LHC directs govt to reconsider closure of schools from Dec 20

LHC directs govt to reconsider closure of schools from Dec 20

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Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered the government to reconsider its decision to close schools on December 20. Judge Shahid Karim said that if the government does not decide to close the school, the court will pronounce its final judgment.

At the hearing on the smog case, Judge Shahid Karim said that people’s concerns about smog are growing and that immediate measures must be taken to control it. He said that the Provincial Disaster Management Bureau (PDMA) has not taken specific measures to solve the smog problem.

LHC ordered the collection of fines from all responsible persons within one week and stated that it must not make concessions in recovering the fines.

What needs to be mentioned here is that the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) decided on Wednesday to hold winter vacations in educational institutions starting from the last week of January 2022.

During the meeting, the suggestions collected from the provincial minister were considered. Participants agreed to close educational institutions in the snowy area.

The NCO also instructed to continue coronavirus vaccination nationwide.

Previously, the provinces and the Federal Ministry of Education had decided to hold winter vacations in educational institutions from December 25 to January 5, but the final decision was made by the National Olympic Committee.

A spokesperson for the Federal Ministry of Education stated that it has listened to all provinces’ suggestions on winter vacation.

In addition, the court instructed to further improve the traffic arrangements in Lahore to eliminate smog.

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