Govt. wants to resolve HEC related issues with provinces amicably: Baligh

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education and Professional Training Engr. Mohammad Baligh ur Rehman Monday said the federal government wanted to evolve consensus with provinces on the issue of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and other such bodies, keeping in view the 18th constitutional amendment.

He apprised a meeting of the Inter-provincial Coordination Committee (IPCC), chaired by Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination (IPC) Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada, that a sub-committee had been formed on the matters related to HEC and other similar bodies.

“It is the desire of the federal government that a consensus should be developed with provinces on the issue of Higher Education Commission,” he said adding that first meeting of the sub-committee would be convened on October 11.

The meeting also discussed the issue of payment of Net Hydel Profit (NHP) to Khyber Pakhutnkhwa and Punjab.

During the IPCC meeting, the federal government agreed that it would share the available production data of oil and gas, and electricity generation with the provinces on weekly basis.

The meeting also discussed financial claims of KP and Punjab against Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) regarding the cross adjustment of sales tax.

The Member FBR ensured that this issue will be resolved as soon as possible.

Among others, the meeting was attended by representatives from the federation and all four provinces.