KARACHI: The caretaker Sindh education ministry on Monday has decided to recommend the federal government to extend the summer break of school, colleges and universities till July 27 in light of holding the forthcoming election.
The provincial education ministry maintained that the government school teachers would be busy in giving their duties at the polling stations hence it would not be possible for them to hold regular classes.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday dismissed three petitions seeking a delay in the General Election 2018.
Earlier during the day while hearing the petitions requesting a delay in the general election scheduled for July 25, the chief election commissioner had reserved his verdict.
However, shortly after the chief election commissioner dismissed the petitions.
During the hearing, Kamran Murtaza, the counsel of the petitioners, said, “We do not want a delay in elections but want elections to be held across the country on the same day.”
“The reason for elections to be held country-wide on the same day is to ensure that nobody is neglected and that elections are not influenced by the ruling party as seen in the by-elections,” the counsel added.