KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to keep universities and educational boards closed for another week till August 29, due to increase in coronavirus cases in the province.
Sindh Minister for Universities and Educational Boards Muhammad Ismail Rahu said the universities and educational boards would now be opened on 30th of this month.
He asked teachers and students to get themselves vaccinated against Covid-19 before opening of the educational institutions.
Twitterites in Pakistan have pushed the hashtag #SaveEducationofSindh to the top trending in an attempt to condemn the Sindh government for extending closure of educational institutes across the province.
Initially, the provincial government had announced to reopen institutes on August 8 with other sectors, then the closure was extended till August 2 and now Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has once again extended their closure till August 30. The government has also made it mandatory for school staff, teachers and parents to get themselves inoculated against the viral disease.
Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Mustafa Kamal said that the Sindh government’s decision to close schools for one more week was based on injustice. He said the Pakistan Peoples Party was running the government on the basis of racial prejudice. He asked if coronavirus SOPs were being implemented in any party of the megalopolis.