Private schools in Pakistan ordered to cut fees by 20 percent

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered all private schools to cut their fee by 20 percent for the monthly fee in excess of Rs5000.

In its detailed judgement issued on Thursday, the apex court said its order dated December 13, 2018 applies to all private schools Rs5,000 throughout the country, without any exception.

According to the judgment, schools charging a monthly fee of less than Rs5,000 are exempt from the cut.

The order further states that all awards, scholarships and other incentives already given to students shall remain intact and shall neither be reduced nor withdrawn.

The court has further ordered that the schools shall not take any steps to reduce the salaries or number of teachers employed by the schools at the time when the interim order was passed, till further orders.

Any school that wrote insulting letters to the parents in relation to the Supreme Court’s order shall be issued contempt of court case.