It has been observed by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that the matter of charging fees by the Private schools in the federal capital would be decided as per the written directives of the Supreme Court (SC), which would be removing any perceived discrepancies.
The Islamabad High Court observed while hearing an appeal filed by the Private Schools Association Islamabad (PSAI) against the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA).
The PEIRA counsel mentioned that the private schools should keep on charging the same fees as before until a comprehensive version of the apex court on the case is issued.
PEIRA maintained that if the schools charge the same fees as before, they would not take any action against them.
The court asked PSAI’s counsel for discussing the offer of the private school’s regulator with his clients. The counsel for PSAI satisfied that the court should need a detailed response from the law ministry on the order of the top court.
He argued that the orders of the apex court do not apply to the Islamabad Capital Territory—ICT.
But, the counsel of PIERA said that the petition is still maintainable. The court said that it could take a decision only after the detailed order of the SC is issued.
The case has been suspended until the 30th of July.