The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has instructed the students to ensure that their educational documents are not laminated/plastic coated so that the stamps are properly affixed by HEC on their degrees/ transcripts and the documents are not damaged.
The official sources media that HEC had issued instructions regarding attestation of laminated documents in which it is clearly stated that the documents are not laminated.
“HEC verifies the degrees awarded by the recognized universities. As per the instructions available on our website, the applicants are required to communicate through email on an individual basis during the process of online application” they added.
The applicants are therefore advised to follow these instructions i.e the HEC web portal is meant for attestation of degrees awarded by recognized Universities/Degree Awarding Institutes (DAIs) of Pakistan. Degrees awarded by foreign Universities/Degree Awarding Institutions (DAIs) are not attested by HEC. The sources further stated that HEC issues equivalence letters against foreign qualifications and only such equivalence letters are attested by HEC through this web portal. The web link for equivalence of foreign degrees is des.gov.pk.