Pakistan SC hints at nationalising private schools

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Islamabad: The Pakistan Supreme Court (SC) on Monday said that private schools are not a money-making industry and hinted at directing the government to take control of such educational institutes.

A three-member bench comprising Justices Gulzar Ahmed, Faisal Arbab and Ijazul Ahsan made the remarks during the hearing of a case regarding the use of contemptuous language in a letter addressed to the top judge by the administrations of two private schools in Islamabad.

“How did you have the audacity to term the court’s decision regarding hike in school fee ‘a draconian judgment’. Your letters to parents are in contempt of court,” Justice Ahsan told the private school authorities.

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