Schools operating in residential areas to be closed

Published: February 9, 2017

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.

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  • Zahid
    Feb 9, 2017 - 9:38AM

    What about huge number of offices opening in residential areas? Creating offices in residential areas denies other residents of the area their basic right to peaceful residential atmosphere within the defined residential area. These offices get fictitious suits filed against them and obtain stay orders from our weak and obsolete colonial judicial system. Organisations such as LDA then hide behind such stay orders stating their hands are tied as “the matter is pending adjudication” by some milord who may take 5 to 10 years if pursued aggressively. Most petitioners tire or die while cases continue. Justice delayed is justice denied but our judicial system does not believe in this maxim it seems. Recommend

  • Bluewater
    Feb 9, 2017 - 10:37AM

    Brilliant Idea! Keep the nation dumb so they continue to vote for incompetent officials. Recommend

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