Today, the federal government has convened a conference of all provincial education ministers to discuss the winter holiday at Pakistan's educational institutions.
According to local media reports, the education ministers' huddle will meet on Tuesday to debate a proposal to move the winter vacations to January and the introduction of a political map in schools (today).
Officials apparently intended to postpone the Christmas vacation until January to finish up ongoing vaccination campaigns, with the final decision coming at the 34th meeting of the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC).
Winter breaks at educational institutions have already been announced by the governments of Sindh and Balochistan.
In light of the cold wave in the southwestern region, schools and universities in the southeastern region will be closed from December 20 to January 1, while the Balochistan administration has scheduled winter holidays from December 15.
Ministers will also address full implementation of the political map in provincial educational institutions, despite the fact that educational institutions have already begun teaching the new political map of the South Asian country.
Last year, the incumbent government unveiled a new political map, effectively restating its long-held position on Kashmir.
PM Imran had previously stated that after being authorised by the federal cabinet, it would now be the official map that would be used in educational institutions.