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The High Court today directed the authorities concerned to take steps in two months for amending the provisions of a law that allows lawmakers to become chairman of the governing bodies of private educational institutions.

The directive comes weeks after the HC declared illegal the provision of Non-government School College Governing Body Regulation-2009 that enables the MPs to head the governing bodies.

The court also ordered formation of ad-hoc committees at private educational institutions in 30 days to hold elections to the governing bodies.
The High Court on June 1 declared illegal the rules that were allowing the lawmakers to become chiefs of the committees of the educational institutions.

The HC delivered the verdict hearing two separate writ petitions filed by SC lawyer Eunus Ali Akond challenging the legality of the provision.

The petitioners alleged that several ruling party lawmakers flout government rules to become chairmen of governing bodies of private educational institutions in their constituencies.

They also allegedly nominate their relatives for the post in a bid to appoint teachers of their choice.

There are over 18,500 non-government secondary schools in the country and all of them are being run by their governing bodies.

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