The parents in the province of Punjab have filed a petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC). They have requested in the petition for the reopening of the schools. The court has called advice on the matter from the Punjab government.
Advocate Arshad Virk filed the petition on behalf of the parents who said that owing to the COVID-19 lockdown, school activities have been suspended since March. He said that so far no proper date has been put forward for the reopening of the educational institutes.
During these elapsed months the students have experienced loss of education and that has affected their personal and psychological growth, indicated Advocate Virk.
Parents have asked the Lahore High Court to reopen the schools with SOPs so that any further losses are prevented.
The court has asked the government of Punjab to submit their response on the matter.
Previously in August, Shafqat Mahmood, the federal education minister said that Pakistan would be reviewing its decision of reopening the schools once again on the 7th of September. He also informed that the meeting would be attended by all the provincial education ministers. As per the eductaion minister if all goes well then the schools would be reopened on the 15th of September.
On the other hand, the experts have notified that the daily cases and deaths count associated with the coronavirus in Pakistan is drastically decreasing.