Reopen or else: Private schools threaten long march

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Staff Reporter

The Private Schools Association staged a protest at Liberty Chowk and warned that if schools aren’t reopened, they will hold a long march to Islamabad.
The schools aren’t pleased with the government’s November 23 decision to shut down all schools, colleges and universities across the country.
They said that 10,000 schools have been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic and they are in dire financial straits.
The government has only shut down schools during the pandemic, not other businesses, argued Kashif Mirza, president of the All Private Schools Association. This has long been a bone of contention for school owners, who say they have been made to bear the financial brunt of the pandemic without any government assistance.
Book association members also joined the protest and said their books at warehouses in the province are going to waste.

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