Islamabad (Staff Report): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday barred private schools in the federal capital from receiving fees for summer vacations , adding that amount already paid by parents shall be adjusted against fees for the period after vacations.

While hearing a petition, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui asked the counsels for Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PIERA) what the authority was doing regarding the issue of fees being collected for summer vacations .

To this PIERA counsels, said they could not do anything about restraining schools from collecting fees for summer vacations as the court had taken away the authority from PIERA. They said a petition against the withdrawal of authority from PIERA was under hearing.

However, the high court issued restraint orders and adjourned the hearing till June 20.