Sindh to keep schools shut for another week

By: News Desk      Published: 03:58 PM, 20 Aug, 2021
Sindh to keep schools shut for another week
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The Sindh government has decided not to open schools for another week due to the surging cases of coronavirus, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The decision was announced at a news conference by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in Karachi on Friday.

The chief minister said “We will not open schools for another week. During this time period, the parents, teachers and staff must get themselves vaccinated.”

Murad said the teachers and parents must have to show their vaccination certificates.

Water crisis

Accusing the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) of conspiring to keep people of Sindh thirsty, Provincial Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah warned that people of the province, particularly its farmers, were heading towards a water crisis. “Despite the fact that water was in surplus, we were not given our due share. We were given 35 per cent less water. The shortage we are facing today is double than that of other provinces,” he complained.

Farmers in Sindh, he added, badly needed water. “What IRSA has done to Sindh this year is an act of ‘enmity’ towards the province,” he alleged, and added that the Authority would have to give water to Sindh at all costs so that farmers could grow crops.

Murad further said no other province would have tolerated such a water shortage.

At the same time, however, Sindh CM made it clear that he was not objecting to any province’s conduct. “My reservations solely pertain to IRSA and the Center,” he said, and demanded the government stop what he called ‘step-motherly attitude to the province.