close
Advertisement
Can't connect right now! retry

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!
November 14, 2018

Private schools case: SC directs panel to determine fee

Top Story

November 14, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Hearing a case concerning the charging of high fees by private educational institutions, the Supreme Court Tuesday directed a committee to regularise the fee structure.

The committee, comprising the federal ombudsman and former attorney general for Pakistan Makhdoom Ali Khan, was constituted to resolve the issue of exorbitant fee charged by private schools,

Expressing dissatisfaction with progress in the case, the chief justice said he would head the committee himself. Justice Nisar said he will decide all the cases he’d been dealing with before retirement.

The law secretary informed the bench that private schools wanted to increase fee by 8 to 10 percent without any restriction. Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan observed that a forensic audit will have to be conducted to know how much income was being made by the private schools.

The law secretary told the court that the stakeholders had agreed on eight percent hike. The court directed the committee to determine how often and how much the fee was to be increased. The chief justice further remarked that the federal ombudsman and auditor general would need to be summoned before the court.

Topstory minus plus

Opinion minus plus

Newspost minus plus

Editorial minus plus

National minus plus

World minus plus

Sports minus plus

Business minus plus

Karachi minus plus

Lahore minus plus

Islamabad minus plus

Peshawar minus plus