Strike: Schools to remain closed, intermediate, exams postponed

Exams at Federal Urdu University, Jinnah University for Women slated for Wednesday also postponed.


Noman Ahmed June 12, 2012

KARACHI: Private schools of Karachi will remain closed while exams of the Intermediate board and universities in the city slated for Wednesday have been postponed owing to the law and order situation and a call for strike by traders.

According to Sharafuz Zaman, Chairman the Private Schools Management Association (PSMA), the association decided late on Tuesday night to keep all Karachi private schools closed on Wednesday due to the current situation of the city.

The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi’s (BIEK) controller of examinations, Imran Khan Chishti, confirmed to The Express Tribune that the board had decided to postpone exams scheduled for Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Irum Fazal, said that the University Administration has decided to postpone all exams scheduled for June 13, including those in institutions affiliated with the University.

The Jinnah University of Women Spokesperson Surrayya Qamar told The Express Tribune that the University has also decided to postpone its exams due to be held on Wednesday.

Earlier, traders had called for a strike after the brother of a Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader was killed and another was injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire in the Shershah area of Karachi on Tuesday.

The brothers of Shakir Ali, who is currently a member of the Central Election Cell, were at their shop in Shershah market when unidentified men had given them a slip demanding extortion money.

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