The government of Sindh has suspended the registration of two more private schools in Karachi including Foundation Public School (FPS) after they failed to return the excessive fees charged from the parents.
A statement from the education ministry said that the suspension is temporary and will be reverted if the school management complies with the court orders.
However, if no action is taken in seven days, the department will seal all the branches of both schools across the metropolitan in the presence of Judicial Magistrate, the notification stated.
On the following day, the two schools termed government’s order as ‘illegal and said it holds no legal value.
The two schools alleged that the move violated the orders of Supreme Court and the Sindh High Court. They said it was directed at jeopardizing their reputations.
The court’s order came after parents won the case on petitions filed against the 12 to 60 per cent hike in school fees which was in violation of the Sindh Private Educational Institutions Ordinance, 2001. The ordinance allows schools to increase fees only 5 per cent per annum.