the meeting. Dr. Tariq Banuri talked about HEC’s Undergraduate and Postgraduate policies and expressed his resolve to complete pending projects before his term expires. He urged the faculty members for research on problems faced by the country instead of merely working on research publications. He emphasized on higher education.

Meanwhile, a delegation of FAPUASA (Punjab Chapter), PUASA, ASA-GCU and TSA-UET also called on Dr. Tariq Banuri. The delegation comprising Dr. Ahtisham Ali, Dr. Amjad Abbas Magsi, Dr. M Islam, Prof Dr. Mahboob Hussain, Prof Dr. Hafiz Tahir and others had a detailed discussion on two-pronged policy matters with short and long-term measures regarding education and faculty development, especially the uniformity in-service structures.