Islamabad - The Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) has directed the regulatory body of private schools to make sure that no school enhances fee structure on the pretext of security measures.

Minister of State for CADD Barrister Usman Ibrahim taking notice of the reports that private educational institutions of Islamabad have enhanced their fees for taking additional security measures in wake of tragic Peshawar incident issued these directions. The parents and guardian had also expressed their concern in this regard.

Barrister Usman Ibrahim directed the Chairman Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) Omar Hameed that no private educational institutions should be allowed to enhance the fee charges and if any institution violates the direction, the authority should take action against the non-observing institution according to Section-16 of PEIRA act 2013. According to direction of the minister, the chairman PEIRA advised all private educational institutions according to section-18 (2) of PEIRA act-2013, not to enhance their fee and in case of non-persuasion authority would be constrained to take action.

The minister also remarked that the security of students and premises is an integral pre-condition of educational institutions; therefore, transfer of additional financial burden on the students or their parents/guardians, in name of security is not justified.