According to a news item published in a section of the press, Dr. Asim Hussain will head the Higher Education Commission (HEC) from October 19, 2008. Dr. Asim Hussain is, at present, the Chancellor of Ziauddin University Karachi. He is also the reigning Chairman of the NRB at the same time, thus, having a lot on his plate already. One wonders how Dr. Hussain will, in addition to these two positions, hold the chairmanship of the HEC as well? Wouldn't he have too many caps on his head? -A.S. AHMED, Karachi, via e-mail, October 19.