IHC directs schools not to charge fee over summer vacations

Schools charging a fee during June and July to be sent contempt notices


News Desk June 20, 2018
Charging excessive fee counts as contempt of court, Justice Shaukat Aziz said PHOTO: EXPRESS

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday sustained its earlier verdict and ordered private schools not to charge a fee during the months of June and July, during a hearing held on Wednesday.

Justice Shaukat Aziz headed the court proceedings and heard the case against the private schools.

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"Charging excessive fee counts as contempt of court," Justice Siddiqui remarked during the proceedings.

"Trade of education is a sheer injustice," Siddiqui lamented and warned that schools charging fee will be sent contempt orders.

While Advocate  Rashid Hanif Advocate remarked that, "are private schools teaching children to lie and misconstrue the facts?" adding that the private schools have to abide by the court order under all circumstances.

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Additionally, a plea regarding non-payment of salaries to school teachers will also be reviewed during future court proceedings.

The case hearing has been adjourned till July 11.

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