Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday withdrew an order passed by former chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar last year, directing the private schools to slash their tuition fee by 20pc.
The court also barred administrations of schools to retrieve the money as outstanding charges.
Justice Ijazul Ahsan read out the verdict reserved last week by a three-member bench on the petitions filed by owners of private schools seeking for legal approval to increase tuition fee by 15% to 20% every year. However, the court ruled that it is illegal to do so.
The judgement contained a dissenting note by Justice Faisal Arab who was also part of the bench.
The top court upheld the verdict of the Sindh High Court and overturned the Lahore’s High Court’s verdict in favour of the private schools.
The schools have been ordered to return or adjust the extra amount they charged parents since the first ruling in the case.