SC sets deadline to provide a solution for footpath school

Published: April 1, 2018
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Charity-run institution provides uniform, books, food and Rs50 a day to street children attending the school. EXPRESS SCREENGRAB

Charity-run institution provides uniform, books, food and Rs50 a day to street children attending the school. EXPRESS SCREENGRAB

KARACHI: The Supreme Court has set a week’s deadline for barrister Salahuddin ordering him to hold a meeting with the education secretary and provide a solution for the footpath school in Karachi’s Clifton area.

A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, heard the case at the Supreme Court registry on Saturday.

The petitioner argued that she was offering free education to children without any support from the government.

To this, the CJP responded saying that the children could not be allowed to study on the footpath at the same time reassuring the petitioner that the future of the children was equally important for the court.

Future of Karachi street children at risk as ‘footpath-school’ faces closure

The chief justice remarked that he did not want the children to study on a footpath but instead wanted a building constructed at the earliest for them.

He also ordered provision of adequate educational facilities for the schools.

After the hearing, Syeda Anfas Ali Shah, the brainchild behind the school, in an informal talk with the media said that around 600 children were being taught at the school.

 

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