There are two levels of accreditation:
HEC recognizes a University or institute of Higher Learning in Pakistan. HEC recognition means that the institute or university is fulfilling the basic criteria set by HEC.
Professional programs like MBBS, BDS, Pharmacy, Engineering, Business, and Architecture etc… are accredited by professional accreditation councils. There are 9 independent professional councils while five councils have been established under HEC.You can view the list of Recognized Universities and Colleges of these institutions by clicking on the name of the accreditation council.