Pakistani govt to decide reopening of educational institutions on July 2: Official

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 27, 2020, The Nation. Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Friday has declared news regarding opening educational institutions from July 15 as a rumor, The Nation reported.

In a statement, the minister said that the decision regarding commencement of the institutions will be taken after consultation with all the provincial authorities in a meeting on July 2.

In March 2020, the Pakistani government had closed all the schools, colleges and universities due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The decision was taken in a meeting of the National Security Committee, presided by Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said on Twitter.

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