SHC stops private schools from taking July’s fees
KARACHI (92 News) – The Sindh High Court (SHC) has stopped private schools from charging fees for the month of July on Monday.
According to the details, the SHC took up the plea filed against the private schools for charging fees for the month of July. The court said it had already stopped private schools from charging two months fees on account of summer vacations in its ruling.
Counsel of private school informed the court, the case is under trial in the Supreme Court, “Those parents who are contacting courts, not paying fees of their children.”
In this regard, the SHC ordered parents to pay fees within three days and asked the schools to withdraw fees voucher of one month, issued for the period of summer vacations.
Later, the court adjourned the hearing of the case till May 20.
SC warns to close two private schools over contemptuous letters
Earlier, the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday warned to close the two private schools over a letter by using derogatory language for the chief justice of Pakistan.
A three member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard a contempt case against two private schools. During the hearing, the court was informed that two private schools had written derogatory letters to parents and guardians.
The court lambasted at private schools for using derogatory language for the chief justice. “How dare you describe the Supreme Court school fee verdict as draconian,” thundered Justice Gulzar Ahmed.
Justice Ijazul Ahsan said that the letters written to the parents were contemptuous. “What type of things did you write?” Justice Ahmed asked. He told the private schools’ lawyers that they would shut their institutions.
“We can even nationalise your schools. We’ll ask the government to take over your schools,” he warned. The counsel for private schools asked the court to forgive them and said it would not happen again.