Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan disagree on reopening schools from June 1
Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan’s ministers of education have turned down the Centre’s idea of resuming the school term from June 1.
However, the education minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is keen to reopen schools.
During a meeting chaired by federal education minister Shafqat Mahmood on Wednesday, the ministers gave their suggestions via video connection.
The participants spoke with policy SOPs about reopening educational institutions.
Representatives from the Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan turned the idea down, saying that reopening schools and other institutions could lead to an exponential increase in COVID-19 infections.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to announce a decision on the issue at the meeting of the National Coordination Committee in Islamabad today (Thursday).
The meeting will discuss whether to ease or extend the nationwide lockdown from Saturday.
Pakistan has recorded 23,274 cases of coronavirus, and 535 deaths as of Thursday.