While responding to a call attention notice regarding increase in fees of private education institutions/schools in the federal capital, the parliamentary secretary said that the private schools have restored the fees structure for the year of 2014 and have been charging the same fees.
He informed that the case regarding the issue is scheduled to be heard by the high court on Thursday November 12 and expressed the hope that the high court would give decision to resolve the issue on permanent basis.
He said that the private schools and institutions have refunded all the additional fees to the parents to whom they had charged over the fees for the year of 2014. He said that the prime minister already took suo moto action and stopped the private educational institutions from enhancing the fees.
Later, Parliamentary Secretary for Finance Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan also informed the Lower House of the Parliament that Rs 2.6 billion has been distributed under Waseela-e-Haq programme of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) out of which 16,119 people were benefited. Responding to a call attention notice, the Parliamentary Secretary said that more than 9,000 people started their own business under this scheme. He also informed the House said that three million applicants had so far applied for the Prime Minister’s Youth Loans Scheme.
The Parliamentary Secretary said the government had taken all possible measures for transparency of the scheme. He said that under the scheme, 100,000 people would be given loans. He said that the loan scheme was the first of the PML-N government’s six schemes to be launched for the youth, including Karz-e-Hasna, Laptop and Fee Reimbursement schemes and Skill Development programmes.
Source: Business Recorder