Islamabad High Court rejects request to open private schools
The Islamabad High Court, headed by Chief Justice Athar Minallah, heard a petition seeking reopening of a private school in which the petitioner’s counsel argued that the people associated with private schools were losing their jobs and government policy was depriving them of their basic rights. Are affected.
On this occasion, Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked that the Coronavirus is a challenge for the entire nation and government.
The Honorable Judge asked the petitioner why he wanted to open a school. This is the job of the executive and not the courts and the court will not interfere in the work of the executives.
Justice Athar Minallah said that how to deal with the epidemic is the job of the government, we have opened the courts keeping in view the government policy, at this time the biggest fundamental right is to save the lives of the people, what other countries? Did I open schools? Even in developed countries, schools are not open.
On this, the counsel for the petitioner said that the government has not done anything for the private school teachers. The court sought an answer from them. The Chief Justice remarked that private schools can also apply to the government authority.
The court later rejected the petition filed by the citizen on the ground of withdrawal.
It may be recalled that the federal government had announced on May 7 to close educational institutions across the country till July 15 to curb the spread of Corona. Following the decision of the All Pakistan Private Schools Federation to close educational institutions by July 15 Was rejected.