LHC blocks action against private schools over fee hike

01:42 PM | 6 Oct, 2015
LHC blocks action against private schools over fee hike
LAHORE (Web Desk) - The Lahore High Court (LHC) Tuesday stopped the government from taking action against private schools which were charging massive fees and issued notices to Punjab government for November 05.

Asma Jahangir and Shahid Hamid presented private schools in the high court where Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza heard 15 identical petitions.

The private schools have challenged Punjab Private Educational Institutions and Regulation Amendment Ordinance 2015.

They contend that the amended ordinance by the provincial government is against the some clauses of the constitution and the schools charge fee with the consent of parents without pressurizing them.


The Punjab government had issued an ordinance, prohibiting private schools from increasing their fee this year.

The ordinance was promulgated by Punjab Governor Muhammad Rafique Rajwana.

The ordinance restricts the private schools in Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Rawalpindi from raising school fee this year.


It also provides that schools intending to raise fee in the next year will have to take prior permission from the concerned authority.

The writer is a member of the staff.


US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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