Sindh Takes Back Decision to Close Down Private Schools in Residential Areas

Sindh government has backtracked from its previous decision to lock down all the private schools and business functioning on a residential plot.

Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh, Barrister Murtaza Wahab said on Wednesday that the government had no plans to launch a crackdown against private schools opened in residential areas.

He said there was no plan discussed and that the schools should continue with their educational activities without any fear.

There was a panic situation among the parents and school owners after media reports that the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) was going to take action against private schools after winter vacations.


Sindh Govt to Shut Down All Private Schools in Residential Areas

On Monday, SBCA had circulated a notification in which it had warned school owners to move their schools and tuition centres out of the residential areas within 30 days or it would lock down all such buildings.

“Private schools association of Karachi is also requested to ensure shifting of their schools/educational institutions/tuition centres on proper designated premises/plots during winter vacation,” the SBCA notice said.

The SBCA notice had also warned people carrying business or commercial activities contrary to approved building plan or land status.

The Local Government Minister for Sindh, Saeed Ghani said the notification was issued out of a misunderstanding and that no such plan was under consideration.

The minister, however, advised the owners of schools and tuition centres to get their building regularized by the building control authority.

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