|Location||Bhimber, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan|
Established in the early 1994, Al-Khair University has been criticized for its poor standard of education. Besides churning out a large number of low-quality graduates from its campuses throughout the country, the university had also granted affiliation to a number of colleges which virtually sold their degrees.
Despite repeated reminders from the HEC, the university failed to carry out government-approved guidelines and, therefore, the commission was left with no option but to ask it to stop its operations.
According to the HEC website, the commission asked the university to stop admitting new students and said that degrees of students admitted after April 30, 2009, would not be accepted.
A number of cases are already pending in courts about the validity of the university's degrees offered in almost every discipline, from computer sciences to zoology, law, engineering, pharmacy Arabic and Persian languages.