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No decision yet on reopening schools in Sindh: Murtaza Wahab

KARACHI: The spokesperson of the Sindh government, Murtaza Wahab has said that the provincial authorities have not taken any decision to reopen schools from August 15.
Addressing a press conference, Murtaza Wahab clarified that the provincial government will not permit reopening schools from August 15. He warned private schools of action over violation of the government-defined standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Wahab said due to the current situation in Pakistan because of COVID-19, there are still slim chances of schools being opened. According to Wahab, the reopening of educational institutes might result in an exponential increase in COVID-19 infections.
He said that all the problems of teachers in the education department are being resolved on a priority basis. Besides, the education department is working to resolve all the issues including teachers’ salaries and promotions, he added.
It is noteworthy to mention here that the private schools’ association had earlier announced to resume activities in schools from August 15 across the province.
Responding to a question, the spokesperson said that the federal government should carefully monitor the situation over the growing fear of wheat shortage.
He added that the wheat crisis should not have occurred in the country. Murtaza Wahab claimed that an artificial crisis of wheat was being created in the country.
Murtaza Wahab expressed suspicions for the smuggling of wheat that would only benefit the hoarders if the government go-downs were emptied.
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