KARACHI: Prospects of cooperation in higher education sector between Pakistan and Palestine were discussed in a meeting between Walid Abu Ali, Ambassador of Palestine in Pakistan and Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission held at HEC Secretariat here on Thursday.
The Chairman and the Ambassador agreed to encourage higher learning institutions in both the countries to conduct joint research after identifying areas of mutual interest. The Chairman briefed the Ambassador about institution to institution collaborations already existing between Pakistan and foreign universities.
Walid Abu Ali appreciated the performance of HEC over the last decade, for tapping human resource and encouraging relevant research. “I am impressed by the potential of Pakistani youth and HEC has wonderful initiatives for facilitating the young minds to improve their knowledge and skills, and contribute towards the development of their country.”
Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed informed the Ambassador that there are over 158 public and private universities in Pakistan and majority of them already have international partnerships. “HEC has always encouraged and facilitated universities to explore avenues for development of faculty and students.”