HEC asked to provide drinking water in public, private universities

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ISLAMABAD, Sep 25 (APP):National Assembly Standing Committee on Government Assurances Wednesday asked Higher Education commission (HEC) to provide clean drinking water for the students and staff in all public and private universities of the country.

The committee met with Malik Muhammad Amir Dogar in Chair, directed the HEC to submit a fortnightly report while a policy report must be submitted to the committee within two months regarding clean drinking water in higher education institutions.

The house was informed that out of 206 universities in Pakistan 82 universities belonged to private sector while 124 universities were public. It was informed that despite the assurance made in September, last year, the matter was still unattended.

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Hamad Azhar told the committee that HEC was already given an appropriate amount of funding and through proper planning and donations the project of drinking water can be completed soon.