Government decision to reopen educational institutions on January 18
15 January 2021
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on January 18 sought details of the decision of the NCOC on a petition against the government’s decision to reopen educational institutions.
According to details, a hearing was held before the Lahore High Court on a petition filed by local lawyer Faisal G. Miran on January 18 against the government’s decision to open an educational institution.
The petitioner said that in the last wave, 3,000 patients were coming forward on a daily basis and this wave is more dangerous than the first wave, it endangers the lives of children.
The court said that the government is looking serious and an announcement on this policy is expected today. How can this request be heard despite the seriousness of the government.
The petitioner’s lawyer said that the government has not yet come up with a clear policy. The court questioned the public prosecutor as to why the school has been announced to be open now. What steps have been taken?
The public prosecutor said that the schools would be reopened as per the decision of the NCOC. In this regard, a cabinet meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister.
The Punjab government’s lawyer said that if the schools do not follow the government’s directive, they will be closed. Steps are being taken to adopt international norms, on which the court said that education is important but if they survive, they will study.
The court sought details of the NCOC’s decision and adjourned the case till January 19.