Army-run schools in Karachi to remain closed till Jan 31

Principal says army-run educational institutes have been closed owing to security concerns


Hafeez Tunio January 27, 2016
Army Public School and College Faisal to remain closed due to security concerns.

KARACHI: All army-run schools in Karachi will remain closed from January 27 till January 31 owing to security concerns.

Parents and students were informed late Tuesday that the all army educational institutions, including PAF Degree College Faisal Cantt will remain closed starting from Wednesday and will reopen on Monday, a principal told The Express Tribune.

"The educational institutes will remain closed due to security concerns," the principal added.

On Tuesday, the University of Karachi (KU) was forced to postpone its convocation for want of adequate security arrangements for the event. New dates have yet to be announced.

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KU’s registrar Dr Moazzam Ali Khan notified on Tuesday that the Annual Convocation 2015 scheduled to be held on January 30, 2016 has been postponed and new dates will be announced later.

More than 1,500 students who were to be awarded degrees for Bachelor’s, Master’s, MPhil and PhD will now have to wait till the varsity administration is able to make security arrangements at the Valika Ground.

The decision was taken following a meeting where security conditions at the campus were discussed following the recent attack at Bacha Khan University, Charsadda.

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Four terrorists, armed with sub-machine guns, pistols and hand grenades, launched the attack around 8:45 when the campus was enveloped in thick morning fog.

A splinter group of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed credit for the sickening violence at the Bacha Khan University in the Palosa area, 15 kilometres southeast of the main Charsadda Bazaar, though the fugitive leadership of the umbrella group denied involvement.

COMMENTS (5)

Raza | 6 years ago | Reply Unbelievable. This shows the power of our law enforcing agencies, they themselves now know that they are a failure and cannot safe guard even the school going kids. Shame on these agencies and shame on the govt of Pakistan
Hameed | 6 years ago | Reply Isn't that an admission of failure of the huge security apparatus and the budget that is being spent upon it?
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