ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Defence was apprised on Wednesday that 32 unauthorised educational institutes operating in residential parts of Westridge in Rawalpindi, and that they would be closed within three months.
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The meeting was chaired by Senator Salahuddin Tirmizi who was informed by defence officials that the cantonment has five cantonment board schools, 23 government schools, and 32 unauthorised private schools were also operating there.
The senators were told that a final notice would be served to these institutes by February 15, giving them a three-month period to close down operations, following which the unauthorised schools would be sealed.
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Moreover, the committee was of the view that educational institutes should be given appropriate time to complete the current academic session to facilitate students.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 9th, 2017.