Schools in Punjab to remain shut until Jan 12

Published: December 27, 2014
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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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  • Nimar
    Dec 27, 2014 - 5:31PM

    what about colleges and universities?

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  • Waqas Ali
    Dec 28, 2014 - 10:54PM

    What about universities???

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  • Mohsin Siddique
    Dec 29, 2014 - 10:47PM

    Does this apply to The international school of choueifat?

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  • Dec 30, 2014 - 4:10AM

    @Mohsin Siddique: I don’t think so because we haven’t got any definite message from school yet although Choueifat must abide by government orders.

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  • Rayyan ahmed
    Jan 5, 2015 - 2:18PM

    Our school MUHAMMAD ALI JINNAH PUBLIC SCHOOL 6th ROAD SATELLITE TOWN RAWALPINDI is still open and boundary walls are too small and there is no security guard.School principle ask students to came to school without uniform and dont tell anyone that school is open.Please take notice of it.
    Thanks

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  • Sehrish habib
    Jan 5, 2015 - 2:18PM

    That is not a good news… Our time is wasting..

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  • Malik Matiullah
    Jan 8, 2015 - 8:11AM

    Please open the school

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  • shafqat langah
    Jan 9, 2015 - 2:14PM

    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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  • Imran Ahmed
    Feb 5, 2015 - 7:18PM

    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.

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