National Command Operation Centre (NCOC) has proposed summer holidays in educational institutions nationwide from July 18 as Punjab province is opposing the decision.
According to details, the NCOC has proposed summer holidays between July 18 and August 01.
However, the Punjab government while opposing the decision conveyed that it wanted to announce a month-long holiday from July 02 to August 02.
After disagreement from both sides, the matter would now be mulled over by the education conference of the NCOC where provinces will have their say over the matter.
The meeting will be convened soon to finalize the decision.
It is pertinent to mention here that the All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF) on Saturday announced that there would be no summer holidays across the nationwide educational institutes in 2021.
President APPSF Kashif Mirza said that the schools will remain open during the summer holidays and would remain open between 7:00 am to 11:00 am.
“The students could come to private schools in casual dress rather than in school uniforms,” he said adding that the decision was taken in view of hot weather conditions.
Kashif Mirza further announced that educational institutes could also adopt online classes if they had the facility to do so.
Pakistan reports lowest daily deaths
With 20 new fatalities, Pakistan reported Monday morning its lowest daily deaths from coronavirus since the start of the third wave in late February.
Before this, the country last reported 16 deaths in a day from the virus during the third wave on February 21.
The country’s positivity rate currently stands at 2.5%.
In the last 24 hours, 44,496 COVID-19 tests have been conducted. Of these, 914 came back positive. This was revealed in the National Command and Operation Center’s daily statistics.
The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the country so far has reached 22,231 and the total number of cases has reached 955,657, while 91,201 people have recovered from the virus so far. The active number of cases are currently 32,225.
During the last 24 hours, the most deaths occurred in Punjab and Sindh followed by Khyber Paktunkhwa. Out of the 20 deaths in the last 24 hours, 11 died on ventilators.