Aitchison College failed to provide free education: Petition

Aitchison College LHC

Lahore High Court has heard an appeal for providing the free education to the students aged between five and sixteen in the Aitchison College, Lahore. The appeal was filed by A.K Dogar. The LHC has given the last date of 25th May to the government of Punjab for answering this appeal.

According to the details, justice Shah Waheed of Lahore High Court has heard the appeal in which it was stated that the Supreme Court of Pakistan has declared the Aitchison College of Lahore as an educational institution under the government of Punjab.

After the 18th amendment to the constitution of Pakistan, according to the article 25-A, it is the duty of the government to provide the free education to the children aged between five and sixteen, but the students at the Aitchison College, Lahore are forced to pay the heavy fee for getting the education.

He requested the court to issue a command to the authorities at Aitchison College to provide the free education.

The additional advocate general Punjab has requested for some more time from the court, on which, the lawyer of the applicant said that the government is asking for the time again and again, and the court should impose a penalty on them for not submitting the answer.

The court has adjourned the hearing of the appeal till 25th of May.

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