Schools in Punjab to remain shut until Jan 12

Vacations extended for an additional three days due to security concerns


Web Desk December 27, 2014

LAHORE: The Government of Pakistan on Saturday announced to extend winter vacations until January 12 in governmental institutions of Punjab due to security concerns in the country, Express News reported.

Earlier, the institutions were scheduled to be closed till January 9, 2014.

However, a further extension in holidays is still anticipated to take place.

On December 16, at least 141 people, including 132 children and nine staff members of the Army Public School, were killed when unidentified armed men opened fire due to ineffective security measures in the school.

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Imran Ahmed | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Voluntarily shutting down education is carrying out the terrorists agenda better than they could dream. Deprive the nation of its future, deny its children education. While a single policeman remains on protocol duty to VIPs instead of protecting our children, closing schools for lack of security is unacceptable. This much practised government policy of running after fires instead of chasing arsonists has lost its comic appeal. Lack of funding for security will effect low income area schools the most. To hit your most vulnerable people while giving dozens of guards to rich politicians, judges and bureaucrats is unforgivable injustice. Pakistanis should not be allowing this to happen.

shafqat langah | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend

With due respect it is requested that schools must be remained closed until security measures are not taken satisfactorily and the officials concerned with education should plz think about the children of poor people who live below the line of poverty and send their children the school for learning and those people who loses their children in terrorism they become hopeless and unfortunately becomes the tools of terrorist so the government of Pakistan must expend the maximum fund for security of schools to safeguard the children of poor people which even cannot pay monthly ftf 20 Rs

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