PESHAWAR - The National Education Council (NEC) has demanded of the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to end disparity in allocation of funds for educational institutions’ security in the province, and withdraw cases against the owners of private schools, filed on pretext of insufficient security steps at their institutions.

Speaking at a news conference at the Press Club here on Monday, NEC Deputy Chairman Nazar Hussain said that the provincial government had provided huge funds for security measures to only public sector educational institutions, and ignored private institutions.

Hussain said the private educations institutional have been playing an important role in promotion of education sector, while also contributing in provincial exchequer through various taxes.

“We demand to allocate Rs 100,000 per private education institution in the head of security,” the NEC deputy chairman demanded. He warned that if the demand was not fulfilled, they would move the court and launch a protest campaign.

He expressed concern over the cancellation of registration and non-provision of NoC to a number of private educational institutions.

He said that all private institutions had fully supported and implemented the security plan of outlined by provincial government. He, however, added the public schools and colleges didn’t take rapid measures for implementing the security plan.

The NEC chairman also condemned registration of cases against the owners of private schools for not taking adequate security measures.