Islamabad - Ambassador of Czech Republic to Pakistan yesterday called on the Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) and discussed the need for collaboration between two countries in higher education.

Chairman HEC Dr Mukhtar Ahmed briefed the ambassador about initiatives taken by HEC for promotion of higher education in the country.

He said, “HEC is committed to ensure equitable access to higher education without any compromise on quality.” 

The ambassador appreciated the promotion of higher education in Pakistan and steps taken by HEC in this direction.

The chairman also briefed the ambassador about the Lahore Knowledge Park, an under-construction project worth Rs 100 billion, and invited the Czech R&D organizations and academia to join the venture.

He said that HEC will support collaborative initiatives between the higher education institutions of Pakistan and Czech Republic, adding that a team of Vice Chancellors will be sent to Czech universities to identify areas for mutual collaboration.