LAHORE - Representative organisations of educational institutions of the country including Pakistan Occupied Kashmir have condemned the Regulatory Authority Bill, Value Added Tax, Old Age Benefit, Social Security Tax and other taxes enforced by the government and decided to form Grand Alliance of Private Schools of Pakistan . This was decided in a meeting held in a local hotel on Friday. Central President All Pakistan Private Schools Welfare Association (APP-SWA) Syed Zulqarnain Shah, Central President National Association of Private Schools Sahibzada Sajjad Chishti, President Private Schools Network Islamabad Dr Afzal Babar, President Private Schools Management Association Karachi Khalid Shah, President All Pakistan Private Schools Welfare Association Balochistan Abdul Rasheed Kakar, President Private Sch-ools Association Khyber Pakh-tunkhawa Aqeel Raza Khan, President Private Schools Association Muzafarabad Pakistan Occupied Kashmir Col (r) Mushtaq and other office-bearers of the different associations were also present in the meeting. All representative organisations of the country issued a joint communiqu that government is practically playing an adverse role by enforcing Value Added Tax. They said if government enforced the said tax, whole burden would be shifted on the shoulders of the parents who were already facing financial constraints. They said government was creating hurdles for the private educational institutions which were playing a pivotal role for the promotion of education. They registered their protest that suggestions of educationists and representative organisations of private schools of the country would be given weight while finalising the education policy so that literacy rate could be enhanced and our country could join the rank of developed nations. It was also decided unanimously in the meeting that if government tried to enforce the Value Added Tax and Regulatory Authority Bill forcibly, the grand alliance would launch a long march towards Islamabad and would stage a sit-in. They said if government did not stop to oppose the promotion of education then all private educational institutions of the country would be closed on the call of Grand Alliance of Private Schools. Moreover, meeting also decided that in the second phase local private organisations and Joint Action Committee would be included in the grand alliance.