The Supreme Court of Pakistan has given an order to all the private schools across the nation to restore their fees back to that of January 2017.
The SC has issued a written order regarding the case today. The 69-page order was drafted by Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan.
The issued directive declared that any surge in fees after January 2017 as void and null. It asked the private schools to adjust the extra amounts they charged parents within the future fees’ challans.
The top court said that the private schools would only be able to charge fees that would have the approval of the concerned regulator. Schools are also forbidden from surging their fees by more than 5percent a year.
The court further added that the 20percnet decrease could not be recovered from the parents. It added that a complaint cell would also be formed regarding this issue.
Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa expressed that the order is for all the private schools across Pakistan.
Justice Faisal Arab—a part of the 3-member bench, wrote a disagreeing order that the annual increase in fees should be 8percent and not 5percent.
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