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IHC rejects plea challenging govt’s decision on reduction in pvt schools’ fees

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

13th Apr, 2020. 12:11 pm
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IHC winds up

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday turned down plea challenging the government’s decision to slash school fees by 20% and extend the holidays due to global pandemic.

During the hearing, IHC’s Justice Aamir Farooq remarked that the private schools should have announced a reduction in fees themselves due to the situation in the country.

“If schools do not profit for two months then what is a problem in that?” asked the judge.

He added that if they take up this petition then the decrease in the fees may go to 15% or rise to 50%.

The IHC judge turned down the petition and sent it back to the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority set up for the federal capital for review.

Moreover, the total Coronavrus cases in Pakistan soar to 5,415 with 94 deaths reported.

According to Sindh government spokesperson, the province reported 41 new cases taking the provincial tally to 1,452.

Murtaza Wahab also said that in the last 24 hours, 30 more people have recovered from COVID-19 in Sindh.

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