‘Lives matter the most’: Punjab education minister

Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas said Saturday that he will take a “sensible” decision regarding the province’s educational institutions, as lives mattered the most.

As the coronavirus cases rise and government mulls strategies to curb the virus’ spread, the education minister said that he would make a decision based on data.

Pakistan recorded 42 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours — the highest since mid-July. This brought the country’s death toll to 7,603.

The country also reported the highest single-day tally in four months as 2,843 people tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number to 371,508.

“If I close the Schools people are not happy. If I keep the schools open people are not happy. Let me just inform everyone that decision will be made on DATA that is being given to me,” Raas said in a tweet.


“Lives matter the most. Zero pressure on me from either side. Sensible decisions have to be made,” the minister added.

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