Senate body seeks details of scholars involved in plagiarism

A subcommittee of the Senate Standing Committee on Education has sought details of scholars involved in plagiarism in research journals from the Higher Education Commission (HEC), writes Zaigham Naqvi for The Express Tribune.

The Federal Education and Vocational Training Sub-Committee meeting chaired by Senator Rana Maqbool reviewed the quality of publication of research journals of different universities. The HEC officials and vice-chancellors of different universities briefed the committee on plagiarism. The committee was told that the plagiarism policy came into force in 2007. They said that penalties for committing plagiarism included dismissal and blacklisting.

The committee members said that strict action should be taken against those who were misrepresented in research journals and asked the HEC for details of those who commit plagiarism in research journals.
Full report on The Express Tribune site