Renovation under way in over 2,500 public schools, SHC told

Renovation work on 2,630 government schools is under way, including construction of boundary walls and provision of other basic amenities, the school education secretary informed the Sindh High Court on Wednesday.The information was shared during a hearing of a petition filed by the Pakistan Institute of Education and Research (Piler) seeking the court’s directives to the provincial authorities to boost security at educational institutes following the deaths of over 130 schoolchildren in a terrorist attack at the Army Public School, Peshawar in December 2014.Piler had filed the petition in January 2015 seeking directives for the Sindh government to protect all educational institutes in the province to avoid a repetition of the terrorist attack. At a previous hearing, the SHC had directed the education and home departments to inform the court about measures regarding the implementation of the proposed action plan suggesting enhanced security measures be adopted by the…

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