On Friday, the Lahore High Court (LHC), directed the private schools to collect the tuition fees as the Supreme Court’s orders.
During the hearing of the petition, a bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) summoned a report from the Punjab education secretary and the chief executive officer of the district education authority and directed them to submit their reports on the fees being collected by the private schools on October 14.
The petition against the private educational institutes receiving the excessive fees was filed by the Judicial Activism Panel.
In the petition, the petitioner pleaded the high court to restrain the private schools from collected the exorbitant fees in the violation of the Supreme Court’s order.
According to the judgment of the apex court last week, the SC had ruled that all the private educational institutes would charge the same fees as in January 2017.
A day earlier, a bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) had directed the provincial government of Punjab to furnish a report showing the action it has thus far taken against the educational institutes collecting the excessive tuition fees in the violation of the orders of the apex court of the country.
A judge of the Lahore High Court Justice Shahid Waheed was hearing a petition filed by a student named Ihtesham Sarwar who took a private school to the court over raising the tuition fees excessively.
Justice Shahid Waheed directed the provincial authorities to submit the details as to how many private educational institutes had been fined so far for charging excessive fees.