ISLAMABAD (APP) - The Punjab government on Sunday directed all district coordination officers (DCOs) to verify the degrees of the officials hired in education, health and police departments during the last decade. Quoting sources, a private TV news channel reported that the provincial govt had issued a circular to the DCOs, asking them to get the degrees checked. The development came after the Higher Education Commission (HEC) dispatched letters to the 70 universities of the country which contained directives to set up special Degree Verification Cell, the sources added. The varsities have also been ordered to verify the degrees of their teaching staff as well.