PESHAWAR            -          Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has said that current situation of corona pandemic has badly affected all sectors of life includ­ing the sector of private educational institutions. However, the govern­ment was taking all possible steps to give maximum relief to all sectors.

Talking to a five-member delegation of Private Education Network at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar, he assured that the provincial gov­ernment would take steps on priority basis to resolve all genuine issues being faced by private schools.

Provincial Minister for Education Akbar Ayub Khan, Secretary Educa­tion Nadeem Chaudhary and MD Private School Regulatory Authority Tashfeen Haider were also attended the meeting.

The delegation apprised the Chief Minister of issues and financial crunch­es being faced by the private schools owners due to current situation of COVID-19. The Chief Minister said that due to corona pandemic, entire country is facing an emergent situation. We have to deal with collectively.

The Chief Minister decided to constitute a committee headed by Pro­vincial Minister for Education Akbar Ayub and Minister for Law Sul­tan Muhammad Khan to sit together with the representatives of private school owners and to put forward recommendations within ten days to resolve the genuine issues of the private schools.

TEAM OF CORONA-HIT SCHOOLS CALLS ON KP CM

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Ed­ucation (E&SE) Akbar Ayub Khan, leading a delegation of office-bear­ers of Private Schools Education Network, called on KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and discussed future of education in the province.

During the meeting, the issues being faced by the private schools in the face of Coronavirus pandemic also came under discussed.

The Chief Minister assured the delegation that every effort would be made to protect the future of 2.2 million children studying in private schools and the teachers who adorned them with education. Secretary Elementary and Secondary Education Nadeem Chaudhry and MD Pri­vate Schools Regulatory Authority Tashfeen Haider were also present on the occasion.

The Chief Minister directed to form a committee headed by Education Minister Akbar Ayub Khan and Law Minister Sultan Muhammad Khan which would submit its recommendations and comprehensive report to the Chief Minister within ten days in the light of which relief would be given. Mehmood Khan said the government would take all possible steps to solve all the genuine problems of private schools.