ISLAMABAD, Feb 12 (SABAH): Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan , while conducting hearing of the case pertaining to privatization of the government schools in the Punjab, has summoned detailed report till first week of March.
Three-member bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan headed by chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday conducted hearing of the case pertaining to privatization of the government schools in the Punjab.
Chief justice said that it is responsibility of the state to provide education to the children after the 18th amendment.
Provincial secretary education informed the court one 0.197 million children are not going to school in the Punjab province.
Upon this, chief justice said that it means that the government is not fulfilling its duty according to constitution but you said on the last hearing that all the children are going to school.
Chief justice said that how much time has passed since the passing of 18th amendment, saying that there should be one book and one bag in the country.
Chief justice asked what the government is doing. Secretary education said that government is giving Rs.0. 500 million scholarship to the children for education. Chief justice inquired what the government is doing for compulsory education, saying that shelter schools are not required.
Chief justice warned that action will be taken on giving the wrong information, saying that the basic rights have not been put in the constitution for show. Later on, on the request of the secretary education, the court adjourned hearing of the case till first week of March.