RAWALPINDI: Private schools and colleges have also demanded a bailout package from the government, saying that they had suffered financial crisis due to closure of educational institutions.

In a statement, All Pakistan Private Schools and Colleges Association President Malik Abrar Hussain said the government should announce a concession package for the private education sector too just like it did for the construction sector.

He expressed these views while presiding over an emergency meeting of the association.

Mr Hussain said the government’s decision to allow private institutions to open offices was a good move but it could not solve the crisis, adding that private education institutions had to pay salaries to teachers, utility bills and bear other expenditure.

Published in Dawn, April 4th, 2020