Private Schools Operating in Karachi’s Residential Areas Given Ultimatum


Legal notice issued to private schools operating in Karachi’s residential areas to shut down its operations within a month’s time by Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) on Monday.

The SBCA authority has sprung into action and called for all private firms and schools setup in residential areas to shut up shop.

The legal notice issued states, “The use of residential areas to operate schools or companies is a crime. All schools and companies must cease operations in these areas.”

It further states, “To lease a residential property and then use it for commercial purposes is strictly prescribed.”

The provincial building authority has also said that at the end of the stipulated period, strict action will be taken against all violators.

On October 29, the Chaklala Cantonment Board had issued final notices to nearly 261 educational institutions to end illegal commercial activities in residential areas in Rawalpindi.

According to an official, CCB on the directives of Cantonment Executive Officer Malik Ishaq had issued notices to the private schools operating in Karachi directing them to shift from residential areas till December 31, 2021.

He has said that the notices were issued on the directives of Supreme Court of Pakistan.


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