Govt mulls over reopening schools with strict SOPs

Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood has said that the opening of schools is being considered under the strict Standard operating procedure (SOPs).

A high-level meeting was held in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on the issue of opening schools.

Talking to media after the meeting, Shafqat Mahmood said that the government was considering the issue of opening schools with strict Sops, seeking suggestions from all provinces including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, madrassas and private institutions.

The minister said according to the Gallup Survey, around 70% of parents were willing to send their children to school under the implementation of SOPs.