SHC orders opening of 500 closed schools

LARKANA: Sindh High Court Circuit Bench Larkana has directed the incharge Education Director, Larkana division, Anwar Khokhar to open 500 closed schools of the division and submit a report by April 17 as to why these 500 schools are closed since over a decade despite so many appointments recently.

Khokhar had disclosed before the court during last hearing that 500 schools are closed in Larkana division due to shortage of teachers upon which the court had expressed its displeasure. The direction was issued on the constitutional petition filed by Atta Mohammad Chandio, a resident of Union Council Mirpur, Warah Taluka through his advocate Rashif Mustafa Solangi.

The petitioner said that 48 schools of Union Council Mirpur are closed, including middle school of village Kurio Sabar Khan, due to which education of children was suffering very badly for which the court may be pleased to issue directive to the Larkana division education director to get all the schools opened. The petition was heard by Justices Nadeem Akhtar and Naimatullah Phulpoto.

He pointed out that amount of half million finance is insufficient as the small entrepreneur cannot even buy a single income generation vehicle in half a million nor buy any sufficient amount of raw material or machinery.

He said that some micro finance banks are inclined to finance the small enterprises up to one million rupees and accommodate the small enterprises who are unfortunately not included in the financing agenda of the commercial banks and not even included in the agenda of the micro finance bank due to their financing need which exceeds half a million rupees.

UNISAME advocating the cause of its small members urged the SBP to comprehend the requirements of the small entrepreneurs and give them access to finance by the micro finance banks by widening the radius of the micro finance banks.

Over a period of time the prices of raw material, packing material, machinery and equipment, transport vehicles has increased like other factors of production and it is very important to facilitate the micro and small enterprises according to current values to enable them run their businesses satisfactorily.

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