IHC seeks reply from CDA regarding private schools in sector F-8

Islamabad: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday sought reply from Capital Development Authority (CDA) and PIERA regarding private schools working in residential areas of sector F-8 Islamabad.

Justice Aamir Farooq of IHC hearing the case filed by a resident of sector F-8 against the private schools working in residential areas of the city.

During hearing, the counsel for the petitioner Yasir Mehmood Chaudhry contended that Private Institutions Educational Regulatory Authority (PIERA) should ban the establishment of new private schools in sector F-8.

He said the PIERA should suspend the registration of private schools that were already operating in this area till there shift to any other locality.

Yasir Mehmood said that these schools were disturbing the routine life in his sector and creating troubles for citizens. Traffic Jam and and parking problems were the routine issues public facing, he added.

The use of loudspeakers in these schools from 8:00am to 1:00pm was also order of the day that has damaged his client’s family peace.

He argued that the Building Control Laws and CDA’s by Laws didn’t allow this mushroom growth of private schools in residential areas.

After hearing the arguments, the court sought reply from respondents and adjourned the case for indefinate time.

It may be mentioned here that the petitioner had nominated the CDA, PIERA and private schools as respondents in the case.