It is a pertinent fact that in our country private school systems are acting like mafias, grabbing money from people in the name of education by screening advertisements and applying marketing tactics. That’s only to deceive people and to increase their assets over time. They are using media to portray image of themselves as doing social work in the minds of people. They pretend that they are doing all this for the betterment of society, but the image is blurred over time due to information being exposed about their nefarious business plots. Because we can see by doing point one percent (0.1 percent) social work they have converted themselves into business giants, generating ruined perplexed minds in students at different levels in the education sector. Most probably the private school systems established in the Musharraf era due to extreme corruption have converted to corporate giants now. They are now in a position to manipulate facts about their financial status because when they started, they were akin to small academies. But now they have also inaugurated universities and media channels. The question that comes to mind is that do they pay taxes or not, if not then where is the tax money hidden? Obviously, it is multiplied several times and invested again in business projects, but on documents they show that they incur losses People enrol their children in private school systems for better education and grooming instead they get the opposite of that because in these schools, from primary to high school level the only educational business structure is formed by owners. We can see how from the student’s uniform to their stationary, everything is branded by the school’s logo, which is sold at two hundred percent profit. Even transportation for reaching the school is hired and ‘recommended’ by schools, showing the best business structure anybody can imagine. According to one analyst, private school systems have more than ninety seven percent faculty members which are underpaid and do not have teacher training. They show no interest in children personality grooming. Most of the schools do not have basic facilities required for a school i.e. no playgrounds, no libraries and no proper scientific research labs which result in the depressed attitude of the children. In competitive exams, performance is low if analyzed in long term, because in while growing children need these facilities for better grooming, learning and growth. We can see how from the student’s uniform to their stationary, everything is branded by the school’s logo, which is sold at two hundred percent profit. Even transportation for reaching the school is hired and ‘recommended’ by schools, showing the best business structure anybody can imagine Empathetic emotions and natural skills in the children are suppressed due to pressure. Class rooms are not properly ventilated which also affects the children health in the long run. Most student’s performance is below their set standard because of depression raised by this environment. According to one expert private school systems are now a business hub for investors. Only government bodies can pressurise them and mold their stance, but due to politician’s own investment and interest in the body of private school system, a governing body to regulate and monitor private school systems has not been established. I have personally witnessed how private schools charge extra fees, by conducting activities totally unrelated to personality grooming, involving students in unnecessary vague activities and events, which raise the cost of education drastically. These extracurricular activities can be in the form of color days, events, shows, competition forums or anything to generate more profit for the school. Who is going to be held responsible for the unethical behavior of students who do not know the culture of their own region and call people who speak regional languages as thugs, street hawkers etc. Ninety percent students from the middle class studying in high standard private schools are depressed because of exposure to children who can buy literally anything. And who do not know how to respect the underprivileged. Now, Imran Khan’s government chants the slogan for change, for a ‘Naya Pakistan‘, let’s hope for change and the establishment of a governing body for private schools. Instead of these private schools acting like the mafia of the education business, they should help to generate tax and change in the country for the future generations. Nowadays NAB (National anticorruption bureau) is also active but no action against these nefarious networks has been undertaken. The question here is: why? I hope that soon these black business clusters will be under the watch of NAB and the tax money will be recovered. The writer is a practicing lawyer. He can be reached at Auk022@gmail.com Published in Daily Times, November 23rd 2018.