Caretaker Education Minister for Punjab Mansoor Qadir on Monday announced that educational institutions in Lahore would continue to operate despite concerns over air quality.
The decision comes after a two-month review of the situation and is a result of improved air quality due to recent rainfall.
Mr Qadir while addressing the presser emphasised that closing schools was considered the last resort.
He cited the improvement in the city's air quality index as a key factor behind this decision.
The minister stated, "We have seen a marked improvement in the air quality due to the recent rain, and we believe it is not necessary to close schools this week."
However, he also revealed that the caretaker government would continue to monitor the situation closely.
They will review the status of educational institutions in Lahore after an additional two-month period to ensure the health and safety of students.
Additionally, Mr Qadir addressed concerns about privatisation, stating, "There is no truth in the propaganda of privatizing schools."