KARACHI - Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) is reluctant in taking any action against the Al-Umar Foundation, Shah Faisal Colony, which was used as an illegal examination centre in the SSC examinations, The Nation learnt on Friday. A source in the board said that the administration of the board was not willing to suspend the affiliation of the said school from the board despite of the fact that 50 days back, a special vigilance team of the Board had raided the illegal examination centre set up at Shah Faisal Colony and suspended the affiliation of the school, Al-Umar Foundation, from the board. On the other hand, the board had cancelled the paper (English) of matric science group during which the team raided, he said. It is worth mentioning that Controller Examination BSEK Jawaid Iftikhar, who was also the part of the special vigilance team, reported that nearly 78 students of Al-Umar Foundation were largely caught red-handed while using unfair means in the said paper at their own school. He reported that the students were using books and other written material openly for solving their papers at the centre with the help of their teachers. The source said that Iftikhar had strongly recommended that the affiliation of the said school should be cancel from the board due to the heinous crime of the administration of the school. It is pertinent to mention here that Al-Umar Foundation is not registered with the directorate of private institutions. When The Nation contacted Acting Controller Examination BSEK, Aminuddin, he said that the board would not cancel the affiliation of the school, while only one paper (English) had been cancelled. On the other hand, the directorate of private institutions is reluctant in taking any action against the Al-Umar Foundation, which was working for the last many years without registration from the government authority. It may be noted here that nearly 3,000 to 3,500 private schools in Karachi are registered with the directorate of private institutions. Conversely, 3,000 to 4,000 unregistered private schools are working in the City. Despite the presence of the regulation and control authority of private schools, numerous private schools have followed their own agenda of minting money. Director Private Institutions Sindh, Mansoob Siddiqui, told The Nation that the Al-Umar Foundation was registered with the government while the schools registration was expired in 2007, however, the school administration had contacted the directorate of private institutions two weeks ago for new registration. Registration of the school will be completed after the acquisition of complete data from the school management, he added.