ISLAMABAD – The National Command and Operations Centre reportedly decided to reschedule the winter vacations in educational institutions from December to January, local media reported.
Reports quoting sources said the country’s top monitoring body has decided to move winter vacations in schools to January 2022, while the decision was backed by all provinces, who agreed to the proposal.
NCOC, the nerve centre to synergize and articulate a unified national effort against COVID-19, said the vaccination process will carry on in educational institutions, while the educational institutions will remain closed in areas in light of intensely cold weather, per reports.
However, NCOC hasn't issued any official statement about the decision while students are eagerly waiting for the annoucnment.
The decision comes a day after the inter-provincial education ministers conference which was presided over by the Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Education.
Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood shared the agreed proposal for winter vacation in schools across Pakistan on Tuesday. Ministers huddle also reviewed reforms in the provincial education system.
On Tuesday, officials said a final decision on winter vacations at educational institutions will be made at a meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
Reports said that all provincial and federal education ministries except Sindh have agreed to hold winter vacations from December 25 to January 5.
The Sindh government has already announced winter vacations in educational institutions from Dec 20 to Jan 3.
Pakistani rupee continue to witness further losses against US dollar in the open market on despite positive economic indicators and massive surge in Stock Market.
On Tuesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.1 for selling and 288.15 for buying purposes for customers.
Euro price moves down by Rs2 to 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling after increase.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.24||36.59|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – Gold continues to move upward in local market amid surge in international rates.
On Tuesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,600, and the price for 10-gram gold saw increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,557.
Globally, yellow metal went up by $12 to settle at $2,015 per ounce.
Last week, per tola gold price increased by Rs800 per tola, and it hovers around two month high.
|Lahore||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Karachi||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Quetta||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Attock||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Multan||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|