Concerned Board

Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC)

The Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) was established in 1972 under a Resolution of the Ministry of Education with a view to exchange information among member Boards, coordinate activities of the Boards, achieve fair measure of uniformity of academic, evaluation and curricular standards and to promote curricular and co-curricular activities on Inter Board basis. It provides a forum for discussion and consultation for the chief executives of the Boards and provincial Curriculum Bureaus on matters relating to development and promotion of Intermediate and Secondary Education and also Technical Education by making suitable recommendations to the Government. Besides, coordination of educational activities like curriculum, testing and evaluation, examinations, educational planning and administration are also considered by this forum

Another function of great importance assigned to the IBCC is to decide and grant equivalence to foreign qualifications with corresponding Pakistani Certificates at the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) (Matriculation), Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) (Intermediate levels) and technical education as well as local certificates / diplomas with the comparable certificates awarded by the Boards. IBCC also converts foreign grades into Pakistani marks at SSC/HSSC level. On an average 3000 cases of equivalences are normally processed in a calendar year, in addition to the new cases which are decided during the Equivalence Committee meetings held from time to time.

IBCC has also been entrusted the assignment of attestation of certificates and diplomas, issued by the Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education and Boards of Technical Education in Pakistan, for those candidates who want to go abroad for further/higher education and /or for employment purposes.

Functions of Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC)

  • Coordination among Boards and member Organizations
  • Maintenance of uniformity in academic standards
  • Implementation and monitoring of federal curricular guidelines (Schemes, syllabi, implementation of the decisions, etc.)
  • Review of Secondary and Higher Secondary School curricula (Feedback from Boards)
  • Examination Reforms
  • Promotion of healthy co-curricular activities and organization of Inter Board Quiz, Debates and Sports competitions
  • Promotion of research activities among Examining Boards
  • Development of Technical Education in the country
  • Coordination with the Ministry of Education in the following areas
  • Assistance in policy making
  • Implementation of Government policies and directives
  • Undertaking special assignments
  • Dissemination of information
  • Equivalence of Foreign Qualifications and issuance of certificates
  • Attestation of Certificates and Diplomas at SSC & HSSC levels
  • Conduct of National Summer Camp for Talented Science Students on yearly basis
  • Implementation of the scheme of Merit Cash Awards to best school and college teachers and heads of best institution in each Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education

IBCC Address:

Inter Board Committee of Chairmen, Islamabad, at FBISE Building H-8/4, Islamabad-PAKISTAN
Tele: - 051-9235019
Fax: - 051-9250451, 9250454

Foreign Minister of Pakistan

The Foreign Secretaries of Pakistan is the bureaucratic head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Secretary, as in all other ministries of Government of Pakistan, works under the Minister who is the member of National Assembly. The Foreign Secretary is usually a seasoned diplomat, who is a Grade 22 officer of the Central Superior Services of Pakistan.

Due to the unstable political history of Pakistan, the bureaucrats were usually the policymakers of the country. Similarly, foreign policy of Pakistan was mostly thought up by the then military/political rulers and implemented by the ministry of foreign affairs under chairmanship of the Secretary. Such was the case in the United States opening of relations with China, in which Pakistan acted an important role. It was the then Foreign Secretary Sultan M. Khan who was to arrange the secret visit of U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to China via Pakistan. This visit paved the way to opening of Sino-U.S. relations under President Richard Nixon.

Some of other foreign secretaries, like Mohammed Ikramullah, Aziz Ahmed, Agha Shahi, S K Dehlavi, Abdul Sattar, later rose to be Foreign Minister of Pakistan.

The 26th Foreign Secretary was Salman Bashir, who was nominated by the ruling coalition in April 2008 after the previous Secretary Riaz Mohammad Khan was sacked when he disagreed with PPP's stance of forming UN tribunal to investigate the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

The current Foreign Secretary is Jalil Jilani, who began his work at the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1979.

Foreign Office Adress:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Office Building (near Serena Hotel), Constitution Avenue, G-5, Islamabad.

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