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Regular five-day attendance for schools only, clarifies HEC

03:09 PM | 27 Feb, 2021

ISLAMABAD – The Higher Education Commission on Friday announced clarification to the tweet by Minister Education Shafqat Mehmood that the 5-day attendance currently applies to schools only and not universities.

The HEC directed universities to remain operational as per the old guidelines until further notice.

HEC explained the resumption of 5-day school currently applies to urban centers of Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore, and Peshawar.

Earlier, all schools over the country were restricted to a 3-day school week by NCOC in view of the high prevalence of COVID-19. Considering the fresh assessment of the prevailing situation in these cities, NCOC has lifted the restrictions.

It urged for the strict implementation of all government and HEC prescribed health and safety guidelines which "will remain effective until and unless modified".

"Universities are advised to seek further guidance if required from the Chair or the provincial/regional members of the COVID-19 Oversight Committee or email at," the HEC recommended.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024


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