Mama Parsi School threatens to shut down

Thursday, June 19, 2008
By Shamim Bano

The Mama Parsi School has threatened to shut operations after serving the educational sector for more than 90 years due to what the school management termed ‘continuous harassment by the education department.’

The school was established in 1918 in Karachi exclusively for Parsi students, while the admission of Muslim girls was allowed only after 1947 at the request of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah. The school celebrated 90 years in April this year. Shutting the institution down could potentially damage the academic futures of thousands of students.

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