ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday announced that private schools could raise annual fee up to only five per cent, making it clear that violators will face contempt proceedings.
The top court announced the verdict, reserved earlier, pertaining to the fee increase by private schools.
The top court also declared null and void the Lahore High Court decision regarding the fee increase while upholding the Sindh High Court verdict.
The Supreme Court also took back all its stay orders including the order of 20 per cent slash in the school fee.
The top court said that private schools could charge the fee according to the law and no one could be allowed to violate the law.
At the last hearing, a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa had remarked that private schools should surrender their licences and start any other business if they could not put up with the five per cent annual fee increase. The cap of five per cent increase in the annual fee must be implemented across the board, the judge had said.