Manifold increase in School fees – Senior Minister Nisar Khuhro takes serious notice, issues notices to private schools owners
Karachi, September 16, 2015 (PPI-OT):Sindh Senior Minister for information and education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has taken serious notice of increase in school fee by the owners of private schools and has also issued notices to them. He has also convened a meeting of the private schools’ management today. The meeting would prepare a strategy on a mechanism for checking the increase in school fee and would also review the existing law that governs the registration of private schools.
The Senior Minister has categorically said that the increase in school fee would not be allowed and would not be tolerated. This he said while talking to the newsmen Wednesday at the cultural programme at the J S Academy for deaf and dumb students as Chief Guest.
The Senior Minister said the owners of private schools have claimed they have raised the fee after rise in tax. The owners of private schools would not be allowed to receive the money from the parents on the pretext of increase in tax by increasing school fee.
The Senior Minister said receiving money from parents in form of increase in school fee to counter the rise in tax would not be tolerated and the government would not let them go unchecked and a comprehensive strategy would be devised to ensure better monitoring of the private schools. He also warned the owners of private schools that compelling the parents to deposit school fee for four months at a time would also not be tolerated.
While responding to a question, Sindh Senior Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said no political party or banned outfits would be allowed to collect hides of sacrificial animals during three days of Eid Al Adha. However, only welfare organisations would be eligible for collecting the hides but for this they have to seek prior permission from the government.
He said that a committee has been formed to prepare a code of conduct regarding collection of hides under the aegis of Karachi Commissioner and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation administer. To another, he said powers to paramilitary Rangers have been given for curbing the menace of terrorism, extortion and kidnapping for ransom only and except these they have no other obligation to fulfil. Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has also explained these parameters for Rangers.
Senior Minister for information Nisar Ahmed Khuhro while criticizing Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said he has always been against democratic system and always reacted on victory of PPP and PMLN and hence conspired against democratic institution by creating controversies. However, there is no need for inviting any other force while democratic institutions are properly functioning.
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