KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has restrained private schools from taking any action against students for non-payment of full tuition fees.
The High Court also suspended the provincial government's second notification of a 20 per cent reduction in tuition fees in May and April.
The provincial legal officer had approached the court for a change in the order, on which a two-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Nadeem Akhtar issued a restraining order till May 14.
Advocate General Sindh Salman Talib-ud-Din had filed a petition on behalf of the education authorities seeking a change in the May 5 order so that strict action would not be taken against the students for non-payment of full tuition fees.
He had also submitted another similar order issued by the same bench on April 22.
The bench, in its judgment, said, "The application made by them seems reasonable and notices have been issued to the parties."
No strict action will be taken in case of non-payment of full fee by any student till the next hearing.
The bench also directed both the parties to appear at the next hearing on May 14.
Earlier on May 5, the apex court had suspended the notification of 20 per cent reduction in tuition fees by the provincial education authorities till May 14.