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Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani - AFP File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Monday that all political parties and stakeholders should be consulted to develop a consensus in the devolution of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), DawnNews resported.

The Prime Minister met with Senator Raza Rabbani and emphasised that the devolution process was in spirit of the 18th amendment and would benefit the common man.

Rabbani briefed the prime minister on the progress in regards to the implementation of the 18th amendment.

Meanwhile protests continued in Karachi and other urban centers over the governments proposed plans. Students and Professors claim that the devolution will be a major setback for higher education in Pakistan.