As per available database of the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA), there are around 192 Private Educational Institutions presently operating in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) which charge more than Rs 5,000 fee per month from their students.
The estimated monthly income from approximately 75,000 students of around 192 Private Schools amounts to Rs 1,500 million, whereas the estimated annual income may be around Rs 18,000 million.
Names of Private Schools registered in Islamabad which charge more than Rs 5,000 fee per month from their students
Note: The above information was shared with the Senate on January 31, 2020 by the Minister for Federal Education, Professional Training, National History and Literacy Heritage Shafqat Mahmood in reply to a question by Senator Kalsoom Perveen.
Further apprising the House about steps taken by the government to regulate and monitor the Private Educational Institutions in Islamabad, the minister told that the PEIRA issued a notice to Private School Managements on September 23, 2019 to issue revised fee vouchers in line with the Judgement of Supreme Court of Pakistan in “Private Schools Fees Determination Case” issued on September 13, 2019.
However, Private Schools of Islamabad and their association filed various writ petitions in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) with the intention that the Supreme Court’s Judgement is not applicable in case of Private Schools of the ICT.
The IHC issued restraining orders that no coercive measures shall be taken in pursuant to the notice issued by the PEIRA on on September 23, 2019 in pursuance to the Supreme Court’s Judgment.