In what appears to be a good news for parents, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has barred all the private educational institutions in the federal capital from receiving fee for the period of summer vacations.
During the hearing, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui in the much-awaited decision on Friday directed the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) that all these (private) institutions be restrained from receiving fee for the period of summer vacations till next date of hearing.
In compliance of order dated May 7, 2018, Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Secretary Furqan Bahadur Khan and PEIRA Chairman Hassnat Ahmed Qureshi said that the Lahore High Court (LHC) and the Peshawar High Court (PHC) partially restrained private educational institutions from receiving tuition fee etc during summer vacations.
“The PEIRA is directed that all private educational institutions be restrained from receiving fee for the period of summer vacations till next date of hearing. Amount of fee already paid by the parents/students shall be adjusted against fee for the period after vacations,” the decision reads. The hearing has been adjourned till June 20.
Talking to Pakistan Today, PEIRA Member (Academics) Imtaiz Qureshi said that the authority would implement the IHC’s verdict in to and would issue formal public notice in this regard. He said that now the private schools could not receive the summer vacation fee till further order and the schools which have already received the summer fees would be re-adjusted.