Shafqat Mehmood to manufacture determination concerning colleges day after as of late
Minister for Federal Education and Educated Practising Shafqat Mehmood addressing a press convention  — PID/ File
  • Provincial Education Minister’s Convention is scheduled to be held at 11am on Thursday.
  • Minister for Federal Education and Educated Practising Shafqat Mehmood will chair the meeting.
  • Meeting will be held via video convention.

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Federal Education and Educated Practising on Wednesday announced that a gathering of the provincial schooling ministers will be held day after as of late (Thursday) to debate whether or no longer the prevalent COVID-19 scenario in the nation warrants the closure of colleges.

According to a notification issued in this regard, the 34th meeting of the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Convention (IPEMC) is scheduled to be held at 11am on Thursday, chaired by Minister for Federal Education and Educated Practising Shafqat Mehmood, to deliberate on a change of points.

Among these is a review of the prevalent COVID scenario in the nation with admire to instructional institutes.


Other points to be discussed at some point of the meeting encompass:

  • Interprovincial consultation for timely provision of quality textbooks in the instructional twelve months 2022
  • Interprovincial coordination concerning the timely provision of NOCs for textbooks
  • Every other agenda with the permission of the chair.

It’s pertinent to yelp right here that the meeting will be held via video convention.

On Tuesday, while briefing the media of the selections taken by the federal cabinet in its weekly meeting, Minister for Recordsdata and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry had mentioned Pakistan wouldn’t endure one other lockdown and brushed apart experiences of the closure of colleges despite rising coronavirus instances.

The suggestions minister had mentioned the federal cabinet became once suggested that the COVID-19 positivity ratio had doubled in the nation.

“But despite this, it’s miles our unravel that we entirely no longer impose a lockdown in Pakistan. Our financial system can no longer undergo the burden [of another lockdown],” he mentioned.

Alternatively, a pointy upward thrust in instances is quiet reported by the Nationwide Utter and Operation Centre (NCOC), with as of late’s tally at 2,074 for instances in the closing 24 hours. Here is the top caseload since September 24, 2021 — extra than three months ago.

The nationwide positivity ratio has now reached 4.70% and overall infections possess jumped previous 1.309 million.

Pakistan moreover registered 13 deaths in the closing 24 hours, the top since December 15, 2021, pushing the death toll to 28,987, NCOC figures confirmed.

The scenario is extraordinarily being concerned in Karachi, the set in the closing 24 hours, the positivity ratio crossed 20%, with the Sindh Properly being Division mulling over a 14-day “special vaccination programme” in different cities of Sindh.

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