British Asia News Network
Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the Law and Justice Commission to investigate alleged reduction of facilities given to students following the court’s directives to reduce fees in excess of Rs5,000 by 20 percent. This was a result of a case hearing which took place pertaining to exorbitant fees charged by private schools.
It was revealed after observation that some of the schools’ administrations began to shut their schools after getting orders from the court to reduce the fee.
In December, the court had ordered the private schools to return a months fee that they had charged for the summer vacations.
The chief justice of Pakistan went onto say that shut down the schools then. He said that he would show them how to shut them down. If this is their plans to shut the schools down because they have been asked to return a months fee then close them he added.
The top court had also said that the schools could not increase the fee by more than five percent annually. Private schools would need to take permission from the regulatory authority before increasing the fees more than five percent.
Along side the fee’s case, the apex court had also ordered the Federal Bureau of Revenue to investigate into the income tax returns of owners of private schools and their administrations.