Government’s Decision to Reopen Educational Institutes Challenged in LHC

An advocate filed a petition in LHC to review the government’s stance on reopening educational institutes by Jan 18th.

Today, a petition against the government’s decision to reopen educational institutes was submitted to the Lahore High Court (LHC). The earlier decision was taken on January 4th to reopen institutes by January 18th.

The petition was submitted by Advocate Syed Faisal Miran.

The advocate states that the second wave of COVID-19 is more dangerous than its predecessor. And yet, the government didn’t prepare itself to cope with the situation.

He also added that basic precautionary measures are continuously violated across the country. The government’s pre-guided SOPs were also not fully implemented in educational institutions.

The petitioner is of the view that the court must intervene and revoke the government’s early rule to reopen the institutes.

It is further added that on Jan 4, the government decided to reopen educational institutions across the country in a phase-wise manner with classes nine to 12 resuming in the first phase on January 18.

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