By Our Staff Correspondent
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court while upholding a Sindh High Court (SHC) order that was passed earlier ruled on Wednesday that private schools can mount annual 5 percent in the tuition fee. The apex court also withdrew an order passed by former chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar for private schools to reduce their tuition fee by 20pc last year.
The decision regarding decrease in the tuition fee was read by Justice Ijazur Rehman and Justice Faisal Arab who was part of the three-member bench hearing the case disagreed judgment. The top court also barred the private schools administrations to retrieve the money as outstanding charges.
SC orders sugar mill owners to pay dues by Friday
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday ordered sugar mill owners to pay their dues to sugarcane growers by Friday, June 14. A three-member bench headed by Justice Azmat Saeed issued the orders. The total dues Brothers Sugar Mills have to clear stand at Rs678.9 million. Darya Khan sugar mills have to clear Rs57m and Pattoki Sugar Mills have to clear dues worth Rs591m. The court ordered that mill owners should hand their cheques, created in the name of the deputy commissioners of relevant districts, over to the sugarcane commissioner by Friday.
The commissioner will hand over the cheques to the deputy commissioners of the relevant districts. The court further said that in case the cheques are not submitted by Friday, the Advocate General’s office should file an application on the matter in court. “If the commitment made with the court is not upheld, there will be dire consequences.