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Shafqat Mahmood convenes Inter-Provincial Education Ministers key meeting tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: 12, JANUARY, 2022: Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood on Wednesday has convened the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers' important meeting tomorrow (January 13).
According to sources, the situation of educational institutions amid rising coronavirus cases in the country will be reviewed in the meeting.
The participants are likely to take key decisions during the meeting, sources informed.
It is to be noted that, coronavirus infections tally in the country has climbed to 1,309,248 on Wednesday after more cases were reported in different parts of the country.
According to the national database, 2,074 persons tested positive for the deadly virus in 24 hours whereas the positivity rate stands at 4.7 percent.
As per sources, cases in Sindh climbed to 490,010 the highest number so far in the country, while the confirmed infections tally in Punjab stood at 448,924, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cases jumped to 181,842, in Balochistan 33,664 cases reported, Islamabad Capital Territory covid-19 cases reached 109,660, Gilgit-Baltistan tally up to 10,433 while 34,715 cases were reported in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
In addition, the country has recorded 28,987 deaths so far, after 13 death was reported over the last 24 hours.
As per official data, Punjab recorded 13,083 deaths, a highest number as compared to any other province while 7,691 in Sindh, 5,945 deaths were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 186 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 367 in Balochistan, Islamabad Capital Territory has reported 967 deaths and AJK recorded 748 deaths.
According to the NCOC, Pakistan has so far carried out 23,935,232, corona tests and 44,120 in last 24 hours and 1,259,699 patients have recovered whereas 617 patients are in critical condition. (04)

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