The Sindh Investments official website was hacked on Tuesday by anonymous individuals who demanded the provincial government “shut the schools down now” to save the lives of children during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Hacked By Anonymous. This is a warning message to Pakistan Government,” screams the message when one opens https://sindhinvestment.gos.pk/
“Student Lives are no joke! Shut the Schools down now. Students are the real assests of a country, don’t destroy your assets,” read the message by the hacker.
“Save Students ! Save Pakistan!”
“Greetz : Anonymous”
The website was hacked a few hours after Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said that schoolchildren will not be granted winter vacations this year.
The governor once said that due to the coronavirus pandemic, students are given more holidays than usual this year.
“Therefore, there’s no question of winter vacations right now,” he had said.
He added that the final decision on this matter will be made at the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) meeting scheduled to be held in late November.
Ghani’s statement came a day after Federal Minister of Education Shafqat Mahmood convened a special meeting of education ministers to decide on an NCOC recommendation to announce early and extended winter vacations.
As there was no consensus, the decision on this matter was postponed to next week.