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Private schools in Punjab to open from tomorrow after two-day strike

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LAHORE: After two-day strike in private schools of Punjab, All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF) and Pakistan Education Council (PEC) have finally asked the private school owners to open their institutes from tomorrow.

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Here it should be kept mentioned that APPSF and PEC called for the two-day strike in the private schools of Punjab. Following this announcement, private schools of Punjab were asked to keep their institutes close on 9, 10 March.

The strike was pulled over by the private school federations due to the amendments being pulled over by the Punjab Government in Educational Bill.

APPSF president Kashif Mirza, today addressed a press conference in which he announced the decision to end strike and further asked all the private schools to open their institutes from tomorrow.

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At the very same time he also told that if their concerns will not be dealt by the governments so they will close the schools for indefinite period. He further went on telling that no negotiations with government has taken place.

Mirza also requested Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif to look into the matter as it is causing affect to the studies of  young learners.

Earlier, Education Minister Rana Mashood also met the high-level delegation of the federation and addressed their concerns over Amended Education Bill. But that was even futile, as shortly after meeting federation announced two-day strike.

The strike was called off by the private schools as amended bill barred them from increasing  fees without giving it in the notice of higher authorities and also strictly restrains the schools to ask student to buy uniform or books from any specific shop.

 

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