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Order on fee reduction applicable to all private schools, CJP reiterates

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar on Friday reiterated that the orders given by the Supreme Court for 20 percent reduction in monthly fee of students, is applicable to all private schools across Pakistan. During the case hearing of exorbitant fee charged by private schools, the chief justice remarked, “The Supreme Court ruling applies to all schools in the country charging above Rs5,000 ; if there is any ambiguity then hand us the file, we will read it out .” Justice Saqib Nisar angrily noted that…

Fee hike: FIA launches crackdown on private schools, seizes records

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has launched a crackdown on private schools receiving exorbitant tuition fee on the directives of the Supreme Court.  Officers of the FIA raided different private schools in Karachi, Lahore, Sukkur and other parts of the country today and seized their fee records. FIA officials raided 16 schools, including City School, Generation School and Beacon School, in Karachi and seized their records. A spokesperson for the FIA said relevant record of almost all private schools…

SHC issues contempt notices to DG private schools, four schools

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday issued notices to the director general of private schools and the management of four schools on an application seeking contempt of court proceedings against them over non-compliance of its orders with regard to tuition fees. The petitioners informed the bench that some private schools are still charging exorbitant fee from students despite the court's directives. The larger bench comprised Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Ashraf Jehan.…