Government mulls package for schools affected by COVID-19

Pakistan's Minister for Federal Education, Professional Training, National Heritage and Culture Shafqat Mahmood on Monday informed the National Assembly that a special financial package is under consideration for low fee private schools affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Aug 25, 2020
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Pakistan's Minister for Federal Education, Professional Training, National Heritage and Culture Shafqat Mahmood on Monday informed the National Assembly that a special financial package is under consideration for low fee private schools affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

He said the issue of providing special financial package to schools having low free structure will be discussed with Prime Minister Imran Khan and the schools affected by the coronavirus would hopefully be given financial compensation if approved.

Responding to a calling attention notice moved by legislator Uzma Riaz regarding non-opening of schools in some areas from August, the minister said the schools could also take benefit from the loan package announced by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) for businesses on three per cent to five per cent.            

He said the SBP would be asked to consider further relaxation for schools. Mahmood said schools operating in the federal capital have reduced 20 per cent fee as per advice of the federal government and the court.    

 He added that federal government has also advised provincial governments to follow it and reduce schools fee by 20 per cent adding that schools would hopefully open from September 15.  

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