Thursday Nov 01 2018

All educational institutes in Punjab, private ones in Sindh, KP closed today


KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: All educational institutes across Punjab will remain closed today (Thursday) in light of the traffic and law and order situation in the country, a spokesperson for the provincial government confirmed.

In Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, however, only the private educational institutes will remain closed, while all schools, colleges, and universities in Balochistan are expected to remain open as per schedule.

The Punjab government spokesperson added that intermediate exams slated for Thursday under all secondary education boards have been postponed and that a new date will be disclosed later.

The School Education Department, in light of the expected traffic situation today, has also announced a holiday, while the University of Engineering has deferred the exams that were scheduled for today.

Private educational institutes in all of KP's districts, including Peshawar, are also to remain closed today.

While the government of Sindh has made no formal announcement as to whether schools are to remain open or close down today, the All Private School Management Association Sindh has declared today a holiday and so did a spokesperson for the Catholic Board, citing the law and order situation and blockaded roads.

Section 144 has been imposed throughout Sindh, meaning that for 10 days, pillion-riding, rallies and meetings, and gatherings of more than four people have been banned. Further, the licenses to carry weapons have also been suspended for now.