Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Tariq Banuri on Saturday has said steps are being taken to start the online degree verification process. 

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, he said information technology is being promoted through 'Smart University Programme'.

The HEC chairman said a policy is being devised for the first time to provide facilities to special students. He said the policy will ensure that no special student remain deprived of higher education because of disability.

If any international university wants to establish their campus in Pakistan, it will be welcomed, he said.

However, international universities will have to get approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Interior Ministry, he further added.