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Private Schools in Punjab to remain close on 8, 9 March

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LAHORE: All Pakistan Private School Federation on Sunday announced a two-day strike against the amendments being pulled over by the Punjab Government.

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Under the announcement made by Private Schools Federation the private schools in capital city of Punjab will remain close on 8, 9 March.

The amendment Education Bill was passed on February 26 in Punjab Assembly to regulate the private schools situated in Punjab province.

According to the spokesperson of the Federation all A-category schools of Lahore will remain closed abiding the decision upheld by the Private Schools Federation.

A Private school owner told that this amendment is totally unacceptable as it pushes all the pressure on the private schools.

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The amendment bill for the private schools barred them to increase in fees without giving it in notice of higher authorities and also strictly restrains these schools to ask student to buy uniform or books from any specific shop.

Hereby sources also told that the meeting between Private Schools Federation authorities and Education Minister has officially taken place earlier this month in which the attendees told about their reservations to the minister and rejected Educational Bill amendments.

The bill which was passed late in February also strictly asked about the registration of the schools of private sector and also sets a due date for them. Further, it was also mentioned that those who will not be following the commands as per the bill will be heavily fined.

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