Minister of schools education, Punjab Dr. Murad Raas said that schools in Punjab will not reopen before August 15 in a TV interview. Dr. Murad Raas was responding to a question regarding the news circulating regarding the reopening of schools and the preparation of SOPs. He said that we are working on SOPs so that we can complete our preparation before the reopening of schools.
Although the minster totally rejected the news regarding, however, the Federal Minister clearly said yesterday that Government is considering reopening of schools seriously. Federal Government has also sought suggestions from provincial governments on reopening of schools.
It seems like although the federal government is preparing plans and seeking suggestions, but the provincial governments are against the reopening of the schools. Sind Education minister has already stated that the schools will remain closed as long as the pandemic is totally eradicated. Also, from multiple and different statements of the Federal and provincial governments, it seems that the Government has not devised a proper policy regarding the issue. This has led to confusion amongst the parents.