Lahore, 14th January: Government’s decision to reopen schools amid the second wave of coronavirus pandemic has been challenged in the court.
Baaghi TV: According to reports, a writ petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday challenging the government’s decision to reopen educational institutions across the country on Jan 18.
Advocate Syed Faisal Miran filed a petition in the high court and named Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood and other relevant authorities as respondents.
It may be noted that on Jan 4, a meeting of education ministers decided to reopen educational institutes across the country in a phase-wise manner with classes 9 to 12 resuming in the first phase on January 18.
Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced while speaking at a press conference that classes one to eight will resume from January 25 in the second phase whereas universities and other higher education institutions will resume on-campus sessions from Feb 1.
Earlier in the day, Baaghi TV also reported that the Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas had reiterated the government’s plane to reopen the schools in a phase-wise manner starting from 18th of January 2021.
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