Some private schools in Karachi have set up stalls where notebooks are being sold for Rs140. The same notebooks are available in the market for Rs40.
The only difference is the ones in the market are without the school logo.
Parents are worried. They say the same ‘copies’ are available at Urdu Bazaar, but the schools have made it compulsory for students to purchase the notebooks from them.
“We are poor. Where should we go? How many policies [of private schools] should we accept?” asked a father.
Education Minister Sardar Ali Shah says parents should send their children to government schools to avoid such problems.