Delhi School lost court battles to pvt owners
KARACHI, July 7(Daily Times): The Government Delhi School (GDS) has lost a court battle as a result of which over 4,000 students
stand to lose their educational institution and 150 teachers and 50 staff
members could lose their jobs.
The Sindh High Court ordered Monday that
the Delhi Anglo Arabic Old Student's Society (DAAOSS) take hold of the property.
The legal branch of the ministry of education had fought the case. DAAOSS had
filed a case in an attempt to recover the property that it lost in 1973 under
the nationalization policy.
According to the court decision, the DAAOSS
has been given permission to take over all four buildings comprising Govt Delhi
Secondary School for Boys, Govt Delhi Secondary School for girls and Govt Delhi
Primary School for boys and girls. Under the present government's policy of
privatization, owners have reclaimed their properties and obtained court orders
in their favor.
"This is just like other similar cases in the city where
the legal branch of the education department failed to defeat their opponent(s)
in court. In fact, the legal branch's in-charge, as reported, did not attend the
court on time which resulted in the case becoming one sided," claimed a bitter
The Federal Public School in Nazimabad, the Memon School at
Tower and the Karachi Academy at Azizabad have all lost legal battles in the
same process, said a source from the EDO Education office. "Not only have
millions of rupees of investment from the education department been wasted but
also prominent educational institutions under public ownership have ceased to
exist - leaving the future of millions of students at the mercy of private-owned
schools," said a GDS teacher.
"We tried to
save the institution by paying over Rs 800,000 in rent to the building owners.
We even offered to purchase the property because there are no other government
schools in the area. But all our efforts resulted in nothing," said EDO
Education (schools) Fakhar Karim Siddiqui.
According to her, the
education department and her office are still trying their best to save the
institution. A meeting between the EDO and education secretary has been
scheduled for Monday, July 9 to discuss this matter. "We have filed a petition
asking for a period of 15 days. We still wish to reach a positive result," she
These four buildings are worth billions of rupees. "All this
infrastructure and property will ultimately go to the wining parties. The court
order was verbally informed to the school's management. They were asked to stop
their academic activities in order to avoid contempt of court," claimed a GDS
"asa im an old student of Govt Dehli Boys secondry School im am so sad after listen this news i just want to know from 1980 to 1995 "Govt Delhi Secondary School for Boys, Govt Delhi Secondary School for girls and Govt Delhi Primary School for boys and girls" how many student got position in board examination if possible plz sent me the detail becuase i want to show my childern im proud to be the student of Dehli school who get regular position in matric board exams and standard is much higher then any other school now a days plz if posible do this plz its my request i live in usa. thanxs -azeem a khan"
City, Country: chicago, usa
"So sad to hear this. Private schools are fleecing the public at large and this has resulted by the half harted approach of the Education Department. I was studying in this institution from 1974 to 1986. I passed out grade 10 in 1984 and Intermediate from Delhi College in 1986. It was a great institution with great academia at that time. I am sad."
City, Country: Karachi, Pakistan
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