Islamabad High Court has barred all private schools from collecting summer vacation fees. The order has been issued by the High Court on Friday. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui announced this verdict. This decision was made during the hearing filed by the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA).
The court ruling is just applicable in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. Judge Siddique also said that those who have already submitted the fees, an adjustment should be made for them.
Judge asked about the role of PEIRA in this issue and to this, the council said that the court had suppressed its authority and a petition for this is also pending in the court.
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The lawyer also said that the high court in Lahore, Peshawar, and Sindh have already issued orders to bar schools from fearlessly charging summer vacation fees.
Private schools charge fees from students for the month of June, July, and August while the students study nothing during these months.
Previously we informed our readers that twelve thousand private schools of the province Sindh fearlessly violate the government verdicts and even the court orders at times. Despite the instructions of the government of Sindh to not collect summer vacation fee for the two months of June and July respectively, many parents have been asked by the school authorities to pay their children’s fees.
In KPK, Private Schools Regulatory Authority paid surprise visits to the private schools to see whether schools are following court’s order or not. The private schools have been asked to return the charged extra fees.