Court rejects Islamabad schools’ petition challenging 20% fee concession

The Islamabad High Court has rejected a petition filed against the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) for ordering educational institutions across Islamabad to reduce their monthly fees by 20%. On April 8, the PEIRA issued a notification instructing private educational institutions to cut their tuition fees for April and May by 20% due to the coronavirus lockdown.

The petition against the notification was filed by the Private Schools Association and heard by Justice Aamer Farooq. The court said that if the government reviews its decision, they could either decrease it to 15% or take it up to 50%.

Source: Samaa