By Malik Najmussaqib
KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Education Saeed Ghani yesterday said that all schools are obliged not to sack teachers and pay their salaries.
Addressing a press conference in Karachi yesterday, he said that most of the businesses have closed down due to the outbreak of coronavirus, adding that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) should give interest free loans to those institutions which cannot pay their salaries.
The provincial minister said that the SBP has announced a scheme that institutions which are not able to pay salaries to employees can pay salaries to employees by taking a loan from central bank. He said that all the schools are compelled to pay full salary to the employees and will not fire them.
Ghani demanded that those whose electricity bill is less than Rs 4,000 be divided into installments for the next 10 months, while the gas and electricity bills of madrassas and mosques should be waived off. The PPP leader requested the federal government to waive off the bill of Rs 2,000 in residential areas.