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KARACHI MARCH 05: Sindh Education and Labor Minister Saeed Ghani has said that out of 49,000 public schools across the province, 13,000 are closed while there is a short fall of 37,000 teachers. In the past, some schools were built on wrong plans that are closed. Educational institutions have shut down as a preventive measure to prevent the Corona virus from spreading. An estimated 13,000 visitors have come to Pakistan. Most of them came in the Sindh province. Misinformation is being spread on social media, the government is providing accurate information and nothing is being hidden. He expressed these views while talking to the media after appearing in a case related to lack of teachers in some schools in Tando Allahyar at Sindh High Court in Hyderabad on Thursday. Saeed Ghani said that the Sindh High Court Hyderabad had summoned me in this regard. I told the honorable court that out of 49,000 public schools across the province, 13,000 are closed while there is a short fall of 37,000 teachers. In the past, some schools were built on wrong plans that are closed. Saeed Ghani said that the honorable court has been told that the recruitment of teachers on merit has begun as well as steps are being taken to improve the school system. Saeed Ghani said that in the past some teachers applied for recruitment but they did not recruit. We are also looking at them if they have complied with the policy. In reply to a question, Education Minister Saeed Ghani said that educational institutions have been shut down as a preventive measure to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. He said most countries around the world have banned public gatherings and closed educational institutions. Saeed Ghani said there were two cases of corona virus in Sindh. A large number of pilgrims from Iran have come to Pakistan via Taftan, Balochistan. The Minister said that symptoms of Corona virus appear in 14 days. The health of these families and children has been reviewed and educational institutions have been closed in accordance with the precautionary measures. In response to another question, he said that false information was being circulated on social media regarding the Karuna virus. The government is providing accurate information that nothing is being hidden. On the question of changes in Sindh cabinet, Saeed Ghani said that there are changes in the cabinet around the world. The party leadership and the Sindh Chief Minister make decisions in this regard. Saeed Ghani said, “if I am the Minister of Education at the time, I would not do anything new. The things that were done well by the previous Minister Sardar Shah and later by the Chief Minister have continued. Here are some things and ideas and improvements I'm working on.” Responding to another question, Saeed Ghani said that all provinces make their budgets under the target; reduction in revenue in the federal government and lowering of their share of provinces affect development work. He said that last year, the province received less share of the province and this year it is still facing a deficit of several billion rupees. Saeed Ghani said that many projects are underway for the development of education sector. The condition of 49000 schools cannot be fixed with a magic knife. He said that improvement in condition of those schools that have high enrollment of children will be done on priority basis.

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