islamabad - Ambassador of Yemen to Pakistan Mohammed Motahar Alashabi yesterday visited Higher Education Commission (HEC) and expressed the desire of sending Yemeni students to acquire education in Pakistani universities.

Talking to Chairman HEC Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, the ambassador admired the progress made in the higher education sector in Pakistan and took keen interest in the initiatives taken by HEC for promotion of higher education.

The HEC chairman assured the ambassador of full cooperation in facilitating Yemeni students to come to Pakistan and acquire education in higher education institutions.


“We will welcome students from Yemen,” the chairman said. He also said that HEC will extend full cooperation in placement of Yemeni students in universities.

“One-window operation will be launched with the support of authorities concerned so as to make visa processing easy for foreign students desirous of studying in Pakistan,” he said. On this occasion the chairman also shared the achievements made by HEC since its inception in 2002.

He revealed that owing to the struggles of HEC, the access rate has remarkably increased and the number of higher education institutions has reached 180. He said HEC follows the policy of no compromise on quality of education which is why quality of education has been improved. He added that HEC emphasizes relevance of research in view of national requirements.