KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Friday declared illegal an increase in fees by private schools and institutions by more by more than five percent, ARY News reported.
Chief Justice SHC Justice Sajjad Ali Shah chaired the two-member bench hearing a petition filed by owners of private schools to declare the limit of five percent increase as null and void.
However, the court maintained its decision that private schools are only allowed an increase of more than five percent, and that strict action will be taken against those institutions flouting the rules.
The court dismissed the petition filed by private school owners, and accepted applications filed by citizens complaining about the exorbitant increase by several schools.
The court adjourned proceedings after instructing the education department to strictly implement the issued directives.