According to a statement issued by the Federal Directorate of Education on Wednesday, the federal government adjusted the times of schools in Islamabad due to the continuous heatwave that has seized the federal capital.

Institutes that operate in a single shift can stay open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday, according to the announcement. It stated that schools with two shifts will have lessons from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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On the designated days, the government also permitted all schools in the federal capital to operate at 50% capacity. Previously, school hours were from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Following a decrease in coronavirus infections in the capital, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) approved in-person lessons, prompting the decision to reopen schools.

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It’s worth noting that the classes for Grades 9 to 10 were already operational prior to this development. In Islamabad, the government authorised in-person lessons to resume last weekend for children in grades one through eight.