Sunday, November 27, 2022

PM summons important meeting of NCC on coronavirus

PM summons important meeting of NCC on coronavirus
ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has summoned an important session of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) on coronavirus today evening. According to the sources, the chief ministers of all four provinces, federal ministers, special assistants to PM, civil and military officials will attend the today’s session. The session will discuss reopening of schools colleges and universities after country continues to see steady decline in coronavirus cases. Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood will brief the NCC on the SOPs and suggestions regarding reopening of schools. The committee, in light of recommendations will take final decision. On the other hand, Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) on Monday decided to reopen universities and colleges in the country from September 15. Federal Minister for Education and Vocational Training Shafqat Mahmood, chaired the conference on the issue. Ministers from all provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir attended the meeting. The IPEMC decided to allow universities and colleges across the country to reopen principally from September 15. During the meeting it was decided that in first phase universities, colleges will be allowed to reopen from September 15 under strict implementation of SOPs and in second phase students of sixth to eight standard will be allowed to return to schools from September 23.