Sharmila Faruqi backs Punjab’s Murad Raas on closure of colleges

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Close all salons, eating places, gyms, malls and marriage halls earlier than shutting down colleges, says PPP chief

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By Web Desk

January 14, 2022

Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas (L) and PPP MPA Sharmila Faruqi (R). File
Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas (L) and PPP MPA Sharmila Faruqi (R). File
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KARACHI: PPP chief and a member of the Sindh Assembly, Sharmila Faruqi, on Friday endorsed the stance of Education Minister Punjab Murad Raas in regards to the closure of colleges within the nation resulting from a surge in COVID-19 circumstances.

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“For a change I totally agree to this one… shut all salons, restaurants, gyms, malls and marriage halls before shutting down schools…,” she wrote on Twitter in response to Raas’ submit on the matter.

The Punjab minister on Thursday mentioned that colleges must be the “absolute last in line to close” amid requires pressing steps to curb the virus unfold.

Raas shared his opinion on the matter after an necessary assembly of training ministers was postponed resulting from unexplained causes.

“For all the inquirers whether schools are closing or NOT? In my opinion, every other activity specially social activity has to be stopped before schools. Schools should be the absolute last in line to close,” he tweeted.

“The learning losses of our children in the past 2 years – Unimaginable,” he added.

Pakistan data over 3,500 circumstances

The nation reported 3,567 new circumstances — the very best since September 10, 2021 — within the final 24 hours, knowledge by the National Command and Operation Centre confirmed Friday morning.

The NCOC mentioned 48,449 assessments have been performed throughout the nation, and three,567 infections emerged, taking the positivity ratio to 7.36%. The nation final reported an an infection price of 6.64% on August 31, 2021.

With the brand new infections, the general tally has risen to 1.315 million, whereas seven extra deaths have taken the loss of life toll to 28,999.

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