The Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) Conference 2014was held in Hanoi, Vietnam during March 7-8, 2014 on the theme of “Higher Education Quality Assurance in a Changing World: Envisioning the future of Asia Pacific”. Director Quality Assurance NUST, Engr. Muhammad Ismail,presented a paper on “External Quality Assurance of Pakistani universities”. He deliberated upon the HEC Quality Assurance Framework, the periodic review policy of the individual Pakistani universities, institutional performance evaluation (IPE) visits of universities by the review panels constituted by QAA, the pre-visit activities, on-site engagements and the post-visit activities of the panels. He also discussed the expected impacts of External Quality Assurance (EQA) initiative on the universities in making up their deficiencies. He declared that IPE visits will help the evaluated universities in enhancing the quality of education and research through improvement in the infrastructure resources, facilities and processes.Engr Muhammad Ismail concluded his presentation with the statement that EQA is taking roots in Pakistan and is expected to make a discernable difference in the realm of quality in higher education.