Peshawar: About 300 students, mostly from the Sikh and Hindu communities, were displaced after a private school was shut down over a tenancy dispute in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
The Rising Hope school, in Mohallah Jogan Shah in Peshawar, was closed down by the owner of the property following a dispute with the school owner.
The KP Elementary and Secondary Education Department (ESED) stepped in and offered admissions to the displaced students in the government-run schools in their vicinity.
The ESED, which has no jurisdiction over the privately- owned schools, has seven schools – one of which is located near the closed school.
The ESED welcomes all students, including those from the Sikh and Hindu communities, to study in any of these government schools.