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Smog: Shafqat emphasizes not to keep schools closed

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training in Pakistan Shafqat Mahmood, on Sunday emphasized not to close schools amid rising smog in the Lahore city.

While addressing the ending ceremony of Golf Tournament he said that the games ensure individuals  physical well-being. The enthusiasm of public in play grounds reflects vacant hospitals across the nation. He went on to add that Golf is an excellent game to ensure better health and physical well-being.

Read more: Schools, offices in Lahore to remain shut thrice a week as smog worsens

It must be noted that the Punjab government had ordered the closure of all private offices and educational institutions in Lahore thrice a week in view of the worsening smog conditions in the provincial capital.

Punjab Relief Commissioner Babar Hayat Tarar, in a notification, said the public schools and offices will remain closed in Lahore from November 27 to January 15 – on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The educational institutions, however, will be able to organise online classes to keep up with the academic planning. Likewise, private companies would allow their employees to work from home during the closure.

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