The irregularities in the process of recruitment and awarding scholarships to students in Higher Education Commission (HEC) have been disclosed. According to sources, salaries worth of million of rupees were paid to 10 employees including Executive Director of HEC, Dr. Sohail Naqvi without getting the approval of their appointment on special scale. HEC has awarded more scholarships to students of private universities by ignoring students of government's universities, the report also disclosed According to report presented to NA Standing Committee for Education, HEC did not get the approval from the Prime Minister as according to rules and regulations of HEC, approval on the appointment of officials on special scale is needed from PM Secretary Establishment and Finance Secretary. According to the report, the approval of the appointment of Executive Director HEC, Dr. Sohail Naqvi, member Operation and Planning Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, MD Khawaja Azam Ali and other officers has not been obtained despite passing of three years. The report also disclosed that scholarships were awarded on the basis of favoritism. The commission also spent million of rupees on the foreign visits of high officials of the commission.