The Sindh government has issued notices to several elite private schools in Karachi to submit a report on the implementation of court orders to return the extra fee.
The notices have been issued by the Directorate of Private Institutions, Sindh. The recipient schools include some very influential ones such as Karachi Grammar School and the C.A.S School. This is the first time after a long while that these schools have been served with any kind of notice.
The recipient schools includes both Clifton and Saddar campuses of Karachi Grammar School, British Overseas School DHA, Nixor College DHA, Academia Civitas, Civilization, Reflection, and Creek Schools.
The government has sought a report from these schools regarding the progress on their implementation of court orders. It has given them a deadline of 25th Feb for the report submission.
The government has stated that in case of failure to submit the report, the school’s registration shall be canceled. Moreover, some of the schools are also required to renew their registration. Otherwise, they will face a daily fine of Rs. 500 and imprisonment of six months to a full year.
Notably, the Sindh High Court had ordered the private schools not to charge fees more than Rs. 5000. It further asked them to return the extra fee to the parents.