Higher Education Commission Director General Quality Assurance Ms Zia Batool has been nominated for the International Award by Quality Congress for her outstanding contribution in Quality Assurance.

The World Quality Congress Awards 2014 is scheduled to be held on 27th and 28th June, 2014 in Mumbai, India. She is alumna of University of Agriculture Faisalabad. She has been nominated for the award in recognition of the Quality Assurance practices of Higher Education Commission and efforts to improve the quality of higher education.

She has been invited to share the QA policies and practices of HEC, Pakistan as keynote speaker at the international QA forum. The summit brings several Global Quality Improvement leaders under one roof. The theme for the summit is “New Perspectives & Approaches to Quality - The Leadership Edge...!”

Zia Batool was appointed in the Commission in November 2003. Previously, she has served as the advisor social sectors for the Ministry of Finance. She has earned a post-graduation degree in agriculture economics from University of Agriculture. She has also served at National Agricultural Research Centre.