Islamabad: Higher Education Commission (HEC) rubbishing Education Minister’s statement Thursday clarified that it is HEC that is authorized to verify the degrees.

In a statement HEC spokesman said, HEC is fully authorized, under Ordinance 2002, to carry out verification and scrutiny of the degrees.

He termed Aseff Ahmed Ali’s challenging the powers enjoyed by HEC as incomprehensible.

The spokesman said HEC functions under the Prime Minister and not the Education Minister.

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