Promoting literacy: ‘Exempt private schools from taxation’

Published: May 26, 2015
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The government should exempt private schools from taxation

The government should exempt private schools from taxation

LAHORE: 

The government should exempt private schools from taxation, All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association president Adeeb Jawedani said on Monday.

“Instead of encouraging the private sector to promote education, the government has imposed heavy taxes on them.”

“Around 30,000 private schools have shut down because of these taxes. If the government wants to promote education in the country, it needs to support private educational institutes,” he said.

He urged the government to allocate 5 per cent of the GDP for education.

“Currently, the government is allocating just 4 per cent of the budget for education. This is the main reason why we are behind other nations in the field of education. The federal and provincial governments should invest in education sector, instead of buying vehicles for parliamentarians,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 26th, 2015. 

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  • Azam Khan
    May 26, 2015 - 7:16AM

    Yeah ! exempt private schools from taxation so that they can make more money.Recommend

  • ANWAR
    May 26, 2015 - 9:03AM

    they should only be exempted if they are operating other than profitability.as we can see city school pvt.ltd.name which suggests they are operating for profit & loss basis.

    school should only be if their fee structure is affordable for middle class .

    fee structure for middle class should not be more than Rs.4000/-Recommend

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